Other

Non-Degree, Audit, Visiting,
and Re-Admission Applicants

Aquinas College welcomes all applicants, whether their intention is to pursue a degree or to take classes for personal enrichment. All prospective students can indicate their intended status on the online Application for Admission.

Non-degree-seeking students wishing to take a course at Aquinas College but are not seeking a degree, may do so in one of the categories below. These students…

  • must complete an application for admission and must meet the current admissions requirements for enrollment at Aquinas College;
  • may be required to submit an official transcript form the most recently attended post-secondary institution or official evidence of high school graduation if a post-secondary institution has not been attended;
  • must meet the prerequisite(s) for the courses(s) they desire to take;
  • are not eligible for financial aid
  • who later decide to pursue a degree must meet the admission requirements of the academic program to which they apply

Audit Courses carry no credit but are recorded on the student’s transcript with “AU.” Students seeking only audit courses need not submit transcript evidence.

Licensed Teachers seeking coursework toward renewal of Teacher Licensure must provide a copy of the teaching license and have a copy of the official transcript sent by the principal of the school at which the applicant is teaching, verifying a Bachelor’s degree.

Visiting Students who are regularly enrolled at other institutions may submit a letter of good standing in place of an official transcript from the institution in which they are enrolled. If the student’s intention is to take courses at Aquinas College to fulfill degree requirements elsewhere, it is the visiting student’s responsibility to determine if the course(s) taken at Aquinas College will satisfy the program requirements of the degree they are seeking at their home institution.

Former Aquinas College students

Students desiring readmission to Aquinas College after more than one semester of absence, not including summer sessions, must re-apply for admission and complete the entire admissions process. At that time, all outstanding financial obligations to Aquinas or any other institution must be satisfied and official college transcript(s) for any courses taken since the last semester of attendance at Aquinas must be submitted. Any student readmitted to the college must fulfill degree requirements stipulated in the catalog in effect at the time of return.

One semester absence: These student must report to the Office of the Registrar to verify their absence, having satisfied all Aquinas obligations, any changes in address or phone numbers and submit an official transcript if coursework has been taken.

Two or more semesters’ absence: These students must report to the Office of Admissions to complete the entire admission process. At that time, all outstanding financial obligations to Aquinas or any other institution must be satisfied and official college transcript(s) for any courses taken since the last semester of attendance at Aquinas must be submitted. Any student readmitted to the college must fulfill degree requirements stipulated in the catalog in effect at the time of return.

Request Informationrequest info buttonSchedule a Campus Visitschedule a visit buttonFinancial Aid & ScholarshipsFinancial Aid buttonApply Nowapply now button

I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me.

- Lauren
Arts and Sciences student

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

If you want to learn how to think—not only what to think—then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.
Nursing student

I would tell prospective students to make sure they visit for a day, just so they can see the atmosphere and experience what a day would be like if they attended Aquinas.

- Therese Y.
Aquinas Student

The Aquinas College program enables you to engage in course material in an in depth way because of the small class sizes and the teachers’ attention to detail.

- Arts & Sciences Student

Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

The academic culture at Aquinas is both rigorous and incredibly supportive. Knowing that your professors believe in your ability to achieve is a powerful motivator to succeed confidently.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

An Aquinas education is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

I study Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College because the professors genuinely care about the formation of the whole person and want the mind to be formed in a truly classical education.

- Arts and Sciences student

We're like a really close-knit community. We all know each other. We come together and truly care. It's not something you find in a bigger college where there are so many people. Here you have the opportunity to get to know everyone personally.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria
Student

The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help.

- Abbey
Student

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

What surprised me the most about Aquinas was the Catholic tradition and how everybody practices it at that level. I'd never seen anything like it, even as a cradle Catholic. It was a whole new thing compared how I'd always practiced.

- Jonathan V.
Business student

Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

The people are great. It's like more of a family than just a college.

- Troy B.
Education student

What I appreciate most about student life at Aquinas is the close-knit community in the dorms. It is supportive, academically focused and faith-rooted – and that doesn’t happen just anywhere.

- Gregory S.
Education student

I just like the rich Catholic environment here. You pray before class and before meals. There's a sense of community.

- Troy B.
Education student

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott A.
Management, '14

Here everybody knows each other. Even the teachers, they know you by name and they truly care. In high school with so many students it was so hard to know everyone. Here the teachers interact on a personal level.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

That first week of getting to know each other and having the camp Marymount experience, you felt instantly in place.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

I have a strong sense of belonging here at Aquinas because I have been accepted, respected, and supported by the Aquinas community. I know that I am not just a number, but a human person wanted and recognized by the school.

- Mary-Frances N.
Nursing student