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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During your transition to Towson University, we will communicate important information to you using your TU and personal email account. If you have not already done so, please activate your Net ID so that you won’t miss any notifications. If you do not receive TU notifications and need to check or change your email address, please email

Please Note: 

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

Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

  1. Complete Admitted FTP Student Enrollment Steps 
    Required to access TU email, submit housing application and deposit, Enrollment Contract and fee and final high school transcripts.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid with CCBC 
    Financial Aid for FTP students is administered through CCBC. Visit this Website for more information.
  3. Complete FTP Academic Interest Form: Deadline - 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.
  4. Register for Summer Orientation
    All new students are required to attend a summer orientation session at TU.
  5. 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.
  6. Download the Guidebook App 
    Download the app prior to orientation to view the orientation schedule, sessions, view maps, participate in live polls and access orientation materials.
  7. 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.
  8. Get your OneCard 
    Students should bring a photo ID to orientation, complete the OneCard application and have their photo taken in order to receive their card.
  9. Sign-up for Emergency Text Alerts and download the Safer Mobility App 
    The TU Police Department encourages you to register prior to your arrival on campus.

Complete Before Classes Begin

  1. Complete Immunization Requirements: Deadline - August 15
    It is mandatory for you to upload your immunization records to the TU Health Portal.
  2. Complete Prevention ProgramsDeadline - August 15
  3. Complete Online To-Do List
    In addition to the tasks listed here, log into your online account to see your online To-Do List (left side). 
  4. Activate CCBC Account 
    You must activate your myCCBC account to access grades, blackboard, financial information and more.
  5. Purchase or change Dining Plan
    If you are living on campus, you are required to select a dining plan when submitting your housing contract. Commuting or off-campus students can also purchase dining plans here.
  6. Pay CCBC Tuition Bill and Towson Student Services Bill
    Visit the FTP billing web page to learn about how FTP students are billed and make payment through CCBC. 
  7. Purchase Parking Permit (Commuters only) 
    On-campus freshman are not permitted to have a car on campus. Commuter students may purchase a permit at the link above. 
  8. Request Disability Support Services (optional)
    Reasonable accommodations are available to ensure that you are receiving equal access to education at TU.
  9. Price/Purchase Course Materials 
    Course materials will be available at the TU UStore in mid-August. Additional instructions will be emailed to students.
  10. Prepare for Move-In and Living on Campus
    You are expected to review residence hall policies, move-in details, and view the list of permitted, prohibited and suggested items for your room.
  11. Review Student Code of Conduct, Policies and Expectations 
    You should review and familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures before arriving on campus.


  1. Register for Project Serve (fall semester only)
    This three-day community service experience takes place before Welcome to TU. 
  2. Register for Project Explore (fall semester only)
    This week-long "Wilderness Pre-Orientation" program is run by student guides and provides you with outdoor living and travel skills.
  3. Complete Religious Interest Card 
    Complete this task if you would like to become involved with religious organizations on campus.
  4. Download the TU Mobile App 
    This app is used to register for classes, view grades, see the campus map, find events, see athletics scores and more.
  5. Learn About Technology Resources at TU 
    Visit this web page to learn about tech support and free services available to you.

Future Notifications and Communication

Towson University will communicate important information to you using your personal and TU email account until July 30. If you do not receive Towson notifications and need to check or change your email address, please email . After July 30, all email notifications from Towson will be sent only to your TU email account. If you have not already done so, please activate your Net ID so that you won’t miss important information.