The Admissions and Records office is located in One College Centre (OCC), on the first floor.

Fall and Spring Semester Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – Noon
Summer Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday Closed

Phone Number:
254-298-8300

Fax Number:
254-298-8288

Mailing address:
Temple College
Attn: Admissions and Records
2600 South First Street
Temple, Texas 76504-7435

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ’s

Q: The last name on my form is wrong because I got married/divorced. How do I get my name changed on my records?

A: This must be done in person at Admissions and Records located in the One College Centre. Student must present either a valid driver’s license AND a valid Social Security card with the new name, OR a copy of their marriage certificate/divorce decree, and fill out a change of information form.

Q: Where can I get a Catalog?

A: The Temple College Catalog can be found at our website. Go to www.templejc.edu, select Resources and click on College Catalog.

Q: Where can I get a Schedule of Courses?

A: The Schedule of Courses changes every semester. You can view the current schedule on-line at our website, www.templejc.edu select Resources and click on class schedule.

Q: How do I get a course description?

A: Go to www.templejc.edu, select Resources and click on College Catalog.

Q: How do I get my grades at the end of the semester?

A: Once the semester has ended and grades have been processed, you can view your courses and grades on your TConnect account. If you have any holds such as tickets, or financial aid, you will not be able to view your grades until your holds have been removed.

Q: When is the last day to drop, apply for degree, last day of classes, etc. for the current term?

A: All of the important dates for full-term classes are available in the Registration Information section of the website. Go to www.templejc.edu, click on Admissions, click on Enroll Now and then click on Registration Information.

Q: What is the difference between in-district, out-of-district, and non-resident?

A: Residency status is determined at the point of application submission. For residency requirements, please see the Temple College catalog under admission to college.

Q: How do I change my residency?

A: If you move from out-of-district to in-district, you must provide proof of residency and have lived in-district for six months, before your residency will be changed.
If you move from non-resident to in-district or out-of-district, you must provide proof of residency and have lived at your residency for one year before your residency will be changed. Documentation accepted to show proof of residency is located in the Temple College Catalog under admission to college. It is the student’s responsibility to change his/her residency, and the burden of proof is on the student.

Q: What is Academic Fresh Start?

A: If you’re a Texas resident and apply for or readmission to Texas public colleges or universities and enroll as an undergraduate, you may be able to begin a new course of study with a clear academic record.

If you have credits for college courses taken ten or more years prior to the planned enrollment date, those credits (and grades) can be ignored for enrollment purposes under the “Academic Fresh Start” Law.

Please remember: This is an all-or-nothing option. You cannot pick and choose which courses to ignore and which courses to count. If you choose the “Academic Fresh Start” option, you will not receive any credit for any courses you took at least ten years ago. Once processed, this is an irreversible decision.

This means that courses taken previously:

  • Cannot be used to fulfill new prerequisite requirements;
  • Cannot be counted toward your new degree; and
  • Will not be counted in your new G.P.A. calculations.

These courses will NOT be removed from your Temple College transcript, beside the courses a code FGV will be used to indicate these courses have been ignored.

This will NOT have any effect on your TSI status.

Academic Fresh Start clears only your academic record. When deciding your eligibility for financial aid, the school must still count all prior credits earned. If you earned a graduate degree prior to enrolling as an undergraduate under the Academic Fresh Start option, you will only be eligible for aid available to graduate students. Contact the Director of Financial Aid for more details.

For more information please contact Admissions and Records admissionsrecords@templejc.edu

Admissions FAQ’s

Q: How do I get admitted to Temple College?

A: Go to www.templejc.edu, click Admissions, click Enroll Now and select Application or print the application and return it to Admissions and Records. Admissions and Records fax 254-298-8288.

Q: How long does it take to process an on-line application?

A: It will take up to 3 business days for the application to be transmitted to the college and 5 business days for it to be entered into the system. During registration, it may take longer to process.

Q: I’ve submitted my application for admission, now what?

A: Once you submitted your application, you should have your official transcripts sent to Temple College. You will receive a letter of acceptance. Included in your acceptance letter will be information on testing, accessing your Temple College email and TConnect account.

Q: How do I change my residency?

A: If you move from out-of-district to in-district, you must provide proof of residency and have lived in-district for six months before your residency will be changed. If you move from non-resident to in-district or out-of-district, you must provide proof of residency and have lived at your residency for one year before your residency will be changed. Documentation accepted to show proof of residency is located in the Temple College Catalog under admission to college. It is the student’s responsibility to change his/her residency, and the burden of proof is on the student.

Q: When do I need to send my transcript?

A: You should request your official transcript be sent to Temple College as soon as you apply. Please mail to

Temple College
ATTN: Admissions and Records
2600 South First Street
Temple, TX 76504

Q: Can I enroll without a HS diploma or GED?

