Transferring New Course Work

Undergraduate Students

Current degree seeking students interested in taking courses at another college/university to transfer into Towson University will need to complete a Transfer Petition Form.

Please Read the Following Carefully:

  1. You must be a current degree candidate in good academic standing.

  2. Prior permission from the Academic Standards Committee is required before registering for a course at another institution.

  3. Conditional approval may be granted if you have been placed on academic warning.  This may be rescinded if you are academically suspended at the end of the term during which conditional approval was given.

  4. All information must be completed before submitting the form to the Academic Standards Committee.

  5. Signatures
    1. Signature of the department chair is required for all courses taken out-of-state or at a four-year Maryland institution.
    2. Courses taken at Maryland Community Colleges do not require the signature of the department chair.
    3. Student’s signature is required as confirmation that the policy has been read.

  6. Return the completed form to the Office of the Registrar, Academic Standards Committee, in the Enrollment Services Center, Room 236.

  7. Check the ARTSYS web site at to see if a course taken at a Maryland Community College (only) equates to a Towson University course.

  8. Grades and grade point averages earned at other institutions are not transferable.  Only units for courses completed at another institution are transferable to the university.

  9. Courses will transfer to TU at the same level (upper/lower) as they were completed at the transferring institution.

  10. Courses transferred from two-year institutions will not satisfy the Advanced Writing requirement or upper-level credit.

  11. Courses in which a grade of “D” has been earned at regionally accredited institutions are transferable, but cannot be applied toward a major or minor program.

  12. Course work in which a grade is earned at TU cannot be repeated at another institution.

  13. With prior permission, students may take courses for transfer to Towson University until they have attained 90 units.  However, no more than 64 units may be transferred from a regionally accredited two-year institution.

  14. A student’s final 30 units toward their degree must be completed at TU.
    1. Exceptions are granted only in cases of extraordinary circumstances.
    2. Students must petition the Academic Standards Committee before registering for courses at another institution.
    3. A separate letter explaining the reason for the appeal is required.
    4. If this course is for your major/minor program, a note from the department chairperson supporting the request and accepting the course and units toward the major must be included.

  15. Do not use this form to request a re-evaluation of course work already transferred to the university.
    1. Contact Transfer Evaluation Services in the Admissions Office at 410-704-2113, 7800 York Road, Room 217, with questions concerning re-evaluation, if coursework was taken prior to being admitted to TU.
    2. If you are considering readmission to TU, contact the Office of the Registrar/Reenrollment at 410-704-2007, Enrollment Services Center, Room 218.

  16. Students not in attendance for a Fall or Spring semester must be readmitted to the university.  Any course work taken during that time will be evaluated as part of the readmission process.

  17. Once the course has been completed, you will need to request an official sealed transcript from the transferring school.  The transcript is to be sent to the Towson University, Records & Registration Office, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD  21252.


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