Congratulations and welcome!

Here's what to do next.

1. Accept your offer of admission.

To accept your offer of admission, submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $200. We encourage you to make your deposit by May 1 (fall applicants), or within two weeks of when you were admitted (spring applicants), as housing is limited. You can pay the deposit in TUportal, under the Welcome tab. Before paying the enrollment deposit, please familiarize yourself with our estimated total costs by using our Tuition Calculator

2. Request a room in University Housing.

If you would like a room in University Housing, you must first submit the $250 housing deposit in addition to your tuition deposit. Visit Temple Housing to learn more about the selection process and our facilities. Be sure to make arrangements before leaving your home country.

3. Visit the campus.

If you are able to visit Philadelphia, contact us to arrange a tour. We would love to show you around campus. Come to one of our weekday information sessions or email us​ to schedule a visit.

4. Review your I-20 and pay the SEVIS fee, if needed.

If you require an I-20 to study at Temple University, complete your Certificate of Eligibility Application Form (PDF) and send in the supporting documents as soon as possible. Visit International Student and Scholar Services for more information about this process.

The I-20 will be mailed to you once you have paid your deposit and submitted the required documents. When you receive it, please pay your SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee online. Transfer students should make arrangements for their current I-20 to be released to Temple University after submitting the Certificate of Eligibility Application.

5. Contact a U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for your student visa, if you need one.

Follow instructions at the U.S. embassy in your country.

6. Reserve your place for the mandatory New Student Orientation.

Check TUportal for orientation dates and registration information.

7. Submit proof of graduation.

After you are admitted and pay your enrollment deposit, please arrange for your final high school transcript/proof of graduation to be sent from your school or examining body. If you are not sure what satisfies proof of graduation, please contact the International Admissions Office.

In light of the recent announcements of exam cancellations and the modified assessment and calculation of results for multiple international qualifications (IBO, A levels, French Bac, AP, etc.) due to the impact of COVID-19, Temple will continue to accept these results and the adjusted methods of assessment as determined by the examining body/ministry of education without any negative impact on offers of admission or scholarship.

For those of you who were anticipating advanced credit due to completion of IB, A Level, AP or CLEP courses/subjects, our awarding policy will not change and we will recognize successful completion as determined by the examining body. Please find the advanced credit policy here.

8. Arrive on the assigned arrival dates.

If you have registered for New Student Orientation, you should arrive on the assigned dates. If you are unable to attend the New Student Orientation, contact for our late arrival procedures. NOTE: The U.S. government does not allow international students to enter the country earlier than 30 days before the program start date indicated on your I-20.