Placement Assessments

To determine which Placement Assessments you are required to take (English, Math, and/or Foreign Language), visit your Next Steps Channel in TUportal.

PLEASE NOTE: Certain schools and colleges require that all students take their placement assessments regardless of SAT/ACT scores. 

All students are required to complete the New Student Questionnaire (NSQ) accessible via the TUportal in order to register for New Student Orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I prepare for Placement Assessments?

The Placement Assessment website has more information about the Math, English, and Foreign Language Placement Assessments, including descriptions of the assessments, time limits, how to prepare, what to review and expect, and sample and practice assessments. This website does not contain the link to the actual Placement Assessments. The link to the assessments is available in the Next Steps Channel of your TUportal.

When can I complete my Placement Assessments?

The online Placement Assessment system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week April through August (for incoming students starting in the fall semester) and November through January (for incoming students starting in the spring semester). We strongly recommend you complete the Placement Assessments as soon as possible. Students cannot register for or attend a New Student Orientation or register for courses until the required placement assessments have been completed. 

Can I fail the Placement Assessments?

Students cannot fail Placement Assessments but doing well may reduce the number of courses needed for your degree. The results may be used to place you at the appropriate subject level for English, Math and Foreign Language courses.

When do I receive my results?

Math placement results are available immediately through ALEKS and posted to your Placement Results Channel in TUportal within 2-3 business days after completion. English results are posted to your Placement Results Channel approximately one week after taking the assessment beginning in mid-May. Foreign Language Assessments results are posted within 2-3 business days after completion to your Placement Results Channel in TUportal. 

How do I request accommodations for Placement Assessments?

If you require accommodations for Placement Assessments, please read the Disability Resources and Services website and follow the instructions for receiving accommodations PRIOR to completing your placement assessing.