Guidelines for Freshman Admission

Admission to Towson University is competitive, based on the applicant pool and available space in the freshman class. Priority for admission is based on high school performance (in grades 9–11) as demonstrated by the grades earned and performance on the SAT or ACT. Strength and rigor of the curricula are considered. Many applicants exceed minimum required course work and level of work in their high school curriculum. In some cases, senior mid-year grades are requested and considered in the review of an application.

Freshman candidates will be expected to have completed four (Carnegie) units of English (including one each of composition, English literature and American literature), three units of social sciences, three units of science (two with labs), three units of mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry), two units of a foreign language (some technology, computer science and sign language courses may be substituted) and six elective units. Any applicant whose high school transcript does not include this combination of curriculum requirements may be admitted with the understanding that select deficiencies must be completed during the first term of the freshman year at Towson. Students who are admitted under this condition and who fail to complete the stipulated courses within the first term will have their degree candidacy withdrawn. High school-level reading, writing and mathematics courses taken at Towson will not carry graduation credit.