Towson University enrolls transfer students from more than 83 countries. International
students who have attended a post-secondary college or university in their home country
or any other country are strongly encouraged to apply to Towson University.
We recognize that time, effort and expense are involved in completing course work
at the school you previously attended. Therefore, we make every effort to evaluate
your course work thoroughly and fairly to determine if transfer credit can be awarded
To receive advanced standing or transfer credit for course work completed abroad,
applicants must have university-level courses taught at schools approved by the Ministry
of Education in that country. Courses must be equal in content and quality to those
offered at Towson and must be completed at a level above the minimum passing grade.
Applicants may be required to submit course descriptions at any time during the evaluation
process. Final evaluations will not be made until applicants have enrolled at Towson.
Transfer credit for course work completed at other post-secondary schools is determined
by an official Evaluation of Transfer Credit made by the university. Applicants who
accept an offer of admission must also accept the procedure used by the university
to evaluate their previous course work. The university requires applicants who have
attended a post-secondary institution outside the U.S. to obtain a detailed (course-by-course)
evaluation of their previous course work from a professional foreign credential evaluation
service in the US. Applicants must pay any fees required by such services. The university
often refers applicants to World Education Services, Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087, p: 212-966-6311,
f: 212-739-6100, firstname.lastname@example.org. We also accept credential evaluations from ASCISS or ECE .
Limit on Transfer Credits
A maximum of 64 credits may be transferred from community colleges or other two-year
institutions in the U.S. or abroad, while a maximum of 90 credits may be transferred
from a four-year institution or combination of two and four-year institutions in the
U.S. or abroad. A student’s final 30 credits must be completed at Towson as an enrolled
Transfer Credit Evaluation Process
Towson's University Admissions office will send an admission letter to you that will
include the estimated number of credits that will transfer to Towson. After you accept
the university's offer of admission, you will receive an official Evaluation of Transfer
Credit. This evaluation is usually (but not always) preliminary in nature since you
may be taking additional courses at the time of admission.
You must send your final transcripts to University Admissions at the end of your
current semester. A final evaluation of transfer credit will be prepared when your
final transcripts are received.