Students receive academic advising directly from their school and college advising offices, and after they have declared a major, from faculty or staff advisors in academic departments. Students are urged to be in touch with their advising centers early and often to resolve questions about degree requirements, course selection, graduation checks, and many other academic matters. Students who are still deciding about a major, those in several pre-health fields and non-matriculated students can receive advising help from the Division of University Studies. More Information.
The Curricular Publications and Systems office publishes the annual Undergraduate Bulletin, a compilation of important information about academic policies, requirements for academic programs, student rights and responsibilities, and enrollment and financial information. The Bulletin is published electronically each academic year.
Archived Bulletins beginning academic year 1996 can be found by clicking on the Archived Bulletin link in the current Undergraduate Bulletin.
The office also publishes the University's catalog of Undergraduate Course Descriptions in an electronic format and organizes the undergraduate course approval process on behalf of the Senior Vice Provost.
Degree Audit Reporting System - DARS
Undergraduate students and their advisors use the Degree Audit Reporting System to plan and track a student's academic career at Temple. DARS works in concert with our Student Information System to show how a student's course work to date, including transferred courses, will fulfill the academic requirements necessary to complete a degree in the major field of study. A "What-if" DARS allows students to see how their completed course work would apply and what requirements would still need to be fulfilled, if they change their selection of major(s). More Information.
In addition to the information provided in the annual Undergraduate Bulletin, policies and procedures relevant to students, instructors, and advising staff can be found here. This includes information about proposals for new academic programs and courses and for changes to existing programs that are proposed by College Dean's Offices. More Information.
Student Feedback Forms
In consultation with the Faculty Senate Steering Committee and the Educational Programs and Policies Committee (EPPC) of the faculty senate--and upon the recommendation of a
joint faculty and staff Committee on Course and Teaching Evaluation--the university initiated a program in the 2008-09 academic year with newly designed Student Feedback Forms as well as modifications to the way results are reported to instructors. In the 2009-10 academic year, the university is piloting an online SFF option. More Information.