Towson University welcomes those who have served in the military.
Use this application if you are applying as a freshman.
In fact, we’re recognized by GI Jobs magazine as one of the top military-friendly universities in the United States. Our extensive course offerings, flexible class schedules, and many veteran support services make us an excellent choice for pursuing your education — whether after, or during, your military career.
For admission purposes, a veteran is defined as a current or former member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services who has served 30 days or more of active duty.
Towson University waives the application fee for veterans. To have your application fee waived, you can attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your online application to verify your military service. You can also send it separately to the University Admissions office by fax, 410-704-3030, or email it to admissions_documents AT_TOWSON.
You are eligible for admission consideration based on high school or transfer course work or upon placement testing in several skill areas (writing, reading, mathematics, etc.). Please review the requirements for freshman or transfer admission.
Veterans may be eligible for admission under the Non-Traditional Admissions policy which allows consideration for admission based on placement testing rather than high school GPA and/or SATs. If you would like to be considered for placement testing for admission, please note this in the online application under Section 13, Life Experience.
Students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to ensure adequate processing time for the evaluation of the placement tests. Referrals for testing cannot be made until your formal application has been filed, complete with all appropriate academic credentials in transcript form.
The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) may be used as an alternative to high school graduation. Applicants possessing a GED are subject to SAT R minimum requirements and must present a partial high school transcript to be considered for admission. GED recipients without these credentials are referred for placement testing before an admission decision is made.
If you meet the following requirements, you qualify for Maryland residency:
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