Enrolled Freshman To-Do List

Congratulations on your decision to attend Towson University. The Freshman To-Do List will help to make your transition to TU as smooth as possible.

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? Read our FAQs, contact the department, or email New Student and Family Programs at

Required Tasks

Tasks Spring 2021 Deadline Fall 2021 Deadline
1. Submit enrollment contract Date on letter May 1
2. Submit housing application  Available Nov. 1, due ASAP May 1
3. Activate & Check your NetID (email account)  ASAP ASAP
4. Apply, review award guide, & accept your financial aid  ASAP FAFSA due Jan. 15
5. Complete Math Placement Test When notified via email When notified via email
6. Complete Reading Placement Test (if notified) Waived due to COVID-19 TBD
7. Complete Academic Interest Form Dec. 15  TBD
8. Register for New Student Orientation  Dec. 15 ASAP
9. Complete CliftonStrengths assessment Jan. 10  June 15
10. Complete immunization requirements Jan. 25   August 15
11. Complete all three mandatory prevention programs - Alcohol; Prescription Addiction Opiods; Sexual Violence (you will need your TU ID number)  Jan. 20 August 15
12. Get your OneCard   ASAP ASAP
13. Register for Honors College Orientation (enrolled Honors students ONLY) Jan. 20 August 3
14. Have your final official high school transcript sent directly from your school to University Admissions.  ASAP  August 15
15. Send advanced/college equivalent credit to University Admissions directly from testing agency or college.  ASAP ASAP 
16. Learn about payments, e-rebates & refunds, and your 1098-T consent. eBills are due Feb. 3 eBills are due Aug. 31

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Frequently Asked Questions 

NEW STUDENT FAQS

General To-Do-List Questions

Is Orientation mandatory and what is its purpose?
Yes, orientation is mandatory. The purpose of orientation is to prepare you for your academic and social journey at TU. Students are required to complete pre-orientation modules (sent in mid-June) and also attend their online orientation in July.

Do I have to fill out the Academic Interest Form (AIF) even if I do not know my intended major?
Yes, the AIF must be submitted to be enrolled in classes. It is the starting point for creating your schedule. A major is not necessary, but your ability to request certain general courses on the AIF will assist the advisor making your schedule.

When will I receive my schedule after submitting the AIF? 
Students can view their schedule on their Student Center page through Towson Online Services. Please keep in mind that because each student schedule is individually made, it may take a few weeks between your AIF submission and a schedule appearing on your Student Center.

If I do not like my schedule, how do I change it?
Freshmen will be able to make schedule changes after meeting with their First-Year Experience Adviser prior to classes beginning on August 24. If there are educationally essential changes that need to be made (e.g. being enrolled in a class for which you are already receiving credit or a significant change in major), you may email . Please indicate the issue and an adviser will consider possible changes. There is a "change of schedule" period during the first week of classes.

Can I change my major after orientation?
Yes, students can change their major after orientation using the online change of major form.

When do I find out who my adviser is?
Freshmen are assigned to an adviser at the time their schedule is being made. The adviser is indicated on the schedule as class ORIE 305. Students will meet with their adviser during the "Welcome to Towson" program. Academic advisers will be assigned to transfer students within the first few weeks of the semester. The adviser assignment is visible on the Student Center page in Towson Online Services.

When will I found out my roommate/room assignment?
Roommates and building assignments will be released at 5 pm ET on Friday, July 31 (announcement sent to TU email account).

When is the first bill due?
The first semester bill is due Monday, August 31.