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Office of the University Registrar
200 Conwell Hall
1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122


215-204-6626 (fax)



General Information

Students planning to register for classes should visit the Office of the University Registrar's web site, www.temple.edu/registrar, and click on the "Registration Information" link for information about, and links to, advising, registration, courses offered, Learning Community, Distance Learning, General Education and more.

Detailed information regarding courses offered (day, time, location, instructor) is on the Class Schedule web site.

Advising is required for students registering at Temple for the first time and is strongly recommended for all students before registering through Self-Service Banner (SSB) at http://tuportal.temple.edu. Students should contact their school, college, or department advisors for appointments or information. Generally, advisors and students review options and requirements, select courses, and complete and sign a registration form when necessary. For further information on academic advising, please see Advising under the Student Support and Services section of the Bulletin.


Registration Policies

Registration for courses is not optional, and students must not attend courses for which they are not registered. Once a student registers for a course--or is registered by an advisor at the student's request--the student remains financially obligated for the course unless and until he or she drops the course by the prescribed deadlines for dropping and adding courses. Students may drop courses and otherwise modify their registrations in Self-Service Banner (SSB) or by working with an academic advisor. Please see www.temple.edu/registrar/documents/calendars/ for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines for each semester and summer session.

Once registered, students must pay tuition and fees according to the Bursar's Office billing schedule. Failure to satisfy billing and financial obligations may result in withholding of official transcripts and diplomas; denial of the right to register for future sessions; and the assessment of late fees and collection costs.

Students will receive an e-mail notification when their registration is cancelled. Failure to pay tuition and fees does not automatically result in cancellation of a student's current registration. Students who are not cancelled or do not drop classes by the end of the official drop/add period (See Academic Calendar for specific dates) remain financially obligated for the amount due. Instructors are advised to issue letter grades (typically "F") for students who have not been attending but are on their roster of registered students.

Students who drop classes by the end of the drop/add period (the end of the second week of classes) of a semester or summer session will have their courses dropped. This will relieve them of academic responsibility and in most instances financial responsibility associated with the course.

Students who withdraw from classes after the drop/add period are responsible for full payment of all tuition and fees, along with any payment plan fees, and late payment charges. These courses will be recorded on the transcript with the notation of "W," indicating that the student withdrew. Unpaid tuition balances may be referred for collection, and students may be held liable for paying all associated collection costs and/or legal fees.

Continuing Student Registration

Continuing Student Registration is the period in which all currently enrolled, degree-seeking students are required to register. Each semester, currently enrolled students are sent an e-mail containing the registration schedule. This schedule is also available on the web site of the University Registrar (www.temple.edu/registrar) under Registration Information.

An installment tuition payment plan is available for students who register for the fall or spring semesters during these periods. See the Tuition and Fees section of the Bulletin for payment information.

Please note the following important information with respect to continuing registration for degree-seeking students (graduates and undergraduates) enrolled in the current semester:

  • For fall semester, held mid-March, with initial fall semester E-bills sent beginning in late July and due mid-August.
  • For spring semester, held mid-October, with initial spring semester E-bills sent beginning in December and due in January.
  • Continuing, degree-seeking students (graduates and undergraduates) may continue to register beyond these dates but must register for their next semester by stated deadlines or risk a late registration penalty. Generally, they must be registered for the spring semester no later than the last day of the fall semester and for the fall semester by July 31. Visit the Office of the University Registrar web site for specific registration dates and deadlines.

Open registration is available:

  • For new students, readmitted students, and continuing students who could not register during continuing student registration
  • For fall semester, held April to late August
  • For spring semester, held November to mid-January

An installment tuition payment plan is available for most students who register during this period. See Tuition and Fees for payment information and registration dates.

Late Registration

Temple conducts late registration at the beginning of each semester or summer session. Registration appointments may be required. 

Continuing students eligible to register but who fail to do so by the day after registration cancellation is processed will be assessed a $100.00 late registration fee. All other students will be assessed the $100.00 late registration fee beginning the first day of the term. No new registrations or registration revisions will be processed after the end of the twelfth week of classes during the fall and spring semesters and after the end of the fourth week of summer sessions.

Students whose registrations are cancelled for non-payment by the due date are required to pay the $100.00 late registration fee to re-register. Please be aware that students' original classes may no longer be available when attempting to re-register.


Schedule Revision (Drop/Add)

Students may revise their schedules at any time after they have registered. Students who cannot register online but wish to make changes in their course schedules must do so in their schools and colleges. Approvals required vary according to the time the transaction is completed. Visit the Office of the University Registrar web site for more information.

These students must:

  • Obtain a schedule revision form from their advising office.
  • Complete the form with appropriate signatures.
  • Take the completed form to their campus registration office.

Students may not add courses or change course sections after the first week of fall and spring semesters and second day of the summer sessions. Course sections may be dropped through the second week of the fall and spring semesters and summer sessions. Withdrawing from a course within the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters or the summer session results in the deletion of the class from the student's roster. In some instances, it also relieves the student of the financial liability associated with the deleted course. If a refund is due, the provisions of the refund policy will apply.


Student Identification Cards

OWL Cards (student IDs) are produced on the Main Campus by the Office of Orientation during New Student Orientation. At other times throughout the semester, ID cards are produced by the Diamond Dollars Office at 1910 Liacouras Walk. The cost of a replacement ID card is $10.00.

An OWL Card is needed for entry into buildings, library privileges, and many university services.

ID cards also are issued on the Ambler Campus, Health Sciences Center, and on scheduled days and times at the Center City Campus.

Additional Registration Information


Veterans may enroll as full-time or part-time students; however, benefits are based on enrollment status. The Veterans Coordinator in the Office of the University Registrar is available to answer questions concerning V.A. benefits at 215-204-7358 or registrar@temple.edu.

International Students

If a student is on a non-immigrant visa, enrollment for a minimum of 12 credits each semester is required to meet immigration regulations. Non-resident tuition charges are assessed.

Continuing Studies Students

(Non-degree-seeking students attending Temple prior to formal admission into a degree program)

There is no formal application to enroll as a Continuing Studies student; however, first-time enrollers are asked to provide documentation of education completed (high school transcript, GED certificate, college transcripts [minimum 2.00 GPA required], or college diploma). First-year, non-degree-seeking students may register for a maximum of 11 credits per semester. Second-year, non-degree-seeking student registrations are based upon academic progress. However, undergraduate non-degree-seeking students are prohibited from registering via Self-Service Banner and must register through their Continuing Studies office. Continuing Studies students must apply for admission by the completion of 30 s.h. Preadmission counseling, academic advising, registration, and other support services are provided for non-degree-seeking students. Also see the Continuing Studies web site for more information.

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