Faculty Resources

Academic advising at Towson University is designed to help students learn about educational opportunities, make thoughtful decisions, build a personalized plan to graduation, and learn to take responsibility for monitoring their own progression. This page will serve as a highlight for resources to help our faculty better support their students.

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First Year Experience (FYE) Program

Please contact Emily Halligan with any questions about the FYE Advisor program.

Transfer Credit Information

  • ARTSYS The Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities (ARTSYS) will provide you with the course equivalencies between Maryland community colleges and Towson University.
  • Transfer Evaluation System (TES) An interactive tool that allows advisors to compare course equivalencies between Towson University and other four-year institutions and community colleges in the United States.
  • Transfer Petition Form Prior to enrolling in any coursework at another institution while you are a student at Towson University, you must first fill out the Transfer Petition Form.
  • Transfer Course Equivalency Request Students can submit this petition to have previously evaluated transfer credit reassessed.

Advising Tools

  • Audit Students can opt to audit a class instead of entirely withdrawing.
  • Academic Standards Committee (ASC) If a student is seeking an exception to campus policy (ex., a retroactive withdraw) they must submit an appeal through the Academic Standards Committee.
  • AP Score Equivalency for TU
  • Core Curriculum Course List  An up-to-date listing of the Core Curriculum courses offered at Towson University.
  • GPA Calculator The GPA calculator allows you to determine how your current term will affect your overall GPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average [CGPA]).
  • Pass/Fail Docusign Allows students to opt for a pass/fail grade.
  • Third Repeat Petition Form If a student has failed a class twice, they must submit a third attempt petition form to receive permission from the course department.
  • Towson Seminar Course List  The Towson Seminar courses available for the upcoming term.