Degree Completion Plan

Your Degree Completion Plan is your road map to graduation and helps you plan which courses to take and when. The sooner you start one, the better! Once you reach 45 or more credits, you are required to have a Degree Completion Plan on file with your adviser.

Steps for Creating a Plan

Step 1: Open Your Academic Requirements

Go to Towson Online Services, click on Self Service, and then Student Center. On the left hand side, next to your schedule, select Academic Requirements from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Write Down All Non-Completed Courses

Using your Academic Requirements, write down all required and Gen Ed/University Core courses that you have not completed.

Step 3: Check Your Prerequisites

Using the CBE Prerequisite Checking Guide (PDF) write down the prerequisites for the courses you have not completed. Check to see if you have completed the prerequisites; if so, cross them off. If not, this will aid you in deciding which courses need to be completed first.

Step 4: Create a Degree Completion Plan

Using the spreadsheet below, create an academic completion plan with the courses you need to complete in order to graduate. Keep in mind your prerequisites.

  • Download the Degree Completion Plan template and save the file as "LastName_FirstName_TUID#.xls (example: Doe_John_123456).
  • After the speadsheet is open in Excel, input the total earned units up to today.
    Input the number of units you are currently enrolled in.
  • Fill in the remaining schedule by term. Use the CBE Course Offerings By Term (PDF) guide to see when courses are offered.
  • Make sure you have a minimum of 120 credits.

Step 5: Email Your Plan to Your Adviser

Make sure the file name is "LastName_FirstName_TUID#.xls (example: Doe_John_123456).
Email the file to your adviser as an attachment.

Degree Completion Plan Template