Tutoring/Workshops: The Tutoring & Learning Center offers several services including:
This Guide to Graduate School explains key aspects of graduate school and how to apply.
Disability Support Services provides resources for students with both learning and physical disabilities. It is important to register with DSS as soon as possible after admission so they can provide timely help.
The MB3 program is committed to helping students succeed and graduate in their chosen concentration. Each student is assigned Dr. Nadim Alkharouf as his/her faculty advisor. Dr. Alkharouf will not only assist you in planning what classes to take, but also will take an active role in providing career planning.
Students are not able to register without first seeing Dr. Alkharouf who will remove their advising hold. Students should be familiar with and able to use your Online Services account.
Degree Completion Planning is designed to more efficiently map your path towards graduation. It is required by Maryland Senate Bill 740. Senate Bill 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 by the time they complete 45 credits.
An Individualized Degree Completion Plan (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. Eventually, all Towson and University System of Maryland students will be required to complete an IDCP.
Step 1: Check Suggested Degree Completion Plan for your concentration
Go to the list of required courses for your concentration in the catalog. Print a copy of the Required Courses. Then click on that page's left link labeled “Typical Four-Year Sequence of Courses,” and print a copy of the Suggested Degree Completion Plan.
Step 2: Open Your Academic Requirements
Go to Towson Online Services, click on Self Service, and then Student Center. On the left hand side, next to your schedule, select Academic Requirements from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Write Down All Non-Completed University Core Courses
Using your Academic Requirements, write University Core courses that you have not completed.
Step 4: Write Down All Non-Completed Major Courses
Using your Academic Requirements, write down all major required courses (from the list you printed in Step #1) that you have not completed.
Step 5: Check Your Prerequisites
Using the course descriptions in the catalog, check to see if you have completed the prerequisites for required courses you still need to take for your major; if not, write down the prerequisites for the courses you still need to complete.
Step 6: Create an Individualized Degree Completion Plan
Using the Individualized Degree Completion Plan (internal link to degree completion form – excel file) spreadsheet, create a plan with the courses you still need to complete in order to graduate. Keep in mind your prerequisites, the courses you have not completed, and the Suggested Degree Completion Plan for your concentration.
Step 7: Meet With Dr. Alkharouf
Schedule a meeting with Dr. Alkharouf. Bring a copy of your Individualized Degree Completion Plan to the meeting, or email it to him in advance. You and Dr. Alkharouf will review the plan, and if all looks good Dr. Alkharouf will remove your registration hold.
The Career Center can help with:
The Financial Aid Office provides assistance in identifying appropriate scholarships and loans.
The MB3 program offers a limited number of partial scholarships to current students with outstanding academic and research records.