Undergraduate Bulletin Updated for 1997-1998

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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 Actvities and Dates for 1997-98

Continuing Student Registration

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

New students and re-entering students should register during this period which immediately follows Continuing Student Registration. During this period some tuition installment plans remain in effect.

Late Registration

Continuing matriculated students (graduates and undergraduates) who delay their registration for the next semester will be assessed a late fee. These charges are usually applied in late December for spring registration and August 1 for fall registration. Consult each semester's Directory of Classes for specific dates.

Temple conducts late registration at the beginning of each semester or summer session. Appointments may be required. A late fee will be assessed. Please consult each semester's Directory of Classes ("Class Schedule") for specific dates and late fees.

These charges and restrictions apply to both initial and reinstated registrations and are subject to change. See the Registrar's web pages.

Special Registration Assistance

Continuing Education Students

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 Continuing Education.

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 the Registrar 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).

Schedule Revision (Drop/Add)

You may revise your schedule through the second week of classes of each semester. Specific dates and required signatures are published in the Directory of Classes. Appointments may be necessary during the peak and late registration periods. No fee is charged through the first week of classes. A $10.00 schedule revision fee is charged after the first week of classes during the fall and spring semesters and beginning the third day of each summer session. See Academic Policies and Regulations.

Registration Policies

Students are not officially enrolled until the required tuition is paid, thereby confirming registration and securing their places in classes. Beginning the first week of the semester only confirmed students may have their schedules revised.

In order to register for classes, it is necessary to meet any financial or academic criteria that have caused a hold to be placed on a student's record.

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.

Student Identification Cards

Student ID cards are produced on the Main Campus by the Office of the Registrar during New Student Workshops, registration sessions, and at scheduled times throughout the semester. 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 and photograph sessions are available in the Office of the Registrar, Ground Level, Carnell 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. **  **  **