Dates & Events
Fall 2014 Important Dates
Monday, August 25
Fall Semester begins
Monday, September 8
Last day to drop a fall course
Tuesday, October 21
Last day to withdraw from a fall course
Please refer to the drop/withdrawal policy for more information.
Please refer to the full academic calendar for other important dates.
Choosing the right classes and securing seats in them may feel like an overwhelming process at times. To help, we created a step by step guide:
Figure out what you need to take - If you know your intended major or have a good idea of the options you're considering you should use the Bulletin to determine the degree requirements. Click on Academic Programs, then on the left, click on the appropriate School/College, then on the left again, click on the major. Use the semester-by-semester plan for a suggested order of completing courses.
Help! I don't know what major I want! Don't worry, if you're not sure of the major you would like, in addition to the Bulletin you can use the Gen Ed check sheet to determine which Gen Ed courses you need. Remember, as of fall 2010 every Temple major needs to complete the General Education requirements so they are a great place to start for new students.
Search for courses - You can use the Class Schedule Search or log into Self Service Banner (SSB) through the TUportal to find courses. You are able to limit by subject, campus, instructor, and even by a specific Gen Ed requirement. See the tutorial.
Keep an eye on the rules - When searching for courses make sure you are taking your entire semester schedule into consideration, such as:
- The number of credits - Full time is 12-17 credits and part time is 6-11 credits.
- The pre-requisites - You must meet all pre-requisites to take a class. A co-requisite is a course you must take at the same time. You can view pre- and co-requisites in the course descriptions.
- Times - Make sure your courses don't have time conflicts with one another.
Register - Current degree students who already have a Temple GPA and are making satisfactory progress may register themselves by logging into the TU Portal and clicking on Self Service Banner (SSB). Other students will need to do the following to register:
- For Continuing Studies students (non-degree) Please see the Continuing Studies registration page.
- All new University Studies freshmen and transfer students are required to either attend a Group Advising session or have an individual appointment with an advisor before you may register. You will receive information about this via email before registration begins.
- University Studies students on Academic Warning or Probation will need to complete Back on Track (a Blackboard tutorial designed to help students improve academic performance) and schedule an appointment with an advisor to register. (You will receive information about this via email once semester grades are posted). For students on Warning, at your registration appointment you will be given a PIN that will allow you to register yourself on Self Service Banner (SSB). For students on Probation you will need to register and process all schedule revisions with an advisor.
Self Service Banner (SSB) accessed through the TU Portal
SSB allows you to search lists of open courses (including course descriptions and prerequisites), register for courses, revise your schedule, print your roster, check grades, pay your bill, view financial aid information, verify enrollment, access unofficial transcripts, check your academic progress, and more.
Class Schedule Search
No login required. Search by subject, campus, instructor, and even by a specific Gen Ed requirement.
Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin
Choose “Academic Programs” to access departmental contact information and school, college, major, and minor requirements. Choose “Course Descriptions” to read about courses, including prerequisites.
The Career Center offers a wide variety of services including career coaching, career assessment/decision-making instruments, career-related workshops, information about internships and externships, mock interviews, resume writing, and FOCUS 2- an online tool designed to help students identify interests and values and match them with potential majors and careers.
Consultants are available to assist you with computer related problems or questions in person, over the phone or via email. Check the website for hours and more information about services.
Disability Resources & Services (DRS)
DRS serves students with physical, learning, and psychological disabilities. Go to the website for how to access this valuable resource.
The International Programs office is responsible for administering Temple-sponsored study abroad programs, advising Temple students on study abroad program and scholarship opportunities, and assisting in program preparations including application procedures, obtaining visas, and securing housing in Temple's residences abroad.
Temple’s libraries offer increasingly rich electronic, print, and special collections. Paley, which is centrally located on Main Campus, holds the majority of the University Libraries' book and journal collections in most subject areas. Additional services include research databases, interlibrary loan, and subject specialists available to help you search for information. Visit the website for hours and other library locations.
Math & Science Resource Center (MSRC)
The MSRC is a student-centered learning facility offering academic support and tutoring in science and mathematics. Check the website for more specific information.
The Writing Center
Temple's Writing Center provides free face-to-face tutoring, email tutoring, writing workshops, and in-center seminars. Bring a draft of your paper if you have one, or notes and ideas if you don't.
Russell Conwell Education Services Center (RCC)
The RCC provides Temple University students with a range of specialized services designed to enhance students' academic success. Check the RCC website for specific information on the tutorial services and academic workshops offered each semester and during the summer.
Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies
This office provides advising, counseling, and application support for students interested in preparing for a career in the following health-care professions - Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Veterinary Medicine. They also offer general advising support for students interested in graduate programs for Physician's Assistant, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Office of the University Registrar
Request transcripts, verify your enrollment, or update your residency status. Go the website to find registration dates and information, academic calendars, the Guide to Registration, and final examination schedules.
Student Financial Services
SFS is eager to assist all Temple students to afford a college education. Their website is prepared to make you aware of all the financial aid opportunities available to you, and to answer questions that commonly arise during the financial aid process.
The Bursar's office has a wealth of information regarding the billing process, tuition rates, and fees.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides the eligible Student and Temple University community with affordable, accessible and high quality primary health care. Student Health Services is staffed with Board Certified Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, RNs and Medical Assistants to meet your Healthcare needs.
Tuttleman Counseling Services
If you are a student of Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) offers you support for your emotional, educational or vocational concerns. Assistance is confidential and free of charge. TCS provides an atmosphere that is informal and professional, where you can feel safe and comfortable seeking help.
University Housing & Residential Life
Residence hall information, residential life, living learning communities, off campus living.
Campus Safety Services
Campus Safety focuses on the safety of Temple students, faculty, and staff. Their motto sums up their values: Prevention - Partnership - Pride.
Office of Parking Services
Parking Services provides information regarding parking registration, pricing, and parking lot locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Of course we cannot anticipate all questions, however many students have similar questions regarding their academic career. We've done our best to create a comprehensive list of questions advisors often receive. For your convenience we've separated this FAQ into three sections:
Continuing Studies Students
University Studies Students
University Studies Parents