How to Apply

Towson University welcomes international applicants who hold or seek an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the United States.

We encourage you to apply early, especially if you have international transcripts, need previous course work assessed by a credential evaluation service, or plan to apply for on-campus housing at TU. Admissions decisions are made within two weeks of receiving all required documents.

Application Requirements

New/Initial International Applicants

  1. Submit your bachelor's degree application and $45 fee online.
    International students must complete the Towson University online application.

  2. Submit a copy of your passport or government issued identification card.
  3. Submit your secondary and post-secondary academic record(s). 
    If the original language of the record(s) is not English, certified translations are required. If you have completed course work at a post-secondary school (college, university or professional school), you must submit official records from each school attended. 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 your official school transcript(s) to  directly from their school email account. 

    *NOTE: All documents submitted with your application will be kept on file and cannot be returned. Applicants who have attended a secondary or post-secondary school outside the U.S. may submit original or certified true copies of marks sheets or transcripts.
  4. Submit test results of English proficiency.
    If you are not a native English speaker, you must demonstrate English-language proficiency by one of the following options:
TOEFL 70 IBT with subscores of 17 (Towson code: 5404)
IELTS 6.0 with band scores of 5.5
PTE 49
SAT 530 EBRW (Towson code: 5404)
ACT 21 English (Towson code: 1718)
IB 5 SL English
GCSE/IGCSE C on O, AS, A level English
U.S. university coursework C in college-level composition course from accredited U.S. institution
TU English Language Center (ELC) TU ELC Level IV completion

International Transfer Applicants

Course-by-course credential evaluation by one of three approved providers.

Admitted transfer students will receive an admissions letter that will include the estimated number of approved transfer credits. After you accept the university's offer of admission, you will receive an official Evaluation of Transfer Credit. This evaluation is usually preliminary in nature and could be subject to change. 

You must send your final transcripts to University Admissions at the end of your current semester. A final evaluation of transfer credit will be prepared when your final transcripts are received.

*NOTE: A maximum of 64 credits may be transferred from community colleges or other two-year institutions in the U.S. or abroad, while a maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from a four-year institution or combination of two and four-year institutions in the U.S. or abroad. A student’s final 30 credits must be completed at TU as an enrolled student. 

Mail all documents to:
University Admissions-International
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001