Undergraduate Admissions

Admitted Students—Freshmen

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Congratulations on your admission to Towson University. If you're still considering your college choices, we’re happy to help you decide if TU is right for you.

We encourage you to visit us at our TU4U admitted student events or a campus tour. Get in touch with a counselor or the department for your planned major and ask tough questions. Come out for a game or a concert and feel the energy of our campus for yourself. Stop by the University Store and stock up on Tiger swag. Take a tour of the area and see why Baltimore is one of the top college towns in the country.

When you’re ready to accept your offer of admission, just complete the following steps. We look forward to seeing you.

1. Submit your Enrollment Contract and fee.
To officially accept our offer of admission, please follow the instructions in your admission packet that was mailed to you. Submit your Enrollment Contract and $300 enrollment fee to University Admissions by May 1 for fall admission, or the specific date on your admission letter for spring admission. If you have questions, please contact University Admissions at 410-704-2113.

If you've been admitted to the Honors College, you are officially accepting the Honors College offer of admission by submitting the Enrollment Contract and fee above. As a member of the Honors College, you understand that it is your responsibility to fulfill the Honors College curricular requirements in order to retain the honors scholarship and participate in the Honors College community during your undergraduate career at Towson University. If you have questions, please contact the Honors College at 410-704-4677.

2. Activate your Towson University email account.
Towson will communicate with you using your TU student computing and email account, also referred to as your NetID. To get started, simply activate your NetID online. To complete the process, you will need your seven-digit TU student ID number, which you can find on your Offer of Admission letter.

If you have difficulty with your account, please contact the Student Computing Services Desk at scs@towson.edu or 410-704-5151, or visit Tech Overture Online.

3. Submit your housing request.
New freshmen for fall are guaranteed a space in on-campus housing if housing is reserved by 5:00 p.m. EST on May 1. Secure your spot by submitting the online request form and $350 non-refundable housing deposit.

Housing for the spring term is awarded on a space-available basis. You can find out if housing is available by logging on to the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s online housing request system. If space is available, you can secure your spot by submitting the request form and $350 non-refundable housing deposit.

There are two additional on-campus residence halls for freshmen—Paca House and Tubman House—located in the university’s West Village complex. These housing options require a separate application. If you’re interested in Paca House or Tubman House, apply online at the West Village housing website.

If you have any questions about university housing, please contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 410-704-2516.

4. Complete Math Placement Testing
All incoming transfer students are required to complete math placement testing. You will be notified by email about how to complete testing.

5. Complete Reading Placement Testing (if required).
Some incoming freshman students are required to complete reading placement testing. If required, you will be notified by email about how to complete testing.

6. Determine if your major is screened.
If you know what you want to study, it’s important that you determine if it is a screened or competitive program, as admission to TU does not guarantee admission to some majors. Screened or competitive majors have additional requirements, such as auditions, prerequisite courses or minimum GPAs. Knowing these requirements in advance will prepare you during the enrollment and registration process.

Contact the major department or consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information on screened or competitive majors.

7. Submit final high school transcript.

Please make arrangements for your high school to send your official final high school transcript to University Admissions. The official transcript must be sealed in your high school’s official envelope and mailed to: University Admissions, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001.

8. Complete items on your Freshman To-Do List
After you've accepted our offer of admission, you should visit the Freshman To-Do List Website and complete all required tasks. This website will provide important information to help your transition to college life, including details about parking on campus, getting your OneCard ID, registering for classes, and more.

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Contact us at 410-704-2113 or admissions@towson.edu.

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University Admissions

Phone: 410-704-2113
Fax: 410-704-3030
Campus Tours: 410-704-4696

Office Location

Office of Admissions
7800 York Road, 2nd Floor

University Codes

SAT: 5404
ACT: 1718
FAFSA: 002099