Almost half of incoming Temple students transfer from other colleges and universities. If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you could be considered for transfer admission.
Our average GPA for transfer admission is 3.10. Architecture, Nursing, Pharmacy and Film and Media Arts have higher GPA requirements. We accept academic, college-level courses received from regionally accredited schools. There is no limit to the number of credits we can accept, but you must complete at least 30 of your last 45 credits at Temple in order to receive a Temple degree.
Our Admissions Office informs students of the credits that are acceptable. Each academic department determines how credits apply to the major. You must request that all high schools and colleges which you previously attended send official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Temple University by these deadlines. SAT or ACT scores are not required if you have earned at least fifteen college-level credits.
Apply for admission and get your decision instantly on Transfer Decision Day at Temple University Ambler.
Learn about the campus by attending a Transfer Thursday.
When to apply
For most programs, transfer students need to complete the application process by June 1 for the fall semester or by November 1 for the spring semester. Be sure to find out if you need other requirements for your program, like a portfolio or an audition.
Dates to remember:
Application deadline for Fall 2018 admission: Friday, July 6 (extended)
Application deadline for Spring 2019 admission: Thursday November 1
New transfer students are considered for academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 based on a review of previous college work and a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. There is no separate application required.
How to apply
The best way to apply is through your TUportal account, which you can also use to check your application status and more. To join TUportal, sign up for our mailing list. We’ll send you an email with instructions within 24 hours.
Along with your application, you’ll need to have all of your high school and college official transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Temple University.
Dual Admissions program
We’ve established Dual Admissions Agreements to help make transfer from other colleges easier. You may enroll in the Dual Admissions program if you have completed 30 or fewer total college credits. This program also gives the opportunity for eligible students to earn merit scholarships to Temple.
Simply fill out an "Intent to Enroll" form at your participating community college's transfer advising office. The semester following your enrollment in the program, you will receive a letter confirming your enrollment in Dual Admissions. Then, in your final semester, you obtain, complete, and submit a "Dual Admissions Information Form" to your transfer advising office at your community college. This "Information Form" is the application for Dual Admissions students that allows Temple to know that you're completing your associates degree and that you're ready to transfer for the upcoming semester.