Completing the Application

Students applying for admission to any one of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) program offerings must complete the admission application specific to their program. Upon receipt of an application, students should review it thoroughly to ensure they are aware of all required policies, procedures and application requirements. While each program application criteria varies, all students are required to submit a completed application along with official transcripts, a nonrefundable application fee, and all other required documents.

Application Deadlines

While each academic program has its own priority deadlines for admission (see program application for specific deadlines), students interested in applying to attend one of the programs at the USG campus may begin their application process during the fall event at USG ONE year prior to the intended semester start. While complete applications are preferred and are necessary for final admission into a program, students may submit individual application components (official transcripts, exams score(s), etc.) as is necessary. While Towson at USG staff will provide guidance and assistance, students must ensure that all required application materials are submitted for review. Missing information may delay or prevent the admission process.

Submitting the Application

Applications for admission should be submitted online after consultation with a Towson University Program Coordinator using the application designed for this program. For more information, and to obtain the application instructions, please contact:

For TU at USG information:

Marc Trainum, Site Coordinator, at 301-738-6062 or

For ECED information:
Dr. Amy Kit McDowell, Program Director, at 301-738-6085 or

For EESE information:
Jennifer Schnur, Program Director, at 301-738-6066 or

Admission Review Process

Upon receipt of an application, staff will log all documents received and review each application to ensure all required materials have been submitted. Once an application is complete, program staff from the respective home institution will review it. USG and/or institutional staff will contact students with any questions or if any further information is needed. While individual admission criteria vary with each program, all applicants must have completed the majority of their first two years of course work (approximately 60 credits) including fundamental English and mathematics courses and must meet minimum grade point average requirements.

Admission Decisions

Once an admission decision has been determined, written notification will be forwarded to each applicant. Admission offers may specify full admission or provisional admission as pertains to each individual applicant. All students offered provisional admission may later be offered full admission contingent upon their forwarding additional information or by fulfilling additional requirements as requested.