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To be considered for admission to St. Thomas Aquinas College submit an application as early as possible during your senior year of high school. In evaluating your application, the Admissions Committee will review the following:

  • Official High School Transcript;
  • SAT or ACT Scores (sent directly from agency. Use college code 2807 for SAT and 2897 for ACT);
  • Essay (topics listed on application);
  • Letters of Recommendation;
  • Resume of Extracurricular Activities;

As soon as we have received your completed application and all of the required materials listed above, the application will be assigned to a counselor for review. You will be updated throughout the process and a final decision letter will be sent within three weeks of our review of your completed application. If you accept our invitation to attend St. Thomas Aquinas College, you will need to submit a deposit by the required date (May 1 for fall enrollment).

Students whose native language is not English will be required to submit their official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken within the last four months. The
TOEFL is not required for students who have a New York State Regents Diploma.

If you are an international student applying for admission, click here.

Special Programs

The Honors Program
Designed to provide a highly challenging academic program for students of superior academic ability, based on their high school grades, course content, and standardized test scores. Acceptance into the Honors Program will qualify the student for a 70% scholarship, as well as a study abroad at Oxford University. All completed applications are reviewed for eligibility. No separate application is required. Learn more >>>

The Aquinas Leaders Work Scholarship Program
This Aquinas Leaders Work Scholarship Program is designed for students with strong academic abilities and a desire to gain work experience each semester that can be related to their academic pursuits. The Program is designed to provide work experience opportunities with a mentor for each of five semesters. Students are required to complete a total of 40 hours each semester in order to gain the experience needed for preparation for career development or graduate school.

An Aquinas Leaders Work Scholarship supplements an already strong academic scholarship that pushes the total award to approximately 60% of the student’s total tuition costs over four years. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 845.398.4100 or

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The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Available for New York State residents only. This program provides financial support from New York State and the College for students who meet specific criteria as outlined by the New York State Education department. Learn more >>>

A comprehensive, structured support program serving selected St. Thomas Aquinas College students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. Interested students must apply to both the College and Pathways program. Learn more >>>

Programs for Veterans
St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to support our veterans in their pursuit of a higher education degree. We offer several scholarship and aid packages to help cover the financial commitment of attending an institution of higher learning. Learn More >>> 






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