Application & Deadlines for International Students
If you're ready to apply to Towson University seeking a first-time bachelor's degree or second bachelor's degree, you'll need to know our deadlines and complete the following steps to submit your application.
Applicants should hold or intend to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to study in the United States. Admissions decisions are made when all documents are received and applications are complete. We encourage you to apply early, especially if you have international transcripts, need previous course work evaluated by a professional foreign credential evaluation service, or plan to apply for on-campus housing at Towson.
|Application Deadlines for International Students|
|Fall (late August) Term||Complete application by May 15|
|Spring (late January) Term||Complete application by December 1|
|Application Timeline for International Students (Fall 2015 Term)|
|January 1||Review of applications for fall 2015 begins|
Last day to submit applications for students residing in Africa (due to U.S. Embassy restrictions)
Last day to complete applications if you wish to live in on-campus housing. If you plan to live on campus, you are encouraged to apply to the university as early as possible.
|May 15||Last day to complete fall 2015 applications for ALL students. All application materials must be received by this date.|
|July 1||Last day to submit Enrollment Contract for fall 2015|
|Late August||Course registration, advising and orientation for fall 2015
Fall 2015 term begins
Completing Your Admission Application
The following steps will help guide you through the Towson University application process. If you have questions, contact us.
1. Submit your bachelor's degree application online.
International students must submit their application through the Towson University online application.
2. Submit your application fee.
A $45 non-refundable fee is required with your application. When you apply online, you will be able to pay the application fee with a credit card or electronic check. You can request an application fee waiver.
3. Submit a copy of your passport.
A copy of your passport photo ID that bears your complete legal name must be submitted.
1. Submit your secondary school/high school transcript.
If you’re in your final year of secondary school (high school), you must submit official, course-by-course grade reports, mark sheets or transcripts from the past three years. If you’ve already completed secondary school, you must submit a graduation certificate. If the original language of the records is not English, certified translations are required.
2. Submit your post-secondary school transcript.
If you have completed course work at a post-secondary school (college, university or professional school) you must submit official transcripts or mark sheets from each school attended. Advanced standing is granted for course work equivalent to courses offered at Towson. If the original language of the records is not English, certified translations are required.
7. Submit test results of English proficiency
(non-native English speakers).
If you are not a native English speaker, you must demonstrate English-language proficiency by submitting one of the following:
- Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a score of at least 500 (paper-based), 173 (computer-based) or 61 (internet-based). More information can be found on the TOEFL website or by calling +1-609-771-7100.
- Results of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of at least 5.5.
- Results of an SAT I score of at least 470 on the Critical Reading section. More information can be found on the College Board website or by calling +1-212-713-8000.
- Grade of C or better in a college-level composition course from an accredited U.S. school or other English-language college program approved by Towson University.
- Completion of Towson University's English Language Center (Level IV) program. More information can be found online or by calling +1-410-704-2552.
Office of International Admissions
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
International students must provide the following documentation in order to receive a Towson University Form I-20.
If you require sponsorship from Towson University as an F-1 student, the following documents must be submitted:
1. Copy of immigration documents: biographical page of passport, visa, I-94 and any other relevant immigration documents (i.e. current I-20, DS-2019, etc.)
2. Original financial statements that document funds for at least 1 year of tuition, fees and living expenses. Estimated expenses are available from the International Student and Scholar Office.
If another person or agency will be sponsoring you, a Statement of Willingness (PDF) must be included along with the original financial statement(s).
If you are transferring your SEVIS record from another U.S. university and/or bringing dependents, the following documents must be submitted:
1. If you are transferring your F-1 record from another U.S. institution, you must submit Towson University's Transfer Eligibility Certificate (PDF).
2. If you will be bringing your dependent(s), your financial documents must include dependent expenses. You must also submit the following documentation:
- Family Member Visa Certificate
- Copy of dependent passport(s)
International Student & Scholar Office
Psychology Building, Suite 408
Towson, MD 21252