Getting Started Checklist

Ready to become an undergraduate student in Temple’s School of Media and Communication? 

Here’s a quick rundown of the initial steps you need to complete in order to apply.

 

Read Our Admissions Guidelines

Find application deadlines, evaluation criteria, and other important information for freshman and international students.

Create Your TUportal Account

TUportal is your gateway to apply to Temple, check your application status, schedule a visit and more. To join TUportal, sign up for our mailing list. You’ll receive an email about creating an account within 24 hours.

Schedule a Visit

Attend an information session, talk to students, tour campus, and find out all that Temple and the School of Media and Communication have to offer. Schedule a visit today.

Complete Your Application

Your TUportal account, Temple’s online application or the Common Application are the quickest ways to apply. There’s a $55 application fee unless you qualify for a fee waiver (available only to freshmen).

To apply to SMC, select your major on your application to Temple. 

Submit Your Supporting Credentials

In addition to your application, send us your supporting credentials, including

  • your application essay,
  • a list of your extracurricular activities,
  • your official transcripts and
  • your SAT/ACT scores.

If you want to apply without submitting your test scores, you may use Temple Option.

Track Your Application Status on TUportal

After you’ve created your TUportal account, you can track the status of your application.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Ana del Puerto at visitsmc@temple.edu. You can also contact Temple’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions anytime at askanowl@temple.edu, and (215) 204-7200 or (888) 340-2222 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.