Admitted? Now What?

Below are the next steps to take if you were admitted for Fall 2018*.  Please be aware if you were offered admission to Temple, you will receive your letter of acceptance through TUportal in mid-December (we do not mail letters). 

*Are you an international student? Learn more about your next steps.

1Choose Temple!

To reserve your place in the Fall 2018 entering class, you must submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $200. If you would like to request a room in University Housing as well, combine both deposits and submit one payment of $450 (see below for housing information). We encourage you to make your deposit by May 1, or within two weeks if you were admitted after April 15 as housing is first-come, first-served.

You can pay the deposit in one of two ways:

  • Use TUpay for online credit card or bank debit transactions by logging on to TUportal and reviewing information provided under the "Welcome" tab.
  • Return the Enrollment Deposit Form included in your acceptance package with a personal check or money order made payable to Temple University.

2. Join TUportal

If you haven't already, make sure to register on TUportal. You should have received an email invitation on how to join. If you have not received the email invite or deleted it in error, please click here for instructions. You will need to join TUportal in order to pay your tuition and housing deposits and register for orientation.

3. Register for Experience Temple Day for Admitted Students 

As an admitted student, you and your family are invited to attend Experience Temple Day.

To register for Experience Temple Day log onto your TUportal account and click on the "Register for Experience Temple Day" on your homepage. 

4. Get your financial aid in order

Submit your FAFSA application by the March 1st deadline. Visit Student Financial Services for more information.

5. Request a room in University Housing

If you would like a room in University Housing, you must first submit the $200 tuition deposit, as well as the $250 housing deposit mentioned above. Students will have the ability to self-select their own housing and meal plan via the Online Housing Selection (OHS) process, available in MyHousing, only accessible through TUportal. Please note, housing selection begins on March 3, 2018, for new studentsLearn more about housing and the annual Housing Selection Process.

6Attend summer orientation and register for classes

Your new student orientation is designed to assist in your transition and get your college career off to a great start! New student orientation sessions are offered throughout the summer months, giving you plenty of time to plan your summer.  Parent and Family Orientation sessions will occur concurrently with New Student Orientation sessions throughout the summer. Information regarding orientation will be sent to your Temple email from the Office of Orientation, New Student, and Family Programs once your deposits have been paid.

Visit our website at for more information regarding freshmen, transfer and parent orientation.