College of Health Professions


Criminal Background Checks

FAQ's

Am I required to undergo a criminal background check?
Towson University does not require you to undergo a background check. However, non- compliance of a placement site’s request to have a background check may make it impossible to complete the program you are enrolled in.
Do I have to pay for this check and if so how much will it cost me?
Students are responsible for all fees associated with criminal background  checks.  The cost can vary from $48 – $62 depending on what type of check  you obtain. For more than one name or location, extra charges may occur.
How often will I have to undergo a criminal background check?
For students within the College of Health Professions, once you receive a criminal background check, it is sufficient for the entire time you are in a program.  For students placed within educational settings this may vary. Please contact Center of Professional Practice for more information. 
Does Towson University or the College of Health Professions have access to my background check report?
 No, the only people who can access your report are you and the placement site’s coordinator.
Who can I speak to if I have more questions?
For general information on the process of obtaining a background check, you can contact Melissa Egerton, Admissions and Placement Coordinator for the College of Health Professions at 410-704-2653 or megerton@towson.edu.  For questions specifically pertaining to your placement please contact your department’s placement coordinator.
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