Please note that for parents to have access to their son or daughter’s educational records, including academic status (such as registration information, grades and more), the student needs to complete the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) waiver.
In Case of Emergency
Please contact Campus Safety Services at 215-204-1234. They will make contact with your student.
Academic Advising, Policies, and Related Information
You can view notes, along with links to important websites, from an advising session in TU Portal. Click on the Student Tools tab, look under the Records section on the right-hand side of the page, and then select Advising Sessions.
Complete the “Undergraduate Request for Program Change” and drop the form off at the SMC Student Affairs/Advising Center in Room 9, Annenberg Hall.
Schedule an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) session with the Advising Center of the school or college into which the student wants to transfer (i.e., the “new” college). After you attend the session, you are then prompted to fill out paperwork to formally change your major. The IUTs are effective for the following semester. These IUT sessions are held multiple times throughout the year, except during January and August, at the discretion of the school or college’s Advising Center.
Please download the PDF document “SMC Undergraduate Grade Appeal Policies and Procedures” for information about grades.
Commencement and Graduation
Commencement is the university ceremony, which is open to all graduating students within Temple. Graduation is the school-wide ceremony, which is open to all graduating students within SMC. Commencement and Graduation are two separate ceremonies. Commencement is held only in May while Graduation is held in January and May.
For graduation information, please visit the Graduation Information page. Please visit the Commencement Page for university commencement information.
When a student has completed 90 credits, he or she needs to make an appointment with an SMC academic advisor for a graduation review. The advisor and student will discuss remaining requirements for graduation as well as the graduation process during this meeting. Additionally, the student needs to complete a mandatory online graduation application, which can be submitted through the TU Portal on Self-Service Banner. Diplomas will NOT be mailed in cases where this form has not been completed. Any student who has a hold on their record must resolve the issue prior to graduation. Diplomas will NOT be released to students who have holds on their accounts. Additionally, all students who have had financial aid are required to complete an Exit Interview.
Contributions to the School
Counseling and Self-Help
Diamond Dollars and Temple Purchases
Please visit the Diamond Dollars Deposit page for information about making deposits.
Directory Information and Contacts
It is best to schedule in advance in order to ensure that someone is available to assist you. Please contact the Office Manager for the department in which you would like to visit. Please contact as follows:
Contact the Office of Graduate and Research Studies at 215-204-1497.
Enrollment Information and Transcripts
Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin and look for the appropriate academic year for when your son or daughter selected their major.
Financial Aid and Billing
Parents’ Access to Information
Student Health and Medical Withdrawal
All the information regarding the medical withdrawal is on the “Form for withdrawal for medical reasons (.doc)“. He or she needs to download the document, read it throughly, fill it out and submit it to an academic advisor. Medical documentation is required for medical withdrawals. The medical withdrawal process requires a student to withdraw from all courses during the semester, and a medical withdrawal will not be approved in cases where a grade has been earned. Click here for the Academic Policies page, with more information on the medical withdraw process.
For information, please visit the General Health Information for incoming students.