Admissions

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 and application addendum.

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 30 credit hours of college-level work, you will also need to request official transcripts from your high school.

3. Immunization Records: Complete and submit Immunization Certificate at least one week prior to registration.

4. Application Fee: The $25 non-refundable application fee is payable through the PayPal. If using a different application method, please submit the $25 fee to:

Aquinas College
Attn: Office of Admissions
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

 

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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"The academics here at Aquinas College will require lots of hard work and time, but there is so much academic support, and lots of people who love to just get together and study."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

"I wanted to attend a small Catholic College where I could pursue nursing as my major. I wanted to be at a college with friendly people and where everyone knows everybody and the students are not just seen as a number but are seen as individual and unique people."

- Mary W.
Nursing Student

"The faculty at Aquinas College makes sure they challenge students and make us work for the grades we receive, but at the same time they know we may struggle and they make the students very aware that they want us to succeed and that they are here at the College to help us along the way."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"It is a beautiful up and coming campus… a peaceful quiet place where I could picture myself studying or where I could picture myself playing sports with other students."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

As a liberal arts student, I feel continually encouraged to ask questions so that I may contribute to the betterment of myself and society. The faculty at Aquinas come from various backgrounds and specialties, each adding to the overall education process that makes a student a lover of wisdom.

- Andy L.
Arts & Sciences student

"The staff is wonderful. The grounds are beautiful. The curriculum is great. You will definitely make friends for lifetime."

- Maria
Student

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

- Abbey
Student

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

- Scott
Business 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.

- Pamela S.
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

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

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"I chose Aquinas because of the strong Catholic identity and the fact that it valued the Dominican tradition and, at the same time, it was located in the south in the city of Nashville."

- Mary W.
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

Studying the liberal arts at Aquinas College will only give you freedom—freedom from the restraint of ignorance, from the tyranny of complacence.

- Christa N.
Arts & Sciences student

"Nashville definitely played a role in picking Aquinas."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

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

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

The two-year ASN program—the reason I chose Aquinas—is phenomenal.

- Therese S.
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

"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

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

- Maria
Student

"I love the living arrangements at Seton Lodge because it's a super convenient location to the school, food, and shopping. It has also been a healthy study environment while at the same time a place filled with fun and a great group of people."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"It’s important to me to have good role models and to have teachers who believe that I can succeed and challenge me in my studies as well as my faith."

- Lauren
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
Student

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