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Top Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Temple…
(Advice from our Peer Advisors)
- Utilize the many resources available to you- utilize the Teaching Assistant’s (TA’s) and the Tutoring Center/ Writing Center. The TECH Center is an awesome resource too. If you need viruses taken off your computer, they do it for FREE.
- Take control of your education and plan ahead- Temple is a HUGE university. Visit offices like Student Financial Services and Advising during off-peak hours (hint: peak hours are typically during priority registration and the first two weeks of each semester. Check out the Academic Calendar for dates: http://www.temple.edu/registrar/documents/calendars/). Also, make friends with upperclassmen to help you navigate the university.
- Get involved in activities and clubs as soon as possible- take advantage of every opportunity (hint: consider joining an SPO: http://www.fox.temple.edu/org/).
- Take advantage of your student status- there are so many discounts that you can receive in the Philadelphia area just by having your Temple ID. SWEET!
- Check out other venues for books- use eBay, Amazon, book.ly or local bookstores in the Philadelphia area. College bookstores can be a rip off so renting textbooks or buying books from upperclassmen tend to be a heck of a lot cheaper.
- RATEMYPROFESSORS.com – love this!
- Center City is not hard or expensive to get to- if you’re losing your mind take a stroll down to Rittenhouse to relax. Also, become familiar with public transportation and if you have a car on campus, pay to have it in a secure lot.
- Dress for success- a suit is definitely a MUST, especially for Fox students.
- Know where to eat- food trucks are amazing and cheap (especially the crepe truck by Tyler). Sodexo and the Fresh Grocer are expensive for what they offer. The SAC is a little better than J&H Cafeteria because it offers smaller portions to help cut down on the “freshman 15”.
- Things will not be perfect your first semester- your schedule may not be how you want it to be and you may not have the ideal roommate. You may not love every class you have to take or enjoy every professor, but you’re in college and if you want to accomplish your goals, you have to learn how to cope. You can do it- we all did!!
Contact our Peer Advisors at email@example.com, or visit their website: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/advising/staff/peer-advising/
Please view the new closed course procedure at the following website: http://www.fox.temple.edu/advising/documents/Fox.Closed.Course.Procedures.Fall.2011.pdf
Self Service Enrollment Verification
Current and All Prior Enrollment
Students may print a current enrollment letter using the TUPortal. When first logging into the TUPortal you will need to use your TU ID and password. Select the Student Tools tab and locate the Enrollment Verification button under the Records channel.
Enrollment Verification takes you directly to the National Student Loan Clearinghouse (NSC) website. Temple University has authorized NSC to provide information on your current and past enrollment status (full-time or part-time), dates of attendance, degrees sought or awarded, and program of study.
If you do not have a letter available or the desired term is not indicated once you enter this site, it may be that your information has not yet been sent to the NSC. The NSC receives information from Temple University 30 days prior to the start of each term and at the close of each month until the term is complete.
Students who require additional verification information not found through the NSC or require a form be completed should contact the appropriate records office for specific instructions.
Student Loan Verification
Students’ enrollment for loan purposes is verified to the National Student Loan Clearinghouseon a regular schedule during each semester. The Clearinghouse then automatically updates your status with all of your lenders.
If your lender does send a deferment form to you and insists the form be completed, please sign it as required (borrower’s signature) and forward to the Office of the University Registrar. We will then send it to the Clearinghouse in order for them to update the lender. You may also verify your enrollment status by going to the National Student Clearinghouse website. If you have any questions, you may contact them directly at 703-742-7791.
The TU Japan Relief Fund has been set up to help those most impacted
by the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami including Japanese
students studying at Temple campuses and students, staff, faculty and
their families in Japan experiencing hardship such as being displaced
from housing or experiencing food, health and financial challenges.
Students studying in disaster areas in Japan who would like to
continue pursuing a university degree at one of Temple University’s
campuses may also apply for financial aid.
For more information on what the University is going please go to: