Guidelines for Transfer Admission

To be considered for transfer, students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of transferable college-level work and be in good academic standing prior to the start of the semester at TU 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 30 transferable credits must comply with the requirements for incoming freshmen and possess the minimum transfer GPA.  If transfer applicants were academically dismissed from a previous institution, they must complete 24 credits at another university or college before they are eligible to gain admission to Towson University. 

The requirements for transfer admission vary, depending on the total number of transferable credit hours 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 55 transferable credits, 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 55 transferable credits or who are transferring from an institution other than a Maryland community college, will be admitted based upon combined cumulative GPA of transferable credits and space availability. Students who have completed fewer than 30 transferable college-level credit hours must submit official results of SAT/ACT scores and official final high school transcripts.

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of current course work) and remain in good academic standing; otherwise, the university’s offer of admission will be withdrawn.

Any transfer applicant who has attended Towson University as a non-degree student must possess at least a 2.00 GPA for all course work attempted through the university, 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.

Deferred Applications

Applicants who are not initially offered admission may be required to submit an updated transcript at the end of their current semester.  These students are encouraged to make alternative plans for admission to other colleges in the event that the university is not able to extend an offer of admission due to academic performance or a lack of space. Refer to the current undergraduate admission application or transfer guide for specific details.