Temple University receives almost 20,000 first-year applications per year, and each one is carefully evaluated by our admissions committee. We consider everything you have done, but strong academics are key.
Temple encourages students from all educational backgrounds and walks of life to apply–from recent high school graduates, to transfers from other universities, to international students looking to join our community. Learn more about Temple Undergraduate Admissions.
Learn more about how you can apply for undergraduate admission to Temple as a first-year applicant, transfer, or international student. You can also check your application status or request to re-enroll. Apply or re-enroll. When you have questions about attending classes at the Ambler Campus, be sure to contact the Ambler Admissions office.
To know what we're really about, you have to experience Temple University Ambler firsthand. We offer information sessions and tours throughout the year for future students and their families. Learn about ways to visit the Ambler Campus.
If you're looking for particular information about a school or program, deadlines and more be sure to request additional information.
Students with Disabilities
When applying for admission to Temple, students with disabilities should follow the standard application process. The presence of a disability is not considered in admissions; documentation should not be sent to the Admissions office. Disability Resources and Services can answer your questions about the resources available. Learn more about Temple's disability services.
Designated a "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine, Temple is committed to the success of its students who are military service members or veterans. We provide services to help you navigate the admissions process and to make a smooth transition from military to college life. Learn more about Temple's commitment to our veterans and how to apply for undergraduate admissions as a veteran.
Freshman Early Action Deadline: November 1*
Early Action Decision Deadline: December 20
Application Deadline for Nursing Students: February 15
Freshman Application Deadline for Fall semester: March 1
FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1
Freshman Application Deadline for Spring Semester: December 11 (extended)
*Early Action applicants must submit their application by November 1 but they have until November 15 to submit their required documents.
A "Calendar" For Getting Ready to Attend College
Freshman and sophomore years
Keep your grades up!
The Temple Admissions Committee will review grades from your entire high school career.
Junior and Senior years
Take the SAT, ACT, or both.
Temple University will accept the highest combination of SAT scores or take the ACT if that is higher. Check with your guidance department for upcoming test dates, or check out the CollegeBoard.com or ACT websites.
Summer before senior year
Begin thinking about what type of college you would like to go to and what you would like to study.
The following Web sites are examples of places to start looking:
Summer before and fall of your senior year
Visit the colleges and universities that interest you most. Take tours and go to open houses at different types and styles of schools to get a feel for what each campus has to offer.
Fall of your senior year
Apply, Apply, Apply!
Many schools, including Temple, work on a rolling admissions cycle, which means the sooner you apply, the sooner you will receive a decision.
Temple’s application deadline is March 1 of your senior year. You will receive a decision letter by mail 4 to 6 weeks after we receive your completed application (application, essay, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and any letters of recommendation).
January of your senior year
Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to qualify for financial assistance. Seventy percent of Temple students receive some form of financial aid. The priority deadline to file a FAFSA is March 1. You can file online.
Spring of your senior year
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
It is now time to decide where you want to continue your education. Once you receive your acceptance letters, the National Tuition Deposit deadline is May 1. For Temple, the housing deposit deadline is also May 1.
Don’t go it alone! Our Admissions staff at Temple University Ambler is here to advise you every step of the way. Feel free to contact us anytime via phone at 267-468-8100 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.