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Students planning to register for classes should obtain a Directory of Classes. Separate editions are produced for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The time and location of all courses offered are listed. Copies are available in each advising office.

Advising is required prior to initial registration for students who must register at terminals, and is recommended for all students who register by touch tone phone. Students should contact their colleges/schools, departments, or advisers for an advising appointment or information. Generally, advisers and students review options and requirements, select courses, and complete and sign a course request card.

Registration Activities and Dates for 1999-00

Registration Policies

Enrollment is not complete until payment of all 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 and diplomas, denial of the right to register for future sessions, and the incurring of late fees.

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

  • for currently enrolled students
  • for fall semester, held mid-March to mid-April; fall semester bills are mailed beginning in 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
  • students may pay their semester charges in full or select the Temple Easy Payment Plan (TEPP). This option allows students who register early to pay 25% by mid-August (fall) or mid-December (spring) plus 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) billing due date has passed may also select an installment plan. However, this initial installment requires a payment of 50% of all charges plus 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
  • matriculated students (graduates and undergraduates) must register for the next semester by stated deadlines or risk a late registration penalty. See the Continuing Student Registration brochure and the Directory of Classes for the specific deadlines each spring and fall semester.

Continuing Student Registration is the period in which all currently enrolled students are required to register. A brochure is mailed to currently enrolled students each semester outlining the registration schedule and containing important information regarding advising. A deferred tuition payment plan is available for most students who register during this period. See Tuition and Fees and Directory of Classes.

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

Students may arrange to pay their tuition, room and board, and fees (not including books or other personal expenses) in installments. See Special Payment Plans in the Tuition and Fees section of theBulletin.

Late Registration

Temple conducts late on-line 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 fees are assessed earlier to continuing matriculated students who delay their registration. See Continuing Student Registration above.

These charges and restrictions apply to both initial and reinstated registrations and are subject to change. See the Office of Academic Records' web pages, http://www.temple.edu/registrar/

Schedule Revision (Drop/Add)

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

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

These students must:

  1. Obtain a schedule revision form from their advising office.
  2. Complete form with appropriate signatures.
  3. Bring the completed form to their registration office.

Students may not add courses or change course sections after the first week of classes unless the class has not met for the second time. Withdrawing from a course within the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters or the first three days of the summer session entails no academic penalty, and no record of the class appears on the student's transcript.

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. If a refund is due, the provisions of the refund policy will apply.

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 Workshops 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 paid tuition receipt. Validation stickers are available in the Office of Student Academic Records, Second Floor, Conwell Hall; the Office of Student Financial Services, Ground floor, Conwell Hall and Cash Operations, First floor, Conwell Hall.

ID cards also are issued on the Ambler Campus and 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 (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' registration is 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 nonmatriculated day and evening students. Information is available in the Directory of Classes. Also see the Continuing Education section of the Bulletin.