Advising Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes?

How do I know when I can register for classes?

How can I meet my Fly-in-4 checkpoint?

What do I do if I don’t pass a course I need for my major?

How can I change my major?

How do I withdraw from a course and what are the consequences?

How do I file a grievance?

How do I request a leave of absence?

How can I request an excused withdrawal?

Why can’t I register for Human Anatomy & Physiology? The courses look like they’re open but I’m not able to register.

 

How do I register for classes

To register for classes, start in the Student Tools tab on TUPortal. Under the “Registration” channel select “Add or Drop Classes” and then select the term. This brings you to the Add or Drop classes page. There are step by step video tutorials for the registration system in TUPortal.
 
 

How do I know when I can register for classes?

Registration for the next semester or summer session occurs during the “priority registration” period. Your day within the “priority registration” period is determined based on your total earned credits to date (this does not include credits you are currently registered for). The schedule for registration is emailed to you every semester and can be found on the Registrar Office’s website.
 

How can I meet my Fly-in-4 checkpoint?

There are different options available in order to meet this checkpoint depending on if you are a first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior student. The “consult your advisor” checkpoint needs to be met each fall/spring by a pre-determined deadline listed on the Fly-in-4 webpage.
We offer Fly-in-4 Fridays. Fly-in-4 Fridays are designed for students to satisfy this checkpoint.
 

What do I do if I don’t pass a course I need for my major?

You will need to retake the course if it is required for your major. It is beneficial to determine why you struggled in your course in order to determine if you were initially prepared to start in the course or if it would be beneficial to take a different course prior to your second attempt at a required course. It is important to pay attention to the repeat policy as you are limited on the number of attempts per course. Please plan to meet with your academic advisor in order to discuss why you think you struggled in order to come up with your specific plan to do better.

How can I change my major?

Declaring a Major, Minor or Certificate

All Students who wish to declare/add or change a primary major within the College of Science and Technology (CST) should have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher.

For students in their first semester at Temple (first time freshmen and transfers) the GPA requirement is waived.

Current CST Students

In order to declare majors, minors or certificates within the College of Science and Technology, a CST student must meet with an advisor.

To schedule an appointment:
1. Log into TUPortal
2. Go to Student Tools
3. Scroll to Appointment System
4. Click on the Schedule tab
5. Follow the prompts

Non-CST Students 

In order to declare a CST major as your primary major, a non-CST student must complete the CST Change of Program (COP) requirements on Canvas.
To access the Canvas site please select Temple University – Change of Program.

1. You will need to log in using your Accessnet username and password.
2. Select “Join this Course” in the upper right corner.
3. Follow the directions to complete the CST Change of Program module.

You are to view the Prezi presentation and complete the COP survey. Upon successful completion of the survey you will be contacted within 3-5 business days to set up your advising appointment to officially change your major!

***NOTE: During the Add/Drop and Priority Registration periods, response time will be delayed***

In order to add or drop a CST minor or certificate, a non-CST student can email CSTADV@temple.edu to make an appointment. 
 

How do I withdraw from a course and what are the consequences?

 
 For more information on course withdrawals, click here.
 

How do I file a grievance?

 
In order to begin the grievance process, you should contact the Student Advisor and Advocate. A student must initiate Stage I of the grievance procedure (as outlined within the link below) no later than thirty days from the start of the following fall or spring semester following the completion of the course in which the grievance occurred. For detailed information on filing a grievance, click here
 

How do I request a leave of absence?

Currently enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate students can request a Leave of Absence for the upcoming semester via the TUportal. A leave of absence can be requested for up to two semesters. Students can access the Leave of Absence application in TUportal by following the steps below. 
 
  1. Sign into TUportal
  2. Under the TUapplications heading, click Enrollment Services.
  3. In Enrollment Services, click Services.
  4. In the Services menu, select Leave of Absence.
 

How can I request an excused withdrawal?

 
We encourage you to discuss pursuing an excused withdrawal with your advisor to learn more about possible academic and/or financial implications and whether your situation meets the conditions. Once completed, the petition must be submitted directly by the advisor on your behalf. Please click here for information on how to pursue an excused withdrawal. 
 

Why can’t I register for Human Anatomy & Physiology? The courses look like they’re open but I’m not able to register. 

Human Anatomy & Physiology (KINS 1223 & 1224) is offered out of the College of Public Health. The majority of students in the College of Public Health are required to take this sequence. To ensure that the students who are required to take this course for their major are able to do so, a significant amount of sections of these courses are completely reserved for students in the College of Public Health. There are a limited number of sections that are open to students in any major. You can determine whether a section is restricted by clicking on the CRN for a specific section. If the section is restricted, you will see a notation stating the restriction. You may register or waitlist for a section that is open to all majors. 
 
Other options to consider:
  • Will your professional school accept Human A&P that doesn’t require a lab? If so, you might be able to sign up for KINS 1221 (fall only) and KINS 1222 (spring only).
  • Will your professional school accept Mammalian Anatomy and Mammalian Physiology? If so, you could take BIO 2233 (fall only) and BIO 3334 (spring only), as long as you meet the prerequisites.
 
 

What should I do if I can’t get an appointment when I want to come in?

We offer Same Day Appointments (SDAs) Monday through Friday. Please email us at CSTADV@temple.edu if you are having issues scheduling an appointment. 
Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development
College of Science and Technology
Paley - Suite 150
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122 

215-204-2890
cstadv@temple.edu