TU joins Common App for 2021–22 application season

By Kyle Hobstetter on September 7, 2021

Early action application deadline is Dec. 1

student outside on TU's campus

This fall, Towson University welcomed the most diverse new-student class in its 155-year history. Now TU is already preparing for the next class of Tigers, by making the application process even more convenient.

Students applying for the fall 2022 term can now find TU on Common App, an online college application platform that serves more than three million applicants, teachers, counselors and advisers globally each year.

Common App allows students to easily apply and helps reduce common barriers to the college application process. It’s a one-stop application portal. Each year, more than one million applicants use Common App. One-third of those are the first in their family to pursue a college degree.

Simplifying the application process is the goal of Towson University’s Office of Admissions. The addition of Common App makes the process more efficient for students and for admissions counselors.

“It’s just an easy click for students to add us to their college list,” says Amy Moffatt, assistant vice president for Towson University admissions. “The Common App allows more students to access Towson University more easily and with a much more user-friendly platform than we previously had.”

By joining Common App, Towson University can offer additional tools and services to students and those who support students: an easy to navigate mobile app, financial aid and scholarship information, virtual mentors, online portfolios and a vast library of counselor resources available in English and Spanish. Common App also offers 24/7/365 technical support.

TU’s Early Action deadline for Fall 2022 admission is Dec. 1. Students should apply before this date to automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships or admission to the university’s competitive Honors College.

Also, Towson University will remain test-optional for all students applying for the 2022–23 school year. This means applicants are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score for consideration. They will be evaluated based on high school courses, grades and supplemental materials submitted with their applications, such as their application essays.

When asked what advice she had for potential students, Moffatt advises them to relax and enjoy their senior year.

“In the blink of an eye, it’s going to be high school graduation so don’t let this process consume you. There are so many great colleges out there (TU being one of them), and wherever you end up – you are going to have an amazing college experience.”

Students interested in TU’s admissions process can connect with their admissions counselor. They can also schedule a visit to Towson University for a campus tour or one of the four open house dates. For more information on freshman admission, check out the undergraduate admissions FAQ page.