Advising allows for students to meet with their academic advisor to discuss the degree requirements, review the student’s progress, and help students decide what courses they should take in the next semester.
Advising Holds are placed on all student accounts during the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to meet with their assigned advisor to have this hold removed before registering for classes.
A Degree Completion Plan hold (DCP) will also be placed on your account when you reach 45 credits. 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.
(Hours: Monday-Friday by appointment.)
(Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 2:30-7:30pm. Friday, 10-3pm)
Students can additionally request a one-on-one Degree Planning appointment with a Student Advisor (here).
If you need help starting your Degree Plan, view our Degree Plan Video Tutorial.
Remember to bring or email your Registration Proposal and Degree Plan to your advisor. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.
Students are encouraged to meet with Student Advisors at the CIS Advising Hub located
in YR207 on the second floor of the 7800 York Road building.
Run by computing majors in our department, Student Advisors can help with course selection, degree planning, change of majors, transfer petitions, and general advising. Student led meetings and workshops are also held throughout the semester to help students build degree plans and learn more about our majors.
Student Advisors are available in-person Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday from 10am-4pm during the Fall semester. Student Advisors can also be reached by phone at 410-704-4776.
Towson University also offers the information technology major at TU in Northeastern Maryland.
For additional information on student advising procedures, contact Ms. Heather Bohle, Student Services Coordinator.
For additional information on degree advising and transfers, contact Mr. Timothy Schneider, Degree Advising Specialist.
For additional information on changing majors, contact Ms. Nichole Mason, Academic Advising Specialist.