Guidelines for Transfer Admission

To be considered for transfer, students must be enrolled or have completed transferable college-level work after high school graduation and be in good academic standing prior to the start of the semester at Towson University for which they have applied. This cannot include remedial or preparatory courses or nontraditional course work, such as Credit for Prior Experience/Learning, Military Science, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES, USAFI, ACE evaluations, etc. Students with fewer than 24 transferable units must comply with the requirements for incoming freshmen and possess a 2.50 transfer GPA. 

The requirements for transfer admission vary, depending on the total number of transferable units completed and the cumulative combined GPA from all institutions attended.

Priority admission (space available) is reserved for transfer students from Maryland community colleges who have earned at least 56 transferable units, are in good academic standing, and have maintained a GPA that meets the policies set by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and University System of Maryland. Applications must be submitted by the deadline. Students who have earned fewer than 56 transferable units or who are transferring from an institution other than a Maryland community college, will be admitted based upon combined cumulative GPA of transferable units and space availability. Students who have completed fewer than 24 transferable college-level units must submit their official, final high school transcript. Admissions appeals may be considered and conditional admission with additional progression requirements may be granted on a case-by-case basis. If students are admitted conditionally and do not complete the outlined requirements, it could lead to admissions probation or academic dismissal.

Upon official acceptance to TU, students must maintain the established cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher required for admission (inclusive of current course work) and remain in good academic standing; otherwise, TU’s offer of admission will be withdrawn.

Any transfer applicant who has attended TU as a non-degree student must possess at least a 2.00 GPA for all course work attempted through TU, even if the applicant is admissible based on course work subsequently completed at other institutions. Students who apply for transfer admission based on their non-degree status must meet the admissions requirements listed above.