Placement Testing for Transfer Students

Transfer students may be required to take certain placement tests prior to their first semester. To determine which placement tests you are required to take, carefully read the information in the Online Placement Testing system and refer to placement test exemptions on your Evaluation of Transfer Credit statement (mailed to your home address from the Admissions Office). If you have not received your Evaluation of Transfer Credit statement, you can log in to the Online Placement Testing system and view the list of tests. A red 'REQUIRED' will be listed next to the tests you are required to complete.

Regardless of your exemption(s) from placement testing, all Transfer students are required to log in to the Online Placement Testing system and complete the New Student Questionnaire (NSQ) in order to register for a Transfer Advising Session.

Accessing the Online Placement Testing system:

  • The link is available on the final page of the Online Transfer Orientation program (all transfer students are required to complete the Online Transfer Orientation Program PRIOR to taking the placement tests). Please read the 'Before You Register' page.
  • The link will also be sent to your TUmail email account 1-2 days after completion of the Transfer Online Orientation Program.

How can I prepare for placement testing?

This Placement Testing website has more information about the Math, English, and Foreign Language Placement Tests. This website does not contain the link to the actual placement tests. The link to the tests will be sent to your Temple TUMail email account.

When can I complete my placement tests?

The online placement testing system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week April through August (for students starting in the fall semester) and November through January (for students starting in the spring semester). We strongly recommend you complete the placement tests as soon as possible (in order to register for a Transfer Advising Session).

Can I fail the placement tests?

Students cannot fail placement tests 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?

Transfer students will receive the results during their Transfer Advising Session. The results may be used to place you at the appropriate subject level for English, Math and Foreign Language courses.

How do I request accommodations for placement testing?

If you require accommodations for placement testing, please read the Students with a Disability website and follow the instructions for receiving accommodations PRIOR to completing your placement testing.