Academic Interest Form Spring 2015

Please make sure you fill out EVERY FIELD or the form cannot  be submitted. Please utilize the chat feature to contact us with questions.

Freshmen complete this form to be scheduled for classes for their first academic term. Before you begin, we recommend that you review the Core Curriculum course descriptions. The Academic Advising Center advisors will register you for your first term based upon your choices and course availability. The courses you show an interest in are used as a guide to determine your class schedule, however advisors will first consider prerequisites and requirements for your intended major. For a list of majors offered at Towson University and the requirements needed to complete a major, go to:

If you are not registered for all of your preferred courses, you can take them in your second semester. Schedules will be created in the order received, so for the best selection of classes, submit your interest form early.

Questions? Chat with a Student Academic Advisor (Monday - Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm) or send an email to If you would like an advisor to contact you, please include your name, email address, student ID number, phone number and the best times you would prefer to be contacted. 

Please note: All form fields are required

Personal Information


1. Student Status:

(Please indicate "Unknown/Undecided" if you have not yet chosen a major.) For a list of majors offered at Towson University and the requirements needed to complete a major, go to:

1= Not Sure ---- 5= Absolutely Certain

2a. If you are considering Science or Math as a major, would you be interested in taking a one credit
course that would allow you to explore Secondary Education as a potential career option?

3. Will you be living on campus?


International Baccalaureate  


If you would like to take a Spanish course, you must take a placement test to make sure you are registered for the appropriate class level. Please click here to access the Department of Foreign Languages website and instructions for the placement test.

10. Please select a first and second choice for each listed Core Curriculum category. Advisors will make every effort to accommodate your choices, based on course availability, major and academic requirements and your schedule constraints. Freshman take between 12 and 15 credits their first semester.

Students are required to take both ENGL 102 (Writing for a Liberal Education) and TSEM 102 (Towson Seminar) in their first year. Out of these two courses, the course you are not enrolled in is the course you will take in the Spring semester. e.g. Fall 2014 - ENGL 102, Spring 2015 - TSEM 102.

Core 1 Towson Seminar

Review the Towson Seminar topics offered for Fall 2014 and select your top 4 choices. Advisors will do their best to give you one of your top choices, but class size is small and registration is first come, first served. Not every topic is offered every semester, so please list 4 choices including the section numbers e.g. TSEM 102.069.

Core 2 English Composition

You will be registered for either ENGL 102 or TSEM in your first semester.

Core 3
Mathematics (Must Complete Math Placement Testing) :

All students are required to take a math placement test to determine their appropriate math level and course. While schedules will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis, students will not be enrolled in a math class or a major-related science class until they have completed testing.  Find out more about Math Placement Testing.

Choose a first and second choice for each Core Curriculum Category
(To view a description of the courses offered in each category, click on the category title)

Core 4 (Required):

Arts and Humanities (Required):

Social and Behavioral (Required):

Biological and Physical Sciences (lab) (Required):

Biological and Physical Sciences (lab and non-lab) (Required):

Core 9 Advanced Writing (Required): Can be taken once prerequisites have been completed.

Metropolitan Perspectives (Required):

The United States as a Nation (Required):

Global Perspectives (Required):

Diversity and Difference (Required) :

Core 14 Ethical Issues and Perspectives: Can be taken once prerequisites have been completed.

Academic Advising Center
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Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3678

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Incoming Freshman Please Note:

- Schedules are "works in progress" and may change throughout the course of the summer due to several factors including; course availability, AP scores and math placement testing results.

- Professional advisors create schedules based on student requests and requirements for the Core Curriculum and intended major. Please note that course availability is also a factor. 

- You will be receiving your final schedule during the Freshman Orientation Program on August 26. At this time you can review your schedule with you First Year Experience Advisor (FYE) and discuss any potential changes you may wish to make prior to the start of the semester. Only academic essential changes (incorrect placement level, duplicate credit, change of major) can be made prior to your Orientation. 

- All students have the ability to make changes to their schedules during the first week of classes.



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