Undergraduate Admissions


Ready to begin your journey as a Towson Tiger? It all starts right here.

Make sure to read the following instructions carefully before beginning your application. If you have questions, contact us at 410-704-2113 or admissions@towson.edu. Or get in touch with your admissions counselor.

1. Complete Your Application and Submit the Application Fee

A $45 non-deferrable, non-refundable fee is required with your application. Students applying with a fee waiver will have the option to choose the type of fee waiver to be used during the payment section of the application.

2. Apply, if Interested, to the Honors College

If you’re interested in the Honors College, you’ll need to complete Section 15 of the regular application for admission, no later than Dec. 1.

3. Know the deadlines

The final application deadline is Jan.15 for fall admission and Oct. 15 for spring (applications may remain open on a space-available basis). To be considered for merit-based scholarships offered through University Admissions, you must apply and submit your transcripts and standardized test scores by Dec. 1. See all deadlines.

4. Send official high school transcripts.

Please have your school counselor submit to University Admissions your official high school transcript to admissions_documents@towson.edu. If you attended or are currently attending a non-U.S. high school, you must have your transcript evaluated by one of the following international credential evaluation companies: WES, AACRAO or ASCISS. You may also request that your high school send an official transcript by mail to:

University Admissions   
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252

5. Submit standardized test scores

Towson accepts either the SAT and/or ACT (must include Writing test score). SAT and ACT scores must be sent from the testing agency to be considered official. We will not accept test scores reported on high school transcripts.

Towson University test ID for SAT:  5404

Towson University test ID for ACT: 1718   

6. Write your college essay

Towson requires two essays with no word minimum or maximum. Please refer to the application for topic information.

7. Create a Resume

Applicants have the option to upload a resume or activities list before submitting the application. Although this is optional, any document submitted will be considered during the application process.

8. Provide optional Letters of Recommendation.

Up to two letters of recommendation may be sent via email to admissions_documents@towson.edu.

9. Find out if your intended major has additional requirements

Please refer to our complete list of screened majors to determine if there are additional requirements for the major you wish to study.

10. Determine if You Need to Take the TOEFL Exam

If you have been living in the United States less than five years and your native language is not English, you are required to submit SAT/ACT scores or you have the option to take the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam. The TOEFL exam measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. 

TOEFL: 5404

Mark Your Calendar

Oct. 15: Spring application deadline*

Dec. 1: Application deadline for scholarship consideration

Jan. 15: Final application deadline

*The spring 2016 application will remain open on a space available basis until further notice

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University Admissions

Phone: 410-704-2113
Fax: 410-704-3030
Campus Tours: 410-704-4696

Office Location

Office of Admissions
7800 York Road, 2nd Floor

University Codes

SAT: 5404
ACT: 1718
FAFSA: 002099