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How to Apply

Students may apply to only one campus, California or New England. However, should you change your mind at any time during the application process — or even after being admitted, prior to June 30 — you may switch your application to the other campus, provided that space is available. (If it is not, you will be added to a waiting list as of the day of your requested transfer.) Additionally, applicants who are waitlisted at one campus will have the choice to enroll at the other if spaces are still available there.


When to Apply

The College has a rolling admissions policy, under which prospective students may apply any time after they have completed their junior year of high school. Thus it is never too early for seniors to begin their applications. The Admissions Committee acts upon applications submitted by high school students as early as the middle of the first semester of their senior year. By the time of Matriculation, all students must have a high school diploma, its recognized equivalent, or be beyond the age of compulsory education in California or Massachusetts, whichever campus the student plans to attend.

After the class has been filled, all other accepted students are placed on a wait list. Applicants who are waitlisted at one campus will have the choice to enroll at the other if spaces are still available there. Waitlisted students who are not ultimately admitted in the year for which they apply are usually offered a place in the next year’s Freshman Class.

The Thomas Aquinas College application process is deliberately broad so as to allow students greater latitude in expressing their academic interests and strengths. It also enables the Admissions Committee to evaluate an applicant’s potential for success in the program. We encourage applicants to write and complete their applications as soon as possible for the best possible chance of enrolling.

Questions? Comments? Please contact us!

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office by e-mail or call 1-800-634-9797.


*Note: In order to receive the full extent of religious-liberty protections under Massachusetts law, the College may admit only Catholic students to the New England campus. The California campus remains open, as always, to students of all faiths and religious traditions as long as they are respectful of the College’s Catholic mission and are willing to abide by Catholic moral teaching.

Isabella Hsu (’18) on integrated curriculum

“It is amazing to read all the different works from a wide range of disciplines, and see the same truth popping up again and again — whether it’s in Euclid, or theology, or natural science. It all comes together to form a full picture.”

– Isabella Hsu (’18)

Redondo Beach, California