If you're ready to apply to Towson University seeking a first-time bachelor's degree
or second bachelor's degree, you'll need to know our deadlines and complete the following
steps to submit your application.
Applicants should hold or intend to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa
to study in the United States. Admissions decisions are made when all documents are
received and applications are complete. We encourage you to apply early, especially
if you have international transcripts, need previous course work evaluated by a professional
foreign credential evaluation service, or plan to apply for on-campus housing at Towson.
Application Deadlines for International Students
Fall term (late August)
Complete application by May 15
Spring term (late January)
Complete application by December 1
Application Timeline for International Students (spring and fall 2017 terms)
Review of applications for spring 2017 begins
Last day to complete spring 2017 application for ALL students. All application materials must be received by this
Last day to submit enrollment contract and fee for spring 2017
Review of applications for fall 2017 begins
Spring 2017 Orientation
First day of spring 2017 classes
Last day to complete fall 2017 applications for ALL students. All application materials must be received by this date.
Last day to submit enrollment contract and fee for fall 2017
Fall 2017 Orientation
First day of fall 2017 classes
Completing Your Admission Application
The following steps will help guide you through the Towson University application
process. If you have questions, contact us at intladm AT_TOWSON or (410)704-6069.
2. Submit your application fee. A $45 non-refundable, non-deferrable fee is required with your application. When
you apply online, you will be able to pay the application fee with a credit card or
3. Submit a copy of your passport. (mandatory) A copy of your passport photo ID that bears your complete legal name must be submitted.
1a. Submit your secondary school/high school transcript. If you’re in your final year of secondary school (high school), you must submit official,
course-by-course grade reports, mark sheets or transcripts from the past three years.
If you’ve already completed secondary school, you must submit a graduation certificate.
If the original language of the records is not English, certified translations are
1b. Submit your post-secondary school transcript. If you have completed course work at a post-secondary school (college, university
or professional school) you must submit official transcripts or mark sheets from each
school attended. Advanced standing is granted for course work equivalent to courses
offered at Towson. If the original language of the records is not English, certified
translations are required.
*NOTE: All documents submitted with your application will be kept on file and cannot
be returned. Applicants who have attended a secondary or post-secondary school outside
the U.S. may submit original or certified true copies of marks sheets or transcripts.
2. Submit test results of English proficiency (non-native English speakers). If you are not a native English speaker, you must demonstrate English-language proficiency
by submitting one of the following:
Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a score of at least
500 (paper-based), 173 (computer-based) or 61 (internet-based). More information
can be found on the TOEFL website or by calling +1-609-771-7100.
Results of an OLD SAT score of at least 470 on the Critical Reading section or a NEW
SAT score of at least 530 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section. More
information can be found on the College Board website or by calling +1-212-713-8000.
Grade of C or better in a college-level composition course from an accredited U.S.
school or other English-language college program approved by Towson University.
Completion of Towson University's English Language Center (Level IV) program. More information can be found online or by calling +1-410-704-2552.
Mail to: University Admissions- International 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252-0001 USA
International students must provide the following documentation in order to receive
a Towson University Form I-20.
If you require sponsorship from Towson University as an F-1 student, the following
documents must be submitted:
1. Copy of immigration documents: biographical page of passport (mandatory), visa, I-94 and any other relevant immigration documents (i.e. current I-20, DS-2019,
2. Original financial statements that document funds for at least 1 year of tuition, fees and living expenses. Estimated expenses are available from the International Student and Scholar Office.