Freshman Applicants

Ready to begin your journey as a Towson Tiger? It all starts right here.

The fall 2017 Application for Admission is now closed.


Towson Students

The fall 2017 Application for Admission is now closed.

Applying to Towson University is easy. Make sure to read the following instructions carefully before beginning your application. If you have questions, contact us at 410-704-2113, , or get in touch with your admissions counselor. Be sure to read the following instructions carefully before beginning your application:

  1. Complete your application and submit the application fee. A $45 non-deferrable, non-refundable fee is required with your application. Students applying with a fee waiver will have the option to choose the type of fee waiver to be used during the payment section of the application.

  2. Apply, if interested, to the Honors College. If you’re interested in the Honors College, you will need to complete the Honors section of the regular application for admission, no later than Dec. 1.
  3. Know the deadlines. To be considered for merit-based scholarships offered through University Admissions, you must apply and submit your transcripts and standardized test scores by Dec. 1. The final application deadline is Jan. 17 for fall admission and Oct. 15 for spring. (Applications may remain open on a space-available basis.) See all deadlines. 
  4. Send official high school transcripts. Please have your school counselor submit to University Admissions your official high school transcript to . If you attended or are currently attending a non-U.S. high school, you must have your transcript evaluated by one of the following international credential evaluation companies: WES, ASCISS, ECE. You may also request that your high school send an official transcript by mail to: University Admissions, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252.
  5. Submit standardized test scores. Towson accepts either the SAT and/or ACT. SAT and ACT scores must be sent from the testing agency to be considered official. We will not accept test scores reported on high school transcripts. Towson University test ID for SAT:  5404, Towson University test ID for ACT: 1718.
  6. Write your college essay. Towson requires one essay with a 500 word maximum. Please refer to the application for the essay prompt.
  7. Create a resume. Applicants have the option to upload a resume or activities list before submitting the application. Although this is optional, any document submitted will be considered during the application process.
  8. Send your ZeeMee link (optional). Help us get to know the person behind your application with ZeeMee.  It is a free, online virtual resume that allows videos and images to showcase your true self in a creative way.  You can create your free profile at  Once your URL is ready to be shared, you may email it directly to your admissions counselor.  This is a fun way to set yourself apart and we cannot wait to learn more about you!
  9. Provide optional letters of recommendation. Up to two letters of recommendation may be sent via email to .
  10. Find out if your intended major has additional requirements. Please refer to our complete list of screened majors to determine if there are additional requirements for the major you wish to study.
  11. Determine if you need to take the TOEFL exam. If you have been living in the United States less than five years and your native language is not English, you are required to take the TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE. However, one of the following SAT or ACT scores exempt you from submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson PTE scores:    
    1. Critical Reading SAT score of 470 on the old SAT                                                              
    2. Evidence Based Reading and Writing SAT score of 530 on the new SAT                          -
    3. A 20 on the ACT

The TOEFL code for Towson University is 5404.