St. Thomas is switching to a new admissions calendar beginning this fall, which will affect first-year students applying for enrollment for fall 2017. First-year students will now be able to apply either through Early Action (EA) or Regular Decision (RD).
EA is an option for first-year students who are ready to apply in the fall for enrollment the following academic year. The EA application deadline is Nov. 1, with decisions, including merit awards, announced Dec. 15. Need-based financial awards notices are sent out beginning Jan. 15. EA candidates have until May 1 to resolve their college decision and submit their confirming and housing deposits.
RD is an option for first-year applicants who need additional time to decide to which schools they will apply. The RD application deadline is Jan. 15, with decisions, including merit awards, announced Feb. 15. Need-based awards, for those students who have filed their FAFSA, also will be sent out Feb. 15. RD candidates have until May 1 to resolve their college decision and submit their confirming and housing deposits.
After Feb. 15, the Office of Admissions will review applications on a rolling basis.
St. Thomas has previously used a rolling calendar for admissions. The release of the early FAFSA, where families can now file the FAFSA in October instead of January, as well as the desire to make better and more consistent admissions decisions prompted the Office of Admissions to review the calendar, according to Dan Meyer, vice president for enrollment management.
For more information about applying to St. Thomas or the admissions calendar, visit the Office of Admission's website.