Admitted Graduate Students: Next Steps



  • We welcome all admitted graduate students to campus to meet with faculty and current students and to get a feel for what it is like to be a Tyler student. If you have not already visited our campus in Philadelphia and met with our faculty, your program head (see list below in "Program requirements and registering for classes") will work with you to coordinate a visit.

  • If you have not already activated your TU Portal account, you should do this first. Once you activate your TU Portal account, look in the NEXT STEPS channel for instructions about paying your deposit online.

  • University financial support

    Information on university support through fellowships, assistantships, scholarships and grants is available on the Temple University Graduate School website here.


    Apply for financial aid (FAFSA)

    In order to be considered for financial aid such as federal grants, work-study and loans, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you have submitted your FAFSA and listed Temple University (003371), the information will be sent to Temple University’s Student Financial Services (SFS) office. The majority of the graduate student financial aid administered by SFS is in the form of federal loan and work-study programs. SFS begins to process graduate student financial aid awards in late May for the upcoming academic year. Students will receive an email notification of a processed financial aid award letter notifying them to review the award in the Self-Service Banner (SSB) section of the TUportal.

    For additional information on graduate financial aid at Temple University visit the Graduate School’s Financial Information webpage.

  • Any full-time, matriculated graduate or professional school student can apply to live in graduate housing. To download a "Graduate Living: Housing Selection" guide click here.

    The majority of our graduate students live off-campus in the surrounding area and throughout Philadelphia. A good resource for off-campus housing information can be found on our Off-Campus Services website. Check out Temple’s "Student Guide to Finding Off-Campus Housing" pdf.

    Find how-to tips about beginning a search for off-campus housing here!

  • All full-time graduate students have the opportunity to enroll in one of Temple University’s health insurance plans. Teaching assistants, research assistants, academic interns, and graduate externs receive health insurance benefits. Fellowship recipients have similar options. For questions regarding the plans, visit

  • Students can learn more about their program requirements at the Tyler School of Art page of the Temple Bulletin. Once you choose your program, select the program requirements tab. You should have a conversation with faculty in your area if you have specific questions about curriculum or what courses you should be taking. Unsure about who to contact? Here's a list:


    Program Faculty Email
    Architecture Pablo Meninato
    Planning & Community Development Jeff Doshna
    Landscape Architecture & Horticulture Sasha Eisenman/
    Pauline Hurley-Kurtz
    Art History Tracy Cooper
    Marcia Hall- PhD
    Art Education & Community Arts Practices Lisa Kay/
    Renee Jackson
    Ceramics Roberto Lugo
    Glass Sharyn O’Mara
    Fibers & Materials Studies Jesse Harrod
    Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Doug Bucci
    Graphic & Interactive Design Kelly Holohan
    Photography Byron Wolfe
    Printmaking Amze Emmons
    Painting Matthew Sepielli
    Sculpture Karyn Olivier/
    C.T. Jasper


    Graduate students can register for fall 2019 courses starting April 4th, 2019. To access registration, students should sign into TUportal. On the left side, select the link for Self Service Banner, then Student, then Registration.

    The Tyler Advising Team in here to help if you have trouble registering for your courses. In some cases, an override may need to be put in for classes outside your department. If you run into issues, don’t hesitate to contact Kathy Peters (, Assistant Director of Academic Advising; or Dave Logan (, Director of Academic Advising.

  • Check out the Temple University Academic Calendar.
    Summer New Graduate Student Orientation will be held in August 2019. More details to come.

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  • Temple's Office of International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing exemplary support to our international students, scholars and researchers.

  • Admitted students are encouraged to meet with a Disability Resources and Services (DRS) coordinator to learn more about resources and services available at Temple University. Please call 215-204-1280 or email DRS at to schedule an information session.