Read below for answers to common questions about applying, transferring credits and coming to campus.
Applications for both fall and spring open in August of the prior fall term. You can apply any time before the deadline. There are two deadlines for fall applications: the priority deadline of December 1 for scholarship consideration (Maryland community colleges only) and Honors College applicants, and the regular deadline of January 15. The deadline for spring applications is October 15.
Our application may remain open on a space-available basis after the deadline has passed. Priority consideration is given to students who apply before the deadline.
In order to be a competitive applicant, we strongly encourage that you have at least 24 completed college credits before applying to TU. This doesn't include coursework that is in progress at the time of your application. If you apply with fewer than 24 completed credits, you must also submit an official high school transcript with your graduation date. Once you have completed 24 college credits, we will only require college transcripts.
An essay is not required for transfer applicants. Because the essay is optional, there is no assigned topic.
You can find out what we have received and what we still may need from you by using our online status checker.
Our admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Once your application is complete, a decision will typically be made and mailed to you in three to four weeks. Early fall applicants may expect a slightly longer wait since we begin mailing decision letters on December 1.
Our application review process is major blind. You must indicate your intended major on your application, but we do not consider it as a factor in our decision. Some of our majors have additional screening requirements, which means admission to the university does not guarantee admission to that major. If you select a screened major on your application, we would admit you as a pre-major student.
We also have an Admitted Students FAQ page where you can find more information to help you with this important decision.