Academic Services & Resources
At Towson University, you’ll find the academic resources you need to succeed.
You can find resources to help you to choose your major, plan a program of study, improve your study skills, connect with internships, and even find a career. From first-generation students to commuters, you’ll get the support you need to make the most of college.
Academic Advising, Retention & Completion Office
The Academic Advising, Retention & Completion Office coordinates advising and provides guidance for undergraduate students throughout their academic career. This office also manages the First-Year Experience (FYE) Advising Program.
The dates for the fall, winter, spring and summer terms as well as university holidays are listed on the Academic Calendar.
The Academic Commons at Cook Library brings essential student support partners together in one location in order to make seeking academic help easy, accessible and visible. You’ll find Advising, Tutoring, Research & Writing Support, Student Tech Services and Accessibility & Disability Testing Center staff collaborating alongside students.
Academic Support for TU Athletes
TU's Athletics Academic Support unit provides advising, counseling, leadership, supervision, monitoring, tutoring, and other services to student-athletes.
Accessibility & Disability Services
Accessibility & Disability Services provides individual services and facilitates accommodations to students with disabilities. The Testing Services Center offers offers extended time, reduced distraction testing spaces, computers and other assistive technology, as well as readers and scribes, as appropriate.
Blackboard Learn is TU's method of delivering fully online, hybrid and web-supported classes.
The Career Center provides one-on-one career counseling, self-assessment tests and online resources to help you discover a career path, master the art of the interview, create an impressive resume, and develop a professional image for a competitive edge.
At the Albert S. Cook Library you can get help with research, find spaces to study, and access books, journals and media resources. The library's collection includes more than 390,000 books and 950,000 electronic books. Students also have access to over 380 electronic databases and approximately 100,000 electronic and print journals. Special Collections & University Archives offers digital collections, rare books, and historical TU documents and photographs.
The Counseling Center offers many resources and services related to academics.
Courses and Catalogs
Information about programs of study is published each year in the Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog. Students can view class schedules and register for classes by logging into Towson Online Services. Read more about Courses & Catalogs.
The Honors College provides a challenging curriculum to meet the unique academic needs and interests of honors students through exceptional faculty mentors and advisers, social and cultural activities, service-learning and study abroad opportunities, and professional development.
TU is a National Testing site for various standardized exams, such as the GRE and LSAT.
New Student & Family Programs
New Student & Family Programs oversees orientation programming for all first-year and transfer students.
Get information about Mathematics Placement Testing (required of all new undergraduate students).
It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with Towson University’s Academic Policies & Procedures Affecting Students.
The Registrar’s Office serves students in the areas of registration, grades, records and transcripts, re-enrollment, inter-institutional registration, national exchange programs and graduation.
Scholarships & Aid
Student Outreach & Support (SOS)
The Student Outreach and Support team helps students navigate the university’s academic processes and resources.
Students Achieve Goals through Education
The Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE) program offers a variety of social and academic activities and support. You can also request a SAGE mentor.
You can explore new cultures, broaden your view of the world, and earn credits toward your degree when you choose to study abroad. There are more than 800 programs available, around the world.
The Office of Technology Services provides technology information, training, resources and support.
Towson Opportunities in STEM
The Towson Opportunities in STEM (TOPS) program is a unique opportunity available to incoming freshmen majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Towson University. Selected students may qualify for scholarships and other benefits.
Transfer Mentor Program
The Transfer Mentor Program assigns a mentor to help you explore the many opportunities available at Towson University.
Tutoring & Learning Center
The Tutoring & Learning Center coordinates tutoring, supplemental instruction, peer-assisted learning sessions, academic coaching, study groups, study skills workshops and reading placement testing.
Contact the Military & Veterans Center to get information about VA education benefits, tuition assistance and financial aid.
The Writing Center provides support to all members of the TU community, including undergraduate and graduate students.