A returning student is a student who has attended Thomas University prevoiusly, but who has been out of school for one academic year or more (three consecutive semesters). A student applying as a returning student must submit the following items:
- Fully-completed application for admission
- $35 non-refundable application fee
- Official transcripts from each college, university, or technical school previously attended since the term you were last registered at Thomas University
Students applying for re-admission to the University are required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater calculated on all prior coursework to be considered for admission. 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, the Division of Nursing, and certain programs in the Area of Arts & Sciences 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.
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What Happens After I Am Accepted to Thomas University?
For 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 accepted students will then be contacted by their assigned advisor (*once their official credit evaluation has been completed by our Office of the Registrar) 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 turn your paperwork in to 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 receive your class schedule and statement in the mail shortly after you have registered (please note: if you have not yet completed your financial aid by this time, you will need to do so as soon as possible). Once done, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your time until classes begin. All 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 in fall. Registration packets with orientation information are mailed out to all students once accepted.