Extended & Professional Education Applicants
At Towson University, learning isn’t limited to traditional undergraduate and graduate programs. Learning opportunities abound for students of all ages, experiences and professional backgrounds.
Continuing and Professional Studies
Towson University Continuing and Professional Studies offers those seeking to enhance or start their careers in various fields. We offer courses that prepare students for certifications to jump start careers in Business Management, Information Technology, and Health and Medical Administration. Courses are offered in-class as well as online and are available throughout the year for your convenience.
Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to register for courses. Browse through our course schedule to view our programs. When ready to register, click the Register button on the course listing page and pay via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover only). To learn how to pay via check, please email cps AT_TOWSON.
Golden ID Tuition Reduction Program (for students ages 60+)
The Golden ID Tuition Reduction program extends special privileges to senior citizens, including tuition waivers, use of the library and recreational facilities, and discounts on parking permits.
To be accepted in the Golden ID program, an applicant must be:
- At least 60 years of age
- A legal resident of the state of Maryland for the past year
- Not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours per week
- One whose chief income is derived from retirement benefits
Benefits of the Golden ID Program
The Golden ID program offers members a variety of benefits on campus, chief among them a substantially discounted flat-fee rate for up to three undergraduate or graduate courses (with 11-unit maximum) in fall or spring terms and for up to two courses (with 7-unit maximum) in the summer.
Members of the Golden ID program also enjoy substantially discounted parking on campus (overflow parking only), free admissions to campus athletic events, discounts to on-campus events that charge admission, and free use of the university’s Cook Library.
Enrollment in courses is permitted on a space-available basis. Please note that the
Golden ID program discount does not apply to Minimester (the three-week academic term
occurring in January), special format courses, independent study, internships and
some satellite campus programs. All courses offered as part of the Towson Learning
Network (TLN) and the Applied Information Technology (AIT) program are also excluded.
Special fees for certain courses (labs, special writing courses, etc.) will be assessed
beyond the flat-fee rate.
Campus benefits such as Cook Library borrowing privileges and free access to recreational facilities are not available to card holders during any period of non-enrollment. If you are not enrolled during a current or future term, your benefits may be deactivated.
Enrolling in the Golden ID Program
1. Enroll as a student at Towson University
If you are not a current Towson University student, you must first enroll at the university. You may enroll as a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student by completing an application below:
- Apply for undergraduate non-degree admission
- Apply through freshman applicants or transfer admissions
- Apply for graduate admission
2. Submit the Golden ID Tuition Reduction Form
3. Obtain a TU OneCard
The OneCard is Towson University’s ID card. It also allows access to campus facilities and events. The OneCard can be acquired at Auxiliary Services, West Village Commons Room 309.
4. Purchase a parking permit
If you plan to park on the Towson University campus, you must purchase a parking permit, which will be available two weeks before the start of each term. Core parking permits can be purchased online or at Auxiliary Services, University Union 118 (no discount offered for core parking permits). If you prefer a discounted overflow parking permit*, please contact the Parking Office at 410-704-7275.
*Overflow permits are valid at all times near TU Arena, Johnny Unitas Stadium, the Stadium Lots, and in designated areas of the West Village Garage where signs state "Overflow All TU Permits Valid in This Area.” After 3 p.m., overflow permits are valid in posted core areas. Overflow permits are valid in faculty/staff areas after 5 p.m. and on weekends, as posted on signage.