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Degree Audit Recording System

Students and advisers use the Degree Audit Reporting System in planning students' academic careers. DARS is a sophisticated enhancement to the Integrated Student Information System which shows students' progress toward their degrees, enables them to explore academic alternatives, and gives detailed and accurate information.


Academic advisers give students timely information about program requirements and University policies and procedures. Advisers assist in selecting courses and programs of study in accordance with students' interests, abilities, academic progress, and goals. An adviser may be able to aid a student in the initial exploration of long-range occupational and professional plans, helping to synthesize academic pursuits with lifetime goals and vocational aspirations. The adviser not only guides the student in the selection of required courses but also in choosing from the large number of elective courses those which best fit into the major. Advisers aid students in the use of all of the departmental and support services of the institution.

Academic advisers attempt to avoid errors when advising students about their program requirements, but schools and colleges cannot assume liability for errors in advising. Therefore, students must assume primary responsibility for knowing the requirements for their degree and for acquiring current information about their academic status.

Each school, college, and campus of the University offers a full component of academic advising for students. For locations and specific information, students should contact the office of the Dean of the College in which they are enrolled, or consult the list below. For many academic actions, the approval of an academic adviser or of the student's dean's office is required.


Temple University faculty members keep regular office hours, apart from class meeting times, when they are available to meet by appointment with students. Many instructors notify classes of their office hours at the beginning of each semester. Departmental offices also may be consulted for instructors' office hours.


Each of Temple's undergraduate schools and colleges has a member of its Dean's staff whose responsibilities include those relating to students' academic concerns. These individuals know the University and its resources. They are familiar with the academic programs within their units and can respond to many of their students' needs. For those persons' names, see the Faculty/Administration listings at the end of each school and college's material in the next section of this Bulletin.


Academic Resource Center

  • Main - Curtis Hall, Room 113 (215) 204-2500

Allied Health Professions, College of

  • Communication Sciences - 110 Weiss Hall (Main) (215) 204-8402
  • Health Information Management - Jones Hall (HSC) (215) 707-4811
  • Nursing - Jones Hall (HSC) (215) 707-4686
  • Occupational Therapy - Jones Hall (HSC) (215) 707-4813

Architecture Program
12th and Norris Streets
Architecture, Room 907 (215) 204-8813

Art, Tyler School of
Beech and Penrose Avenues
Elkins Park, PA 19027

  • Art and Art Education - 311 Anderson Hall (Main) (215) 204-7191
  • Art Education - 304 Hall (Tyler) (215) 782-2730
  • Art History - 8th Fl. Ritter Annex (Main) (215) 204-7837
  • Crafts - 305 Penrose Hall (Tyler) (215) 782-2868
  • Graphic Art and Design - 302 Penrose Hall (Tyler) (215) 782-2869
  • Painting, Drawing, Sculpture - 303 Penrose Hall (Tyler) (215) 782-2870
  • General & Transfer - Registration and Records, 201 Penrose Hall (Tyler) (215) 782-2751

Meetinghouse Road off Butler Pike, 109 West Hall, Third Floor
(215) 283-1237

Business and Management, Fox School of

  • Main - 101 Speakman Hall (215) 204-7672
  • Ambler - 112 West Hall (215) 283-1399
  • TUCC - First Floor 1616 Walnut Street (215) 204-1182

Communications and Theater, School of

  • Main - 300 Annenberg Hall (215) 204-5273
  • Ambler - 109 West Hall (215) 283-1597/1237

Continuing Education, Office of

  • Main - Curtis Hall, Room 113 (215) 204-2500
  • Ambler - 109 West Hall (215) 283-1237
  • TUCC - Information Center, Academic Advising, 1616 Walnut Street, First Floor (215) 204-4358

Education, College of

  • Main - Ritter Annex, Room 238 (215) 204-8011
  • Ambler - 109 West Hall (215) 283-1597/1237
  • Kinesiology - Pearson Hall, Room 135,140 (215) 204-8713, 1953

Engineering, College of

  • Main - 12th and Norris Streets
  • Environmental and Civil - (215) 204-7814
  • Electrical - (215) 204-7597
  • Mechanical - (215) 204-7808
  • Ambler - LowerLevel 9 West Hall (215) 283-1513/1237

Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

  • Ambler - Cottage Hall, Room 14 (215) 283-1292

Liberal Arts, College of

  • Main - First Floor, Sullivan Hall , advisor@blue.vm.temple.edu
    (215) 204-7971
  • Ambler - 109 West Hall (215) 283-1237
  • TUCC - First Floor, 1616 Walnut Street (215) 204-1509

Music, Esther Boyer College of

  • Main - Presser Hall, Main Office (215) 204-8301
  • Dance - Vivacqua Hall, Room 309-E (215) 204-6281

Pharmacy, School of
3307 North Broad Street

  • HSC Office of Admissions - (215) 707-4900
  • HSC Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs - (215) 707-2429

Science and Technology, College of

  • Main - Barton Hall, Room A306 (215) 204-2890
  • Ambler - 109 West Hall, (215) 283-1237

