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Undergraduate Bulletin

Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)

Debbie Bennett-Kenney, DARS and Transfer Systems Coordinator
Sheila Lawson, DARS Encoder

DARS stands for the Degree Audit Reporting System. Students and advisers can
use DARS to both track and plan students' academic careers. DARS shows a
student his or her requirements for graduation and his or her progress toward the
degree. It enables a student to explore alternative academic programs and gives
detailed and accurate information about the student's academic record. 

DARS is updated on the Web 13 times per year, about the middle of the
month.. Students can access and print out their individual DARS document
though OWLnet. Students can learn more about DARS at the DARS web site,
including the schedule of updates, information about how to interpret the DARS,
general information about the DARS office, and general information about the



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.


Academic Resource Center

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

Allied Health Professions, College of

  • Health Sciences Center -
    • 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
  • Ambler - 109 West Hall, (215) 283-1237

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

Ambler College
508 Meetinghouse Road
(Meetinghouse Road off Butler Pike)
Ambler, PA 19002

         General and Transfer--Academic and Career Develeopment
              109 West Hall, 215-283-1237
          Community and Regional Planning
              109 West Hall, 215-283-1237
          Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
               Cottage Hall, Room 14, 215-283-1292 

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) 283-1237

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) 283-1237
  • 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 - Lower Level 9, West Hall, (215) 283-1237

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

Russell Conwell Educational Services Center

       Main -
202 Vivacqua Hall, (215) 204-1251
Website: http://www.temple.edu/rcc

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 - 310 Vivacqua Hall, (215) 204-6779

Temple University Center City
1515 Market Street, (215) 204-4358

Tourism and Hospitality Management, College of
103 Pearson Hall, (215) 204-8701

University Studies, Division of

  • Main - Academic Resource Center
    113 Curtis Hall (215) 204-2500, 2501
  • Ambler - Academic and Career Development

    109 West Hall, (215) 283-1237


    Tutoring Services

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

    387 Speakman Hall
    (215) 204-8889

    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 Development
    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 Center
    Group and individual tutoring are available in numerous courses upon request, as well as the opportunity to join ongoing, structured study 
    202 Vivacqua Hall
    (215) 204-1251 
    Website: http://www.temple.edu/rcc 

    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 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 Development, 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

    Michael Stokes, Director 
    202 Vivacqua Hall 
    (215) 204-1252 
    Email: stokesm@mail.temple.edu 

    The Russell Conwell Educational Services Center, commonly referred to as the Russell Conwell Center, is a network of programs providing student access and facilitating retention and graduation. The Center fosters a community of scholars who are engaged in their university and surrounding community. The Center provides Temple University students with comprehensive academic support to facilitate their academic, co-curricular, and professional development.  Throughout the academic year, specialized assessments, educational workshops, tutorial services, certificate programs, professional development seminars, peer mentoring, leadership enrichment, academic counseling, and supplemental academic courses are provided to students. Furthermore, the Center serves as the home of the Supplemental Scholarship Committee, providing annual scholarships to Temple University students. These services, which improve student satisfaction, retention, and graduation, are available to all students regardless of college, matriculation status, or year of admission. 

    In addition to the academic year program, the Center provides a six-week Summer Bridge Program for entering freshmen through its "Freshmen Admission Programs" described below. The Center also provides incentive and preparatory services to Temple University students who desire to pursue a doctoral degree through its Ronald McNair Program (see below), as well as serves Philadelphia high school students who aspire to attend college through two Temple University Upward Bound Programs. 

    FRESHMAN ADMISSION PROGRAMS to the Conwell Center [Act 101, Student Support Services, and Educational Services Component]:

    These three programs are devoted to providing access and retention services for talented high school graduates who have demonstrated the potential for academic achievement at Temple University. The primary distinctions between the programs are established by state or federal requirements, reflecting the somewhat varied program foci. Students admitted by the Temple Office of Undergraduate Admissions are assigned to the Center for services and notified of their mandatory participation in, and completion of, the six-week Summer Bridge Program. Upon successful completion of the Summer Bridge, students matriculate as Temple University freshmen in the fall semester and receive academic support and service from the Center throughout their undergraduate 
    career. The Summer Bridge Programs provide academic skill preparation in mathematics, language arts, computer science, technology, English, and library skills, along with academic assessment and counseling to facilitate student's successful transition into the collegiate academic, social, and cultural milieu, creating a foundation for academic excellence. 

    Faculty-In-Training Undergraduate Program]: 

    This pre-graduate school program for undergraduate students (funded by the U.S. Department of Education) is designed to prepare 20 junior and senior students for successful entry into, and graduation from, a doctoral program. Prospective participants must aspire to enroll in graduate education and have an interest in the professorate. In addition, students must be a first generation college student with a low-income economic status (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) or be from a group that is underrepresented in graduate education. Students will participate in a simulated graduate school experience during the 
    spring semester and summer program. While they live in the residence halls during the summer program, students will participate in a faculty guided research project, enhance their academic skills as they assist a faculty member teach a course in "Intellectual Heritage," prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), become learned in the graduate application process, and visit various graduate programs. Students will culminate their participation by presenting their research at the McNair Scholars Summer Research Conference, as well as additional conferences throughout the nation. McNair Scholars will receive a stipend during 
    their program participation. 

    PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS: [Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Programs]: 

    These programs prepare Philadelphia high school students for successful entry into, and graduation from, college. During the academic year and six-week Summer Bridge Programs, students participate in numerous activities, including academic enrichment, core mathematics, English and science classes, workshops, tutorial services, and leadership development. A full range of academic assessment and counseling is also provided with a focus on academic, career, financial, and personal development. During the Summer Bridge Programs, students reside on campus at Temple University during the week to gain insight into, and experience the nuances of, college life. In addition, the programs provide extensive field trips, college tours, and site-visits to educational, cultural, and science-related institutions. Students also have the opportunity to conduct scientific, biological, mathematical, or technological research and present their 
    findings at various Science Fair events.