Dual Enrollment Program

Aquinas College offers juniors and seniors in high school an opportunity to take college courses at a reduced tuition rate. Scholarships are awarded to dual enrollment students who decide to pursue a degree at Aquinas College upon high school graduation.

Known for its outstanding faculty and deep commitment to undergraduate teaching, Aquinas College offers an intensive, enriching program for academically talented high school students. We provide a stimulating and challenging intellectual environment permeated with faith. Our dual enrollment students can expect to learn at a high level, receive personal attention from our renowned faculty, make lasting friendships and have a lot of fun.

Forms & Requirements

Benefits

  • Learn in a small, Christ-centered environment.
  • Receive a $1,000 scholarship should you decide to enroll in Aquinas College upon graduation from high school.
  • Take college credit at a reduced tuition.
  • State grants exist for dual enrollment students.

Sample Courses

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • General Biology
  • Speech
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Western Civilization
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I felt that teachers at Aquinas genuinely cared about by success and that was such a relief coming from such a big school.

- Veronica V.
'15, Management

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

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

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

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

- Abbey
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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

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

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
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

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

- Mary F.
Aquinas 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

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

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

- Troy B.
Education student