Transfer Students

If you have attended college before applying to Aquinas College, please follow these four steps to apply as a transfer student:

1. Submit Application: Please complete the online application.

Applicants to the RN-to-BSN program, please also submit a completed RN-BSN Application (for new students only).

Current ASN students, please use RN-BSN Application for Current Students.

2. Request official transcripts by submitting a Transcript Release Form to all post-secondary institutions you have attended. If you have fewer than 24 credit hours of college-level work, you will also need to request official transcripts from your high school with a minimum GPA of 2.4 and minimum composite ACT score of 21 with 21 in English and Math, or minimum CLT scores of 70 Composite, 23 Reading and 23 Math; or minimum SAT scores of 490 Critical Reading and 490 Math or for SAT taken after March 2016 minimum score of 1060 with 540 Evidence Based Reading and Writing and 520 Math.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) applicants with at least 24 college credit hours do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores.

U.S. Veterans with 12 or more college credit hours will follow this application procedure. The Registrar’s Office can help you learn more about applying your education benefits!

Application Fee: We are no longer requiring an application fee – it is free!

Admission Criteria

Successful transfer applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.4 on college coursework completed within the last 10 years. Coursework completed more than 10 years ago is excluded from the GPA calculation.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria may be considered for conditional admission pending assessment(s) and/or other conditions specified by the Admissions Committee. For more information, please consult your Admissions Counselor.

Any student who is admitted to the college on academic probation is required to complete successfully IDS 106 “College Learning in the Dominican Tradition,” in the first semester of attendance.

Assessment & Equivalency

Transfer students whose college/university transcripts do not reflect credit in a minimum of remedial math or college-level English will be required to take assessments in math and/or English.

Transfer equivalency procedures are provided after admission to the College. Transfer policies are determined by the Office of the Registrar.

IDS 106 Requirement

Transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 hours of college-level credit will be required to enroll in IDS 106 “College Learning in the Dominican Tradition” during the first semester of attendance.

FERPA & Non-Discrimination Policy

Federal law requires all institutions of higher education to disclose information about campus safety, graduation rates, student’s rights under FERPA, and other data about the institution. Prospective students will find this information posted on the Admissions FAQ page of our Web site. For more information, click here.

Aquinas College admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. This non-discrimination policy and practice extends to all education programs and activities conducted by Aquinas College.

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

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

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

- Troy B.
Education 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

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 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

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

- Scott A.
Management, '14

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

"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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

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

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

If you're looking for a close-knit community and a place to grow in faith and be in a college that truly knows its people and its professors, you'll definitely receive a great education.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

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

- Abbey
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

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

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

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

- Gregory S.
Education Student

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

- Maria
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

When I got here, everyone already had friends established, but whenever I came in, they were so nice and included me. They welcomed me as if I was part of their family.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major