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A charge of $10.00 will be assessed for each schedule revision beginning with the second week of classes. This charge will be assessed even if the class has only met once.

For the summer sessions the $10.00 charge is assessed after the first two days of the first and second summer sessions.

Check the Class Schedule for specific dates, times, and further details concerning schedule revision.


Transcripts of a studentís Temple University records are issued only upon the written request of the student and are sent directly from the Office of Academic Records to the institution or organization for which it is requested. An official transcript issued to a student will be stamped as such. A $6.00 fee is charged for each transcript issued. The University requires at least two weeks notice to issue a transcript.



A student may audit a course with the written permission of the instructor at the time of registration.

For this purpose, a Special Approval Form must be signed by the instructor and submitted along with a Registration/

Schedule Revision form. The student must register for the course and pay the regular per credit fee.

The registration for any course may not be changed from audit to credit or vice-versa after the second week of classes during the fall or spring semester or after the first three days of classes during the first and second summer sessions.

Note: Audited courses do not meet either prerequisite or graduation requirements.


Graduate students may take an undergraduate course for graduate credit ONLY with PRIOR permission of the Dean of the Graduate School. Such permission will be given only when:

  •   the student is required to do graduate level work in the course (more advanced work than is required of the undergraduates in the course), and the nature and extent of that work is specified in a document signed by both the instructor and the student before the student registers;
  •   the course in question is an upper level undergraduate course and covers material which is germane to the student's area of study and is not taught in any graduate course offered the same semester;
  •   the student pays graduate tuition for the course.

Under no circumstances may an undergraduate course which is taken to bring a student up to the level of preparation expected of entering graduate students be used to meet graduate degree requirements. No retroactive registration in undergraduate courses for graduate credit will be approved. No retroactive change of credit level from undergraduate to graduate will be approved.


A graduate student withdraws from the University through these steps:

  • The student files an official WithdrawalForm with his or her School/College Dean.
  • The Dean determines whether the studentn has legitimate reason(s) for withdrawal, after consulting the graduate studentís instructors, when necessary.
  • The student presents written notice ofwithdrawal from the University to the Dean, accompanied by Cash Operationís paid fee receipt indicating the graduate studentís registration.
  • The student presents a Withdrawal Form,properly authorized, to the Deanís Office, along with a Drop/Add Form, properly endorsed.

A graduate student who has withdrawn receives a grade of W for those courses in which he or she has a passing average, and a F for those courses that he or she is failing.

A graduate student who discontinues attendance, without filing official withdrawal forms, should be assigned a failure (F) for each course in which he or she was enrolled.

There is no charge for complete withdrawal from the University. A 100% tuition refund will be issued if the Withdrawal Form is received by the end of the second week of classes in the fall or spring semester or the third day of the summer session. After these deadlines there will be no refund of tuition for withdrawals transacted.



Several payment options are available to students to meet their financial obligations each semester, such as cash, checks, money orders, credit cards, tuition remission (awarded by the studentís department), or Stafford Loans (if eligible). Checks or money orders should be made payable to Temple University. The University accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and MAC cards. Please keep in mind that personal or third party checks will require 15 days to clear through the University. Checks drawn on non-U.S. banks may take a longer period of time for processing, depending on the country involved. Please note that a $25 fee will be assessed on any check returned to the University as unpayable when presented at the bank. Students who present checks that cannot be negotiated may be required to pay their tuition by cash or certified check.

A studentís registration is confirmed only when the University has received all applicable tuition and fees. Students whose tuition and fees are fully covered by tuition remission and/or financial aid still must notify the Department of Student Financial Services to be confirmed each semester, or they may take advantage of the confirmation option available through the Diamondline at 215-204-2525. Classes are subject to cancellation if payment is not received by the due date indicated on the monthly statement. If classes are canceled for non-payment, students must re-register, and reinstatement of all courses is not guaranteed.

University services, including future semester registration, issuing of academic transcripts, and awarding of degrees and diplomas, will be withheld until all financial obligations are fulfilled.

Please contact the Department of Student Financial Services at 215-204-2244 for more information on payment options.