International Admissions and Aid

Application Checklist

The following items must be received by St. Thomas to be considered for admission:

All students are required to submit an application online.  We encourage you to apply by the priority date for full consideration for scholarships as well as timely immigration processing. 

 Priority DeadlineFinal Deadline*
Application due April 1 July 10
Deposit due May 1 Upon Admission

*Applicants transferring an F-1 visa from another U.S. college or university may be considered for admission after the final deadlines.

Freshman applicants (who have not attended any college or university) must submit all high school or secondary school transcripts, certificates and/or diplomas.

Transfer applicants must submit all college and/or university transcripts, in addition to the above.

Photocopies are acceptable for application. However, students are required to present final, official copies of their transcripts and certificates before registering for classes.Official transcripts:

  • Must be sent directly by the student's current and previous educational institutions or hand delivered in an officially sealed envelope
  • Must be furnished with certified translations when originals are not in English
  • Please provide copies of all available course descriptions and course catalogs

It is recommend (but not required), that you write an original essay of 250-500 words on one of the topics below. Please note that any essays found to be plagiarized, or are in any way found to not be your original work, will be cause for rejection of your admission application.

  • Discuss a meaningful contribution you have made through involvement in school, church or community activities
  • Describe an event, a person or an educational experience that has had a major impact on your life and why

Please submit copies of the picture page from your passport and your dependents' passports if they will be accompanying you on F-2 or J-2 visa.

U.S. government regulations require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after you first enter the United States, however, we strongly recommend that your passport be valid for the duration of your study in the U.S.

If you are applying as a transfer student from a U.S. college or university you must submit the completed Dean of Students Form‌. If you are transferring from a college or university outside of the U.S. you do not need to complete this form.

International students must provide proof of English proficiency at the appropriate level for university study. Please click here for more information.  

The University of St. Thomas pathway program allows students the opportunity to study English while also earning academic credit toward your bachelor’s degree. This program is designed for international students and will help you adjust to life in the US, improve study skills and receive the support needed to meet the challenges of a St. Thomas Education. More information can be found here.

International students are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores. However, if you do submit scores, we will take them into consideration during our holistic review process. Scores must be requested directly from College Board (SAT) or ACT. The St. Thomas code is 6110 for SAT, and 2102 for ACT.

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission is offered to applicants whose academic credentials meet the standards for admission, but have not yet met the English proficiency requirement.