Policies and Procedures

Declare or Change your Major, Minor or Certificate

  • Want to change your major into the College of Liberal Arts? Visit the change of program page.
  • To declare a new major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal Arts, you must submit a Change of Program Form from the Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development.
  • College of Liberal Arts students who wish to declare a second major, minor or certificate outside of the college must contact the academic advising center of that school or college.

Re-enrollment to the College of Liberal Arts

If you were a matriculated student and you have not been enrolled at Temple University for one fall or spring semester, you must complete an  Undergraduate Request to Re-enroll form if you wish to return. Re-enrollment forms are accepted until August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester and April 1 for summer sessions. 

Please send your completed form and statement to CLAAAC@temple.edu via TUsafesend.

If you have attended another school or college while you were not enrolled at Temple University, an official transcript from that institution must be submitted to the College of Liberal Arts Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development before you can register for courses. You may submit your re-enrollment form while awaiting your transcripts.

If you indicate “Financial” as the reason for your absence, contact Student Financial Services before submitting the re-enrollment form. Students with financial holds must resolve their hold before submitting their re-enrollment.

If you indicate “Health Related” as the reason for your absence, please send your completed  Medical Provider’s Statement Return via TUsafesend along with your completed re-enrollment form and statement.

If you indicate “Academic” as the reason for your absence, you may be required to attend a meeting with the Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development before a decision can be finalized on your request to re-enroll.

Register for Classes

If you’re an owl with good academic standing—that means you have a minimum 2.0 GPA in the previous fall or spring term and cumulative GPA—you can register for classes through the Self-Service Banner (SSB). All students who have unsatisfactory academic performance—a term or cumulative GPA below a 2.0—must meet with an advisor in order to register.

During the registration process, you may encounter circumstances that require special approval and the appropriate approval forms. They may also require manual registration by the Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development. These include the following: Closed Section Approval, Credit Level, Credit/No Credit (Audit Only), Overload, Special Authorization and Time Conflict. Please note that no changes will be processed unless the student presents the request in person and waits for processing and a receipt of the transaction.