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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or get in touch with our admissions counselors.
1. Decide how you want to apply.
You can apply for admission to Towson University using Towson's online application.
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2. Apply, if interested, to the Honors College.
If you’re interested in the Honors College, you’ll need to complete the Honors College Application, in addition to the university's 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. 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. Pay your application fee.
A $45 non-deferrable, non-refundable fee is required with your application. If you apply online, you will be able to pay the application fee with a credit card or electronic check.
5. Send your high school transcript.
Submit to University Admissions your official high school transcript and a completed transcript supplement (Guidance Counselor’s Recommendation). Official transcripts may be sent from your high school directly via email to Admissions_Documents@Towson.edu .
6. Submit standardized test scores.
Towson accepts either the SAT (R) or ACT Plus Writing test scores for admission to TU. All freshman applicants must submit the results of either of these tests to University Admissions. 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.
If you are submitting an SAT score, Towson University’s College Board identification number is 5404. For the ACT, our identification number is 1718.
7. Write an essay.
Submit a minimum 250-word essay on the topic of your choice with your application for admission.
8. Provide letters of recommendation.
Letters of recommendation are optional; however, you may submit two letters. High school counselors may use Towson’s supplemental form. All documents may be sent via email to Admissions_Documents@Towson.edu .
9. Find out if your intended major has additional
Some majors have additional requirements or screening criteria, such as auditions, prerequisite courses, supplemental applications or minimum GPA. Admission to Towson University does not guarantee entry to these majors. Please refer to our complete list of 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 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.