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Browse some of the frequently asked admissions questions about the University of St. Thomas.

What are the admission requirements?

St. Thomas requires students to take at least three years of math in high school. We recommend taking four units of English and four units of a foreign language and two units of natural sciences and social sciences. Of course, the more challenging the classes taken in high school, the easier the transition to college will be.

Freshman applicants must submit a completed application for admission, a writing sample, an official high school transcript and official ACT or SAT scores. We evaluate each student on the strength of his or her high school record, test scores, writing sample, and any other supporting information included with his or her application. No application fee is required. A campus visit and appointment with an admissions counselor are encouraged although not required.

What is the average ACT, SAT and GPA?

The average ACT of our current freshman class is 26, the average SAT is 1157 and the average high school GPA is 3.6. If a student takes more than one test, we encourage him/her to submit all scores so we can consider his/her best score for admission and scholarships and review all sub-scores for course placement.

Do you accept AP/IB/PSEO/CIS credits?

Yes, view our list of accepted Advanced Placement (AP) exams and scores or check with a UST admissions counselor to find out which scores we recognize and how they transfer into UST.

Students who pass a higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam with a score of four or higher may receive St. Thomas credit. To earn credit in a specific department a higher score may be needed. An admissions counselor can help students find out how a score will be recognized at UST.

Most Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) and College in the Schools (CIS) courses will transfer into St. Thomas, as well. Contact an admissions counselor with the name of the school and the class code number(s) for assistance. You also can learn how credits will transfer into UST by using the transfer credit tool.

Do you have to be Catholic to attend?

No, students do not need to be Catholic to attend St. Thomas. About 54% of our students are Catholic, however our student body consists of numerous religious affiliations. All programs and services are open to all students.

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