Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer FAQs

1. Will my credits transfer to Towson University?

Transfer credits will be awarded for most academic courses completed at a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university. Coursework completed at institutions that are not regionally accredited but hold national or specialized accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be considered for transfer credit in consultation with the academic department on a case-by-case basis. Coursework completed at an international institution may also be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. See Transferring Credits for more information. You can also check out the ARTSYS Articulation System for more information on course transferability from Maryland community colleges.

2. Is there a limit to the amount of credits I can transfer?
Yes. Towson transfers college-level credits from two- and four-year institutions. We will accept up to 64 credits from a two-year college and up to 90 from a four-year institution (or from a combination of two- and four-year institutions.)

3. Do I need 30 credits before applying to Towson?

We do encourage transfer students to have 30 completed college credits before applying to Towson to be most competitive for admission. However, we do consider applicants with fewer than 30 completed college credits. If you are applying with fewer than 30 completed college credits, we will also consider your high school course work in our admission decision, so you’ll need to provide official high school transcripts and test scores in addition to your regular transfer application.

4. When can I expect to hear from Towson?

Towson University works on a rolling basis for admission. Once your application is complete, your application will be reviewed within three to four weeks.  Fall offers will not be mailed until December 1 and continue through the spring.

5. How do I know if you have received everything you need?

You can find out what we have received and what we still may need from you by using our handy online status checker.

6. Is the essay required? What is the topic?

Yes, an admissions essay is required. You may choose any topic.

7. What are the application deadlines?

January 15 for fall and October 15 for spring.

8. I’ve been accepted. Now what?

First of all, congratulations. We have information just for you. Check out Admitted Students and learn all about next steps.

9. Can transfer students take tours of campus?

Of course! We’d love to see you. Look over the tour schedule and sign up online for a campus tours. We know transfer students can have pretty busy schedules, so you might also consider our online virtual tour. It’s no substitute for the real thing, but it can help you give an idea of what we’re all about.

10. Can I get campus housing as a transfer student?

Maybe. Transfer students must apply to live on campus, and housing is awarded on a space-available basis. We also have a variety of off-campus apartments very close to campus. Many of our transfer students choose to reside there.


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Phone: 410-704-2113
Fax: 410-704-3030
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7800 York Road, 2nd Floor

University Codes

SAT: 5404
ACT: 1718
FAFSA: 002099