It’s go time, and where you go matters. At STAC, you’ll find professors who challenge and support you (and actually take the time to get to know you). You’ll find friends who will introduce you to new cultures and ideas and global experiences that give you access to the world. You’ll find internships that open doors and majors that matter in the real world. Best of all, you’ll find yourself and the person you’re meant to become.
STAC has a rolling admissions policy, but we encourage freshman applicants to submit as early as possible during the senior year. Our Admissions Team carefully reviews every application considering the following:
- Official High School Transcript
- SAT or ACT Scores are waived for 2022 applicants
- Essay (topics listed on the common application)
- Letters of Recommendation
- Résumé of Extracurricular Activities
As soon as we've received your completed application and all of the required materials listed above, the application will be assigned to your counselor for review. We'll review you for academic and merit scholarships as well, there's no separate application needed. You will be updated throughout the process and a final decision letter will be sent about four weeks after our review of your completed application. We are here to help you through the process and encourage you to contact us with any questions. Need to contact your Admissions Counselor? Visit the Meet the Team page.
Freshman applicants are eligible for admission into several Special Programs. The Honors Program and Aquinas Leaders Work Scholarship Program are for high-achieving students. The Higher Education Opportunity Program is for New York State residents with academic and financial needs. The Pathways Program is for students with select learning disabilities. Each program has specific requirements and criteria and we encourage you to visit those pages to learn more.
Before or when you apply, we provide you with a thorough credit evaluation to make the most of the courses you’ve completed elsewhere and to give you a roadmap detailing the courses you’ll need to complete to earn your degree at STAC. Our partnerships with regional community colleges also help some transfer students maximize prior credits.
Need to speak to someone? Call our Admissions office at 845-398-4100.