Towson University welcomes those who are serving or have served in the military.
Use this application if you are applying as a freshman.
In fact, we’re recognized by GI Jobs magazine as one of the top military-friendly universities in the United States. Our extensive course offerings, flexible class schedules, and many veteran support services make us an excellent choice for pursuing your education — whether after, or during, your military career.
For admissions purposes, active duty refers to full-time duty in the active military, including members of the Reserve Components on full-time training duty. It does not include full-time National Guard duty.
A veteran is defined as a former member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services who has seved over 30 days or more of active duty.
Towson University waives the fees for military affiliates. To have your application fee waived, you can attach a copy of your military orders or your DD-214 form to your online application to verify your service. You can also send it separately to University Admissions office by fax, 410-704-.3030, or email it to admissions_documents AT_TOWSON.
You are eligible for admission consideration based on high school or transfer course work or upon placement testing in several skill areas (writing, reading, mathematics, etc.). Please review the requirements for freshman or transfer admission.
Active military and veterans may be eligible for admission under the Non-Traditional Admissions policy which allows consideration for admission based on placement testing rather than high school GPA and/or SATs. If you would like to be considered for placement testing for admission, please email Kaila Miller at kailamiller AT_TOWSON.
Students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to ensure adequate processing time for the evaluation of the placement tests. Referrals for testing cannot be made until your formal application has been filed, complete with all appropriate academic credentials in transcript form.
The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) may be used as an alternative to high school graduation. Applicants possessing a GED are subject to SAT R minimum requirements and must present a partial high school transcript to be considered for admission. GED recipients without these credentials are referred for placement testing before an admission decision is made.
1) Is using transferred Post‐9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. §3319) and enrolls within three years of the transferor’s discharge or release from a period of at least 90 days of service in the active military, naval or air service; or
2) Is using transferred Post‐9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. §3319) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed services who is serving on active duty; or
3) Is using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
(38 U.S.C. §3311(b)(9)).
An individual as described in F.(1) will continue to retain in‐state status if the individual is enrolled prior to the expiration of the three‐year period following the veteran’s discharge, is using educational benefits under chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code, and remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school.
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