Non-degree enrollment is the best choice for visiting students who wish to take a few courses for personal, professional or academic reasons.
To be eligible for non-degree status, students must have graduated from high school at least two years prior to attending TU. However, exceptions are granted if you are currently pursuing a degree (or have pursued a degree) at another college or university.
Students that have been academically dismissed from another college or university are not eligible for non-degree enrollment. Students who have been denied admission as a degree-seeking student are not eligible for non-degree enrollment, nor eligible to continue as a non-degree student. If you attended Towson University as a degree-seeking student and have not obtained your bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for non-degree. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for the Reenrollment process.
If you are a returning non-degree student — one who attended TU on a non-degree basis in the past and has never been continuously enrolled at TU — you must complete a new Undergraduate Non-Degree Enrollment Form following each stop in enrollment.
Apply as a Non-Degree Student
Submit online application and non-refundable $50 application fee
To enroll as a non-degree student, complete the Non-Degree Application for Admission. It can take several weeks to process the form, depending on the time of year. University Admissions will notify you via email with instructions to set up your TU account for online course registration. Please only apply for the term you wish to begin. If you do not see your term listed, you cannot yet apply for that term. Please email nondegree AT_TOWSON with questions about the process.
Know the registration dates and deadlines
Register for classes
Registration information is available from the Registrar’s Office. You are permitted to register for most undergraduate courses as long as you meet all prerequisite requirements for the course and registration is not restricted by the department. In some cases, you may need to get enrollment permission from the professor and/or department before registration will be allowed.
Submit immunization record
You must meet Towson University’s immunization requirements before classes begin. Upload documentation of your required immunizations into the Tiger Health Portal. Learn more about the New Student Requirements for immunizations. For more information, please call 410-704-2466.
Understand tuition and financial aid
Non-degree students are required to pay the same tuition rates as degree-seeking students. There are no discounts for courses taken with the Audit grading option. Students attending in non-degree status are not eligible for federal financial aid, including student loan programs.