Avoid the Long Route

Avoid the Long Route

There are other things you can do to help you graduate on time, keep your debt down and improve your future. 

Typically, students who graduate in four years:

  • enter college with a major in mind.
  • place directly into courses appropriate for their intended degree programs.
  • prioritize academics, which might include limiting work and, when possible, finding on-campus employment.
  • consider taking summer courses at Temple to stay on track for graduation, or request permission to take summer courses elsewhere.
  • pursue a single program of study. The addition of second majors, minors or certificates might require study beyond the standard eight semesters. (Advisors can help students explore how additional areas of study can be incorporated into four-year plans.)
  • complete all academic and financial tasks on time and according to university policies, including:
    • making timely bill payments.
    • completing financial-aid processes.
    • notifying an advisor when withdrawing from classes.
    • checking grades.
  • check TUPortal or TUMail regularly for important announcements about registration, financial aid, billing, support programs, academic advising and more.
  • remain in good disciplinary standing.
  • maintain good financial standing.