Admitted International Students

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

Complete After Your Admission to Towson University

1. Order Your i-20/DS-2019

Submit financial documents (bank statement, Statement of Willingness (PDF) or government financial guarantee) and passport copy to the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO). Once your documents are verified and approved, the ISSO will produce your document. 

For students already in the U.S. as an F-1 student, looking to transfer their I-20:

2. Request Shipment of Documents

Request shipment of documents and pay shipment fee through EShipGlobal.

Complete After Receipt of Immigration Package

1. 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:

  • Pay SEVIS (I-901) fee
  • Schedule and attend your visa appointment at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate

2. 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 to Towson University

1. 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 completing the housing request below (undergraduate students only). If you have difficulty with your account, please contact the Student Computing Services Desk at  or 410-704-5151.

2a. Undergraduate Students: Request Housing

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

  • Freshmen 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 non-refundable 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 non-refundable housing deposit. If you plan to live in Paca or Tubman House, apply online to West Village Housing.

2b. Graduate Students: Request Housing

For fall or spring term, graduate students are encouraged to visit the Off-Campus Housing where a variety of non-university housing opportunities are available. If you have any questions about university housing, please contact the Department of Housing & Residence Life at 410-704-2516.

3a. Undergraduate Students: 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 May 1.
  • Spring Term: Please submit your Enrollment Contract and nonrefundable $300 enrollment fee by the specific date on your admission letter.

3b. Graduate Students: Contact Your Program Director for Advising and Register for Classes

Some graduate programs require students to meet with their adviser or program director prior to class registration. Please check your Towson Online Services account for registration dates. If there is an advising hold on your account, please contact your program director. 

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 mid-March.

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

NOTE: If you applied to the Honors College, decisions are sent in mid-February.