Student Orientation: Placement Instructions

Before attending New Student orientation, we require that you complete a short online Math Questionnaire and timed Writing Placement Essay so that we can place you into appropriate level math and writing courses.

How to Complete the Placement Tests

1. Log in to WebAdvisor. Use your Philadelphia University username and password.

2. Once logged in, click New Students. Make sure you read over all of the information presented on the page, as it will answer many of your questions.

3. Scroll down to the box labeled Getting started-Required. Click on either Complete Math Questionnaire or Timed Writing Placement. You will be taken to the Blackboard LogIn.

4. Use the SAME username and password that you used to log in to WebAdvisor.

5. Once logged in to Blackboard, locate the My Courses box on the right-hand side. Choose either the Math Placement or Writing Placement link. Then, please read all instructions for beginning the tests.

6. The Math Questionnaire consists of 3 Yes or No questions.

7. Though you have a choice of two topics for the Writing Placement, you will only need to complete ONE essay. Please read the example essays and directions BEFORE you begin the timed test.