Applying for Fall 2018

Apply online using:
St. Thomas application

We also accept:
The Common Application.

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.

Cost: There is no application fee to apply.

Parts of the application:

  • The St. Thomas application or Common Application
  • Official ACT or SAT test scores (Our ACT school code is 2102 and SAT school code is 6110)
  • Official transcripts - from high school and any colleges attended
  • Writing Sample (recommended, but not required) 
  • Letters of recommendation (recommended, but not required)

Early Action (EA)

Application Deadline Admission
Decision
St. Thomas Scholarship Decision Deposits

November 1

By December 15

December 15

Your St. Thomas merit scholarship will be sent with your admission decision.

By May 1

Housing deposit: $200
Confirming deposit: $200

Deposits are
refundable until May 1.

Early Action (EA)

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.

Early Action Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1.  

For all accepted students with completed financial aid applications, we will begin sending comprehensive financial aid award letters on December 15. 

Regular Decision (RD)

Application Deadline Admission
Decision
St. Thomas Scholarship Decision Deposits

January 15

By February 15

February 15

Your St. Thomas merit scholarship will be sent with your admission decision.

By May 1

Housing deposit: $200
Confirming deposit: $200

Deposits are
refundable until May 1.

Regular Decision (RD)

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.

Regular Decision Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1.  

For all accepted students with completed financial aid applications, we will begin sending comprehensive financial aid award letters on February 15. 

Admission Requirements

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. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Dates

  • The 2018-2019 FAFSA will be available Oct. 1, 2017
  • The FAFSA will require your 2016 tax information
  • The IRS provides a tax information link within the FAFSA that will allow you to automatically populate the application with your 2016 tax information

Middle 50 percent ACT, SAT and GPA

  • Middle 50 percent ACT of our current first-year class: 24-29
  • Middle 50 percent SAT: 1080-1290
  • Middle 50 percent high school GPA: 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.