Degree Completion Planning is a new advising process designed to more efficiently map your path towards graduation.
An IDCP takes the Suggested Degree Completion Plan of your major (or concentration or track) and personalizes it for your academic career given your unique needs, goals, and aspirations. This plan could help you save time and money by highlighting a more direct route towards degree completion and graduation.
Starting in the Fall 2014 semester, all Towson and University System of Maryland students will be required to complete an IDCP. All undergraduates who newly transferred and any native students who will complete 45 credits will be required to create these plans.
If you are a new transfer student or a student completing 45 credits by the end of the semester or if you changed your major, please follow the Degree Completion Plan Guidelines. A link to these guidelines and to the IDCP form are in the related links on the right.
An advisor in your department will help you with this plan.
Completing this plan will remove your degree completion plan hold, allowing enrollment in course the following semester.
The Suggested Degree Completion Plans are in the related links on the right or in the TU Current Online Catalog under your major (or track or concentration). Make sure you use the catalog year correct for you.
The heading "Four Year Plan of Study" is a convenient label and neither indicates nor promises that a major can be completed in four years. Transfer students may only be at TU for two years. Double majors or art, music, and dance education majors may need five years. Part time students may need more than five years. Consequently, it is more accurate to think of your plan as a "degree completion" plan without a time component.
Your IDCP is required by Maryland Senate Bill 740 (SB 740). SB 740 is the Career and College Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013. It was signed into law May 2013 and requires all students to file an Individualized Degree Completion Plan.