TRANSFER WITH EASE AT ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE
If you are interested in learning more about our transfer process, make your transfer counseling appointment today! You'll have the opportunity to speak with our transfer coordinator and receive both a credit and scholarship evaluation; don’t forget to bring your unofficial transcripts. Please contact our Transfer Counselor, Ashley Scales, at 845-398-4108 or email@example.com. Every day is transfer day!
Click here to register for one of our Transfer Instant Decision Days. Apply, tour campus, receive both a course by course credit evaluation and an on the spot admissions decision, all in one day!
Click here for accepted students Transfer Registration information. Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor and register for classes.
Transfer Application Requirements:
- Your completed application
- Official Transcripts from all colleges or universities you attended and/or from which you’ve received credit, including your current institution. Please have them sent by the issuing institution directly to the Admissions Office. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for review purposes but we will need official versions prior to the start of the semester. We want to know about your courses in progress as well.
- Official high school transcript or a copy of GED report.
- SAT and/or ACT scores, only if high school graduation was less than one year ago.
Once we have all your application information, we'll review your transcripts and show you a preliminary list of all remaining course requirements for the degree.
Students who have attended a two-year college may transfer up to 70 credits and must complete at least 50 credits at St. Thomas. Up to 90 credits may be transferred from four year institutions and then at least 30 credits must be taken at St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Transfer students are admitted to the College in both September and January, and while there is no deadline, applications should be submitted as early as possible.
Transfers can receive up to $11,000 in academic or merit scholarships. Applicants will be notified if they are eligible for a scholarship at the time they are accepted. For a complete list of scholarships and criteria, visit our Scholarship Webpage. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities for veterans.
Half-Tuition Scholarship Program for PTK Members
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. PTK members who meet admissions criteria, have maintained a minimum 3.5 GPA, and provide official documentation of PTK membership are considered for an additional scholarship at the time of acceptance.
Transfer Articulation Agreements with Community Colleges
St. Thomas continually seeks out partnerships with Community Colleges to enable our transfer students to get the most credits they deserve. We'll let you know exactly where you stand with regard to your transferring credits, before you need to make a decision to enroll. The following institutions in the area have entered into transfer agreements with St. Thomas Aquinas College: SUNY Rockland, SUNY Orange, SUNY Dutchess, SUNY Hudson Valley, and SUNY Nassau Community Colleges; CUNY Queensborough Community College; and Bergen Community College in New Jersey. Each articulation agreement is different, but they all benefit the student who is transferring from the community college into St. Thomas Aquinas College.
The College has amended its transfer policy in many cases as a result of these relationships. In education for example, the college now accepts American Sign Language credits if taken at another college as fulfillment of the foreign language requirement at St. Thomas. Students who have up to six (6) credits in ASL will be able to transfer those credits.
Life Experience Credit
The College may award academic credit to students who have achieved the objectives of specific courses outside of traditional classroom instruction and who satisfactorily validate that achievement through the submission of a portfolio conforming to specified criteria. Applicants must be matriculated in a degree program at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Credit for Life Experience may be awarded as follows:
- A maximum of 30 Life Experience credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree.
There are fees to be paid for life experience credits, but they are substantially less than per credit fees. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Advisement.
The College awards up to 30 credits for CLEP (College Level Examination Program). Appropriate credit is awarded to transfer students based on successful scores on general and/or specific subject exams.