Applying to TU

Towson University welcomes those who have served our country in the military. TU has been recognized in the top 15 percent of military-friendly colleges in the United States.

Undergraduate Freshman and Transfer Admission

Towson University is recognized by GI Jobs magazine as one of the top military-friendly universities in the United States. Extensive course offerings, flexible class schedules, and veteran support services make TU a great choice for pursuing your undergraduate education.

Find out about admission requirements, residency requirements and deadlines within Undergraduate Admissions at Military Affiliated Applicants.

Graduate Admission

Towson University offers more than 80 graduate programs in the fields of education, health, business, science, mathematics, fine arts, communication and other professional studies. Flexible formats and evening classes are available to help students balance work, life and their studies. Find out how to apply to graduate school as a veteran.

NOTE: For admissions purposes, a veteran is defined as a current or former member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services who has served 30 days or more on active duty.

Non-Degree Students

Non-degree enrollment allows you to establish an academic record at TU. Additionally, the course credits you earn can be used toward the completion of a degree.

If you wish to use VA program funds for educational purposes, it is possible if you are concurrently applying to be a degree candidate, please contact Towson’s VA certifying officer for more information.

Residency Requirements

Persons with the following status shall be accorded in the benefits of in-state status for the period in which they hold such status:

Full Time Active Member

A full-time active member of the armed forces of the United States whose home of record is Maryland or one who resides or is stationed in Maryland, or the spouse or financially dependent child of such person. Students that qualify under this provision will retain in-state status for tuition purposes as long as they are continuously enrolled regardless of a change in military assignment or status of the active member of the military.

Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

A veteran of the United States armed forces with an honorable discharge who, within one year of discharge, presents documentation that he or she attended a secondary school in the state for at least three years, and graduated or received the equivalent of a high school diploma from a secondary school in the state. The veteran must present documentation and register at a USM institution within one year of discharge for this provision to apply.