The Baltimore Student Exchange Program (BSEP) at Towson University is designed to foster an interchange of students between Towson University and certain private colleges which include Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University of Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Peabody Institute and Stevenson University.
INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST BE
At least a sophomore
In good academic standing
Full time - must maintain a combined full load (12 or more units) with a minimum of 6 units at TU
GENERAL BSEP PROGRAM INFORMATION
1. Available fall and spring semesters only
2. Up to two classes may be taken at a host institution (several colleges limit to one class)
3. Course tuition & fees are paid to Towson University (student is responsible for special fees associated with a course) and grades are calculated in the TU GPA
4. Enrollment is on a space-available basis at the host college
5. TU equivalency & approval must be completed on the BSEP form by the TU academic department chair
6. Completed form with approval must be submitted to the TU coordinator for submission to the host college
7. Student will follow the academic calendar of host college, including drop/withdrawal dates
8. Any changes to registration must be requested through the TU coordinator
BSEP forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, Enrollment Services Center, Room 221 or faxed to 410-704-6358. Please make sure all of the information is complete and clear or the form will be returned to you. Forms submitted without the signature of the department chair/ evaluator will not be processed. The TU BSEP coordinator will submit the request to the host institution.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM REGISTERED AT THE HOST INSTITUTION?
You will receive an email notification from the host institution or the TU BSEP coordinator.
HOW DOES THE BSEP REGISTRATION APPEAR ON MY TOWSON RECORD?
When your registration is processed, you will be placed in a generic placeholder course here at Towson for the semester in which you are taking the course showing as BSEP 100 (lower level) or 300 (upper level). ROTC courses are listed with ROTC course information.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I COMPLETE THE COURSE AT THE HOST INSTITUTION?
At the end of the term, the host institution's registrar will send an official transcript to Towson and the course grade(s) earned will be posted to the Towson record and calculated into the Towson cumulative grade point average. Additionally, a notation will be made that the coursework was completed through the program, indicating the name of the host institution. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the end of the term for grades to be posted.
Please note that if a student has financial obligations at the host institution stemming from another charge, their transcript may be withheld. If the grade for the course is not sent to Towson the course will be graded with an incomplete. Any incomplete grades remaining after 180 days will lapse to an F.