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Transfer to Temple Harrisburg and Earn your Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies

Turn your Associate’s into a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University Harrisburg. Temple University Harrisburg’s transfer program is made with you in mind! If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you could be considered for transfer admission to Temple Harrisburg.

When to Apply

Transfer students need to complete the application process by June 1 for the fall semester.  We encourage you to submit an application much earlier than the deadline if possible, to allow for time for transcript review and registration in required courses.

Dates to remember:

Application deadline for fall 2018 semester - June 1, 2019

How to Apply

The best way to apply is through your TUportal account (if you have one), which you can also use to check your application status and more. To join TUportal, sign up for our mailing list. We’ll send you an email with instructions within 24 hours.

You can also apply using Temple’s online application, by downloading and filling out the PDF or via the Common Application. Applying costs $55.  Applicants are encouraged to use an online application; the submission of a paper application will likely require additional processing time.

Along with your application, you’ll need to send all of your official high school and college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Temple University, and pay a $55 application fee.


Students need to meet a language requirement of at least 2 levels OR pass a language assessment.  If you are admitted, you will be given the opportunity to take a language placement assessment.  A student must complete a minimum of 45 credit hours at Temple.

The program requires five upper level courses in one social science concentration (a total of 15 credit hours).

Four upper level courses in other social sciences (for example, history, political science, economics, criminal justice, sociology) and two upper level courses in the humanities departments (e.g., philosophy, English,  religion, other languages).  Transfer students may be able to meet some of these major requirements with non-Temple courses.

The Process

Once applications are submitted and your application fee is paid, Admissions will review your application.  Once an applicant is admitted, transfer credits will be evaluated.  Finally, an advisor in the College of Liberal Arts will determine what particular courses are needed to complete the degree.

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