New freshman and transfer students must complete an Honors College application to be considered for admission to the Honors College. Most honors students apply in high school and are admitted for their freshman year, but transfer and current Towson University students may also apply to the Honors College. High school and transfer applicants with fewer than 30 credits are evaluated based on their high school academic record; SAT scores; participation in leadership, extracurricular and community service activities; and a well-written application essay.
Transfer students with 30 credits or more of graded, college-level courses must have at least a 3.50 GPA to apply and will be evaluated on the basis of their collegiate record instead of their high school grades and SATs. Applicants from other honors programs will be given special consideration for admission.
Current Towson University students may apply to the Honors College if they have been enrolled at Towson University for no more than four terms (60 units) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.