Application Process

The application process for incoming freshmen, transfer students, and current St. Thomas students has moved online. Please follow the instructions below to apply.

You will need:
- Application essay (click here for guidelines and criteria)
- 9-digit St. Thomas ID number

Once you have gathered your information and completed your essay, click here to begin the application process.
Note: The application site is not yet mobile-supported. For best results, use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

If incoming or transfer students have technical difficulty or need your St. Thomas ID number, please call the Office of Admissions at (651) 962-6150. If you are a current student, please call Erica Berglund at (651) 962-6023.

Decisions and Deadlines


Incoming Freshmen

The admission decision will be made on the basis of the thoughtfulness and clarity of the essay, in conjunction with your GPA and standardized test scores. We begin reviewing applications after November 1 and continue to review them on a rolling basis. Freshman applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through Friday, March 25, 2016. The sooner an application is received, the sooner a decision can be made. The earlier you send in a thoughtful essay, the better. The application review process typically takes four to six weeks.

Transfer Students
The admission decision will be made on the basis of the thoughtfulness and clarity of the essay, in conjunction with your GPA and standardized test scores. We begin reviewing applications in January and continue to review them on a rolling basis. Transfer student applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The “final” deadline is Friday, August 12, 2016, but the sooner an application is received, the sooner a decision can be made. The earlier you send in a thoughtful essay, the better. The review process during the academic year is four to six weeks. During the summer months it is typically two weeks.

Current UST Students
The admission decision will be made on the basis of the thoughtfulness and clarity of the essay, in conjunction with your GPA and standardized test scores. The deadline for receipt of your application is Friday, March 11, 2016. This will give us time to review your application and notify you of our decision before registration for fall semester begins in April. Students hoping to enroll in honors sections during spring semester should apply before mid-January. If you are accepted into the program, you will want to register for Aquinas Scholars sections of core courses.


Once accepted into the program, students will be required to sign and submit the appropriate Aquinas Scholars contract found here.