Maryland Community College Transfers
If you're a graduate of a Maryland public community college and in good academic standing with at least 56 transferable credits, you will receive admission priority at Towson University.
Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree holders from a Maryland Community College are guaranteed admission (as space permits) if they meet the following criteria:
- minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- no record of attending an institution of higher education after earning an A.A. from a Maryland community college
- apply by the application deadline
Guaranteed admission applies to admission to the university only and does not guarantee admission to competitive majors. If you plan to pursue a competitive major, you must contact that department for specific screening procedures and GPA requirements for entrance into the major.
Students who have earned less than 56 transferable credits or are transferring from an institution other than a Maryland community college will be admitted based upon their combined cumulative GPA, amount of transferable credits and space availability.
Credits from two-year institutions may not be used to fulfill the upper-level requirement of 32 units. Lower-level courses from four-year institutions that have upper-level TU equivalents can transfer as lower-level credit. However, this coursework can count toward requirements for your major. Faculty from your major will make this determination.
A.A.T. Degree (Associate of Arts in Teaching)
Maryland public community college students who have earned A.A.T. degrees (Associate of Arts Degree in Teaching) will be awarded 64 credits in transfer “without further review,” in accordance with MHEC policy. Community college students should contact the appropriate education department chair at their institution for specific details and program deadlines. Course work for students who do not complete all requirements of the AAT degree will be applied toward Towson’s GenEd/Core Curriculum and major requirements on a course-by-course basis.