Admitted Freshmen (Main Campus)

Congratulations on your admission to Towson University! 

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Important Announcements

In response to COVID-19, Towson University is open with limited services. Although you can't visit the Office of Admissions in person, we're still available during our normal hours by email and online chat.


Follow these steps to complete your enrollment process:

  1. Activate your Towson University NetID/email account.                            
    You will need your seven-digit TU student ID number, which you can find on your Offer of Admission letter. Your NetID/email account must be activated at least 24 hours before completing the housing request below. If you have difficulty with your account, please contact the Student Computing Services Desk at or 410-704-5151.

  2. Submit your Enrollment Contract and nonrefundable $300 fee. (If you need assistance, please contact University Admissions at 410-704-2113.)

    Fall Term: To officially accept your offer of admission, please submit your Enrollment Contract and nonrefundable $300 enrollment fee to University Admissions by May 1. This is a one-time fee to secure your spot in the incoming class and is not credited to your bill.

    Spring Term: Please submit your Enrollment Contract and nonrefundable $300 enrollment fee by the specific date on your admission letter.  This is a one-time fee to secure your spot in the incoming class and is not credited to your bill.

  3. If you plan to live on campus, submit your Housing Application and Deposit. (Note: While this is a nonrefundable deposit, in the extraordinary circumstance that the university must close on-campus housing to comply with federal and state guidance, TU will provide a refund on the housing deposit.)

    Fall Term:
    To request on-campus housing, students must submit a housing application. On-campus housing will not be guaranteed should the university need to de-densify this fall. The priority deadline to apply for housing is April 1, 2021. Students will be notified of their status by April 27, 2021. The final application deadline is May 1, 2021 (notification date is May 18, 2021). If offered housing, students must sign a housing contract and submit a $350 non-refundable deposit.

    Spring Term: On-campus housing for the spring term is awarded on a space-available basis. You can find out if housing is available by logging on to the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s online housing system. If space is available, you can secure your spot by submitting the Housing Application and nonrefundable $350 deposit.

    If you have any questions about university housing, please contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 410-704-2516.

    Additional Housing Options: To apply to live in premium housing managed by Capstone (Paca or Tubman), complete the required application. You can also visit the university's Off-Campus Housing website that provides listings of housing options in the community for you to consider.

  4. Apply for and/or review financial award guide.
    Watch this helpful video on Financial Aid FAQs (YouTube).

    Spring Term: Financial Aid Notifications are sent in early November and continue on a rolling basis until the start of the term.

    Fall Term: If you complete the FAFSA by January 15 and are admitted by February 15, your Financial Aid notification will be mailed to you in early March.