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||Apply by May 1|
|Spring (late January) Term||Apply by December 1|
|Application Timeline for International Students (Fall 2013 Term)|
|January 1||Review of applications for fall 2013 begins|
Last day to submit applications for students residing in Africa (due to U.S. Embassy restrictions)
Last day to submit 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.
|June 1||Last day to complete fall 2013 applications for ALL students. All application materials must be received by this date.|
|July 1||Last day to submit Enrollment Contract for fall 2013|
|Late August||Course registration, advising and orientation for fall 2013.
Fall 2013 term begins.
Completing Your Admission Application
The following steps will help guide you through the Towson University application process.
1. Submit your admission application and fee.
Complete the Bachelor's Degree Application (PDF) for International Students and submit the $30 USD application fee. The application fee may be paid by a check or money order made payable in U.S. dollars to Towson University, or by credit card using the Credit Card Authorization Form (PDF).
If you plan to live on campus, you must complete Section 1: Attendance Plans on Form A of the admission application.
2. 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.
3. Submit 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.
4. 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 online 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.
5. Submit financial certification (Form C).
Submit official statements of financial resources that guarantee all educational and personal expenses for the first year of study. See the Bachelor’s Degree Application, Form C (PDF).
6. Submit photo ID.
We require a copy of your passport photo ID that show your complete legal name.
7. Submit housing application.
Students who would like on-campus housing must submit the International Student Application for Housing (PDF).
All application materials, including your completed application form, transcripts, test scores, financial documents and application fee, must be mailed to:
Office of International Admissions
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001, U.S.A.