A transfer student is a student who is a high school graduate (or who has completed the GED) and has completed any college credits prior to their entry into Thomas University. A new student applying as a transfer student must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:
- Fully-completed application for admission
- $35 non-refundable application fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
If you transfer in with fewer than 14 semester hours, you will also need to submit your official high school transcript/GED certificate for your file.
The CWRTE Exam
The CWRTE is a two hour, timed exam that requires students to read an article regarding a familiar topic, answer reading comprehension and information fluency questions, and write a multi-paragraph essay. The CWRTE is designed to identify students who are prepared to continue their course of study in upper division courses. It also identifies students who may benefit from advanced instruction in critical thinking, reading, information fluency, and English composition. Students must take the CWRTE in order to enroll in their major program of study and/or before earning 60 credit hours. All TU undergraduates must pass the CWRTE in order to earn a degree from Thomas University. In addition, RN-MSN student must also pass the CWRTE. Students pursuing a second Bachelor’s degree or post-Bachelor certification are exempt from the CWRTE requirement.
To be admitted to Thomas University, transfer students (this includes readmits as well) must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater calculated on all prior coursework. A cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 will be considered for provisional admission by the TU Admissions Committee. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to a specific college or department. The Division of Social Work, and Nursing have additional admission requirements which must be met before a student can begin taking upper division classes in their degree program. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate academic department for additional admission requirements upon acceptance to the University granted by the Office of Admissions. These requirements can also be found on the website.
*Priority Processing Dates:
Spring semester: November 1 — all admission requirements are encouraged by this date to secure early enrollment and class availability.
Summer semester: March 1 — all admission requirements are encouraged by this date to secure early enrollment and class availability.
Fall semester: June 1 — all admission requirements are encouraged by this date to secure early enrollment and class availability.
What Happens After I Am Accepted to Thomas University?
For all accepted students the Registrar's Office will complete a transfer evaluation based on previous college coursework. This evaluation will indicate the transfer GPA on all work attempted and it will also identify courses that are used to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements. This evaluation is crucial to the advisement process. Notice of the need for the placement exam will also been done at this time and a student requiring the exam will need to schedule it before registration. All fully accepted students will be contacted by their assigned advisor leading up to the start of the semester they are attending. Registration can be done 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.