Here’s what you need to know about studying at the University of St. Thomas.

Living and studying in the United States is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. From enrolment to the day you arrive on campus, we’ll help guide you through the process.

Academic Requirements

In order to attend the University of St. Thomas, international students must apply and be admitted. 

The following items must be received by St. Thomas to be considered for admission:

Step 1: Complete the admission application

All students are required to submit an application. We encourage you to apply by the priority date for full consideration for scholarships as well as timely immigration processing.

Step 2: Submit transcripts

Freshman applicants (who have not attended any college or university) must submit all high school or secondary school transcripts, certificates and/or diplomas.

Transfer applicants must submit all college and/or university transcripts in addition to the above.

Photocopies are acceptable for application. However, students are required to present final, official copies of their transcripts and certificates before registering for classes. Official transcripts:

  • Must be sent directly by the student’s current and previous educational institutions or hand delivered in an officially sealed envelope
  • Must be furnished with certified translations when originals are not in English
  • Please provide copies of all available course descriptions and course catalogs

Step 3: Passport Information

Please submit copies of the picture page from your passport. U.S. government regulations require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after you first enter the United States; however, we strongly recommend that your passport be valid for the duration of your study in the U.S.

Step 4: English Proficiency

International students must provide proof of English proficiency at the appropriate level for university study.

St. Thomas policy requires international students to prove a minimum level of English proficiency for university level studies. Applicants must meet at least ONE of the following qualifications:

St. Thomas policy requires international students to prove a minimum level of English proficiency for university level studies. Applicants must meet at least ONE of the following qualifications:

  • TOEFL® iBT: total score of 65 or higher (St. Thomas TOEFL® code is 6110)
  • IELTS™: total score of 5.5 or higher
  • ELS Language Center: Level 110 completion certificate with minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants with GPA 2.0–2.49 will be subjected to a committee review and may be asked for additional evidence of English proficiency.

Score reports must be sent to St. Thomas directly from the testing center and must not be more than 2 years old.

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