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 SAT of 980 in Critical Reading and Math.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

- 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

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

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

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

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas 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

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 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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

- Maria
Student

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

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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

- Abbey
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
Arts and Sciences student

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

- 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

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

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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major