College of Business & Economics

Transfer Students

transferring to TU

Thinking of Transferring to Towson?

You're not alone. More than 500 students choose to finish their studies in business and economics by transferring here each year. With a variety of comprehensive, accredited undergraduate programs, expert faculty and dedicated resources for our students, we can help you complete your degree at Towson.

We're here to help guide you through the straightforward process of becoming a Towson Tiger from filling out your application to selecting a major. Ready to get started? Follow these step-by-step instructions to apply today.

Our Transfer Program Makes it Easy

After being admitted to Towson, you will be required to attend Towson's Transfer Program, offered on select dates in January and July.

Towson’s Transfer Program will not only prepare you for your first semester at Towson, but answer any questions concerning your entire academic career. During the program, you will:

  • Meet faculty, department chairs, staff and fellow students
  • Learn about your major and academic requirements
  • Discuss your transfer evaluation
  • Receive advising and a group orientation for your major
  • Lean how to use Towson’s Online Services to register for classes
  • Build your schedule for the entering term
  • Receive your OneCard, your official TU identification
  • Get answers to last-minute questions

Transferring Courses to Towson

Transfer Credit Policies
In order to graduate from Towson University with a major from the CBE, students must complete at least 50 percent of the credits required in their major at Towson University.

Upper-level courses taken at other universities may, if approved, transfer to TU and count toward TU degree requirements. However, students are limited to a maximum of 64 credits from two-year institutions. A maximum of 90 credits are allowed from either four-year institutions or from a combination of two- and four-year institutions.

Lower-Level Courses
Students planning to transfer into a the Business Administration, e-Business and Accounting majors at Towson University may transfer the following lower-level required courses: Principle of Accounting I and II, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Legal Environment of Business, Calculus for Applications, and for Accounting majors only, Introduction to Business Technology (COSC 111/112 or equivalent). Students transferring from a Maryland community college should inquire at that institutions’ transfer office or refer to ARTSYS, the articulation system of Maryland, regarding the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) for their intended major. Students may also contact the CBE Student and Career Services office at 410-704-3496.

Upper-Level Business Courses
An upper-level course transferred from a four-year college that possesses “level and content equivalency” to a TU course may only be used to satisfy a course requirement in fulfillment of the major with prior approval from the TU department that houses the course. A student intending to transfer a course must provide a course description from the other college’s catalog and a course syllabus.

NOTE: Lower-level courses cannot transfer as upper-level courses. Courses completed at the 100 or 200 level at a community college or a four-year college that are offered at TU as 300- or 400-level courses do not need to be repeated, but must be validated in order to be recognized as meeting upper-level requirements. Validation generally requires that another course that has the transferred course as a prerequisite must be completed at TU with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

Alumni Experience

Cristian Voicu ’11 transferred to Towson to get his accounting degree and now works for T. Rowe Price.

College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001