Prospective Students

Towson University in Northeastern Maryland provides a seamless transfer for students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree after completing their associate degree. Our innovative partnerships with Maryland Community Colleges allow students in northeastern Maryland to enroll in specific degree programs or earn credit for electives offered by Towson University closer to home.


TUNE Welcomes Health Care Management Major

TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) is now offering the Health Care Management major.

To learn more about the major, please visit the College of Health Profession's page on the Health Care Management Major.

Further information about the coursework and transfer requirements can be found in the 2+2 Program Transfer Agreement (PDF) between Harford Community College and Towson University.


Contact Dr. Cassandra Henson at

TU in Northeastern Maryland only accepts transfers and encourages students to first receive an associate’s degree. Only junior and senior level coursework is offered at the facility. Students must complete the required prerequisite courses for their major before transferring to TU in Northeastern Maryland. For information on prerequisites, contact your Program Coordinator.

If a student wishes to begin as a freshman or transfer with fewer than 60 credits, he or she may apply to attend the main campus in Towson. The student may later choose to transfer to TU in Northeastern Maryland at the start of his or her junior year if the major is offered here. For more information, review the Undergraduate Admissions webpage and the Transfer FAQ webpage.

Make an Appointment with Admissions

Our academic program manager is available during business hours Monday through Friday all year round. An admissions representative is typically on-site at TU in Northeastern Maryland every Tuesday during the fall and spring terms. They are available to speak with students before they apply in addition to any admissions related concerns. Please either call us at 410-704-8863 or email  to make an appointment.


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Review the Program Packet

Interested in learning more about our majors and the application process? Not sure if you have taken the correct classes to transfer? Begin to answer some of these questions by reviewing the program packet for your intended major.

* Screened majors
◊ Fall semester start only

TU in Northeastern Maryland Frequently Asked Questions

Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) is Towson University’s facility in Harford County. While TUNE is located on the grounds of Harford Community College, it is a fully functioning off-site location of Towson University comprised entirely of commuter students. The curriculum offered at TUNE is the same curriculum offered on our main campus, taught by TU instructors; many of whom drive from the main campus in Towson to teach at TUNE. Graduates of TUNE receive a Towson University diploma just as anyone who attends classes solely on our main campus would and have the opportunity to “walk” with all TU graduates at the commencements held on the Towson campus.

1. Yes. Because TU only offers junior and senior level coursework at TUNE, students must complete an associate degree, or equivalent credit count, in their anticipated TUNE major before transferring to TUNE.  In addition, students must complete the required prerequisite courses for their major before enrolling.  

2. TUNE students typically transfer from Harford Community College or Cecil College, but we do have TUNE students who came from other local schools such as the Community College of Baltimore County or other four year institutions. Students can transfer to TUNE from any accredited college or university as long as the needed prerequisite courses have been met (see #3 regarding current TU main campus students).

1. If a TU main campus student wishes to take a course at TUNE, they may do so on a space available basis. TUNE students are given first priority to register for TUNE classes, but if there is space available in classes at TUNE after all new and returning TUNE students have had the opportunity to register, they will be opened up to main campus students to register.

2. If a main campus student wishes to fully switch from main campus to take all classes at TUNE, they should connect with the TUNE Program Coordinator of their intended major to verify that they have completed the needed freshman and sophomore level classes to be able to finish the degree at TUNE.

1. Although all applications go through University Admissions, there is a separate version for TUNE. Please visit the TUNE Admissions webpage for a link to the online application and more details about what is required. If you've already attended Towson University before, you must instead complete the reenrollment application through the registrar. Then email  for assistance in registering for classes. 

2. TUNE's fall term early action deadline (merit-based scholarship consideration) is March 1. The fall regular decision deadline is June 1. TUNE’s spring term deadline is November 15. 

3. Absolutely! When you apply, you will have your most up to date official transcripts submitted as a part of the application process, even if you still plan to complete additional coursework before transferring to TUNE. Once you complete all coursework at your institution, you will have an updated official transcript submitted with your final grades posted.

While a couple of the majors at TUNE offer one or two classes during the minimester term in January or over the summer, the majority of TUNE’s courses are offered during the fall and spring terms. Classes are typically offered during the daytime Monday through Thursday, but some evening classes within certain majors, as well as some online classes within certain majors, are available as well.

