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

Do you have an application fee?

There is no fee to apply to St. Thomas. Students can apply online or with a paper application free of charge.

Does St. Thomas accept the Common Application?

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.

What is your application deadline?

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.

What are St. Thomas’ ACT and SAT codes?

St. Thomas’ ACT code is 2102. St. Thomas’ SAT code is 6110.

Can I submit multiple test scores?

Yes. The admissions committee will consider all scores officially submitted in the admissions process.

Do I need to take the writing portion of the ACT?

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.

What should I write about in my essay?

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.

Are letters of recommendation required?

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.

How do I know if my application is complete?

An application is considered complete once we have received:

  • Application
  • Writing sample
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official test scores (ACT or SAT)

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.

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