The Freshman Year at Temple University Harrisburg (FYTH) is designed to offer Temple General Education courses to full-time admitted students at the Harrisburg campus. Students will enter in the Fall semester; take classes in Fall/Spring/Summer then move on to Temple main campus or Temple Ambler to complete the final 3 years of their undergraduate degree (a “1+3” program). Admission standards and tuition rates would be the same as at the main campus.
The purpose of the program is to allow students from the Central PA area the opportunity to live and work near home while completing their initial year as full time Temple students. This will allow and assist in a smooth transition to the larger main campus with ease. The first year will prepare students mentally for the undergraduate experience. It will provide them with student skills, and life skills needed to be successful at the undergraduate level. Staying small in Harrisburg will allow students to establish relationships and connections with other students and main campus staff prior to arriving. The course work will give students a taste of what being an undergraduate means. The program is designed to give students a 4 day weekend and a 3 day intensive class schedule. The program will also incorporate various social and co-curricular activities that would allow students to experience the main campus and ease their transition.