Learning in the real world prepares you for the real world.

Located in one of the most diverse cities in the country and positioned as a leading research institution, Temple University inspires innovation and opens doors to endless opportunities. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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)
Email: askanowl@temple.edu