We know that your life is a juggling act and we at the Academic Advising and Career Development office are here to lend a hand. We offer one-on-one assistance to a variety of students from the new freshman to the transfer student to the current student to the adult/independent student or the visiting student. Your goals are important to us!
- If you are focused on a degree path, we will guide you along the way.
- If you are unsure what major is best for you, we can generate ideas and offer suggestions and answers.
- If you would like to take a class or two without applying, we work with the Admissions department to make that possible.
- If you are struggling with academic issues, we can clarify your options and offer referrals.
- If you would like career-related assistance such as resumé critiques, information on internships or ideas about career paths we have an abundance of experience to share.
West Hall 109
Hours of operation:
Monday, August 26 - 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27 - 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28 - 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
View important registration, billing, core course, and General Education information in the "General Registration Information" .pdf below.
GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION - SPRING 2014
View the Spring 2014 Schedule of Classes, and the Abbreviations and Codes Key below. (.pdf files)
SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
(Classes begin Tuesday, January 21)
ABBREVIATIONS AND CODES KEY
Once admitted to Temple, your journey will begin in the summer at New Student Orientation, an overnight event. You will take placement tests to determine your Math, English, and Foreign Language placement. These scores will help determine what classes you will register for in the Fall semester. If you begin in the Spring semester, your orientation will be abbreviated.
At the Orientation, you will attend an Academic Preview of your college and major requirements. The New Student Orientation also includes a variety of fun activities to introduce you to the many opportunities you are provided as a Temple student! You will have the opportunity to meet with both an Academic Advisor and a Peer Advisor to choose classes from the General Education Curriculum, build a schedule, and learn about the requirements for your degree. There are many opportunities for first year students to explore; taking a Freshman Seminar is just one of the ideas we can suggest!
If you are undecided about a major, no problem! You will be guided to take general classes from the General Education Curriculum while you research your options.
You will make an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor in October or November to plan your Spring semester. After that, as long as you remain in good standing, you can generally register on your own through Self Service Banner at TUportal.
You are always welcome to speak with your advisor about concerns, questions, scheduling issues or revisions, semester planning or just to get some feedback. You may have questions about policies and procedures, study abroad, internships and career options, changing your major…just ask!
If you find yourself struggling, please speak with your advisor as soon as possible so that we can point you in the best direction which could include tutoring or counseling. If you are considering withdrawing from a class, this must be done with an advisor and it must be completed by the published deadline.
Transfer students are often concerned about receiving credit for classes taken elsewhere. Don’t worry! This is the first thing we review at your initial appointment. The process begins after being admitted; you will receive a list of the Temple equivalents for the classes you have completed. You will be prompted to complete an online orientation and then receive a call to set up an appointment with your advisor.
At this appointment, we will review your core curriculum, major and elective course equivalencies, and answer any questions you may have about them. Your advisor will explain your major requirements and help you plan your upcoming semester as well as look ahead toward graduation. After your first semester, as long as you remain in good standing, you can register on your own through Self Service Banner at TUportal. You can register as a part-time student or a full-time student; to be considered full-time, you must take between 12 and 17 credits.
You are always welcome to speak with your advisor about concerns, questions, scheduling issues or revisions, semester planning or just to get some feedback. You may have questions about policies and procedures, study abroad, internships and career options, changing your major… just ask! If you find yourself struggling, please speak with your advisor as soon as possible so that we can point you in the best direction which could include tutoring or counseling. If you are considering withdrawing from a class, this must be done with an advisor and it must be completed by the published deadline.
For more information on undergraduate programs, visit here: http://www.temple.edu/bulletin.
Adult students, also known as “independent” or “non-traditional students,” are welcome at our campus!
We understand the need to find a balance between the many responsibilities that you manage in addition to returning to college. Some students work during the day; Temple University Ambler has a variety of classes that are available in the evening and several majors that you can complete entirely at night. Other students are only able to take daytime classes and enjoy the traditional scheduling method.
Some students need to attend part-time, while others are ready to complete a degree by taking the maximum amount of credit allowed. Each of you is different. We meet with each student individually to offer guidance, suggestions, and direction.
If you have some college experience and are interested in completing a degree program, you will first meet with an Admissions counselor and then speak to an advisor. Likewise, if you have no college experience, you would meet with an Admissions counselor to discuss your goals and your options.
If you decide to apply, we can assist with that process. If you decide to take a class or two before making that commitment you can attend as a “non-degree seeking (non-matriculated)” student. We can offer ideas on appropriate courses and help with the registration process until you are ready to apply. Students are encouraged to apply to a degree program before reaching 30 credits! To contact Admissions, call 267-468-8100.
Some students join the LifeLong Learning Society and focus on non-credit classes as well. There are many options for you!
Temple University welcomes students from other colleges and universities who wish to enroll in courses on any of our campuses. Students should bring or fax a permission form from their home institution, listing the specific Temple courses that have been approved for transfer. If the courses have prerequisites, students must provide proof of having taken and passed them. Some courses may also require special authorization from instructors or departments at Temple (e.g. business courses numbered 0100 and above).
High School students who are interested in taking a College level class must obtain an approval letter from their guidance department indicating that they are academically qualified to enroll. The letter should also verify that class will or will not be used for High School credit. An official High School transcript needs to be obtained as well.
To enroll, the student should contact the Academic Advising office at 267-468-8200 to make an appointment. If the course requested is a Math, English or Foreign Language class, placement tests will be required.
In lieu of using the permission form from their home institutions, students may use the comprehensive, Non-degree seeking (non-matriculated) and Visiting Student Registration Form. This form must be faxed or sent via postal mail to the Temple University campus you are planning to attend. The full listing of the campus contact information for all campuses is available by visiting the Instructions for completing the Registration Form at www.temple.edu/summer.
