Making the transition from military to college life can be challenging. To assist with this transition, Temple University has several support programs that are available to students.
Academic Resource Center
Not all students enter college with a clear understanding of what they want to study. To assist students in making important decisions about their program of study, the Academic Resource Center is staffed by attentive counselors who are equipped with the information students need to discover the major that is right for them. Even for students who enter Temple with a specific major in mind, the Academic Resource Center can help them to explore their options.
Veterans seeking assistance with selecting a career path, post-graduate study or marketing skills can get support from the staff at the Career Services Center. Services offered include: career assessments, special programs, resources and industry information to help you explore your options. Services may be offered in person or online. To learn more, visit the Career Center.
Whether you are brand new to college or have multiple degrees completed, The Office of Continuing Studies is a good place to start your inquiry into Temple. Students take courses for a variety of reasons some of which include working toward undergraduate, graduate, or professional school admissions, professional development or personal enrichment.
Continuing Studies advisors can guide you through the process of enrolling in Temple credit courses on a non-degree basis. Continuing Studies students can earn college credit, but are not admitted into a degree program.
In order to earn a degree at Temple you must first apply and be admitted to the University. You can use Continuing Studies to help build an academic record if you plan to apply to Temple.
Please call to schedule an appointment with an advisor at one of the following locations:
Main Campus- Academic Resource Center
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 101
580 Meetinghouse Road, West Hall
Ambler, Pa 19002
Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC)
1515 Market Street, Suite 215
Disability Resources & Services (DRS)
The Office of Disability Resources & Services, DRS works with veterans on identifying strategies and accommodations that allow them to participate fully in the University experience both inside and outside the classroom.
Veterans who use DRS often include those with traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, ADD and learning disability. Also, a smaller number of veterans with physical, visual and hearing disability use our services during their time at Temple.
Some veterans who register with DRS choose to take their examinations in our department if they require extra time, a distraction-reduced space, assistive technology or other accommodations. DRS offers resources to assist with funding to cover costs related to attending Temple, such as tuition, housing, assistive technology, tutoring, books, medications and other disability-related expenses. In collaboration with career center, we lead a comprehensive job preparation program for students who use DRS.
Veterans are welcome to apply for on campus housing. Students are housed according to their class standing (i.e. freshman, returning, graduate, Ambler or transfer student). Housing policies and procedures are available on the University Housing and Residential Life website.
If you'd prefer to live off campus, the Off-Campus Living Office provides lease consultation services and lists contact information for local apartment complexes close to Main Campus.
Math and Science Resource Center
The Math and Science Resources Center (MSRC) provides academic support to all Temple University students enrolled in any core math, science or statistics course, as well as courses with a technology component. The MSRC provides one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring/supplemental instruction, on-line tutoring, final examination review sessions, and a resource library.
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs facilitates the transition of undergraduate students. Through partnerships with academic services and student services, the Office provides comprehensive programs tailored to meet the individual transition needs of each student. For more information on Orientation and New Student Programs, please send an email or visit their website.
Online Transfer Orientation
Transfer students are required to fully complete an online orientation program which includes answering the questions that are put. By completing the online orientation program, students confirm their knowledge and understanding of the content.
For more information, contact the Office of Orientation at 215-204-8531 (M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm), or send an email message.
Student Financial Services
It may seem basic, but the first step in obtaining any student financial aid is to apply. Many students never do, in the belief that they will not be eligible for funds. That mistaken belief becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you don't apply, you won't receive any assistance. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid. Check out the financial aid website to find out what you need to do.
Tuttleman Counseling Service
The Tuttleman Counseling Service is an accredited mental health service for students on campus that provides individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention for your emotional, educational or vocational concerns. Assistance is confidential and free of charge. Several of the Counseling Center's professional staffers have experience working with veterans, including veterans of the Iraq war.The atmosphere is informal and professional to help you feel safe and comfortable seeking help. Call or stop by Main Campus- 1810 Liacouras Walk (5th floor) Philadelphia, PA 19122 Telephone: (215) 204-7276.
Hours- Mon thru Fri, 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
Walk-In Clinic, Mon - Fri, 10 AM to 2 PM (Register by 1:30 PM). For information about services at the Ambler and Health Sciences campus, please call (215) 204-7276.
Clear, coherent writing is a necessary skill. At Temple's Writing Center, students of all levels are given tools to help strengthen their writing. The Writing Center is staffed with graduate and undergraduate tutors, representing various disciplines. Most graduate tutors are experienced teachers completing degrees in English and other disciplines. This service is free and open six days a week.
The Writing Center
Tuttleman Learning Center
13th Street and Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Main Phone: (215) 204-0702
Fax: (215) 204-0704