Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check my registered Transfer Advising Session date? How can I check that I registered for my Transfer Advising Session correctly?

To check your registered Transfer Advising date, or to make sure you are registered correctly:

  1. Log in to TUPortal
  2. Select 'Self-Service Banner'
  3. Select 'Student' Tab
  4. Select 'Registration'
  5. Select 'Student Roster'
  6. Select 'Fall 2014 Orientation Term' from the drop down menu
  7. Your transfer advising session date will display
  • If you do not see your orientation date, or it says 'No schedule available for selected term' you did not register correctly.

Why did I not receive a confirmation email when I registered for Orientation?

A confirmation email is sent to student's Temple TUMail email account 24-48 hours after registration in TUPortal. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, you may not have registered for a Transfer Advising Session correctly.

Please use the steps above (FAQ #1) to double check your registration, or call the Office of Orientation at 215-204-8531 to confirm your registration.

Students will also receive a reminder email 5-7 business days prior to their registered session with information about parking, check-in, check-out, and what to bring.

How can I prepare for placement testing?

The Placement Testing website has more information about the Math, English, and Foreign Language Placement Tests. This website does not contain the link to complete the tests. The link to the Online Placement Testing System will be available through The Next Steps Channel of TUPortal.

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 Fall) and November through January (for Spring). 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?

Placement Testing scores are emailed to student's TUMail email account in separate emails for each test. The length of time it takes to receive the scores varies greatly. Please allow 1-2 months to receive the scores.

Students can also receive the results during their Transfer Advising Session by asking their Academic Advisor.

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.