We are pleased that you have enrolled at Towson University. The International Student To-Do List below has been developed to assist you in making your transition to TU as smooth as possible. All applicable tasks must be completed by the start of classes or by the deadline specified. If you have questions about completing any of these tasks, contact the International Student & Scholar Office at 410-704-2121 or email us at isso AT_TOWSON.
This workshop is on Blackboard. All new students have been enrolled in the workshop. You must complete all items and receive a score of 100%. This workshop will be available on July 1 for the fall start and December 1 for the spring start.
Students must complete mathematics placement testing. Required for all new students to ensure that first semester classes best suit their needs. Notifications will begin later this year.
Freshmen students only must complete the Academic Interest Form so that advisors can create your first semester schedule. Due by June 1.
All students must register for New Student Orientation. For transfer students, orientation is required to schedule courses and review your transfer credit evaluation.
Arrange to have your final transcript sent to University Admissions.
Complete the CliftonStrengths assessment. The results of this 20 minute assessment will be used during Orientation.
Deadline - August 15
Complete the Prevention Programs.
Freshman students who live on-campus are not permitted to have a car on campus. Commuter students may purchase a parking permit.
Reasonable accommodations are available through Accessibility & Disability Services to ensure that you are receiving equal access to education at TU.
To prepare for living on-campus undergraduate freshman students only are expected to review residence hall policies, move-in details, and view the list of permitted, prohibited and suggested items for your room. International students may move into housing on August 19 for the fall start and January 20 for the spring start.
You should review and familiarize yourself with the Code of Student Conduct before arriving on campus.
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Orientation activities begin on the program start date on your I-20/DS-2019. Students
must arrive in the U.S. on or before the program start date listed on your I-20/Ds-2019.
All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation.
*to be held virtually, with information sent to new international students in August
During this period, you will be able to update your local address in your TU Online Services account, complete your immigration documents check-in online (this includes submitting a copy of your visa and I-94 print-off or I-94 card), complete the online ISSO Emergency Contact Form. Links to New International Student Orientation details will be available during the first week of August.
For Honors College students only, the Honors College Orientation will introduce new Honors College students to TU (complete only if you have been admitted to the Honors College).
To get a OneCard, students should bring a photo ID to orientation, complete the OneCard application and have their photo taken in order to receive your card.
Visit the online University Store to find, price and order your course materials.
Attend optional programming and events to learn more about Towson University, Maryland, the United States, and to meet fellow students.