How to Apply

Almost half of incoming Temple students transfer from other colleges and universities. If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you could be considered for transfer admission.

The quickest way to apply is through Temple’s online application or the Common Application.

Along with your application, you’ll need to send all of your official high school and college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Temple University, and pay a $55 application fee, unless you qualify for a fee waiver.

When to Apply

For most programs, transfer students need to complete the application process by June 1 for the fall semester or by November 1 for the spring semester. Be sure to find out if there are additional requirements for your program, such as a portfolio or an audition. We encourage you to submit an application much earlier than the deadline in the semester before you are looking to transfer, as we can review most applications without needing to see the grades you have in progress.

Dates to Remember

Transfer application deadline for spring 2020 semester

Nov. 1

Transfer application deadline for fall 2020 semester

Extended to July 17

Transfer application deadline for Nursing* and Health Information Management (fall 2020 only)

Feb. 1

*Note: This is a four-year program even for transfer students. Limited spaces are available. 


New transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher at the time of admission are considered for academic scholarships. There is no separate application required.

Note: Scholarships are renewable for up to three years as a full-time undergraduate student as long as you maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at Temple.

PA Residents

Non-PA Residents

3.3–3.64 cumulative GPA: $1,000/year

3.3–3.64 cumulative GPA: $2,500/year

3.65–4.0 cumulative GPA: $2,000/year

3.65–4.0 cumulative GPA: $5,000/year

Transferring Credits

There’s no limit to the number of credits we accept, but you must complete at least 45 of your last 60 credits at Temple in order to receive a Temple degree. Our Admissions Office will let you know which credits are accepted. The credit evaluation can be viewed on TUportal after you are admitted. Generally, Temple accepts academic, college-level courses beyond the developmental level completed with a grade of C or better. Please note that for the Spring 2020 semester, we will also accept courses with a pass designation in place of a grade. College-level coursework completed at an institution that is not accredited by an institutional accrediting agency will be evaluated for course equivalencies. Each academic department determines how credits apply to the major, and students meet with advising units during on-campus Orientation. Learn more about transferring credits to Temple.

Temple also awards college credits for students who in high school participated in the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs. Official scores will need to be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for review.

Temple's Dual Admissions Program

We’ve established Dual Admissions agreements to help students transfer smoothly from local partner, two-year colleges. Students who have completed 30 or fewer college credits may enroll in the Dual Admissions program through a partner community college. Enrollment in Dual Admissions guarantees admission to most majors at Temple if the student finishes an approved associate degree with a 2.3 or higher GPA. Dual Admissions also guarantees additional scholarships to students who graduate from their community college with a 3.3 or higher GPA.

To enroll in Dual Admissions, simply fill out an Intent to Enroll form at your participating community college. Then, in your final semester, you will fill out the Temple application. There will be an option on the application asking you to indicate if you're a Dual Admissions student. You must then send all official college transcripts to Temple for admission consideration. Scholarships are awarded only after Temple receives a final transcript indicating that you have graduated through Dual Admissions with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Any questions about Dual Admissions? Please contact the program coordinator directly at Find participating colleges and learn more on the transfer agreements webpage.