Dates and Deadlines

Every journey has a first step, and you’ve already taken yours by learning about Aquinas. The next step is to fill out an application so we can get ready to build your future together.  We pride ourselves on a holistic approach to application review which includes curriculum, extracurricular activities and extenuating circumstances in the admissions decision. Aquinas College is a rolling admission institution, which means we review applications as they are completed.

Review application deadlines:

Undergraduate and Continuing Education Application Deadlines

Semester Preferred Deadline*
Fall November 1 (rolling admissions after this date)
Spring No deadline (rolling admissions)

*Students who apply and submit all required materials by the Preferred Admission deadline should receive an admission decision within 15 business days. Applications received after the priority deadline are reviewed on a rolling basis.


We are committed to affordability. One hundred percent of  first-year students receive financial aid. We connect you with scholarship and aid opportunities, so you can take on no more debt in four years than you'll earn in your first year of work.

Action Deadline
File FAFSA October1 - May 1
Apply for private scholarships Fall
AQ Cost Calculator Anytime


Action Deadline
Review Financial Aid Award Notification Upon Receipt
Accept Financial Aid Award Upon Receipt

*Admitted first-year students choosing to enroll must submit an enrollment deposit, preferably by June 1, followed by an official, final high school transcript indicating a date of graduation. The enrollment deposit for admitted candidates is refundable until June 1, but is non-refundable after June 1.


Action Deadline
Submit Enrollment Deposit June 1 (Preferred)*
Submit Housing Application June 1 (Priority)
Select STAR (Student Testing Advising Registration) Date Upon Receipt
Complete STAR Registration Questionnaire Upon Receipt


Graduate Application Deadlines

Admission requirements and deadlines vary by graduate program. See each graduate program page for specific details.

Program Semester Deadline
Masters in Education (M.Ed.) Spring (round 1) April 15
  Spring (round 2) May 1
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  Fall May 15
  Spring October 15
Master in the Art of Teaching Fall May 15
  Spring October 15
Master of Management Fall May 15
  Spring October 15