Non-degree seeking (non-matriculated) and visiting students interested in taking classes at Temple University Ambler and Temple University Fort Washington during the Spring 2014 semester should download the following form.
Non-degree seeking (non-matriculated) Student and Visiting Student Mail-In/Fax-In Form - Spring 2014
To learn more, visit the Continuing Studies section.
Current students are always welcome to speak with your advisor about concerns, questions, scheduling issues or revisions, semester planning or just to get some feedback. You may have questions about the General Education, policies and procedures, study abroad, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, internships and career options, changing your major… just ask! If you find yourself struggling, please speak with your advisor as soon as possible so that we can point you in the best direction which could include tutoring or counseling. If you are considering withdrawing from a class, this must be done with an advisor and it must be completed by the published deadline.
The section below was developed to address some frequently asked questions but don’t hesitate to call, e-mail, or meet with us in person to find out more. Please make an appointment to: change your major, withdraw from classes, petition for an overload of credits, seek special authorization, discuss taking classes elsewhere, or any situations involving academic probation.
Planning Your Schedule
Academic advisors are available to assist you with planning your schedule of courses for each semester; however, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with your academic program and requirements. If, after meeting with your advisor, you do not have a solid understanding of your academic program, make sure that you ask questions to get a clear picture of what is expected of you in order to earn the degree you wish to pursue. The following resources can be helpful when planning your schedule:
- Undergraduate Bulletin, which contains information on academic programs and requirements, policies, opportunities, etc.
- Course Schedule, which allows you to search the course offerings by semester, department, and campus as well as online classes.
- Course Descriptions, which provides you with a full listing of courses offered at Temple University and a brief description of each course.
- Self Service Banner at TUportal, which allows you to register for classes, change your PIN, update your address information, make payments with a credit card, view financial aid information, view student records, access account balances, etc.
Things to consider when planning your schedule:
- Do you want to be full-time or part-time? Full-time status is 12-17 semester hours. Part-time is anything less than 12 semester hours. Consider implications of part-time status, such as financial aid and health insurance eligibility.
- Be mindful that some courses are not offered every semester. Make sure you discuss course sequencing with your advisor and are aware of any courses that, if taken out of sequence, make it difficult to get back on track.
- Check for pre-requisite and co-requisite courses and make sure that you have completed any pre-requisites before registering for a course or that you are registered for the co-requisite.
- Think about your long and short term academic, career-related, and personal goals, and consider how these goals affect your academic planning. If you are considering changing your major, discuss it with your academic advisor.
- Think about the number of hours you work per week; as a general rule, you should spend at least 2 hours PER CREDIT on your coursework outside of class.
Steps to scheduling your classes:
- Review the check sheet for your major, taking note of remaining requirements. If you do not have a check sheet for your major, ask your academic advisor to provide you with one.
- Review the Course Schedule and create a schedule including the course number, course reference number, and meeting times. If you are not sure of requirements, create a schedule of possibilities and discuss it with your advisor.
- Generate a list of questions you have for your advisor.
- Schedule an appointment with your academic advising unit. Ambler campus students, other than Business, can call 267-468-8200 to make an appointment. Business majors can make an appointment by calling 267-468-8581.
- Register for classes either with your advisor during your scheduled appointment or using Self Service Banner at TUportal after you meet with your advisor. Make schedule adjustments at any time during open registration period using Self Service Banner. Do not hesitate to contact your advisor if you have questions about schedule revisions.
We encourage all students to meet with an advisor each semester. Use your advisor as a resource in understanding your program and making academic decisions, but remember that you are ultimately responsible for your decisions.
Disability Resources and Services is located within the Academic Advising and Career Development office (West Hall Room 109) at the Ambler campus. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require colleges to provide reasonable accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.
For more information on Disability Resources and Services at Temple University Ambler, click here.
As students near graduation, some begin to explore graduate school options. We have listed a series of links to help you locate some facts but we would be happy to answer questions and direct you further. Temple faculty members are also excellent sources of information.
If you already have a bachelor’s degree, in most programs, you are permitted to take up to 9 credits as a Non-degree seeking (non-matriculated) graduate student before being formally admitted into a program. We suggest that you meet with a graduate advisor in the school or college that you are interested in; with their approval, we would be happy to assist with the registration process.
At Temple Ambler, students can complete graduate degrees in several different areas.
We have provided you with some useful sources to start your investigation of graduate work:
Temple’s Graduate School
Temple Graduate Programs
Degrees at Ambler
Majors at Ambler
Temple University Ambler welcomes parents and encourages them to attend one of our Ambler Parent Orientations.
Numerous Parent Orientation events are scheduled throughout the summer and coincide with freshman placement testing dates scheduled in May, June, and July.
After signing in, students and parents attend a general overview presentation about Temple University Ambler, which is given by Undergraduate Admissions personnel.
After the presentation, students will be relocated to a classroom to complete the series of placement exams, which includes testing in Math, English, and optional testing in a foreign language.
Parents remain in Bright Hall Lounge to listen to presentations from representatives from Student Life, Academic Advising, Registration, Cash Operations/Bursar’s Office, Financial Services, Housing, Diamond Dollars and Student Health Services. FERPA and Campus Safety will be discussed as well. There is an open question and answer session afterwards.
Testing can take up to four to five hours depending upon whether a student completes the foreign language placement exam.
Inter University Transfer (IUT)
Withdrawal with Exception Instructions
Application for Readmission
Taking Courses Elsewhere