Learning in the real world prepares you for the real world.
Temple students conduct cutting-edge research in Philadelphia and present it at conferences around the world. A classroom doubles as a boardroom for a tech startup. Professors become mentors through graduate school and beyond.
If you’re serious about academics and driven to turn opportunities into accomplishments, we want to hear from you. Understand how the application process works and show us what you’re capable of by applying.
Before You Apply
Applying to college shouldn’t be hard. That’s the approach we take here at Temple. Our goal is to make the admissions process as simple and straightforward as possible.
Find all the information you need to navigate the application process and the contact information for our admissions staff who can help answer any questions you might have.
First, read our admissions guidelines.
Find application deadlines, evaluation criteria and other important information for high school students, transfer students, international students and veterans. Temple exclusively uses the Common Application.
Next, figure out the best application path for you.
You’ll first want to pick a decision plan and decide if you’d like to apply Early Action or Regular Decision based on the following deadlines.
Then, decide if you want to submit your test scores.
After deciding which deadline you want to meet (Early Action or Regular Decision), the next step is to consider your standardized test scores if you’re a first-year student.
Temple offers two ways to apply.
- You can choose to submit your test scores.
- Or you can not submit test scores.
We are a test optional school, and choosing to not submit your scores does not negatively impact your application.
If you choose not to submit your scores, you will apply test-optional. If you believe an SAT or ACT score would complement your application, you should submit your scores. Standardized test scores are otherwise entirely optional and in no way required for admission. If you are a first-year international student, please review guidelines for test score requirements.
When You Apply
After determining which deadline and test score option is right for you, it’s time to formally submit your application.
At Temple, we exclusively use the Common Application. Once you submit your application, you’ll be invited to join TUportal to complete your application.
Activate your TUportal account.
TUportal is an important communications platform we use to keep you up-to-date with the admissions process. There, you’ll submit the final information needed to complete your application. Applicants will receive more specific instructions via email after submitting your final application.
Learn more about each application process.
After You Apply
All decisions made regarding your application will be available to you via TUportal. After submitting your application, you can track its status and learn important next steps in TUportal.
Request to Reenroll
Did you go to Temple in the past but left before you graduated? If you want to reenroll at Temple, please follow the steps through the appropriate academic advising office.
Request to Defer
If you’re an admitted student and you’ve already made your deposit, you may be able to defer your admission for up to one year. Learn more about deferring your admission.
Costs, Aid and Scholarships
See a breakdown of costs, and learn more about your financial aid and scholarship options.
If you have questions about the admissions process, contact Temple’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We’re open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 215-204-7200 or 888-340-2222 (toll free)
Talk to Our Admissions Staff
We’re here to help you with any questions you may have about Temple and navigating the admissions process.
If you’re an applicant who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you can schedule a virtual appointment with an undergraduate admissions representative.
If you’re an international applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you can schedule a virtual appointment with an international undergraduate admissions representative.