Admitted Undergraduate International Students

Are you ready to become a Towson University student? Follow the steps below to complete your enrollment.

COVID-19 Immigration Information

Complete after Your Admission to TU


Activate Your TU Email Account

To get started, simply activate your NetID. You will need your seven-digit TU student ID number, which you can find on your Offer of Admission letter. Your NetID/email account must be activated at least 24 hours before accessing the ISSO Portal or completing the housing request below. If you have difficulty with your account, please contact the Student Computing Services Desk at  or 410-704-5151.


Order Your I-20/DS-2019

To request your I-20, you will need to submit a copy of your passport and financial documents (bank statement and statement of willingness or government financial guarantee) to the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO). Once your documents are verified and approved, the ISSO will produce your I-20 immigration document. To submit the required documents and information:

  • Navigate to ISSO Portal (  Select forms. Login to ISSO Portal using Towson University username and password.  
  • Select your admit term (for example fall 2021)
  • Upload electronic/scanned copies of financial documents (bank statement, Statement of Willingness or government financial guarantee) and passport.

For students already in the U.S. as an F-1 student, on the new student request page:

  • Please complete the SEVIS Transfer-In request.
  • You will need to enter the name and email address of your international student adviser (DSO) at your current school.


Request Shipment of Documents

Electronic I-20 will be uploaded to your ISSO Portal and sent to your Towson University email. Please download and print the I-20 to use for visa interview and entrance into the U.S.

Complete after Receipt of Immigration Package


Review Immigration Documents

Review the documents included with your immigration package. Check for accuracy and contact the ISSO if you find errors. You will also need to:


Book a Flight to the United States

The closest airport to Towson University is Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI). You can arrive in the United States 30 days before the Program Start Date on your I-20 or DS-2019. Make sure to confirm visa approval and check program start date on I-20 or DS-2019 before booking your flight.

Complete Your Enrollment at Towson University


Request Housing

If you plan to live on campus, you need to submit a housing request. 

  • Freshman Fall Term: Reserve on-campus housing by 5 p.m. ET on May 1. Secure your spot by submitting the Housing Request form and pay the $350 nonrefundable housing deposit. While this is a nonrefundable deposit, in the extraordinary circumstance that the university must close campus housing to comply with federal and state guidance, TU will provide a refund on the housing deposit.
  • Freshman Spring Term and Transferring Students (Fall and Spring): Housing is offered on a space-available basis. You can find out if housing is available by logging on to the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s Housing Request system. If space is available, you can secure your spot by submitting the request form and $350 nonrefundable housing deposit. If you plan to live in West Village 1 or Tubman House, apply online.


Submit your Enrollment Contract and Fee

  • Fall Term: To officially accept your offer of admission, please submit your Enrollment Contract and nonrefundable $300 enrollment fee to University Admissions by July 15. This is a one-time fee to secure your spot in the incoming class and is not credited to your bill.
  • Spring Term: Please submit your Enrollment Contract and nonrefundable $300 enrollment fee by the specific date on your admission letter.  This is a one-time fee to secure your spot in the incoming class and is not credited to your bill.

If you have questions, please contact University Admissions at 410-704-2113.

Complete Items on Your To-Do List

Complete all required tasks on your Enrolled International Student To-Do List. This list provides important orientation information that will help you transition to college life. Spring semester To-Do List tasks are updated by mid-October and fall semester To-Do List tasks are updated by early April.

Send Official Transcripts

If you attended or are currently attending a non-U.S. high school, you must submit a sealed original copy of your official transcript or mark sheets to: Towson University, University Admissions, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252. You can also request that your school counselor submit to University Admissions your official school transcript(s) to .  

Honors College Applicants

Please note, that decisions for international applicants who meet the priority application deadline will be released in mid-February.  For those students who apply by the May 1 deadline, decisions will be released in May.