Applying for Fall 2017
We offer two admission application types - Early Action (EA) and Regular Decision (RD). Both options are non-binding; meaning you do not have to commit until May 1.
At this point in the recruitment cycle, Regular Decision (RD) is the sole application option. Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed on an on-going basis after February 15.
Regular Decision (RD)
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Your St. Thomas merit scholarship will be sent with your admission decision.
By May 1
Housing deposit: $200
Priority Date: January 15
The FAFSA application will be available October 1. As part of the Regular Decision (RD) process, we recommend you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15.
For all students with completed financial aid applications, we will begin sending comprehensive financial aid award letters on February 15.
Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed on an on-going basis after February 15.
Cost: There is no application fee to apply.
Parts of the application:
Early Action is a great option for first-year applicants who are ready to apply in the fall. The EA application
deadline is Nov. 1. EA provides early notification of admission, merit scholarships and financial aid.
EA students receive an admission decision and merit scholarship notification by Dec. 15 as well as complete financial
aid notifications earlier than regular decision applicants.
Early Action is non-binding and students have until May 1 to commit to St. Thomas.
Regular Decision is for first-year applicants who need additional time to decide which schools they will
apply to for admission. The RD application deadline is Jan. 15 for students who want to receive
an admission decision and merit scholarship by Feb. 15.
Applications for admission completed after Jan. 15 are welcomed and will be considered on a space-available
basis for admission, merit scholarship and need-based financial aid. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling
basis after Feb. 15.
RD students have until May 1 to commit to St. Thomas.
St. Thomas requires students to take at least three years of math in high school. We recommend taking four years of English and four years of a foreign language and two years 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.
The high school class of 2017 will be the first class to use the Early FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available Oct. 1, 2016
- Early FAFSA will require your 2015 tax information
- The IRS provides a tax information link within the FAFSA application that will allow you to automatically populate the application with your 2015 tax information
The middle 50 percent ACT of our current first-year class is 24-29, the middle 50 percent SAT is 1080-1290 and the middle 50 percent high school GPA is 3.4-3.9. 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.