Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program of Temple University School of Pharmacy

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How To Register for Temple’s RA and QA Courses

If you are working full-time in the pharmaceutical industry, we strongly urge you to start the program with just one course. After you have gotten used to returning to school, you may wish to increase your course load to two classes per semester.

New Student Registration:

How do you get started in the RA and QA program?  Simply register for a course.  You do not have to apply to either the certificate or MS programs to get started!


Make sure you submit the correct RA and QA registration form AND the state residency form.  These forms are available below and must be filled out completely.

If you are registering for your first Online course, we require a photocopy of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts, a signed copy of a recent resume, plus a recent photograph of you. International students must also submit a copy of their TOEFL score and WES report. Please note that the Registration Form for Online Courses includes a proctoring agreement form. We cannot process a registration for an Online course until you submit the completed form.

All registrations are processed on a first-come/first-served basis. Save your spot by registering early.

The RA and QA staff will call you if there is a problem with your registration (for instance, if all of your paperwork wasn't received) or if a class is already full. We will also email you a confirmation when your registration has been processed.

Generally we do not process registration forms until shortly before classes begin. Generally fall tuition bills are due in mid-October; spring tuition bills are due in mid-February or March. Summer tuition is usually due within 2 to 3 weeks.

All registration forms for Online Courses must be submitted to the RA and QA Office at least ONE WEEK before the first class. We need the time to obtain a license for you for Adobe Connect or WebEx, to create a TUmail account for you, and to process your registration, so you are eligible to participate in the first class. You must also test your microphone and webcam with our technical staff. Please do not wait until the last minute to send in your paperwork and perform the microphone test. We want to make sure that class time is spent learning QA/RA concepts -- and not teaching participants how to connect to the Adobe system.

Please be aware that Temple provides electronic tuition bills. You will not receive a hard copy statement in the mail; instead, you will receive a message on your TUmail account that your tuition bill is available and must be paid by a specific date. (If you miss the deadline, you will be charged a late fee.) We realize that some students need to have tuition bills produced 2 months before the semester begins to meet company reimbursement requirements. If this is your situation, please contact Ms. Patricia Lee ( or 267.468.8560), and she will process your registration earlier. Please be aware that once we process your registration early, we cannot subsequently change the billing date to a later date.

Our staff will contact you once you have been officially registered to give you a TUid (Temple ID number) which allows you to obtain a Temple email account (TUmail).  You must use TUmail to access tuition statements. In addition, all links for Adobe Connect classes are sent to your TUmail address. Please remember to check it before the first class.

We encourage all new students to attend one of our Open House events. These 1/2 hour information sessions provide invaluable important information about the RA and QA program. Please take the time to participate, so you know which courses to take and how to navigate our program. We also schedule online versions of the Open House. Please contact, if you are interested in participating.

Continuing Student Registration:  
If you have previously completed a RA and QA course, you simply need to fax the registration form to the RA and QA Office. We do not need another copy of your state residency form, unless you have moved from one state to another.

Fourth Course?

If you are registering for your fourth course, you must also complete a non-matriculated student waiver form, which tells us whether you are completing a certificate or plan to apply to the MS.  If you do plan to complete your Master’s in RA and QA, you must start applying to the program as you start your fourth course.

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