Information for Freshmen

As a first year student at Towson University, your academic journey begins here and advising is coordinated through the Academic Advising Center.

Freshmen must complete an Academic Interest Form to be scheduled for classes for their first academic term. Based on your responses, as well as Towson's academic requirements, an academic adviser will select and enroll you into appropriate courses for you. Most schedules will contain four to six classes. Schedules are created in the order we receive the Academic Interest Forms. Check out our video that will help you navigate the form and provide you with some helpful tips. If you need further assistance completing the form, call the Academic Advising Center, 410-704-3678.

Academic Interest Form

Please fill out the form completely, including your preferences for each Core Curriculum category. To help you select courses, you can review the Core Curriculum course descriptions and Course List on the Core Curriculum Course List.

The academic adviser will register you for 12-17 credits, based on the answers on your Academic Interest Form, major requirements or pre-requisites, course availability, and scheduling conflicts. Courses that you request or major requirements not included on your first-semester schedule can be taken in subsequent semesters.

If you would like to speak with an advisor about completing the Academic Interest Form you can chat with us now or Included in your email should be your name, Towson University ID number, the phone number or email where you would like to be contacted and a brief description of your question. If you are asking to be contacted by phone, please let us know the preferred times you would like to be called.

No schedule changes may be made prior to new student orientation. On August  21st, during the Welcome to TU program you will have an opportunity to meet with your First-Year Experience Advisor to review your schedule.

Your First-Year Experience Adviser

During Welcome to TU, the second part of TU's orientation program for new students, you will meet your First-Year Experience (FYE) adviser who will help you make any needed final adjustments to your schedule. All new students are assigned to a FYE adviser, who may be a TU faculty member, professional academic adviser or staff member. Your adviser can answer questions about curriculum, majors, special opportunities (internships, study abroad) or general adjustment to college, including crucial time management and study skills.