State/National/Military Exchange Programs
Students at Towson may expand their educational opportunities by studying in universities throughout Maryland, the United States, and in countries around the world. In some programs, students are able to pay tuition approximately equal to that at Towson (plus transportation), while others will require additional funds. Students considering one of the off-campus study options will want to plan ahead for their experience.
Inter-institutional Registration/Baltimore Student Exchange Program
Enrollment Services Center, Room 221, 410-704-2007
The Inter-Institutional Registration Program (IIR) at Towson University is designed to foster an interchange of students between Towson and other University System of Maryland institutions. Certain private colleges, such as Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Peabody Institute of JHU, and Stevenson University also participate in a similar program called the Baltimore Student Exchange Program (BSEP), with no additional tuition costs to students.
Interested full-time degree candidates (at least sophomore standing) should contact the coordinator at Towson. Students must maintain a combined full load (12 or more units) with a minimum of 6 units at TU. With approval of the coordinator, students may register for one course in a spring or fall term with a maximum of two courses per academic year at the host institution. Enrollment is on a space-available basis. Students must obtain special permits or instructor consent to register for courses that require them at the host institution. Students participating in these programs must follow the drop/withdrawal deadlines at the host institutions.
At the end of the term, the host institution’s registrar will send an official transcript to Towson and the courses completed and grades earned will be posted to the Towson record and calculated into the Towson cumulative average. Additionally, a notation will be made that the course work was completed through the program, indicating the name of the host institution.
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria may participate in officer training for the military. Towson will accept transfer units earned from a recognized ROTC Program sponsored by an accredited college or university. The Army ROTC program is coordinated through Loyola University Maryland (410-617-2276) and the Air Force ROTC program is with the University of Maryland College Park (301-314-3242). Courses will be considered upper- or lower-level units as defined by the transferring school, and are applicable as elective units toward a TU degree. ROTC units are considered to be non-traditional units and are part of a maximum of 45 non-traditional units allowed by academic policy.
National Student Exchange (NSE)
Lecture Hall, Room 5, 410-704-3405
This program allows full-time degree candidates an opportunity to become acquainted with social and educational patterns in other areas of the United States. Through Towson’s membership in the NSE, students may attend another NSE college/university in the United States, its territories and several universities in Canada for a term or a full year while paying tuition and fees to Towson. For more information, contact Kerica Henlon, 410-704-3405, or Sally Rominski, 410-704-2007.