Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective Students

What is Towson University in Northeastern Maryland?

Towson University in Northeastern Maryland provides a seamless transfer for students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree after completing their associate degree. This innovative partnership allows students in northeastern Maryland to enroll in specific degree programs or earn credit for electives offered by Towson University closer to home.

The new Towson University in Northeastern Maryland building on the grounds of Harford Community College make Towson’s programs easier to access and provide opportunities for study and workforce development in the region.

Do you have any upcoming open houses?

Yes, we typically offer two open houses during each term.  Academic advisors will be available at each to answer questions about the programs. Fall 2017 open house dates will likely be announced over the summer.

Harford Community College students interested in Nursing (ATB Option) should also plan to attend one of the many information sessions offered throughout the semester in HCC's Darlington Hall.  Please visit the HCC website for further details regarding dates and deadlines.


Please complete the online application for TU in Northeastern Maryland.  This application differs from the main campus application.  The application deadlines for each term are listed in the instructions.

If you’ve already attended Towson University before, you must instead complete the reenrollment application through the Registrar.  Then email for assistance in registering for classes.

What majors do you offer?  How do I make sure that I’m on track to transfer?

All of our majors are listed on our Undergraduate Programs page.  In the chart underneath the “Community College Partnerships” heading, links are available for recommended coursework in each major.  While still attending community college, students should meet with their advisor and indicate their interest in transferring to TU in Northeastern Maryland.

Can I start at TU in Northeastern Maryland as a freshman?

No, TU in Northeastern Maryland only accepts transfers and encourages students to first receive an associate’s degree.  Only junior and senior level coursework is offered at TU in Northeastern Maryland.  Students must complete the required prerequisite courses for their major before transferring to TU in Northeastern Maryland.  If a student wishes to begin as a freshman or transfer with fewer than 60 credits, he or she may apply to attend the main campus in Towson.  The student may later choose to transfer to TU in Northeastern Maryland at the start of his or her junior year if the major is offered here.

How much are tuition and fees at TU in Northeastern Maryland?

Tuition is the same for TU in Northeastern Maryland students as it is for main campus students.  However, fees are reduced.  Please visit the Bursar’s Office Web pages for current tuition and fees.  Upon selecting the desired term, scroll down the page to the TU in Northeastern Maryland heading to view the current fee structure. 

Is financial aid available at TU in Northeastern Maryland?

Yes, TU in Northeastern Maryland students are eligible to apply for Financial Aid through Towson University’s Office of Financial Aid. 

Towson University also offers a need-based grant to students enrolled in at least 12 units of classes at the TU in Northeastern Maryland facility. Selected recipients will receive a $2,000 grant ($1,000 per term) for fall and spring terms. Please view the 2017-2018 TU in Northeastern Maryland Grant Fact Sheet (PDF) to receive further information.

Do you have a bookstore at the TU in Northeastern Maryland location?

Yes, textbooks and most other required course materials are available at the TU in Northeastern Maryland UStore.  Supplies, drinks, snacks, Towson clothing and accessories, and convenience items are also available.  Students may order their course materials or apparel online and have it delivered to the TU in Northeastern Maryland UStore free of charge.  For further information, please call the TU in Northeastern Maryland UStore at 410-704-8050 or the main desk at 410-704-8863.


Yes, the café is open Monday thru Thursday during lunchtime hours (10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Fall 2017 term).  The café will be closed during the winter and summer terms.  The menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, yogurt parfaits, personal size pizzas, chicken tenders, nachos & cheese, French fries, and hot dogs. Outside of café hours, beverages and other food items are available in the bookstore and in the vending area.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking is free at TU in Northeastern Maryland.  No permits are required. 

However, vehicles parked on the main campus in Towson must display a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter during peak hours.  Please review the Parking & Transportation Services Web pages for further information if you plan to visit the main campus.

Do you have housing available?

No, TU in Northeastern Maryland’s population is entirely comprised of commuter students.

ARE There Any Student Activities At TU in NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND?

Yes, a wide variety of programs, activities, and social opportunities are organized throughout the academic year with input and planning by a Student Advisory Committee to meet the needs and interests of the students attending classes at this location.  

Can TU in Northeastern Maryland students attend activities on the main campus in Towson?

Yes, TU in Northeastern Maryland students receive a valid TU OneCard student ID which can be used to gain admission to sporting events, fitness facilities, and student activities on the main campus. 


All full-time TU in Northeastern Maryland students may gain access to Harford Community College’s fitness facilities by presenting their TU OneCard student ID.    

Are you on social media?

Yes!  Please like or follow us to get a taste of student life at TU in Northeastern Maryland.

Can I make an appointment with an Admissions representative to answer my questions?

Yes! Our Academic Program Manager is available during business hours Monday through Friday all year round. An admissions representative is typically on-site at TU in Northeastern Maryland every Tuesday during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please either call us at 410-704-8863 or email to make an appointment.

Incoming Students

I’ve already been accepted to TU in Northeastern Maryland.  What do I do next?

Incoming students should complete the tasks outlined on the TU in Northeastern Maryland To-Do List.

Please note that TU in Northeastern Maryland has its own required orientation program for new transfers.  Incoming TU in Northeastern Maryland students should not register for or attend the orientation programs for Towson main campus students.

Current Students

I transferred to TU in Northeastern Maryland but realized that I’m missing a prerequisite.  Can I return to a community college to take it?

Yes, students may submit a Transfer Petition Form to receive permission to register for a course at another institution.  This form can be found on the Registrar’s Forms Web page.  Certain restrictions are outlined in the instructions on the form. 

Students with financial aid packages should also contact the Office of Financial Aid at 410-704-4236 to ensure that their award will not be affected.

How do I sign up for email and text messages specifically for TU in Northeastern Maryland school closings and weather alerts?

Complete and submit the Emergency Contact Form to be registered for emergency and inclement weather text messages and/or emails for the TU in Northeastern Maryland location.

Do you publish a course schedule for upcoming terms?

Yes, please review the schedule of courses at TU in Northeastern Maryland for the current academic year:

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