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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.

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"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

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 wanted to attend a small Catholic College where I could pursue nursing as my major. I wanted to be at a college with friendly people and where everyone knows everybody and the students are not just seen as a number but are seen as individual and unique people."

- Mary W.
Nursing Student

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

- Scott
Business Student

"It is a beautiful up and coming campus… a peaceful quiet place where I could picture myself studying or where I could picture myself playing sports with other students."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

As a liberal arts student, I feel continually encouraged to ask questions so that I may contribute to the betterment of myself and society. The faculty at Aquinas come from various backgrounds and specialties, each adding to the overall education process that makes a student a lover of wisdom.

- Andy L.
Arts & Sciences student

"It’s important to me to have good role models and to have teachers who believe that I can succeed and challenge me in my studies as well as my faith."

- Lauren
Student

"I chose Aquinas because of the strong Catholic identity and the fact that it valued the Dominican tradition and, at the same time, it was located in the south in the city of Nashville."

- Mary W.
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.

- Pamela S.
Arts & Sciences student

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

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

"I love the living arrangements at Seton Lodge because it's a super convenient location to the school, food, and shopping. It has also been a healthy study environment while at the same time a place filled with fun and a great group of people."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

Studying the liberal arts at Aquinas College will only give you freedom—freedom from the restraint of ignorance, from the tyranny of complacence.

- Christa N.
Arts & Sciences student

The professors are superb. We have small class sizes and a close community and family feel. It fosters human flourishing. We love it!

- Arts & Sciences Student

"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
Student

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

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"The staff is wonderful. The grounds are beautiful. The curriculum is great. You will definitely make friends for lifetime."

- Maria
Student

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

- Abbey
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

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

"Nashville definitely played a role in picking Aquinas."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

The two-year ASN program—the reason I chose Aquinas—is phenomenal.

- Therese S.
Student

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

- Maria
Student

"The faculty at Aquinas College makes sure they challenge students and make us work for the grades we receive, but at the same time they know we may struggle and they make the students very aware that they want us to succeed and that they are here at the College to help us along the way."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

The residential community creates an environment of peace, love, caring, and tight bonds.

- Gregory S.
Education Student

"The academics here at Aquinas College will require lots of hard work and time, but there is so much academic support, and lots of people who love to just get together and study."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student