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Summer Program FAQs

Summer Program FAQs

Who?

Eligible students who have completed three years of high school by summer 2020. (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 Summer Program. The California program remains open, as always, to students of all faiths and religious traditions.)

When? 

  • California: July 12 to July 25, 2020
  • New England: July 26 to August 8, 2020

Where?

  • California: On the Thomas Aquinas College campus just outside of Santa Paula, California, adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest and only 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Out-of-town students will be met by College staff when they arrive at Los Angeles International Airport.

  • New England: On the Thomas Aquinas College campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, just south of the New Hampshire and Vermont borders, in the historic Connecticut River Valley. Out-of-town students will be met by College staff when they arrive at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

How much?

$975 for tuition, housing, meals, books, and organized activities off campus. Students may want to bring a small amount of spending money.

How do I get there?

  • California: By car or air. Out-of-town students will be met at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by College staff. Return transportation will be provided at the end of the program.
  • New England: By car or air. College staff will meet out-of-town students at Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS). Return transportation will be provided at the end of the program.

How do I apply?

The application process is simple: Just submit a letter of reference, a high school transcript, and a complete application.

Why?

 Because it just may be the best two weeks of your life.

For more information, call 800-634-9797 or send an email.

Patrick Nazeck (’19) -- quote 2

“Here I am surrounded by other people my age who share my interests, who value their education as much as I do, and whom I can have fun with while still learning about big ideas. It is an awesome experience that I have never found anywhere else.”

– Patrick Nazeck (’19)

Ridgecrest, California

“The students that have had an opportunity to be part of the life of the College have been enriched by their experience in an environment conducive to achievement. Now in all walks of life, graduates of Thomas Aquinas College are contributing, by following a wide variety of pursuits, to the betterment of society.”

– Renato Raffaele Cardinal Martino

President, Pontifical Council

for Justice and Peace