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Students planning to register for classes should obtain a Class Schedule. Separate editions are produced for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. These publications list the time and location of all courses offered. Copies are available in each advising office. These listings are also available on the web at the Course Schedule Website

Advising is required prior to initial registration for students who must register at terminals, and is strongly recommended for all students who register through the DiamondLine (215.204.2525) or OWLnet at owlnet.temple.edu. Students should contact their school, college or department advisers for an appointment or information. Generally, advisers and students review options and requirements, select courses, and complete and sign a registration form when necessary. 

Also read General Registration Information provided by the Office of Academic Records. 

Academic Calendar for 2000-2001

Registration Policies

Enrollment is not complete until payment of tuition and fees has been made and processed through the Department of Student Financial Services. Failure to satisfy financial obligations will result in cancellation of a student's current registration; withholding of official transcripts, degrees and diplomas; denial of the right to register for future sessions; and the incurring of late fees. 

Students who withdraw from classes by the end of the drop/add period (the end of the second week of the fall and spring semesters and the third day of the summer session) will have the withdrawn course deleted from their rosters. This will relieve them of academic responsibility and in many instances financial responsibility associated with the course. 

Students who withdraw from classes after the drop/add period are responsible for full payment of all tuition and fees. Unpaid tuition balances may be referred for collection and students held liable for paying all associated collection costs and/or legal fees. 

Continuing Student Registration

Continuing Student Registration is the period in which all currently enrolled, matriculated students are required to register. A brochure is mailed to currently enrolled students each semester which outlines the registration schedule and contains important information regarding advising. A deferred tuition payment plan is available for students who register during this period. See Tuition and Fees and the Class Schedule for payment information. 

  • for currently enrolled students 
  • for fall semester, held mid-March to mid-April; fall semester bills are mailed beginning in late July and are due mid-August 
  • for spring semester, held mid-October to mid-November; spring semester bills are mailed beginning in late November and are due through early January 
  • Continuing, matriculated students (graduates and undergraduates) may continue to register beyond these dates but must register for their next semester by stated deadlines or risk a late registration penalty. Generally, they must be registered for the spring semester no later than the last day of the fall semester and for the fall semester by July 31. See the Continuing Student Registration brochure and the Class Schedule for the specific deadlines each spring and fall semester. 
  • Students may pay their semester charges in full or select the Temple Easy Payment Plan (TEPP). TEPP allows students who register early to pay 25% by mid-August (fall) or mid-December (spring) for a $10.00 installment fee. The balance must be paid in up to three additional monthly installments, each accompanied by a $10.00 installment fee. 
  • Students who register after the initial fall (August) or spring (December) bill is due may also select the TEPP installment plan. However, this initial installment requires a payment of 50% of all charges for a $10.00 installment fee. The balance must be paid in up to two additional monthly installments, each accompanied by a $10.00 installment fee.

Open Registration

  • for continuing students who could not register during continuing student registration, new students, and readmitted students 
  • for fall semester, held mid-April to late August 
  • for spring semester, held late November to mid-January 
 A deferred tuition payment plan is available for most students who register during this period. See Tuition and Fees and the Class Schedule for payment information and registration dates. 

Late Registration

Temple conducts late registration at the beginning of each semester or summer session. Appointments may be required. 

A late fee of $50.00* will be assessed beginning the first day of classes in the fall and spring semesters and each summer session. No initial registrations or registration revisions will be processed after the 12th week of classes during the fall and spring semesters, and after the fourth week of the summer sessions. These charges and restrictions apply to both initial and reinstated registrations and are subject to change. 

* This fee is assessed earlier to continuing matriculated students who delay their registration. See Continuing Student Registration above.

Schedule Revision (Drop/Add)

Students may revise their schedules at any time after they have registered. 

Students who cannot register by phone or web but wish to make changes in their course schedules should complete a Schedule Revision (Drop/Add) form. Approvals required vary according to the time the transaction is completed and the student's college. See the Schedule Revision Matrix in the Class Schedule for information. 

These students must: 

  • Obtain a schedule revision form from their advising office. 
  • Complete form with appropriate signatures. 
  • Take the completed form to their registration office. 
Students may not add courses or change course sections after the first week of classes. Withdrawing from a course within the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters or the first three days of the summer session results in the deletion of the class from the student's roster. It some instances it also relieves the student of the financial liability associated with the deleted course. If a refund is due, the provisions of the refund policy will apply. 

A charge of $10.00 is assessed for schedule revision after the first week of classes during the fall and spring semesters and after the first two days of the summer sessions. This fee is assessed each day that a revision is transacted. 

See Late Registration and Withdrawal from Classes in Academic Policies and Regulations

Student Identification Cards

Student ID cards are produced on the Main Campus by the Office of Student Academic Records during New Student Orientation, all registration sessions and at scheduled times throughout the semester. Call (215) 204-1131 and select "information on obtaining a student ID" for instructions and scheduled hours. 

An ID card is needed for entry into buildings, library privileges, and many University services. ID cards must be validated at the beginning of each new semester. Validation will occur only after a student has presented a receipt of confirmation. 

Validation stickers are available in the Office of Student Academic Records, Second floor, Conwell Hall; the Office of Student Financial Services, Ground floor, Carnell Hall and Cash Operations, First floor, Carnell Hall. ID cards also are issued on the Ambler Campus, Tyler Campus, Health Sciences Center and on scheduled days and times at the Center City Campus. 

Additional Registration Information

Veterans -- Veterans may enroll as full-time or part-time students; however, benefits are based on enrollment status. The Veterans Coordinator in the Office of Student Academic Records is available to answer questions concerning V.A. benefits at (215) 204-7358. 

Financial aid counseling services for veterans are provided by the Veterans Affairs office. Call (215) 204-7690 for specific information. 

International students -- If on a non-immigrant visa, enrollment for a minimum of 12 credits each semester is required to meet immigration regulations. Non-resident tuition charges are assessed. 

Continuing Education students (non-matriculated students attending Temple prior to formal admission into a degree program) 

First year students may register for a maximum of 11 credits per semester. Second year students' registrations are based upon academic progress. Continuing Education students are urged to apply for admission after the successful completion of 30 s.h. (2.0 GPA). Preadmission counseling, academic advising, registration, and other support services are provided for non-matriculated day and evening students. Information is available in the Class Schedule. Also see the Continuing Education section of the Bulletin.