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 might be considered for transfer admission.

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

NOTE: Scholarships are renewable for up to three years for full-time undergraduate students who maintain a 3.0 GPA at Temple.

When to Apply

For most programs, transfer students need to complete the application process by June 1 for the fall semester or Nov. 1 for the spring semester. We encourage you to submit your application much earlier than the deadlines given above, because we can review most applications without needing to see your current grades.

Dates to Remember

The application deadline for the spring 2017 semester is Nov. 1, 2016.
The application deadline for the fall 2017 semester is June 1, 2017.

How to Apply

The best way to apply to Temple is through your TUportal account, which you can also use to check your application status and more. To join TUportal, sign up for our mailing list. Within 24 hours, we’ll send you an email that includes instructions about creating a TUportal account.

You can also apply using Temple’s online application, by downloading and filling out a PDF or via the Common Application. Our application fee is $55.

You’ll need to send all your official high school and college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Temple University, Conwell Hall, Room 103, Philadelphia, PA, 19122-6096, with your application.

What We Consider

  • We require an official high school transcript for students who have completed fewer than 30 college credits. We might review your high school work as a part of our admissions decision.
  • Your essay is your chance to explain why you’d like to transfer, give insight into your academic performance and tell us something that’s not evident in your application.
  • Though they’re not required for transfer students, we accept letters of recommendation.
  • Tell us about what you like to do outside the classroom.
  • If you have at least 15 college credits, SAT/ACT scores are usually not required for transfer admission unless the Admissions Office requests them.

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 acceptable through a mailed official credit evaluation after you’re admitted. Generally, Temple accepts academic, college-level courses beyond the developmental level, completed with a grade C or better from schools with regional accreditation.

Each academic department determines how credits apply to your major, and students meet with advising units during on-campus registration. For more information about transferring credits to Temple, check out our Undergraduate Bulletin.

Temple also awards college credits to students who participated in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs in high school.

The Transfer Equivalency Tool can help you determine how your college-level credits might transfer to Temple University. Use these tables to find the current listing of available Temple equivalents to classes at various two-and four-year institutions, as well as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and CLEP exams.

Dual Admissions

We’ve established Dual Admissions agreements to help students transfer smoothly from local two-year colleges. Students who have completed 30 or fewer college credits may enroll in the Dual Admissions program through one of our partner community colleges. If you’re enrolled in Dual Admissions, admission to most majors at Temple is guaranteed if you finish an associate degree with a GPA of 2.3 or higher. And if you graduate from your community college with a GPA of 3.3 or higher, you’re also guaranteed additional scholarships.

To enroll in Dual Admissions, simply fill out an Intent to Enroll form at your participating community college. The semester following your enrollment in the program, you’ll receive a letter confirming your enrollment in Dual Admissions.

In your final semester, you’ll fill out a Temple application. Be sure to indicate that you’re a Dual Admissions student.

You must then send all your official college transcripts to Temple for admission consideration. Scholarships are awarded only after Temple receives a final transcript indicating that you’ve graduated from Dual Admissions with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Find participating colleges and learn more about Dual Admissions.

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