In the Department of English, we believe that advising is an indispensable component
of your educational experience. It provides you with the support you need to explore
and clarify your academic and professional goals. Learning is enhanced when you work
collaboratively with your adviser to plan and implement a program of study that reflects
your intellectual interests, personal values, and career goals.
Advising underscores the importance of planning across all four years in a strategic
and progressive manner. Your needs and interests will change throughout your Towson
experience. From the first year through graduation, each year has a different advising
focal point: transition, focus, engagement, and commencement. If you are a transfer
student, you will also benefit from advising regardless of the number of units you
transfer to Towson. We have developed an advising program that reflects the specific
requirements of the major. Advisers will assist you in selecting courses in your major
as well as those you will need to complete the University Core requirements.
How to Make the Most of Advising
Who Is My Adviser?
To find your adviser, log into Towson Online Services. SA Self Service>Learner Services>Academics>View My Adviser. If you do not see an
adviser assigned, visit, call, or email the Department office.
Meet with Your Adviser Every Term
You must meet with your adviser every semester before you can register for classes,
either through group advising or individual advising. Your advisor will email you
the specific dates and times for group advising. Should you need to meet individually
with your adviser, you may make an appointment either by sending an email or calling.
Faculty contact information can be found in the TU Directory.
What to Bring to an Advising Meeting
Bring a copy of a completed Degree Completion Form using the information from your
academic requirements report found on Towson Online Services. Links to these forms are located at the bottom of this page. Also, be sure to check
if the courses you are planning to take require a prerequisite.
You Can Register After Meeting with Your Adviser
All students have an academic advising hold on their account. The advising hold will
only be removed after students have met with their advisers. You can find out if you
have any holds on your account by logging onto Towson Online Services and following: SA Self Service>Learner Services>Academics>Holds.
When to Register
Improve your chance of getting the courses and times that you want by registering
at the time assigned to you. To find out when you can register, go to Towson Online Services and follow SA Self Service>Learner Services>View Enrollment Appointment.