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.
Join us for a general information session on an upcoming Transfer Tuesday.
Apply for admission and get your decision instantly on Transfer Decision Day.
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 semester:||June 1|
|Application deadline for spring 2014 semester:||November 1|
|Fall priority deadline for nursing:||February 15*|
|Fall semester application deadline for music:||March 15|
*This is a four-year program, even for transfer students. Limited spaces are available.
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.
What we consider
Your previous college experience: Our average GPA for transfer admission is 3.10 with 15 or more attempted credits. Architecture, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Film and Media Arts have higher GPA requirements.
Your high school performance: We also look at your high school academic record, especially if you’ve taken fewer than 30 college credits. We want students to have a diverse study background, with these high school course units:
|Mathematics, college preparatory||4|
|Foreign language (same language/culture)||2|
|Science (2 years lab)||3|
|Other college preparatory courses||3|
Your standardized test scores: If you have at least 15 college credits, SAT or ACT scores are usually not required for transfer admission unless our Admissions Office requests them.
Your application essay: It’s key to your application. It tells us something about you beyond your grades and standardized test scores. It’s also an opportunity to stand out from other applicants. 250 words maximum.
Recommendations: We require at least one recommendation. It's best to select people who can vouch for you, like teachers, counselors, bosses and other academic officials.
Extracurricular activities: Tell us about what you do outside the classroom. Your outside interests help paint the full picture of who you are, and can factor into the review process.
There’s no limit to the number of credits we accept, but you have to have at least 30 of your last 45 credits at Temple in order to get a Temple degree. Our Admissions Office will let you know which credits are acceptable. Each academic department determines how credits apply to the major.
Dual Admissions program
We’ve established articulation agreements to help make transfer from other colleges easier. You need to enroll in the Dual Admissions program before you complete 30 credits, including any colleges you previously attended. You are then admitted to Temple when you complete your associate's degree at the community college. This program also gives the opportunity for eligible students to earn merit scholarships to Temple. Find participating colleges and learn more on the transfer agreements webpage.
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