Summer & Minimester

Campus students walking

Why take a break when you can get ahead, catch up, or experience more at Towson University? Towson University Summer Session and Minimester offer undergraduate and graduate students the chance to engage in learning year-round. In addition, financial aid is available for these sessions.

Minimester

Minimester is a three-week session in January that offers students an opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects that may not be available during regular terms. Get information about registering for Minimester.

Summer Session

  • Flexible class schedules in five-, seven- and 10-week sessions
  • More than 1,000 classes, labs, internships and independent study programs are offered online and on-campus


Current Students

Current students who are enrolled at TU and have a NetID can register for classes using Towson Online Services.


Information for Visiting Undergraduate and Graduate Students

At Towson University, we make it easy for visiting students to take summer and Minimester classes. You can choose from a wide variety of classes, earn credits that will transfer, and speed up completion of your degree.

Here’s the information you’ll need if you plan to take a course:

  1. Undergraduate students should complete a Non-Degree Enrollment Form. Graduate students who are not pursuing a degree at Towson University but are interested in taking graduate-level courses must complete a graduate application should visit the Non-Degree Enrollment for Graduate Admissions webpage.
  2. Once your form is completed, you’ll receive an e-mail from University Admissions with instructions about how to activate your NetID email account.
  3. Register for classes online. Registration information is available from the Registrar’s Office.
  4. Check on prerequisite courses. In some cases, you may need to gain permission from the professor or department in order to register.
  5. Confirm with your home school’s registrar that your classes will transfer back to your home school.
  6. Complete immunization requirements. It is mandatory for you to upload your immunization records to the TU Health Portal. Visiting international students should review the immunization and student health insurance requirements and insurance waiver information.
  7. Pay your bill. You’ll receive an eBill statement to your TU email address from the Bursar’s office.
  8. Get a parking permit.
  9. Get your OneCard student ID. After you enroll, you can get your OneCard at the Auxiliary Services Business Office, University Union 110.
  10. Buy textbooks from the University Store.

Many university services are available including dining, housing, health services, campus recreation and more. Learn more about Summer Session services and resources.