Browse some of the frequently asked questions about applying to the University of St. Thomas.
There is no fee to apply to St. Thomas. Students can apply online or with a paper application free of charge.
St. Thomas is not affiliated with the Common Application. We have a St. Thomas application that students are required to submit. To apply online, please click here.
UST reviews applications on an ongoing basis beginning on or around October first each year. Therefore, we do not have an application deadline or early decision or early action process. We accept students until the class fills, so applying in the fall of a student’s senior year is encouraged.
St. Thomas’ ACT code is 2102. St. Thomas’ SAT code is 6110.
Yes. The admissions committee will consider all scores officially submitted in the admissions process.
We do not require the writing portion of the ACT. Students are still required to submit a one- to two-page writing sample (essay) with the admissions application.
We have two suggested topics on our application. However, students may choose to submit a two-page paper they have written for a class. If you have concerns about your admissibility, please contact your admissions counselor about what to write about in your essay.
Letters of recommendation are not required for admission, but they are recommended. Letters can be a great addition to your application to help our admissions committee get to know you better. Teachers and guidance counselors give excellent recommendations and are often able to clarify potential concerns the admissions committee may have.
An application is considered complete once we have received:
Submitting letters of recommendation is optional, but recommended.
You are invited to check with your admissions counselor to see if you are missing any pieces of your application. In addition, if you are applying as an incoming freshman, you can check the status of your application by logging into our online application. You will need to use the UST login ID and PIN that you provided when you completed your application or that you were sent in the mail with a paper application.