Admission Tests

All testing must take place before a student’s personal interview for a graduate program.
Students entering a graduate program may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

The GRE, GMAT, and MAT information bulletins contain all necessary registration information, and may be obtained from:
Educational Testing Service, GMAT, or MAT. The Admissions Committee will notify students who are required to submit either the GRE, GMAT, or MAT. If the graduate program does not require the GRE, GMAT, or MAT test score, applicants may voluntarily submit their test score to enhance their credentials.

Test Centers for the GRE, GMAT, and MAT in Florida are listed in the information bulletin. GRE, GMAT, and MAT information is also available by mail from:

Educational Testing Services
P.O. Box 6004 (GRE)
P.O. Box 6103 (GMAT)
Princeton, NJ 08541
            Harcourt Assessment, Inc
P.O. Box 7247-6707 (MAT)
Philadelphia, PA 19170-6707


The TOEFL and IELTS are acceptable tests for English proficiency. These tests are offered in the United States and many foreign countries. Further information may be obtained at US Consulates or from the test websites:,, or from the following addresses:

TOEFL Services Educational Service
PO Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA
(609) 771-7100
    IELTS International
825 Colorado Boulevard
Suite 112
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Institutional Examination

Most graduate programs at St. Thomas University require a Graduate Writing Assessment as part of the admissions process. This examination is administered on campus and at no cost to the applicant. International students should contact the Office of Admissions to inquire as to which graduate program(s) require the Graduate Writing Assessment.

Admission Classifications
Graduate students may be admitted to St. Thomas University in one of five categories:

  1. Full Admit: a student who meets all degree requirements, and who has submitted all required official documentation for admission.
  2. Probational Admit: a student whose academic credentials are below the recommended program level but has submitted evidence that he/she is capable of meeting the rigorous academic challenge of graduate study. A student admitted on probation is limited to six (6) credits during the first term of study, may be required to take specific courses, and/or may have other academic limitations imposed on coursework. If students on probation receive a “B” or better in a course(s) taken during their first term at St. Thomas University, they may be taken off probation and placed in a full admit status upon subsequent review and approval by the Admissions Committee.
  3. Conditional Admit: a student who meets all degree requirements; however, the application is incomplete or is missing required official documents.
  4. Probational/Conditional:  see both Probational and Conditional Admit above.
  5. Readmission: To initiate the readmission process, the student must complete and submit, at a minimum, the reapplication form and nonrefundable fee to the Graduate Admission Office. All past credits will be reviewed at the time of such readmission in light of current degree requirements. Other requirements for re-application may be requested by the Program Coordinator/Director before recommendation is made for the student to be re-admitted in the program.

Special Students

A student who wishes to take graduate courses for credit on a non-degree-seeking basis is categorized as a “Special Student.” To enroll as a special student, an applicant must complete a Special Student (non-degree) Application, submit a copy of undergraduate transcript(s) with degree posted or copy of diploma, $40 (US currency) application fee, and fill out a Registration Form for class selection. The Office of Admissions, under the direction of the Admissions Committee, processes all Special Student applications. In order to take graduate courses, applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. No financial aid or assistance is available to students in the Special Student category.

A special student is limited to six (6) credits only. A special student who is taking a St. Thomas University course(s) for transfer back to another academic institution should contact that school to ensure transferability of the course(s) before registering. A special student wishing to take more than six (6) credits must be admitted to a graduate or certificate program. St. Thomas University graduate credits earned prior to admission to a Master’s degree program will be applied toward the graduate program only with the approval of the program coordinator. Graduate-level credits from other institutions are not automatically accepted, but will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis under the Transfer of Credit Policy of the University.