A: Yes, by Individual Approval – Financial Aid is not available without a HS diploma or GED.

For more information please contact Admissions and Records at admissionsrecords@templejc.edu

Graduation FAQ’s

Q: I complete my degree or certificate requirements soon. Will I automatically receive my degree or certificate once I finish my courses?

A: No, degrees and certificates are not awarded automatically. You must apply for graduation by the specified deadlines.

Q: How do I apply for graduation?

A: Go to www.templejc.edu, click on Admissions, click on Important Student Forms and click on Application for graduation. After filling out this form you must have an advisor’s signature. This form will NOT be accepted in A&R without an Advisor’s signature.

Students will receive confirmation of graduation status by mail once applications have been processed (usually within 4 weeks). Students participating in the graduation ceremony will receive instructions by email (TC Email) approximately one month prior to the ceremony.

Q: When do I apply for graduation?

A: You must be registered in your remaining required courses before submitting a graduation application unless you are a Summer graduate participating in the May graduation ceremony.

Graduation Application Deadlines:

Fall: October 1
Spring: February 1
Summer: June 1 (February 1 for participation in May ceremony)

Q: I don’t want to participate in the graduation ceremony. Do I still have to apply for graduation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is there a fee for graduation?

A: There is no graduation fee unless the deadline is missed. A $30.00 graduation fee will be accessed for late submissions.
Students participating in the graduation ceremony must purchase a cap and gown from the TC Bookstore. The cost is usually $30 – $35.

Q: When is graduation?

A: Graduation is held every May. Participation is ceremonial only and does not confer on a student’s rights to a degree or certificate.

Q: How do I get my cap and gown?

A: Caps and gowns are purchased through the TC Bookstore beginning approximately three weeks before the ceremony.

Q: I finished all my graduation requirements in a previous semester, but didn’t know I was supposed to apply for graduation. What do I do now?

A: You may still apply for graduation. However, we cannot grant you a degree or certificate until the end of the semester in which you submit your graduation application. If it has been more than a year since you were last enrolled, you may be required to meet the graduation requirements that are currently in place.

Q: What are the graduation requirements?

A: Graduation requirements are in the TC catalog under the degree student is receiving. For AA degree, look under Academic Transfer. For AAS degree, look under Technical Programs, or meet with an Advisor. Final responsibility for meeting all graduation requirements rests with the student.

Q: I transferred to a university before I completed my graduation requirements at TC. Is it possible to transfer courses back to TC from the university to complete my graduation requirements?

A: Yes. To begin this process, you should request that your university send an official transcript to the Temple College Admissions and Records Office. Please contact the A&R in advance so that we will know you want your transcript evaluated for graduation. Students who were not enrolled at TC during the preceding academic year must meet current graduation requirements even if different from the graduation requirements that were in place during the student’s attendance at TC. A minimum of 25% of the coursework for the degree must be completed at Temple College to be eligible for graduation. If you have any questions please contact Admissions and Records at 254-298-8300.

Q: When will I receive my diploma?

A: Diplomas are not awarded at the graduation ceremony, but will be mailed when the Registrar’s Office certifies that all graduation requirements have been met, usually 4 – 6 weeks after the end of the semester.

Q: I am applying for a job and need to provide proof of my degree, but I can’t wait until my diploma arrives in the mail. What do I do?

A: The transcript is the official record of graduation. Graduation information is typically posted to transcripts within 5 business days of the end of the semester. The first 5 transcripts are free and may be obtained from Admissions and Records in the One College Centre. Requests for transcripts (must include your signature) may also be mailed or faxed to:

Temple College
Admissions & Records
2600 South First
Temple, TX 76504
Fax: (254) 298-8288

Q: I need another copy of my diploma. How do I get one?

A: Diploma re-print request forms are available through the Admissions and Records website by clicking on Important Student Forms. The cost is $10 per diploma

For more information please contact Vicki Hanaway at vicki.hanaway@templejc.edu.

A Proud Partner of College Connection

The goal of this program is to ensure that seniors in TC’s service area have full acceptance to at least one post-secondary institution by graduation. TC introduces seniors to the idea of going to college, aids seniors to complete their first college application via www.ApplyTexas.org, educates students on the financial aid process, and provides students with reduced-price assessment testing at our on-campus testing facility.

  • College Connection was created in response to the State of Texas’ Closing the Gaps initiative.
    • The state’s goal is to increase student enrollment in higher education by 630,000 by 2015.
    • TC’s goal is to increase student enrollment in higher education by 5,000 more students by 2015.
  • Many high school students find the college enrollment process intimidating, so Temple College will provide hands-on assistance to every local student through each step of the college admissions process.
  • The College Connection partnership opens doors to the variety of options that exist beyond high school.
  • Temple College provides hands-on to assist every local student through each step of the college admissions process.
  • Upon graduating from high school, each participating student will be conditionally accepted into Temple College.