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Academic Policies & Regulations

Please see the Undergraduate Academic Policies section of this Bulletin. Students are responsible for complying with all university-wide academic policies as well as those of the School of Communications and Theater that appear below.

Academic Standing

A matriculated undergraduate student in the university is in Academic Good Standing if he/she has not been dismissed. 

Unsatisfactory Academic Performance is defined as having a semester or cumulative grade-point average below 2.00 (C) resulting in grade point deficiencies.  Excessive accumulation of grade point deficiencies can result in dismissal.  The Office of the University Registrar notifies students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory.

Credits Not Applied Toward the Degree

Credits earned in the following courses are not applied toward a degree in the School of Communications and Theater: lower-level courses in Military Science, Topical Studies, RCC, ELECT, and Mathematics 0015. 

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.

English 0701 Requirement

Students required to take English 0701 must complete that requirement before enrolling in Journalism 1196 and before enrolling in Strategic Communication courses numbered 1000 or above.


Students returning to the School of Communications and Theater after an absence of three or more years must use the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect at the time of readmission or any subsequent Undergraduate Bulletin. Credits more than 10 years old may not be applied toward a degree in the school.

Transfer Students

Refer to the Undergraduate Admissions section of this Bulletin for general information on transferring courses to Temple. In addition to these criteria, each department in the School of Communications and Theater will evaluate any credit to be transferred into a major. This evaluation generally is done at the first meeting with a faculty advisor during the first semester. The maximum number of credit hours allowed to transfer in the major are: 12 hours in Advertising; 20 hours in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media; 21 hours in the Communications interdepartmental degree; 21 hours in Film and Media Arts; 12 hours in Journalism; 12 hours in Strategic Communication; and 20 hours in Theater.

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