Enrolled Freshman 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


Required Tasks for Incoming Fall Freshmen

  1. Submit enrollment contract by the date shown on your Offer of Admission letter.
  2. Submit your housing application, if you are interested in living on-campus.
  3. 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. After January 30 (spring entry) and August 1 (fall entry), we will only communicate with you using your TU NetID email account.

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

  5. Complete mathematics placement testing.
    Required for all new freshmen.
  6. Complete reading placement testing. (if notified)
    Students with an SAT score less than 550 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, or an ACT Reading score less than 21 are required to take the test
  7. Complete Academic Interest Form. (by May 15)
  8. Register for New Student Orientation. (by June 1)
  9. Complete CliftonStrengths assessment. (by May 15)
    The results of this 20 minute assessment will be used during Orientation.
  10. Complete immunization requirements. (by August 15)
  11. Complete Alcohol Prevention Program. (by August 15)
  12. Complete Sexual Violence Prevention Program (available July 1)
    You will need to use your 7-Digit ID number. You will also receive an email with your login steps and unique username.

  13. Register for Honors College orientation. (admitted Honors students ONLY)
    This program introduces newly admitted Honors College students to TU. Honors orientation is in addition to New Student Orientation.
  14. Request final official high school transcript. 
    Please have your school counselor submit your final official high school transcript with graduation date posted. 
  15. 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.
  16. Learn about payments, e-rebates & refunds and your 1098-T consent
    The fall 2019 tuition and fees e-bill due date is September 4.

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