Prior permission from the Academic Standards Committee is required before registering for a course at another institution.
You must be a current degree candidate in good academic standing.
Course work in which a grade is earned at TU cannot be repeated at another institution.
Grades and grade point averages earned at other institutions are not transferable. Only units for courses completed at another institution are transferable to the university.
Courses in which a grade of “D” has been earned at regionally accredited institutions are transferable, but cannot be applied toward a major or minor program.
Courses will transfer to TU at the same level (upper/lower) as they were completed at the transferring institution.
Courses transferred from two-year institutions will not satisfy the Advanced Writing requirement or upper-level credit.
With prior permission, students may take courses for transfer to Towson University until they have attained 90 units. However, no more than 64 units may be transferred from a regionally accredited two-year institution.
Students who have 90 units or more, including current course work, must petition the Academic Standards Committee before registering for courses at another institution by writing a separate, brief statement explaining the reason an exception should be made. Student’s final 30 units toward their degree must be completed at TU.
Exceptions are granted only in cases of extraordinary circumstances.
If this course is for your major/minor program, a note from the department chairperson supporting the request and accepting the course and units toward the major must be included.
Check the ARTSYS website at http://artsys.usmd.edu to see if a course taken at a Maryland Community College equates to a Towson University course.
Courses taken out-of-state or at a four-year Maryland institution must be evaluated by the department chair. Provide a course description along with this form to the department for evaluation.
Course work completed at degree-granting and non-degree granting higher education institutions that are not regionally accredited but hold national or specialized accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and course work completed at an international institution may be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. If such individual review is requested, the student must submit an institutional catalog or program of study and copies of course syllabi for those courses for which transfer credit is desired.
Student’s signature is required as confirmation that the policy has been read.
Courses taken at Maryland Community Colleges do not require the signature of the department chair.
Department chair signature is required for all courses taken out-of-state or at a four-year Maryland institution.
Return the completed form to the Academic Standards Committee, Records and Registration, Enrollment Services Center, 2nd floor for final approval. Faxes and electronic submission is also acceptable via the contact information at the top of the form.
Once the course has been completed, you will need to request an official sealed transcript from the transferring school. The transcript is to be sent to the Towson University, Records and Registration Office, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.
PETITIONS WILL BE RETURNED IF NOT COMPLETED CORRECTLY