Each ATB partnership has its own admission timeline and plan of study. Some programs
only offer a fall or spring start, while others may offer admission for both terms.
Please refer to the table below for partnership details and application deadlines.
For admission consideration, students must apply to both the partnership nursing program
and the Towson University ATB option. ATB applicants should not submit a Towson University
application unless offered admission to the nursing major.
To apply, follow these steps:
- Follow the appropriate steps to apply for the partner school's associate degree in
- Submit the online ATB application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee:
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to University
Admissions. Students may submit either hard copy or electronic transcripts:
Neither Towson University nor the Department of Nursing are responsible for transcripts
mailed and not received by the deadline. For any transcript submission questions or
receipt verification, students should contact University Admissions.
Enrollment as a Towson University student is required to begin the ATB option, but
students should not submit an application to University Admissions until they have
received admission to ATB. If admitted to ATB, students will be given instructions
on how to apply to and enroll at the university.
Towson Review and Eligibility
Screening for admission to the ATB option will occur after our community college partner
has notified applicants about admission to the associate degree nursing program. Admission
review is a collaborative process between the TU Department of Nursing and our partner
schools' nursing programs.
Students who submit an ATB application but do not receive formal admission to the
community college nursing program are ineligible and will not be reviewed for ATB
admission. Admission decisions will be sent via email to students who are admitted
to the community college nursing program.
By applying to the ATB option, students grant permission to TU and the community college
to share pertinent information related to admission, academics, enrollment, and degree
progress. Enrollment and academic information will be shared as needed each term.
ATB students are still responsible for submitting their own transcripts and maintaining
regular communication with their advisors at both schools.
Cost of Attendance
Students in the ATB option are charged tuition and fees and receive a bill from both
institutions. Tuition and fees will be assessed by each school based on the student's
credit load at their respective institutions each term.
For TU courses, students are charged the part-time tuition and fees according to how many TU credits they are taking in any given term. For community
college courses, they will be charged according to that school's tuition and fee rates.
Students can estimate their overall cost of attendance by referring to the plan of
study for their total enrollment at each institution each term.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students enrolled in the ATB option can apply for all available federal and state undergraduate grant, scholarship, and loan programs.
All federal and state financial aid is processed through the TU Financial Aid Office. ATB students' financial aid will be based on the total combined enrollment between
ATB students are also eligible to apply for departmental or institutional scholarships
or grants at both institutions. Any institutional scholarships or grants from the
partner community college will be reported to TU and counted against the total aid
a student may receive. For nursing-specific resources, visit the Department of Nursing
For any questions about ATB admissions and partnerships, please contact us. For questions about the community college's nursing program, please contact the
community college program directly.