Information & Visits

All correspondence and telephone calls concerning undergraduate admission should be directed to:

Office of Admissions
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue, Mail 5017
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105-1096.

Phone: (651) 962-6150 or (800) 328-6819 ext. 2-6150


When writing, inquirers should be sure to include their full name, address with zip code and telephone number.

The Office of Admissions is located in 256 Murray-Herrick Campus Center (MHC). It is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on select Saturdays during the academic year. Admission counselors and scheduled tour times are available during those hours. Please contact the Office of Admissions for an appointment.

Admissions Policies

The University of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity educator and employer. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate, in any of its programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The university’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to all aspects of its operations, including but not limited to, employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and all other educational programs and activities.

For more information, please see our site: Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of St. Thomas is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Contact information for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is:

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350 
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227 
Phone: (651) 642-0567 
Toll Free: (800) 657-3866 
Fax: (651) 642-0675 

Admissions Standards

It is recommended that an applicant’s high school transcript include four units in English, four units in one foreign language, four units of mathematics (three units required), two units in natural sciences and two units in history or the social sciences.

Graduates of accredited high schools are admitted on the basis of their grade point average (GPA), academic rank in their graduating class (if applicable), and college preparatory course selection. St. Thomas is a test-optional institution. Students may choose to submit their Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT), but they are not required. Students are also encouraged to submit an optional essay and letters of recommendation with their application.

The university’s SAT code number is 6110. The ACT code number is 2102.

Students with a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) should submit the GED, including scores, in addition to their high school transcript.

Application Procedures

Candidates for admission should complete the following steps.

    1. The official undergraduate application for admission is available at Application Portal and
    2. The admissions committee considers each student’s academic record, essay, and recommendations, if applicable. Unofficial transcripts may be used for admission review and decisions. Depending on the Admission Type to which you applied - Early Action or Regular Decision - applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and decisions announced at the respective notification date.
    3. Each accepted applicant should make a $400 confirming deposit to reserve a place in the class and in university housing. This deposit is refundable when requested in writing by May 1 prior to the fall semester of admission. Spring students should inquire about the deposit and refund date.
    4. First-year students are required to live on campus their first and second years at St. Thomas unless they are granted an exception to this policy.Transfer students may also have a residency requirement. Residence Life can provide additional information about the policy and the exception process.
    5. Each confirmed student is required to provide a final high school transcript after graduation prior to the first day of class in the first semester of admission. Additionally, students who choose to submit a self-reported standardized test score at time of application will also be required to submit the official test score prior to the first day of classes.

    Requirements for Official Final Transcripts

    A transcript is considered official when sent directly from the high school official or through the electric transcript services, such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Upon receiving a transcript, the source of the receipt is validated. Any transcript not meeting this requirement is tracked as unofficial in our records system.

    To meet the requirements of a final high school transcript, the transcript must be considered official and contain an official graduation date.

    If we believe the final transcript is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education, we validate the student’s high school completion by taking one or both of the following procedures: 

    1. Check with the high school to confirm the validity of the student’s diploma or final transcript with graduation date on it.
    2. Confirm with the relevant department or agency in the state in which the secondary school is located that the secondary school is recognized as a provider of secondary school education.

    All students born after 1956 who are enrolled in a Minnesota public or private college or university are required by Minnesota law to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella. These immunizations must have been done within a certain time frame. Questions about this requirement and exemptions allowed for by the law should be addressed to Health Services. Details about providing this information can be found at: Immunization Information