Enrolled Freshman (Main Campus) To-Do List

Congratulations on your decision to attend Towson University. The Freshman To-Do List below has been developed to assist you in making your transition to TU as smooth as possible.

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All applicable tasks below must be complete by the deadline date or the start of classes. Students admitted to the Freshman Transition Program with TU and CCBC should refer to the Freshman Transition Program To-Do List. Questions? Contact the department directly or email New Student and Family Programs at .

Freshman To-Do List:

  • Spring term To-Do List tasks are updated by mid-October.
  • Fall term To-Do List tasks are updated by early April.

Required Tasks

  1. Submit enrollment contract & housing application: Deadline – May 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET
  2. Activate and check your NetID (email account) and/or personal email accounts

    New student communications may be sent to TU email accounts and/or personal accounts. Remember to check BOTH accounts regularly for new notifications. After January 30 (spring entry) and August 1 (fall entry), we will only communicate with you using your TU NetID email account.

  3. Apply for and/or review award guide and accept financial aid package

  4. Complete placement testing:

    1. Complete mathematics placement testing 
      Required for all new students to ensure that first semester classes best suit their needs. 
    2. Complete reading placement testing (if notified)
      Students with an old SAT score less than 500 in critical reading, a new SAT score less than 550 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, or an ACT Reading score less than 21 are REQUIRED to take the reading placement test. 
  5. Complete Academic Interest Form: Deadline - May 15
  6. Register for New Student Orientation: Deadline - A.S.A.P. 
  7. Complete Strengths Quest assessment 
    This 20 minute assessment will be used to learn, utilize and build on your strengths. Your results will be used during New Student Orientation.
  8. Complete immunization requirements through the TU Health Portal:
    Deadline - August 15
  9. Complete Prevention Programs: Deadline - August 15
  10. Register for Honors College orientation: Registration opens May 1.
    This program will introduce newly admitted Honors College students to TU. This is in addition to New Student Orientation.
  11. Send final official high school transcript. 
    Please have your school counselor submit to University Admissions your final official high school transcript (with graduation date recorded) to . If you attended or are currently attending a non-U.S. high school, you must have your transcript evaluated by one of the following international credential evaluation companies: WES, ASCISS, ECE. You may also request that your high school send an official transcript by mail to: University Admissions, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252.
  12. Send advanced/college equivalent credit
    Advanced Placement credit must be sent directly from the CollegeBoard to TU. An International Baccalaureate (IB) transcript must be sent directly from the IB Website. High school dual-enrollment credit will only be considered if an official college transcript is sent to TU Admissions from the institution granting the credit.
  13. Learn about payments, e-rebates & refunds and your 1098-T consent
    The freshman fall 2018 tuition and fees e-bill due date is September 5.

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