Social Administration, School of

  • Main - 521 Ritter Annex (215) 204-7611
  • Health Studies - 304 Vivacqua Hall (215) 204-6779

Temple University Center City
1616 Walnut Street, First Floor (215) 204-4358

Tourism and Hospitality Management, College of
103 Pearson Hall (215) 204-6297, 8706

Tutoring Services

Tutoring at no charge is available in the following schools, colleges, and departments:

387 Speakman Hall
(215) 204-8196

Allied Health Professions, College of
HCOP provides tutorials
1316 Ontario St
Jones Hall, Room 518
(215) 707-8214

Ambler Campus
Office of Academic and Career Advising and Planning
109 West Hall
(215) 283-1237

Tutoring and Learning Connections (TLC) is the tutorial services program at Ambler. It offers students a range of day and evening tutorial services including free departmental tutoring and individualized peer tutoring.

877 Ritter Annex
(215) 204-8880

Walk-in tutoring for all Engineering students in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory engineering courses.
Engineering and Architecture Bldg. Room 323
(215) 204-7818

Anderson Hall, 5th Floor
(215) 204-8266

Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education)
Tutoring is available to students enrolled in C100 or C101, Anatomy and Physiology.
(215) 204-1947

Mathematics and Sciences Resources Center (MSRC)
Walk-in basis, no appointments necessary
Curtis Hall, Room 17
(215) 204-8466
Web Site: http://www.temple.edu/MSRC/

Pharmacy, School of
GCOP provides tutorials.
3307 N. Broad Street, Room 150
(215) 221-8214

Russell Conwell Educational Services
Tutoring in many classes is made available to Temple students. Group or individual tutoring sessions are available, depending upon demand.
202 Vivacqua Hall
(215) 204-1251

203 Speakman Hall
(215) 204-8144
Ambler Campus, 123 West Hall
(215) 283-1399

Social Administration, School of
New Career Ladders in Social Work
521 Ritter Annex
(215) 204-7611
William Thompson Communication Skills Instructor
650 Ritter Annex
(215) 204-6029

Art, Tyler School of
Office of the Academic Coordinator
207 Tyler Hall
(215) 782-2780
Assistance is available with writing and mathematics.

Other Tutoring Sources

  • Instructors may be able to recommend tutors, often graduate students working toward master's or doctoral degrees in the department.
  • Departmental offices generally have lists of qualified tutors available to work with undergraduates.
  • The Student Assistance Center, first floor, Student Activities Center, Main Campus, maintains a list of students available to tutor in a variety of subjects. These tutoring services often are available for a nominal hourly fee, arranged with the tutor.
  • At the Ambler Campus, the Office of Academic and Career Advising and Planning 109 West Hall, maintains information about tutoring services.

Computer and Media Services

Karl Horvath, Director
Pearson Hall, Room 219
(215) 204-8730

Academic Computer Services has facilities West of Broad Street to assist students in their studies. Computer and Media Services (CMS) include a computer laboratory in Vivacqua Hall, media design services, and an instructional support center.

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

See the College of Allied Health Professions section of the Bulletin.

The Russell Conwell Educational Services Center

Norma Arnold, Director
202 Vivacqua Hall (215) 204-1252

The primary function of the Russell Conwell Educational Services Center is to provide Temple students with specialized academic support services. Throughout the academic year, specialized assessments, educational workshops, tutorial services, academic counseling, and supplemental academic course work are provided to students. These services, which enhance retention and graduation, are available to all students (including adults) regardless of college, matriculation status, or year of admission.

In addition to the academic year program, the Center provides a six-week summer pre-matriculation program for entering freshmen through its "Freshmen Referral Programs" described below. The Center also provides incentive and preparatory services to pre-graduate students at Temple through its McNair Program (see below) as well as to Philadelphia high school students aspiring to attend college through two Temple Upward Bound programs.

FRESHMEN REFERRAL PROGRAMS to the Conwell Center [Act 101, Student Support Services, and Educational Services Component]:
These three programs are devoted to access and retention services for Pennsylvania high school graduates who have demonstrated potential for achievement at Temple. [The main distinctions between the program are set by state or federal funding requirements--the programs differ somewhat in their focus.] Students admitted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and assigned to these programs for services are notified of the need for their mandatory participation in a six-week Summer Bridge Program before their fall semester of enrollment. They are then matriculated as University students in the fall semester and receive academic year support services as indicated earlier. The Summer Bridge Programs provide academic skills preparation in mathematics, language arts, computer usage, and library skills, along with academic counseling skills relating to the transition from high school to college.

PRE-GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAM: [Ronald E. McNair Faculty-In-Training Undergraduate Program]:
This pre-graduate school program for undergraduates (funded by the U.S. Department of Education) is designed to mentor and teach 30 low-income, first-generation college juniors and seniors aspiring to graduate education and the professoriate. In addition to living in the residence halls during the summer program and receiving stipends, the students receive academic skill development workshops (including one summer assisting a faculty member teaching a course in "Intellectual Heritage" and one summer doing an individual research project with a professor/mentor).