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Undergraduate Admissions

Committed to Developing Leaders for Life, the university seeks undergraduate students that have shown a strong dedication to their educational pursuit throughout their high school and college careers. The undergraduate admissions process is simple - just follow the steps below.

Questions regarding Admissions can be directed to the Admissions Officers at signup@stu.edu.

Application Process

Applications are accepted throughout the year for freshmen, transfer, and international students. High School students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission in the fall of their senior year or as early as possible.

Undergraduate Applicants

How to Apply

  • File an application for admission online

Read the important application information and be aware of important dates and deadlines which may affect your application status.

The Common Application

St. Thomas University is a member of the Common Application. If you would prefer to apply through www.commonapp.org (Undergraduate only) you can select to have your information sent to St. Thomas University.

  • Make sure you include the $40.00 non-refundable application fee

Payment must be paid or application fee waiver must be uploaded in order for your application to be submitted.

Freshman Applicants

  • Obtain official transcripts from your High School transcripts or GED

Students with post-secondary course work must include college transcripts from every institution attended (i.e. Dual Enrollment)

  • Obtain official SAT or ACT test results*

Official ACT or SAT scores are required for admission to St. Thomas. Scores appearing on your official high school transcript are acceptable. You can also request to have your test scores sent to St. Thomas directly from the testing agencies. St. Thomas’s codes are:

  • SAT 5076
  • ACT 0719

*Official SAT and ACT scores are not required of International applicants, however it is strongly recommended that either of these tests be taken as the scores will be useful in academic placement.

Materials and fee should be submitted through one of the following methods:

By Mail
St. Thomas University
Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054

In Person: Deliver your completed application in person to the Office of Admissions located in Mimi Dooner Hall, room 103.

Please note that all credentials submitted in support of your application become the property of St. Thomas University and will not be released under any circumstance.

Transfer Applicants

Only students having completed 12 credit hours or more from an accredited college or university are considered transfer students and are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores; only official college transcripts need to be submitted.

Official college/university transcripts must be sent directly to St. Thomas University from the college/university the student is transferring from.

International Admissions

In addition to the above requirements, international applicant must submit all required documents 1 month prior to the beginning of the following semester. International applicants who have attended a university outside of the United States must present a course by course evaluation and official translation of their credentials completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or endorsed member by the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

The University has a close working relationship with the below members:

InCRED (International Credential Evaluations)
1200 Grand Blvd., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106 U.S.

Josef Silny and Associates
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173

World Education Services
1031 Ives Dairy Road #228
Miami, FL 33179

English Proficiency

All undergraduate international applicants must demonstrate proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

Minimum official test scores:

  • TOEFL iBT® Test: 71
  • TOEFL cBT® Test: 197
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 50

Financial Guarantee Form

As required by the United States Government before the issuing of any I-20s, students must submit a Financial Guarantee Form that includes proof of financial support. The Financial Guarantee Form should be supported by:

  • Bank Letter/Bank Statement for last 4 months
  • Scholarship Award
  • Submit copy of your passport information page



Antigua and Barbuda
Canada: All Provinces, except Quebec
Marshall Islands
New Zealand
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caico
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)

Exemption from submitting a TOEFL does not imply exemption from sitting for an additional Test of English Language Proficiency before registration if so required by the school or academic department.

In cases where there is more than one official language listed and English is one of the official languages, the decision has been made to require the TOEFL.

Transfer Eligibility Form

If an International Student is transferring from a U.S. institution and has been accepted to St. Thomas University, a Transfer Eligibility Form is required. The form must be completed by the admitted student and the PDSO or DSO from the transferring institution.
Remember: in order to complete this form, you MUST be admitted to STU.

Chinese Applicants

St. Thomas University is committed to your educational pursuit and understands and values your educational experience in China. The University has recently approved Gaokao Examination as the only document that will used in lieu of an English proficiency exam.

Special Student

Special Student is granted to candidates who wish to take courses as a non-degree seeking student. The Special Student (Non-Degree) Application must be completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions. The student may register for a maximum of 15 semester hours and are not eligible for financial aid and/or institutional scholarships. International students cannot apply for “Special Student” status.

Cost of Attendance

Your financial guarantee form must reflect that you have adequate financial support to meet the cost of attendance. Please refer to the annual estimated cost of undergraduate attendance.

Annual Cost of Attendance Estimate
for International Undergraduate Students

Academic Year
Fall & Spring Semester
Summer Session Total Cost
Full time, 12-18 credits per semester
*includes International Student fee
$15,700 (Fall)*
$15,450 (Spring)
6 Credits FREE* $31,150
Books $375 $750
Medical Insurance**
(if proof is not provided)
$1,392 Charged in the Fall
Housing*** $4,900 $9,800
Total $22,367 (Fall)
$20,725 (Spring)

*Includes International Student fee = $250. If 18 credits are not taken during the academic year.
**Required for International Students. Domestic Students: Health insurance fee will be waived after acceptable proof of insurance is provided by posted deadline.
***Based on Triple Occupancy (costs per semester).

Campus Tour

Please call 305-628-6546 to schedule an appointment, or email us at signup@stu.edu. You may also schedule a Campus Tour online.