International Transfers

Towson University enrolls international students from more than 83 countries. International students who have attended a post-secondary college or university in their home country or any other country are welcome to apply to Towson University.


Transfer Credits

To receive advanced standing or transfer credit for course work completed abroad, applicants must have university-level courses taught at schools approved by the Ministry of Education in that country. Courses must be equal in content and quality to those offered at Towson and must be completed at a level above the minimum passing grade. Applicants may be required to submit course descriptions at any time during the evaluation process. Final evaluations will not be made until applicants have enrolled at Towson.

Transfer credit for course work completed at other post-secondary schools is determined by an official Evaluation of Transfer Credit made by the university. Applicants who accept an offer of admission must also accept the procedure used by the university to evaluate their previous course work. The university requires applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution outside the U.S. to obtain a detailed (course-by-course) evaluation of their previous course work from a professional foreign credential evaluation service in the US. Applicants must pay any fees required by such services. The university often refers applicants to World Education Services, Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087, p: 212-966-6311, f: 212-739-6100,  We also accept credential evaluations from ASCISS or ECE .


Limit on Transfer Credits

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 Towson as an enrolled student.


Transfer Credit Evaluation Process

Towson's University Admissions office will send an admission letter to you that will include the estimated number of credits that will transfer to Towson. After you accept the university's offer of admission, you will receive an official Evaluation of Transfer Credit. This evaluation is usually (but not always) preliminary in nature since you may be taking additional courses at the time of admission.

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.

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