Ready to begin your journey as a Towson Tiger? It all starts right here.
Please read the following instructions carefully before beginning your application. If you have questions, contact us at 410-704-2113, admissions AT_TOWSON, or get in touch with your admissions counselor.
A $45 non-deferrable, non-refundable fee is required with your application. Students applying with a fee waiver will have the option to choose the type of fee waiver to be used during the payment section of the application.
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The Honors College application requires a resume and specific essay. You can find the Honors College application on page 7 of the admissions application.
Please have your school counselor submit your official high school transcript electronically (e.g., Naviance, Parchment, ACT, etc.). If your school cannot send electronically, transcripts can be emailed to admissions_documents AT_TOWSON or mailed to: University Admissions, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252.
TU requires one essay on a topic of your choice consisting of 300-800 words (Essay Advice). If you apply to the Honors College, you will need to complete the Honors specific essay only. Watch our essay workshop video.
TU is test-optional for fall 2021, meaning test scores are not required. If you submit test scores, your SAT and ACT scores must be sent from the testing agency to be considered official. We will not accept test scores reported on high school transcripts.
Please note that it usually takes 2-3 weeks (from the day scores were requested) to be uploaded into our system.
Upload a resume or activities list in your application.
TU partners with ZeeMee, a free service that lets you easily add short videos and photos to your college application. Create your free profile and paste your link into your application.
A maximum of two letters may be sent from your school electronically (e.g., Naviance, Parchment, ACT, etc,) or emailed to admissions_documents AT_TOWSON by your recommender(s).
**If your native language is not English, please check this Admissions Requirements (PDF) document for important information related to your application process.