Towson University is home to nearly 900 international students from over 80 countries and to over 100 foreign faculty, exchange scholars, and visiting faculty each year. The International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) provides documents, services, and programs essential to a culturally diverse academic environment that enhances international learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
We are here to answer your questions about studying and working at Towson University and living in the Baltimore area.
Undergraduate International students- you must be registered for 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring).
Graduate international students- you must be registered for a minimum of 9 graduate- level credit- units each semester, and for doctoral students, a minimum of 6 graduate-level credit-units each semester. (Graduate courses are numbered 500 or higher.)
Walk-In Hours are held every Tuesday and Thursday! Do you have a quick question for an ISSO advisor but don't have the time to make an appointment? You can stop by the ISSO on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. with your questions. We look forward to seeing you!
New International Students
Welcome new students. Please complete the ISSO SEVIS Exam and Local Address Reporting:
All new F1 students must update their address and complete the SEVIS session with a score of 100% to comply with TU and US policies. Instructions on how to access the tutorial, complete US Local Address reporting, and take the SEVIS exam are provided in the “International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO Orientation) Community” on BlackBoard.
International Student & Scholar Office
Psychology Building, Suite 408
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252