1. The cost of tuition for TUNE students is the same as it is for main campus students, both in-state and out-of-state. Student fees are reduced for students studying full time at TUNE as compared to TU’s main campus students. There is also a differential tuition cost added to the following TUNE majors: Business Administration, Information Technology, and Nursing. TUNE students who take classes on main campus will have their fees pro-rated by the Student & University Billing Office during the term(s) they take classes on main campus. TUNE students taking classes on main campus also need to consider the cost of student parkingon main campus. For a full list of the most up to date costs, please visit the Student & University Billing Office Tuition, Fees, & Other Costs webpage. Upon selecting the desired term, scroll down the page to the TU in Northeastern Maryland heading to view the current fee structure.

2. TUNE students are eligible to apply for all aid programs at TU (grants, scholarship, loans, etc.) in the same manner as the University’s main campus students. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at to apply for all federal student and parent loan programs, need-based grants, the federal work-study program, and some need-based scholarships. TU’s FAFSA Code is 002099. If you’ve already completed a FAFSA for this year but didn’t include TU’s code, please return to to add it. To be considered for merit-based scholarships, such as the Transfer Achievement Scholarship, apply for admission to TUNE for the fall term by March 1. Spring term TUNE applicants are not eligible for merit-based scholarships, but can still submit a FAFSA to be eligible for other forms of financial aid. For more details on applying for aid programs, visit the Financial Aid Office’s Applying for Aid webpage.

Yes. All Towson University students, including TUNE students, must obtain their Student ID, referred to as a “OneCard.” Instructions on receiving a OneCard are given to TUNE students during the mandatory new student orientation held prior to the start of the student’s first term at TUNE.

Parking at TUNE is free. No permits are required. However, if you choose to visit the main campus in Towson, vehicles parked there must display a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter during peak hours. Please review the Parking & Transportation Services webpages for further information if you plan to visit the main campus. 

TUNE has a full time Academic Services Coordinator on staff to provide tutoring services, writing support, library services, research assistance, and academic achievement workshops, among other things. The Academic Services Coordinator coordinates peer tutoring groups for certain TUNE courses and is also available for one on one assistance with students as needed. For more information, visit our Academic Resources webpage. TUNE also has a reference collection available on site, and all students, faculty, and staff may order books and other print materials from Towson University’s main campus library, Cook Library, to be delivered to TUNE. For more information on library services for TUNE students, please visit the For TU in Northeastern Maryland Students webpage.

Yes! TUNE’s UStore is a satellite location of Towson University’s UStore. TUNE’s UStore offers books specific to TUNE courses and also serves as a pick up site for purchases made online from TU’s UStore to save students shipping fees or the hassle of driving to main campus. TUNE’s UStore also has TU gear and apparel for sale, as well as snack and drink items. Students may have any product not available in the TUNE UStore shipped to TUNE from the main campus.

A wide variety of programs, activities, and social opportunities are organized throughout the academic year at TUNE with input and planning by a Student Advisory Board (SAB). They seek to meet the needs and interests of the students attending classes at this location. TUNE has a full time Director of Student Services who assists in organizing student-led groups, such as SAB, SPEAC (Social, Political, Environmental, Accountability, Community), LGBTQ+, and Psi Chi. Students interested in starting other clubs at TUNE may contact the Director of Student Services to form a new club or create a branch of a main campus club at TUNE. The Director of Student Services also runs various activities at TUNE throughout the year, such as Speed Networking, trivia, International Games Week, local community outreach opportunities, and an End of the Semester Celebration. There are also many leadership opportunities available, including internships, student employment, and leadership positions in TUNE’s student groups.  

Yes, as a TUNE student you are now a Towson University Tiger. The OneCard gives students access to all of the student opportunities found on main campus, including Burdick Hall Fitness Center, Cook Library, and the Counseling Center, and there are many activities and events that you might find educational, interesting, and fun. While every course needed to graduate is available at TUNE, TUNE students can choose to take courses on main campus. The tuition is the same on main campus and at TUNE, but fees may increase if a TUNE student takes courses on main campus. TUNE students choosing to take courses on main campus should check with their academic advisor before registering to make sure the courses will count toward program requirements. While a TUNE student may choose to never go to main campus, the option is always available! 

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Mark T. Jacobson

Lecturer, College of Science & Mathematics

"Students and faculty could get spoiled here! ... [TUNE is] a very positive learning environment. The Administration and staff are always there for the students."