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.

Applications are accepted throughout the year for incoming freshmen, transfer, and international students. High School students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission in the fall of their senior year. The application for Fall semester opens on August 1st one year prior to the semester start. The application for Spring semester opens on January 15th one year prior to the semester start.


Undergraduate Applicants

How to Apply

  • File a free online application 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.

Supplemental Items for Admissions Decision


Students are required to submit their high school transcripts (if you are considered a first time freshman) or their college transcripts (if considered a transfer student) in order to receive an admissions decision. If you are an international student, please view our international admissions page as different documents are required for an admissions decision.

            Test scores

In response to SAT and ACT testing sites closing across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Thomas University will waive the SAT/ACT test requirement until further notice.

The university will now be test-optional, meaning students may choose to submit test scores if they have them, but applications from students without test scores will also be considered.  The lack of test scores will not impact the university’s evaluation of the student’s application.

The waiver applies to both domestic and international students and is effective immediately.

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 optional. 

Materials should be submitted through one of the following methods:

By Email


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

In Person: Deliver your documents in person to the Office of Admissions located in Mimi Dooner Hall, room 103. As a reminder – for transcripts to be considered official, you must keep the transcript enclosed in the school envelope and sealing. Do open the transcript.

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.

Transfer Applicants, click here for more info >


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.


International Students

International Students, click here for more info >


Campus Tour

To schedule your campus tour online, please click here! You can also call/text (305) 928-2865 or email our Coordinator of Guest Relations at mcaraballo@stu.edu.