Registration & Records
How to Register for Classes
Register for classes through your Student Dashboard. Registration is also available in person at the Registrar's Office in the Enrollment
Services Center, Room 223. Business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- How to Register for Classes (pdf)
- How to Register for Classes - YouTube
- Schedule Building Guide Using CLSS (pdf)
- Schedule Builder Tutorial (video)
- Non-TU students can view and search classes with no login required.
contact registration & records
Who is Nora?
Nora is an AI-powered assistant designed to help students. Nora captures student enrollment plans and connects students to the best resources available on-campus to help remove barriers to continuing their education.
What is an Enrollment Plan?
An enrollment plan refers to a student's registration decision for the following term. Getting a response on a student's enrollment decision allows Nora to provide this vital information to University staff for resource planning and student follow-up.
Information Nora will never ask:
Nora will never ask for any sensitive information such as date of birth, passwords, social security number, bank account numbers, driver's license numbers, or any other Personal identifiable Information (PII).
Nora's Contact Details:
Nora texts will be coming from one of these phone numbers:
Schedule of Classes & Department Consent
Where can I view the Schedule of Classes before registering?
- Browse classes (no login required) through Towson Online Services.
- Classes can also be viewed through your Student Dashboard, Academics, Search for Classes.
- Select term (semester), Class Search Criteria (subject: ENGL), Search.
- Additional Search Criteria - allows you to search by days, time, etc.
- Class Number - use this four digit number when registering
(ex: MATH230.101 (1240) - Class Number is 1240).
Can you explain courses marked "department consent required"?
Special permission or departmental authorization is required for courses marked "Department Consent Required." Contact the academic department for authorization.
Add/Drop/Swap & Withdrawal
How to add/drop or swap a class.
Add a Class
- Login through your Student Dashboard to begin adding classes.
Drop a Class
- Login through your Student Dashboard to drop classes.
- Changes can be viewed by selecting My Class Schedule.
Swap a Class
- Swapping a class is available during the Change of Schedule period.
- Be sure you are able to add classes before dropping.
- Click tab at top of page, select class to swap & enter class to be added.
Important to Note:
Students enrolled in another section of the same class or has a time conflict with the waitlisted class:
- Swap the enrolled or conflicting class using "swap" with the closed section, choosing the waitlist option. The system will automatically swap the classes once space is available.
- Using "Waitlist" instead of "Swap" - the system sees you are already enrolled in a different section of the same class & will prevent you from being enrolled.
Please reference the Waitlist a Class using Swap (pdf) guide for more detail.
How to waitlist a class using "swap".
These screen shots will guide you through the process of waitlisting a class using "swap".
How to withdraw from a class.
Withdrawal from a class
Officially withdraw through your Student Dashboard before the term deadline (see Academic Calendar).
Withdrawing after the deadline requires a letter of appeal to the Academic Standards Committee.
Additional Information for Withdrawing
Instructors or departments can not withdraw you from a course.
A grade of "W" will be given when withdrawing after the change of schedule period, but before the withdrawal deadline, which does not affect averages or academic totals.
An FX grade is given for failing to officially withdraw.
Dropping below full time status may affect your financial aid and/or your insurance coverage.
Class Schedule & Enrollment Appointment
How can I view my schedule?
- In your Student Dashboard, click on Academics
- From the drop down box, select Class Schedule & click the arrow (go)
- Payment due dates vary by date of registration.
- Failure to pay your tuition by the deadline will result in cancellation of your schedule.
- Please check with the Student & University Billing Office for payment information.
How do I find my enrollment appointment, day/time?
- Enrollment dates are located in your Student Dashboard, far right column.
- Click on "details" in the "Enrollment Dates" box to see your specific time to begin enrolling.
NOTE: Incoming freshmen & transfer students will enroll during orientation.
How are enrollment appointments determined?
Do I have to be degree seeking to take classes?
If you are not currently pursuing a degree at TU, you will need to enroll as a non-degree
student to register for classes.
Can I view & search classes as a non-towson student?
Yes, view & search the class schedule with no login required.
Service Indicators (Holds) Blocking Registration
Why am I being blocked from registering?
Registration can be blocked for a variety of reasons. Information about a hold can
be viewed through your Student Dashboard by clicking on the link to each specific hold listed under the "Holds" section.
Who should I contact if there is an Academic Advising hold on my account?
- Advising holds can only be lifted by a student's advisor.
- Your advisors' name can be viewed through your Student Dashboard in the Program Advisor Box.
- Questions may be directed to the Academic Advising, Retention & Completion Office at 410-704-2472 or via email at advising AT_TOWSON.
- Some graduate programs require students to meet with their advisor or program director prior to registration.
- Contact your program director if you have an advising hold.
- Please refer to the list of graduate programs for contact information.
How do I change my major/minor?
- Students who wish to add, change or drop a major/minor must complete the Change of Major/Minor Form.
- Graduate students wishing to change their program must contact the Admissions Office at 410-704-2113 to complete a new application for their intended program. Previous applications to other programs cannot be used.
Grades & Grading Policies
What are TU's grading policies?
- Grading System - Catalog Reference
What are the grading options
- Pass & Auditing Options - Catalog Reference
How do I manually calculate my GPA?
- The GPA calculator allows you to determine how your current term will affect your overall GPA or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
- Use the calculator before grades are posted to predict your CGPA.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
- If you are repeating a course, the GPA calculator does not calculate the grade replacement.
- It will include both the failing grade & the new grade which may lower your CGPA.
The University reserves the right to provide some or all instruction and related academic activities through alternative methods of delivery, including remote delivery. It also reserves the right to change the method of delivery before or during an academic term in the event of a health or safety emergency or other circumstance when it determines that such change is necessary or in the best interests of the campus community. Tuition and mandatory fees will not be reduced or refunded if the University changes the delivery method for any or all of an academic session.