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Online Placement Assessments are available for English and Math for TUJ students. Foreign Language Placement Assessments are also available if students have studied Japanese, Chinese and Korean in the past and plan to take these language courses.
To determine which Placement Assessment you are required to take (English, Math), visit your Next Steps channel located within TUportal.
Placement Assessments provide more information about the Math and English Placement Assessments, including descriptions of the assessments, time limits, how to prepare, what to review and expect, and sample assessments.
Also, after completing the initial Math Placement Assessment, you will have access to ALEKS Learning Modules. These are great ways to help you refresh your math skills and are required should you decide to retake the Math Placement Assessment.
The online Placement Assessment system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, once they become available for your starting semester. In general the system will be open during the following period:
We strongly recommend you complete the Placement Assessments as soon as possible and prior to new student orientation in order to have enough time to retest, when necessary.
No, students will not fail Placement Assessments but doing well may reduce the number of courses needed for your degree. The results of the Online Placement Assessments will be used to place you at the appropriate subject level for English and Math.
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.
If you require accommodations for Placement Assessments, please read Disability Resources and Services and follow the instructions for receiving accommodations PRIOR TO completing your placement assessment.
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Students are always given two different essay topics, and you will be required to choose one to write about. One of these topics is US focused, and the other is non-US focused.
Some incoming students may be placed using SAT/ACT/AP scores provided to TUJ. Students with scores eligible for automatic course placement will not be required to complete an English Placement Assessment. You can confirm your automatic placement on the Placement Results channel in Next Steps of TUportal.
No, you cannot receive automatic placement by TOEFL/IELTS scores. If you do not have a transfer course equivalent to English 0802, you will have to take the English Placement Assessment.
No, if you have a transfer course equivalent with English 0802, you are automatically exempted from this course. You can confirm your exemption from the English Placement Assessment by reviewing your Transfer Credit Evaluation.
Yes, while you may request a syllabus evaluation upon your arrival on campus, we HIGHLY recommend that you take English Placement Assessment in advance unless your composition course was given equivalency to English 0802 by the TUJ Admissions Office. The assessment will enable you and your advisor to determine which English course you should register for in a timely manner, even if your transfer course does not become equivalent to English 0802 until after syllabus evaluation.
In order to request a syllabus evaluation, please submit the syllabus to the Academic Advising Center during the new student orientation. Please note that granting English 0802 equivalency is not guaranteed under any circumstances.
Yes, you may retake the English Placement Assessment once. In order to retake the assessment, you will have to wait for your first assessment result to be posted to the Placement Results channel within TUportal.
You will receive the password to log into the assessment from the proctor at the time of your scheduled ALEKS assessment. You will NOT receive the password in advance. To schedule an appointment, log in to your TUportal and click on the step that references the Math Placement Assessment in your Next Steps channel. Once you click on the step, you will see a page with information about ProctorU, a remote proctoring service. Please read through and follow the instructions for making an appointment. At the time of your appointment, be sure to connect with your proctor. They will be able to enter the password for you once connected.
Computer Science (CIS), International Business Studies (IBS), Economics, and Undeclared
Students who plan to pursue these majors are required to take Math Placement Assessment regardless of their transfer credits, unless they received automatic placement based on SAT/ACT scores provided to TUJ
Majors other than CIS, IBS, Economics and Undeclared
Math Placement Assessment is unnecessary if students received (A) automatic placement based on SAT/ACT scores, or (B) QA/QB/GQ transfer credits.
Yes, if you are a Computer Science (CIS), International Business Studies (IBS) or Economics major, or if you are currently undeclared, the Math Placement Assessment is still required regardless of your transfer credits.
If you plan to pursue something else other than the aforementioned majors and are automatically placed based upon your SAT/ACT scores provided to TUJ, you do not have to take Math Placement Assessment.
Because these majors require Math Placement Assessments regardless of your transfer credits, please complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment on your TUportal. If the step for ALEKS is hidden, you can click “Show Completed” in your Next Steps and click the step for ALEKS.
If you are a current student, please contact TUJ’s Academic Advising Center (AAC) at firstname.lastname@example.org. AAC will request you be added to the Math Placement Assessment system.
Students should take Math Placement Assessment based on their intended major rather than the major they wrote down on the application.
Because these programs require very rigorous 2 or 3 semester sequences of Math courses, we would like to determine the best level of Math course you should start with through this assessment.
Because we would like to enable these students to explore all possibilities for majors. Your proficiency in math is one of the most important key factors to take into consideration.