Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the Undergraduate Catalog and to satisfy all published degree requirements. Failure to do so does not provide a basis for exceptions to academic requirements
or policies. It is expected that students will receive assistance from general academic
and faculty advisers, but students must assume responsibility for completing published
Students are also expected to be familiar with regulations pertaining to campus life
and deportment, and to conduct themselves in a way that reflects well upon themselves
and Towson University. Finally, students are expected to maintain communication with
the university and to assure that their current addresses and telephone numbers are
on file in the Office of the Registrar.
Satisfactory Progress to Graduation
Towson University is committed to fostering conditions that enable a student to complete
their degree and providing support to help students achieve this goal. In accordance
with Maryland law and University policy and in order to maintain satisfactory academic
progress toward completion of a degree, all Towson University students shall:
Complete ENGL 102 or ENGL 190 (English Composition – Core 2) within a student's first year at Towson
Complete or qualify for a waiver of TSEM 102 (Towson Seminar – Core 1) within a student's first year at Towson
Complete all requirements for developmental course work in mathematics or reading,
as determined by the University’s assessment process, within a student's first year
Complete one course from Mathematics (Core 3) within a student's first year at Towson
Complete and file a Degree Completion Plan by the point at which a student has earned
45 units. For students who have transferred to Towson with more than 45 units, the
plan shall be filed by the end of a student’s first term of enrollment at Towson.
This plan must:
Include the remaining course requirements and the other standard graduation requirements
that a student must complete for a degree.
Include a chronological sequence of the courses to be taken.
Be reviewed and approved by an adviser prior to final submission.
Details regarding how and where to file the Degree Completion Plan will be available
to students through their primary academic department.
Please note:If you view your Academic Requirements and find no mention of your program specific
requirements, please assume it is not set up. If you have any questions, please speak
with your program director or advisor. A list of degree requirements can also be found
here via the Office of Graduate Studies.
Students use Towson Online Services to register for classes and track their academic
progress. Please note that some academic terms used online and in the catalog are
interchangeable. For example: majors and minors are referred to as Academic Plans;
concentrations and tracks are referred to as Academic Sub-Plans.