Enrolled Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

In order to make your transition to Towson University as smooth as possible, we have created this To-Do List with important tasks for you to complete before you start classes.  

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Now that you have decided to participate in the Freshman Transition Program, there are tasks that you must complete by the deadline dates shown or the start of classes. If you have questions about any of these tasks, contact the department directly or email New Student and Family Programs at .

Please note: The fall Freshman Transition Program To-Do List is updated each year by mid-March for the following fall semester.

Participation Agreement & Housing Application

If you have not yet submitted your participation agreement and housing application (if you plan to live on campus), please complete the following steps:

      1. Submit your Participation Agreement and nonrefundable $300 fee no later than April 29, 2020 if you plan to live on campus. If you do not plan to live on campus, please submit your agreement and fee by May 1, 2020.
      2. If you plan to live on campus, complete your Housing Application and pay the non-refundable $350 deposit by May 1 at 11:59 p.m. You must activate your NetID (email account) to complete this step. See step 1 below under Required Tasks.

        Please note: Freshman Transition Program students may not live in Capstone affiliated housing, which includes Paca and Tubman Houses and Millennium Hall. 

Required Tasks

      1. 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 August 1, we will only communicate with you using your TU NetID email account.
      2. Apply for Financial Aid with CCBC
        Financial Aid for FTP students is administered through CCBC. Visit this web page for more information.
      3. Complete Placement Testing: Deadline - April 17
        Your Freshman Transition Program offer letter will indicate if placement testing is required. Placement testing concludes on April 17. If you believe you are eligible for an exemption, please email FTP Coordinator Jeanne Gyr.
      4. Submit FERPA Release Form: Deadline - May 15

        This form must be submitted for CCBC and TU to release billing and financial aid information to authorized individuals.

      5. Complete FTP Academic Interest FormDeadline - May 20
        You must complete the Academic Interest Form so that advisors can create your first semester schedule. Please DO NOT complete and submit the online TU Academic Interest Form.
      6. Register for New Student Orientation: Deadline – June 1
      7. Complete CliftonStrengths 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. Send final official high school transcript: Deadline – August 15
        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.
      9. Complete immunization requirements through the TU Health Portal. (by August 15) 
      10. Complete Alcohol Prevention Program. (by August 15)
      11. Complete Sexual Violence Prevention Program (available July 1)
        You will need your 7-Digit ID number. You will also receive an email with your login steps and unique username.
      12. Complete Online To-Do List (separate from this list)
        In addition to the tasks listed here, log into your online account to see your online To-Do List (left side).
      13. Pay FTP Bill.  Visit the Freshman Transition Program billing web page to learn about how FTP students are billed and make payment through Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). 

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