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Towson University

Transfer to Towson University

About Towson University (TU)

Towson University is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities, offering a welcoming environment for living and learning, close to many educational, cultural and community resources.

TU offers students academic programs and exceptional faculty typical of a large university coupled with the close-knit community and personalized approach of a small college. TU’s wide range of extracurricular activities contribute to a dynamic student experience. Students can pursue diverse interests and cultivate undiscovered talents.

The backdrop for learning is TU’s beautiful 329-acre suburban campus, located eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. Throughout the region, Towson University’s strong partnerships with public and private organizations provide unique opportunities for research, internships and jobs.

Some of the best students in America pursue 64 undergraduate majors, 46 master’s programs and four doctoral degree programs at Towson University. Founded in 1866 as a teacher’s college, today's students can also study majors like business administration, psychology, mass communications and nursing. TU's educational experience also branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland and a number of online options.

General transfer information

A maximum of 45 units for non-traditional learning may be granted through the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Program (this includes any Advance Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit granted upon admission to the university). CPL units can be used to fulfill Core Curriculum, electives and/or major requirements. Courses completed at CCBC with 300 or 400 level TU course equivalencies will transfer as lower-level credit but will satisfy course content as indicated.

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Students intending to transfer should complete the admission application for TU following the third semester of their associate degree program.

Transfer partnership

Degrees to Succeed

Complete your associate degree at CCBC and transfer your credits seamlessly to earn your bachelor’s degree at TU through the Degrees to Succeed program.

Degrees to Succeed

  • Dual admission to CCBC and TU*. 
  • Co-advising by TU to ensure CCBC courses align with your chosen program. 
  • Access to TU campus events using a TU Campus ID Card.
  • Acceptance of 60-64 transfer credits from Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs.  
  • Junior standing after transfer and earlier registration, along with all Towson students with junior status. 
  • Eligible to compete for renewable $1,000 transfer scholarships from TU. No additional scholarship application is required.
  • Automatic membership in the TU Transfer Mentor Program.
  • Waiver of TU $45 application fee. 

*Admission into Towson does not guarantee admission to screened majors that require a separate application process and may require additional pre-requisite courses.

  • Earned high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Enrolled in an associate degree program at CCBC.
  • Be enrolled in the Degrees to Succeed Program within the first year at CCBC or prior to earning 30 credits (including credits earned through transfer, prior learning or high school/dual enrollment).
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  1. Discuss this program with your academic advisor to verify your eligibility to participate.
  2. Submit the acknowledgement form, which outlines the student checklist, program requirements, and permission to share your academic information with TU.
  3. CCBC will contact TU and share your interest in Degrees to Succeed.
If you wish to withdrawal from this program, please complete the withdrawal form.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements between CCBC and Towson University.
CCBC degree TU degree Agreement
Chemistry, Science Area of Concentration (A.S.) Chemistry (B.S.) View agreement
Chemistry, Science Area of Concentration (A.S.) Chemistry, Professional Track (B.S.) View agreement
Chemistry, Science Area of Concentration (A.S.) Forensic Chemistry (B.S.) View agreement
Computer Science (A.S.) Computer Science (B.S.) View agreement
Computer Science (Information Systems Management Area of Concentration) (A.S.) Information Systems, Business Track (B.S.) View agreement
Computer Science (Information Systems Management Area of Concentration) (A.S.) Information Systems
(Data Analysis, Interface Design, or Systems Track) (B.S)
View agreement
Information Technology (A.A.S.) Information Technology (B.S.) View agreement

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