International Admissions

Apply to St. Thomas Aquinas College

The agency partners above or the St. Thomas Aquinas College admissions team will guide you through the following application steps:

  1. Complete your Common Application, including your college essay. 
  2. Have your college counselor send us transcripts from your secondary/high school. We reserve the right to request this document translated into English by a certified translation company.
  3. We are currently waving SAT or ACT Scores. However, if you prefer to use them as part of your English Proficiency requirement, please refer to step 4 below. 
  4. Take either the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, or Pearson PTE English language proficiency exam. Minimum score requirements are as follows:
    • TOEFL- 80
      IELTS- 6.5
      Duolingo English Test- 105
      Pearson PTE English language proficiency exam- 56
  5. OR qualify for an English proficiency testing waiver by:
    • Graduating from a U.S. high school or secondary school elsewhere with all courses taught in the English language exclusively, with the exception of foreign language courses.
    • Receiving an SAT score of 1000+ and 500+ on the English section
    • Earning an ACT combined score of 37+ on the English and reading sections
  6. Facilitate one letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, mentor, or adviser who knows you well. All letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to
  7. Have a transcript evaluation completed by a current member of NACES.​ St. Thomas Aquinas partners with SpanTran to help you select the right evaluation at a discounted rate. Access the application here: SpanTran Application – St. Thomas Aquinas College

Next Steps

Once you have been admitted to St. Thomas Aquinas College as a full-time student, the college will issue your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Students so that you can apply for an F-1 Student Visa at your consulate. To obtain, a Form I-20, you must:

  1. Be able to pay your tuition and living expenses at St. Thomas Aquinas. The college will issue a financial aid package with a breakdown of tuition plus room and board less any St. Thomas Aquinas scholarships or grants. 
  2. Complete an I-20 Application with an accurate financial sheet listing all of your sources of funding in U.S. dollars.
  3. Provide proof of funding to support your financial sheet in your I-20 application. The documents differ with each type of funding. Please see the list of funding types and required documentation. This often entails finding a sponsor or sponsors and securing the documents necessary to display as evidence of your ability to pay for college.
  4. Send a copy of your passport to
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