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Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

In order to make your transition to Towson University as smooth as possible, we have created this To-Do List with important tasks for you to share with your family and complete before you start classes.  

Towson University will communicate important information to you using your personal email account and your TU Email Account. Please check your email regularly. If you do not receive Towson notifications and need to check or change your email address, please email  

Complete before stated deadline:

1 Schedule Placement Testing ASAP
2. Activate TU Email (Net ID) Account ASAP
3. Complete Online University Housing Request and Submit $350 Deposit
You must: a) submit your Participation Agreement by April 22, then b) activate NetID before you can complete this task. Please note that Capstone housing is not an option for students participating in this program.
May 1 at 5:00 p.m. EST
4. Purchase or Change TU Dining Plan ASAP
5. Complete FTP Academic Interest Form June 15
6. Complete TU Immunization Requirements June 30
7. Register for Pre-Orientation Events June 30
8. Request TU Disability Support Services (optional) If Applicable
9. Register for TU Emergency Text Messaging ASAP
10. Direct FAFSA to CCBC ASAP
11. Attend Financial Aid Workshop or Watch Aid Video TBA
12. Register for Towson Deferred Payment Plan (optional) ASAP

Complete in or Before July:

13. Activate CCBC Account & Access Class Schedule When Notified by CCBC
14. Register for CCBC Payment Plan (optional) When notification received
15. Submit Final Official High School Transcript to TU July 15
16. Get Your TU One Card July 30 (suggested)

Complete in or before August:

17. Pay CCBC Tuition and Towson Student Services Bills August 4
18. Complete AlcoholEDU & Haven Education Programs TBD
19. Purchase Parking for Freshman or Commuters August 17
20. Attend "Welcome to Towson" Orientation Events August 22-25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (tentative)
21. Review Our Policies and Expectations ASAP
22. Download the TU Mobile App ASAP



If you require additional information, contact the appropriate department. You may also contact New Student Programs, call 410-704-2309, or email


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