Transfer Students

Transfer students are often concerned about receiving credit for classes taken elsewhere. Don’t worry! This is the first thing we review at your initial appointment. The process begins after being admitted; you will receive a list of the Temple equivalents for the classes you have completed. You will be prompted to complete an online orientation and then receive a call to set up an appointment with your advisor.

At this appointment, we will review your core curriculum, major and elective course equivalencies, and answer any questions you may have about them. Your advisor will explain your major requirements and help you plan your upcoming semester as well as look ahead toward graduation. After your first semester, as long as you remain in good standing, you can register on your own through Self Service Banner at TUportal. You can register as a part-time student or a full-time student; to be considered full-time, you must take between 12 and 17 credits.

You are always welcome to speak with your advisor about concerns, questions, scheduling issues or revisions, semester planning or just to get some feedback. If you have questions about policies and procedures, study abroad, internships and career options, or changing your major just ask! If you find yourself struggling, please speak with your advisor as soon as possible so that we can point you in the best direction which could include tutoring or counseling. If you are considering withdrawing from a class, this must be done with an advisor and it must be completed by the published deadline.

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