Apply Now: Inbound Study Abroad & Exchange: Individual Study Plan
Developing your Individual Study Plan, choosing the right classes and securing seats in them may feel like an overwhelming process at times. To help, we created a step by step guide:
Figure out what you need to take – Work with the Program Officer and Faculty Advisor/Department Chair at your home institution to determine the courses you need to complete during your studies at Temple. An official transcript will be mailed to the program officer at your home institution after your final grades have posted.
Search for courses – You can use the Class Schedule Search or log into Self Service Banner (SSB) through the TUportal to find courses or by visiting www.temple.edu/courses. If the courses are not yet posted for the term in which you are planning to enroll, please choose the same term from the previous year. For example, if you are planning to enroll beginning in Fall 2014, please choose Fall 2013 to search for your classes if the Fall 2014 term is not yet available.
Keep an eye on the rules – When searching for courses make sure you are taking your entire semester schedule into consideration, such as:
- Course enrollment depends on availability.
- Courses may have pre-requisites you must meet to qualify for enrollment. Please be sure to check the course pre-requisites to make sure you have met those requirements before listing the course on your study plan. You can check the course pre-requisites by clicking on the course title and looking for “General Requirements”.
- Please note the following departments are restricted:
- Business (must be a Business major)
- Performing Arts (Music or Theater)
- Visual Arts (Film and Media Arts, Graphic Design, Painting, etc)
- Level - When looking at the course catalog, please be sure to carefully choose your class level listed under Restrictions (graduate or undergraduate).
- Minimum Credit Hours - International undergraduate students may enroll for 12 – 17 credits. A minimum of 12 credits is required immigration purposes. International graduate students may enroll in 9 – 12 credits. A minimum of 9 credits is required for immigration purposes.
- Times – Make sure your courses don't have time conflicts with one another.
- Location – You should only be taking classes at the Main Campus (MN), Center City (CC) or Ambler Campus (AMB). Please keep in mind that the Ambler Campus is located 50 minutes by shuttle from the Main Campus. You are not able to register for classes at the Japan campus (JPN).
For information on undergraduate academic policies, majors, minors and certificate curriculums at Temple University, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.