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Admission & Scholarship Information

Eligibility

Application to the Honors Program is open to new freshmen entering college as full time students in the Fall semester who meet all of the following criteria:

  • High school average of 91 or above in major subjects at the time of application
  • Combined SAT scores of at least 1200 (on Math and Reading Comprehension; with no section less than 550) or ACT composite score no less than 27
  • Evidence of a rigorous course of study in high school (usually includes honors and/or AP courses)
  • Evidence of substantial involvement in extra-curricular activities (club membership, volunteer experience, sports, etc.)

The Application Process

Applicants to the Honors Program are strongly encouraged to apply early. Completed applications are considered on a rolling basis, and admission to the Honors Program is highly competitive and limited. Students who are interested in applying to the Honors Program must submit the following to the Admissions Office no later than March 31st during their senior year of high school:

  • A completed admissions application with all supporting documentation (i.e. official high school transcript, SAT scores, etc).
  • Two letters of recommendation to the Honors Program by the high school guidance counselor and a high school faculty member​
     

After acceptance to the college, students who meet the eligibility requirements will be contacted to set up an interview at St. Thomas Aquinas College. 


Scholarship Information

Students accepted into the Honors Program will receive the following:

Fall 2018/Spring 2019

  • A $23,000 Tuition Scholarship for courses taken at the College as full time students during the Fall and Spring semesters (Pell and TAP may be applied up to the cost of tuition; if the tuition increases, the scholarship amount will increase to remain at approximately 70% of the current tuition rate each academic year)
  • A full scholarship covering tuition, room and board for a summer program of study at Oxford University during the summer following their junior year
  • Academic schedules modified to include special courses taught to Honors Program students by our talented faculty
  • Early registration assistance
  • The ability to participate in co-curricular activities sponsored by the Honors Program
  • Transcript and diploma recognition of Honors Program work