Our office is here to assist international students and scholars with questions about studying, living and working at Towson University and the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Please see the University's COVID-19 website for more information. We are still awaiting information on specific guidance for new international students, particularly those who will be entering the U.S for the first time.
As Towson will return to in-person classes in Fall 2021, international students should enroll in a full (in-person) course of study, with only one online class counting towards your full-time enrollment in the Fall 2021.
Towson University is home to over 400 international students from over 80 countries and to 30 foreign faculty, exchange scholars, and visiting faculty each year. The International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) provides documents, services, and programs essential to a culturally diverse academic environment that enhances international learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
The ISSO services remain available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. One staff member is physically in the office Monday through Friday
We will still be: answering e-mails, processing requests made through the ISSO Portal, and available for Zoom appointments.
Currently, our office is sending out electronic I-20s to Towson University email accounts.
Contact us at this time via e-mail: isso AT_TOWSON. Due to the volume of messages, please allow 2-3 business days for us to respond to your emails.
The Towson University community is looking forward to a full offering of in-person learning, residential housing and campus life in the fall.
Students graduating in May, 2021 and eligible for OPT are advised that the eligibility period is open. Apply early by submitting I-20 request through the ISSO Portal.
9:30 AM (Eastern)
We'll discuss Towson's Fall 2021 plans including COVID vaccination requirements. We will open the forum up to you and questions at the end. Invite to the event will be sent out closer to the date via e-mail to all admitted international students.
If you are an enrolled (current) student with a documented disability, you may request accommodations through ADS. Accommodations may include testing accommodations and use of the Testing Services Center, note-taking assistance, sign language interpreting and captioning for deaf students, alternate formats for print materials, assistive technology, para-transit registration and internship accommodations.
If you are a prospective student or applicant, please contact ADS for information about services and accommodations available as a current student.