Academic advising is an important part of the teaching and learning experience at
Towson University. Academic advisers provide ongoing support to students as they explore
and define their academic and career goals. Advisers and students work together to
develop degree completion plans which outline courses needed and the appropriate sequence
and timing of the courses.
In the Department of Nursing faculty and professional staff serve as academic advisers.
Freshman students participate in the required First Year Experience (FYE) Advising Program. All other pre-nursing majors, including transfer students, are advised by our academic
advising specialist until they complete the lower-level requirements and are admitted
into the nursing major. At that point, they are assigned a faculty adviser. Students
enrolled in our degree completion options (ATB and RN-BS) are advised by professional
and faculty advisers.
Students should meet with their adviser every term well before their assigned date
to register for classes. Academic advising holds are applied at specific points throughout
the academic career. Academic advising holds block students from registration and
students will not be able to register for courses until they meet with their adviser.
In addition enrollment for nursing courses require department permission. Students
will not be able to register for nursing courses without speaking to their adviser.
Degree Completion Plan
Academic advisers also help students complete and file a required Degree Completion Plan (DCP) by the end of the sophomore year or the semester after
transferring in. Students who have 45 earned credits (transferred plus Towson credits)
must complete a Degree Completion Plan (DCP).
Basic/pre-licensure nursing DCP resources:
Associate to Bachelor and RN to BS nursing DCP resources:
- Degree Requirements
- Students will collaborate with their adviser to complete and file a DCP form unique
to their plan of study.