Freshman or First Time Student
A freshman/first time applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:
- Fully-completed application for admissions
- $35 non-refundable application fee
- Official high school transcripts (a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 is required) or
- Official GED copy/score report
- SAT or ACT scores*
SAT code: 5072 ACT code: 0886
*Students who submit SAT scores of at least 440 critical reading and 410 Math, or ACT scores of 17 Math and ACT of 18 English are exempt from taking the placement test and may enroll directly into regular university English and Math classes.
- Traditional first-time, first-year applicants who do not have SAT/ACT scores may still be eligible for admission to Thomas University
- The SAT/ACT requirement is waived for non-traditional first-time, first-year freshmen (A non-traditional First-time, First-year freshmen is classified as an applicant with no or little –under the 14-hour transfer credit requirement- previous college coursework who are not recent high school graduates.) Non-traditional applicants who have SAT/ACT scores can submit them for consideration of placement, but are also subject to take the COMPASS exam for English and Math course advisement.
What Happens After I Am Accepted to Thomas University?
All fully accepted students will be contacted by their assigned advisor leading up to the start of the semester they are attending (If needed, the placement exam will need to be completed before they are contacted). Registration will be done one of two ways: on-campus or via phone/email. Once you and your advisor have selected your course schedule, they will confirm your schedule with the Registrar’s Office where it will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office and then on to the Business Office…no more standing in long lines! You will have access to your schedule, financial aid award letter and account statement in HawkLink (student portal) once you have registered.
All new students are strongly encouraged to participate in the New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation is also available every semester on-line to accommodate our distance learners and those unable to attend the traditional on-campus orientation the weekend prior to the first day of the Fall semester. Registration packets with orientation information are mailed out to all students once accepted.
- When an applicant meets all of the stated criteria for admission and has submitted all required official transcripts, he or she is admitted as Fully Accepted. Fully Accepted students are eligible to register for classes and receive financial aid.
- When an applicant meets all of the stated criteria for admission and has submitted all required official transcripts, but they are still currently enrolled in their senior year of high school and their graduation is pending, he or she is admitted as a “Conditional Accept.” This means that a final high school transcript with a posted date of conferred graduation must be submitted before the student is able to finalize their registration and receive financial aid.