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Starting college or returning to finish your degree is easier than you think. Since its inception in 1973, Temple University Center City (TUCC) has specialized in providing high quality continuing education programs for working adults. The faculty and staff are focused on the needs of adult learners who are frequently balancing the demands of a career, family and school.


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It is possible to begin taking courses without first applying for admission. Non-matriculated students take courses for professional development, personal enrichment, or eventual application to a Temple University degree program. To learn more about taking courses as a non-matriculated student, contact the TUCC Advising Coordinator  or call 215-204-4358.


Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and English, as well as credit certificate programs in Business Basics and Business Plus, can be completed at TUCC in the evening. During the Fall and Spring semesters most classes meet only one evening per week for 2 1/2 hours. During the two Summer sessions classes meet two evenings per week on an accelerated six-week schedule allowing part-time students to take courses all year around and stay on track. Student services and resources are available in the evening when classes are in session.



TUCC's Advising Coordinator is here to give you the information and support you need to succeed. Office hours are conveniently scheduled so that you can meet with an adviser during your lunch break or after work. You can also discuss transfer options and career-related topics.

Monday -Thursday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the TUCC Advising Coordinator at or 215-204-4358. Appointments are recommended. Virtual advising appointments are also available. To request a virtual advising appointment via Skype or WebEx, you may call 215-204-4358 or e-mail


To enroll in undergraduate courses students must have earned a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Students who have attended another college or university must have earned a GPA of at least 2.0 and provide a transcript (official or unofficial) of their previous academic work.


Accessing Temple

The following resources and services are available to all Temple students.


Paley Library (physically located on Main campus but offers many online resources)


Canvas (a system that allows you and your professors to share course materials and participate in online discussion groups)


TUportal (offers a single sign-on gateway to some of Temple's most popular online services)


Center for Learning and Student Success (an academic support center for students at Temple University)


Writing Center (provides help for graduate and undergraduate students who are working on papers for classes, theses, and dissertations)


Financial Aid


Course Schedule (allows you to search the schedule of classes online by course level, department, credit hours, course status, requirements, campus, and class days and times)


Academic Calendar




Career Center (offers a variety of services to help you make a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace)


Counseling Services (offers you support for your emotional, educational or vocational concerns)