First-Time Freshman — Aquinas College - Nashville, Tennessee

First-Time Freshman

If you are a high school senior or graduate and have never attended college before, please follow these five steps to apply as a first-time freshman:

1. Submit Application: Please complete the online application for admission.

2. Request official transcripts:  

High School Graduates must submit an official transcript from an accredited high school. High School Graduates must submit the Secondary School Report Form completed by your school counselor and one recommendation (Academic Recommendation Form).

Home School Graduates must submit an official transcript from an accredited home school agency, for example Kolbe Academy, Mother of Divine Grace, Seton Home Study, Regina Caeli Academy. Home School Graduates from a non-accredited school must complete a transcript using the Aquinas College form (Official High School Transcript for Aquinas College). All Home School Graduates must submit two recommendations (Academic Recommendation Form).

3. Standardized Test Scores:

High School and Home School Graduates must also submit an official ACT, SAT or CLT score report. Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.4 and minimum ACT enhanced scores of 22 Composite, 22 English, and 22 Math; or minimum CLT scores of 70 Composite; 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.

GED Recipients must have an official copy of their GED with a composite score of 50 or above on the paper version or 500 or above on the computerized version. GED Recipients within the last five years must submit official ACT or SAT scores. Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.4 and minimum ACT enhanced scores of 22 Composite, 22 English, and 22 Math; or minimum CLT scores of 70 Composite; 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.

GED Recipients must submit two recommendations (Academic Recommendation Form).

ACT Code 3942
SAT Code 7318
CLT Code Aquinas College, Nashville TN

4. Secondary School Report Form: You can find the form on our website by clicking here.

5. Application Fee: $25.00

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.

Assessment

At the discretion of the Director of Admissions, assessments may be given in English and math. Generally, these assessments are required for:

  • Applicants over 21 years of age who do not have post-secondary education
  • Applicants who score below 22 on the English or math sections of the ACT, or below 490 on the critical reading and math sections of the SAT, or below 540 on Evidence Based Reading and Writing and 520 in Math section of SAT test administered after March 2016.
  • Applicants who score below 22 on the English or math sections of the ACT or below 490 on the critical reading and math sections of the SAT
  • Applicants who score below 50/500 on the English or math sections of the GED

FERPA

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 website.

Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

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