FAQ For Current Students
Q: How do I meet the “consult with an academic advisor” checkpoint each semester?
A: Each school and college at Temple provides different options for meeting this checkpoint, including things like group advising, virtual sessions on Blackboard, emails and individual advising appointments.
You don’t have to schedule an individual appointment if you already took part in another advising option that your school or college offers. If you notice the checkpoint is not updated on TUportal within a week of your advising session, contact your advising office directly. Remember: as a Fly in 4 student, you need to consult an advisor in both the fall and spring semesters each year.
Q: I’m going to be a senior next year. What do I have to do for my graduation review?
A: Each school and college has different processes for the graduation review. Contact your advising office in the spring of your junior year to learn more about what you have to do.
Q: What if I decide to add a second major, minor or certificate to my degree program?
A: Adding one of these credentials may or may not increase the time it takes to earn your degree. Share your plans with your advisor so you can understand what the academic and financial implications are. If a second major, minor or certificate increases how long it takes you to graduate, you’ll be responsible for paying the cost of the additional credits.
Q: What if I decide to change my major?
A: Changing your major may or may not increase the amount of time it takes for you to earn your degree. Share your plans with your advisor so you can understand what the academic and financial implications are. If the change of major is responsible for increasing how long it takes for you to graduate, you’ll be responsible for the cost of the additional credits.
Q: What if I start as an Undeclared major?
A: Students who enter Temple undecided as to their major can still graduate in four years. Deciding which major you want to take is something that should be discussed with your advisor from the beginning and should be done sooner rather than later. Depending on the courses you’ve taken, when you decide, and what program you choose to pursue you may or may not increase the amount of time it takes to earn your degree. If the choice of program increases the amount of time it will take for you to graduate, you’ll be responsible for paying the cost of the additional credits.
Q: I’m having trouble getting into a course I need. I’m on the waitlist. Is there anything else I can do?
A: If you can’t register for a course that’s required for the upcoming semester, and you’ve met all of your Fly in 4 checkpoints so far, you can submit an Unavailable Required Course form. The link to the form is on the student dashboard of TUportal. Complete the form, and you’ll be directed to someone in your school or college who can help.