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Apply: California Campus

Apply: California Campus


  • Completion of the California online application form and essays.
  • Three reference letters (at least two of which are to be written by recent teachers or people who have known you in an academic setting)
  • Standardized test scores from the SATACT, or CLT.* When requesting that SAT scores be sent to Thomas Aquinas College, use CB code number 4828; for ACT, use code number 0425. 
  • Personal or telephone interviews if requested by the Admissions Committee
  • There is no application fee.
  • All high school (and college, if applicable) transcripts
  • Transcripts and reference letters should be mailed or e-mailed to:

Admissions Office
Thomas Aquinas College
10,000 Ojai Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060


Rolling Admissions Policy

The College operates on a rolling-admissions policy, meaning that qualified applicants will be offered admission according to the order in which they submit their applications. Recognizing that applicants have somewhat limited influence on the speed with which their reference letters, transcript(s), and test scores may arrive, the College will offer admission to prospective students accordingly:

  • For any qualified applicant for 2020-21 whose complete application* is received by September 30, 2019, admission will be offered according to the submission date of his or her essays.
  • For any qualified 20-21 applicant whose complete application* is received after September 30, 2019, admission will be offered according to the submission date of the last part of his or her application.

* For California residents with transcripts from non-accredited and/or independent homeschools: The College requires that financial aid applicants who are California residents apply for the Cal Grant as a part of a complete financial aid application. To be eligible for the Cal Grant, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will require you to submit either an SAT or ACT score in lieu of a GPA by March 2 of the year in which you plan to enroll. CSAC does not accept the CLT in lieu of a GPA.  

** A complete application includes: a Student Information Form, admissions essays, three references letters, transcript(s) of high school and college studies (if applicable), and standardized test scores.


California Education Code Disclosure

Thomas Aquinas College is an educational institution that is controlled by the Catholic Church that takes seriously anti-discrimination provisions under federal and state law, and is committed to providing a learning and living environment that promotes student safety, transparency, personal integrity, civility and mutual respect. As required by Section 66290.1 of the California Education Code, all faith-based colleges and universities in California must provide written disclosures regarding federal and state religious exemptions. Thomas Aquinas College has posted this disclosure here.