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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 11 to July 24, 2021
  • New England: July 25 to August 7, 2021

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.

Thomas Cavanaugh (’18) -- quote 2

“My time here has really refined the way I think, read, and understand. It has allowed me to think about things more critically and logically.”

– Thomas Cavanaugh (’18)

Larkspur, California

“Thomas Aquinas College is a small college, but its reputation has spread far and wide. Because it lives off the masterpieces of thought and literature emanating from the Christian tradition of the Western world, it provides a first-rate education for a select body of talented undergraduates.”

– Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J (†)