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Academic Policies & Regulations

The university policies and regulations apply to all undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to students in their courses or programs. Policies specific to FSBM are as follows: 

Anticipation of Graduation

Students must submit an application for graduation along with the receipt for payment of graduation fees to their campus of record prior to the Continuing Student Registration period for their final semester. Graduation application deadlines and current graduation information is available from the advising web site at www.fox.temple.edu/advising.

Course Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in courses numbered 3000 or higher, a matriculated Fox student must have completed at least 57 semester hours of college coursework in courses, including: 

  • Accounting 2101 and 2102 or 2521
  • Computer & Information Sciences 1055 or 0835 or pass Fox School computer literacy test (transfer students only)
  • MIS 2101 (freshmen only)
  • Economics 1101, 1102
  • Risk Management & Insurance 2101
  • Law S.B.M. 0856 (1001) or 1101
  • Statistics 1001, 1102, 2101, 2102 or 2103
  • Marketing 2101
  • Human Resource Management 1101

and have met any specific course prerequisites.

Courses Inapplicable to Graduation Requirements

Semester hours earned in SRAP or ELECT, Preparatory Mathematics (formerly Mathematics 0001 or 0015), and lower-division (under 3000) Military Science courses do not yield academic credit toward the minimum total of 124 (for new freshmen) or 123 (for new transfer students).

Dean's List

Each fall and spring semester, those undergraduates who have met the credit hour and academic criteria for their school or college are placed on the Dean's List. See the Dean's List policy for specific GPA and credit-hour requirements.

Probation and Drop

Students in the Fox School of Business and Management are bound by the university policy on Academic Warning, Probation, Dismissal, and Reinstatement. The university policy can be found at http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=02.10.11.

Grade Point Average Requirement for Graduation

Fox students are required to attain a 2.0 (2.0=C) average in all of their Temple coursework and in their major in order to graduate from the Fox School of Business and Management. Some courses may have specific higher minimum grade requirements for degree applicability. Please check current course descriptions and the section pertaining to your major for this information. Major GPA calculators are available at www.fox.temple.edu/advising.

Life Experience

The Fox School of Business and Management does not offer credits for life experiences. Please see Credit for Prior Learning under the Academic Policies section of this Bulletin for information about advanced placement or CLEP examinations.


Students who have not enrolled for two consecutive fall/spring semesters must apply for readmission to the Fox School. Deadlines for completed readmission applications are July 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer. Any existing holds must be cleared prior to readmission and official transcripts provided for any college-level courses completed after leaving Temple University. Please note that students who have been absent from Temple for five or more years will be required to meet current program requirements and upper-level business credits (courses 3000 and higher) earned previously may no longer apply toward the degree. Readmission applications can be found at http://sbm.temple.edu/advising/documents/Readmitapplicationrev805_000.pdf.

Residence Requirement

A minimum of 30 of the last 45 semester hours, including the majority of the requirements of a major, must be completed in the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University in order to receive a degree. In addition, a minimum of 50% of the business courses must be completed at Temple University.  See the Academic Residency Requirements policy at www.temple.edu/bulletin/policies/policies_part1.htm#acad_res_req.

Transfer Credits

Business courses taken at colleges or universities which are not members of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) will be accepted for transfer business credits only if they are equivalent to Economics 1101, 1102, Accounting 2101, 2102, Computer & Information Sciences 1055, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Law S.B.M. 0856 (1001), Law S.B.M. 1102, Management Information Systems 2101, Statistics 1001, 1102, 2101, 2102. Marketing 2101 and Human Resource Management (formerly Human Resource Administration) 1101 will be accepted for transfer if they were taken during the fall 1994 semester or later. Human Resource Management 2501 will be accepted for transfer if taken during the spring 2005 semester or later. Specific articulation agreements with local colleges may expand on this list. Current articulation agreements can be viewed at www.fox.temple.edu/transfer/index.htm.

Additional business credits are accepted from colleges that are members of the AACSB. It should be understood that it is possible for a student to transfer in a large number of credits, which, while accepted by the university, may exceed the maximum number of elective credits applicable to the degree.

Permission to take Courses at Another Institution

Consistent with the University Policy, www.temple.edu/bulletin/policies/policies_part4.htm#another_inst, students will not receive transfer credit for courses taken at another institution while they are matriculated at Temple University unless prior permission has been obtained. Permission forms are available in the Fox School advising offices. Please refer to the above section on transfer credits. Students should allow approximately two weeks for processing once permission forms and documentation have been submitted.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy

Students not formally admitted to Temple University may take undergraduate courses numbered under 3000 in the Fox School of Business and Management. Undergraduate courses numbered above 3000 are open to visiting students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits, have met course prerequisites, and have written permission from their home institution. Students who have a baccalaureate degree and the prerequisites for the course desired may also enroll in advanced courses.

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