Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with mandates issued by the city of Philadelphia Board of Health, Temple University requires all students age 18 and up, faculty, staff and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to safeguard the health and wellness of our community.

This policy applies to you if:

  • You are 18 years old or older.
  • You are participating in a course or program that takes place in person on one of Temple’s Pennsylvania campuses, or in another US location.

Temple is providing you with two ways to comply with this policy. You can:

  1. Upload a vaccination record, such as a CDC-issued card or other proof of vaccination from a medical provider.  
  2. Request a religious or medical exemption and include documentation as to why you need an exemption, using the Temple-provided form on the application.

Click here to submit your vaccination documentation or your request for an exemption.

You will later be able to access this information at any time by logging into your account at https://noncredit.temple.edu and clicking “My Applications.”



Masks are currently optional in all indoor and outdoor non-clinical spaces.


Students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated and who have uploaded their vaccine information are not required to participate in a regular testing program. Temple University will assume that you are unvaccinated until you provide evidence of being fully vaccinated.

Please note that if you request a medical or religious exemption and it is approved, providing weekly test results is no longer required.



If you are participating in an in-person class, you will be required to get a Temple University non-credit OWLcard as your photo identification to enter your classroom building. Your course or program director will provide you with more information on how to obtain your non-credit OWLcard.



Additional information about Temple’s response to COVID-19, including isolation and quarantine guidelines if you are exposed or if you test positive, can be found at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus.


  1. My class is online, or I take a mix of online and in-person non-credit classes. What should I do?
    If you are vaccinated and participating in in-person OR remote classes
    , you should upload a vaccination record. Even if your current non-credit program is online, this will still allow you to access campus at any time as needed during the semester.

    If your program is taking place entirely online and you do not wish to provide vaccination  documentation at this time, your program director has certified that your course or program is taking place entirely online and that you will not come to campus. Please note that your building access to campus will be restricted immediately and you will not be permitted on any campus at any time until your documentation changes.
  2. The class or program I registered for takes place in person, but only for one day. Do I still need to provide proof of vaccination?
    Yes, you must provide proof of vaccination. Some programs or courses may allow you to provide proof of vaccination in person at the door.
  3. How long do I have to be fully vaccinated?
    Temple defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the date of your second shot of Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after your first shot of Johnson and Johnson. Boosters are strongly recommended but not required at this time.
  4. Can I get tested for COVID-19 at Temple?
    No. At this time, we are unable to test non-credit students for COVID-19 on campus. We encourage you to use a non-Temple provider such as CVS, Walgreens, etc. to be tested.
  5. Can I get vaccinated for COVID-19 at Temple?
    All three COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson) are available for free through Temple University Hospital. Please visit https://www.templehealth.org/2019-novel-coronavirus/vaccine-information for more details and to make an appointment.
  6. Do I need to submit proof of vaccination every time I register for a non-credit course?
    No. Your vaccination information will carryover from one class to another. It is possible, however, that Temple University may ask you to submit additional documentation in the future if vaccination guidance changes.
  7. I need help using this form or uploading a file. Who can I go to?
    You may call 215-204-4866 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday to request help with submitting your documentation. You may also email noncredit@temple.edu. Some programs may also have events when you can visit in person to receive help with submitting your documentation. Please check with your program if that is a possibility for you.
  8. I am a Temple student enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses, or I am a Temple faculty member or employee. Do I have to follow the process listed here?
    No. If you are a Temple student, faculty, or staff member, you must submit your documentation through the Temple University patient health portal. The process described here is only for non-credit students who have no other relationship with Temple University.
  9. I want to request a religious or medical exemption from vaccination. What should I do next?
    While the university would like 100% participation with vaccination, we recognize that exemptions may be warranted in some cases. Submit this form to request an exemption. Your request for an exemption will be reviewed by Student Affairs staff and you will be notified of a decision via email. Please note you must provide proof of why you need an exemption, and blank applications without attached proof will not be considered.
  10. What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19 while I am enrolled in a non-credit course or program?
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you should not come to any Temple campus. You should follow the guidelines posted here under “I have tested positive for COVID-19.” Please note that quarantine or isolation guidelines may vary depending on whether you are considered “up to date” (i.e. vaccinated AND boosted) rather than vaccinated (no boosters) or unvaccinated.
  11. What should I do if I am not comfortable with complying with this policy?
    The vaccination policy is a university-wide policy in accordance with a mandate from the City of Philadelphia. If you are not comfortable getting vaccinated, but do not have an approved religious or medical exemption on file with Temple University, you should speak with your program director about switching into an online version of your course or program.



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