Visiting Students (Nondegree Seeking)

You don’t need to be a Tommie during the school year to take advantage of our 50% tuition discount this summer.

Whether you need to catch up on course work, want to get ahead and graduate early, or just like the idea of taking a class or two at St. Thomas, you can earn credit here. Registration is easy.

  • You may register for a combined total of 16 credits during the summer sessions.
  • Credits easily transfer to most institutions.*

You do not need to apply to the University of St. Thomas, but we do want you to complete an enrollment form online.

After we process your enrollment form, you will receive instructions for accessing our online registration system as well as a time-ticket email that lists your first available registration date and time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

You should register or submit schedule revisions using Murphy Online, St. Thomas' online registration system. Beginning with your assigned early registration time until the end of the online registration period (this varies by class), you may register through Murphy Online. After that time you will need to submit a paper Change in Registration form to the Registrar's Office.Please make sure you have claimed your St. Thomas account (received your username and password) before attempting to access Murphy Online. You will be required to enter your St. Thomas username and password to use Murphy Online. View a video tutorial of using Murphy Online to register.

Under what circumstances should I complete a paper Change in Registration (add/drop) Form?

  • To register for course that is full
  • To submit a registration once online registration is closed
  • To change a course to an audit
  • To register for an independent study course

All Change in Registration forms must be delivered to the Registrar's office or the change (add/drop/withdrawal) is not valid. The form is dated when received and that date determines any tuition refund. See summer session calendar for class deadlines and refund schedule.

First-day Attendance Policy

All undergraduate students must confirm their registered place in a class by attending class on the first day. Students who do not attend class on the first day may be dropped from the course by the instructor. Students are responsible for their summer enrollment and should not rely on an instructor to drop them from a class if they do not plan to attend and complete the course. Students who fail to officially withdraw from a course that they do not attend will be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the enrollment.

What if a class has a prerequisite?

Prerequisites are listed within course descriptions on Classfinder. Click on an individual class to view detailed information, including the schedule and course description.

English, mathematics, modern and classical languages, physics and statistics courses often have prerequisites. Please contact the course instructor to verify you have met all requirements and obtain permission to enroll in a class that has a prerequisite. To check prerequisites for all business courses (ACCT, FINC, MGMT, BLAW, BETH, MKTG, OPMT) and receive authorization to register, please email

Summer 2017 Math Prerequisites

Math 101 (Finite Mathematics)
Unofficial ACT math score of 20 or above sent to course instructor or placement using ALEKS PPL. Information on ALEKS PPL can be found here.

Math 108 (Calculus with Review I)
Unofficial ACT math score of 23 or above sent to course instructor or placement using ALEKS PPL. Information on ALEKS PPL can be found here.

Math 109 (Calculus with Review I)
Successful completion of MATH 108 at St. Thomas

Math 113 (Calculus I)
Unofficial ACT math score of 28 or above or unofficial transcript of pre-calculus sent to course instructor

Math 114 (Calculus II)
Unofficial transcript of Calculus I sent to course instructor 

Am I required to have health insurance?

All students are required by federal law to carry health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance coverage, resource information can be found on the Health Services website

Health insurance is required for all F-1 and J-1 international students. The University of St. Thomas is partnering with UnitedHealthcare to provide this coverage. Visit the Health Services website for additional information.

Health Services operates a full service clinic staffed with doctors, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and registered nurses. Services include a certified travel clinic, care of acute and chronic illnesses, allergy injections, sports-related injuries, gyn exams, immunizations, laboratory services, physical exams, etc. Students will be asked for a copy of their insurance card at the time of service. Any co-pays or fees not covered by insurance will be billed to the student account. Visit the Health Services website for additional information.

Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Visiting Students 
Ask general questions via the request for information form. Contact the course instructor or department for questions pertaining to a specific course. 

Incoming First-year Students
Contact your St. Thomas admissions counselor.

Incoming Transfer Students
Contact your St. Thomas admissions counselor.

*Check with your college or university to learn how you can transfer St. Thomas credits to your school.