Once you've enrolled in your program, there are a few next steps to complete to ensure you are ready for the program to start.

Step 1: Pay your balance in full.

All students must pay their balance in full prior to the start of their program (7 days in advance for program fees, 10 days in advance for housing and meal fees). You can make payments online via credit card by logging into your account. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept checks made payable to Temple University and mailed to the address listed on your invoice. We are unable to accept cash. You can pay in as many installments in whatever amounts work for you and your family, as long as you meet the payment deadline.

​Step 2: Complete the waiver/release form online.

All pre-college students must complete the "Pre-college Waivers and Releases - 2022" application in order to attend. This application has been automatically added to your account when you registered for your program. To access the waiver, login to the student portal and search for the "Pre-college Waivers and Releases - 2022" application under the "My Applications" section of your account. You will need to download the PDF form, fill it out, and upload it back onto your "Pre-college Waivers and Releases - 2022" application.

The waiver and release form helps better prepare our staff for you to participate in our programs and will ask you for information about your emergency contacts and any learning differences. It will also ask for your parent or guardian to sign off on important permissions to allow you to participate. We ask that you complete this form early so that we can review the information and ensure there is nothing else we need. If you have questions about the waiver and release form, please email us at precollege@temple.edu.

Step 3: Submit your COVID-19 vaccination documentation.

Every pre-college student is required to submit proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus. Temple defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the date of your second shot of Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after your first shot of Johnson and Johnson. For example, if your program starts on June 27, you must get your final vaccine dose no later than June 13.  

If you enroll in a two-week pre-college program, to submit proof of vaccination, login to your student account and click "My Applications." Look for "Non-Credit Covid-19 Compliance - Vaccination or Exemption Documentation" and fill out the form, uploading your vaccine card or other proof. 

If you enroll in a four-week or six-week pre-college program where you are earning college credit, to submit proof of vaccination, you will need to activate your AccessNet account (see step 4) and login to the Patient Health Portal to upload proof of your vaccination status.

While the university would like 100% participation with vaccination, we recognize that exemptions may be warranted in some cases. Your request for an exemption will be reviewed and if it is approved, you must still wear a mask indoors, continue to practice physical distancing when among others and submit weekly COVID-19 test results for the duration of your program. 

Please note that Temple University's COVID-19 requirements may change over time and updated guidance will be posted here.

Step 4: Activate your AccessNet account.

NOTE: You will not be able to complete this step until 30 days prior to your first day of class. Your AccessNet account is the username and password that you will use to access online class sessions, check your Temple email, and login to Canvas (our learning management system). You must activate the account to be able to use these resources.

To activate your AccessNet, please visit accounts.temple.edu and click "Activate AccessNet Account." On the next page, enter your last name, 9-digit TUID, and date of birth. You should have received an email from Temple containing this 9-digit TUID number. If you are not sure what your TUID is, please contact our office at precollege@temple.edu. Follow the prompts to set a secure password. This process will also give you what your AccessNet username is. It will be in the format of three letters, starting with "tu," and five numbers, such as tux12345. You cannot change your AccessNet so please keep the username and password in a safe place! You will need it to login to our online classrooms via Zoom.

Step 5: Submit a photo for your OWLcard ID

Your OWLcard is your Temple University ID card. You will need it to access your classroom buildings and, if you are living on campus, your residence hall. Your Diamond Dollars (money for meals) are also stored on your OWLcard. You'll get your OWLcard either on move-in day (residential students) or on your first day of your program (non-residential students). Please submit a photo to precollege@temple.edu in advance so we can print your card prior to your arrival.

Please review these guidelines prior to submitting your OWLcard photo to ensure your photo meets our guidelines.  

Step 6: Purchase required supplies.

All students should come prepared with basic school supplies, like a notebook and something to write with. Students taking online courses or workshops will also require a computer with internet access, a webcam, and a microphone. Most college courses and some workshops will need additional supplies, like books or software. If you are enrolled in a course or workshop that needs additional supplies, links will be published here for those supply lists in spring 2022. 

Next Steps for Residential Students

Additional Next Steps

Information for Parents and Families

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