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Transferring to Klein College

Transfer to Klein College

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

Klein College is committed to making the transfer process as easy as possible. Keep reading to find out how to apply and when to submit your application.

How to Apply

Temple exclusively uses the Common Application for all transfer student submissions.

There’s an application fee of $55, which you will submit with the Common Application unless you qualify for a waiver through a federal or state program. 


After submitting the Common Application, you’ll need to send your official high school and college transcripts to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

The best option is to have official transcripts sent to us electronically. Select Temple University from the drop-down menu (if available) on your institution's website. 

If your school requires that the transcript be sent via email, please use the following address.

If your school is unable to send electronic transcripts, please request the official transcript be mailed to the following address.

Temple University
Undergraduate Admissions

Conwell 103
1801 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

What We Consider

Previous College Academic History

This is the basis of our admissions decision, as it is most telling of the work you will demonstrate as a Temple student. All previous college coursework is considered even if you attended more than one college or university.

High School Transcripts

We require an official high school transcript for students who have completed fewer than 30 college credits. We may review your high school work as part of our admission decision.

Application Essay

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.

Extracurricular Activities

Tell us about what you do outside the classroom. Your outside interests help paint the full picture of who you are and can factor into the review process.

Standardized Test Scores

If you have at least 15 college credits, SAT/ACT scores are usually not required for transfer admission unless our admissions team specifically requests them.

Optional Letter of Recommendation

Although not required for transfer students, we accept letters of recommendation. Your letters should be submitted by individuals who can speak to your academic abilities and personal accomplishments, such as an advisor or professor.

When to Apply

Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for each semester. We can review most applications without needing to see your current grades, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you will receive a decision.

Important Dates for Transfer Students

  • Application deadline for fall semester: June 1
  • Application deadline for spring semester: Nov. 1


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.

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.

Learn more about scholarships for transfer students.

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 of 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.

Learn more about transferring credits

Transfer Equivalency Tool

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 partnered with several regional, two-year colleges to create a clear path from community college to a Temple degree—so that students who have completed 30 or fewer college credits can transfer their credits and earn their degree here. 

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, you need to

  • fill out an Intent to Enroll form at your participating community college;
  • apply to Temple using the Common Application during your final semester at your community college;
  • indicate that you’re a Dual Admissions student on your application; and
  • send all official college transcripts to Temple’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions for consideration.

Learn more about Dual Admissions.


If you have any questions about transferring to Klein College, please contact

Alesia Bani, assistant director of recruitment
(215) 204-8350