Bachelor of Arts
High School Applicants from the USA
Applicants must demonstrate academic strength (minimum “B” average) in a high school programme of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution and academic standing comparable to that required for Canadian applicants. Criteria such as academic achievement, rank in class, and SAT or ACT scores will also be considered.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Applicants
Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and GCE Advanced Level applicants presenting official documentation of grades of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) tests, grades of 5, 6 or 7 on individual higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) subjects, or final grades of “C” or higher on GCE Advanced-Level courses are eligible for transfer credit. AP students are eligible for a maximum of 18 credit hours in transfer credit while IB diploma and GCE Advanced- Level students are eligible for a maximum of 30 credit hours on a 120 credit-hour degree programme.
Students granted transfer credit for AP, IB, and GCE Advanced-Level courses are advised to consult graduate and professional schools to determine the impact that this non-university credit award will have on their future academic plans.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English by writing one of the following tests:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www.toefl.org
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) www.ielts.org
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/melab.htm
Official test scores must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office by the testing centre. St. Thomas University's ETS number is 0803.
Students who meet the following minimum English Language Proficiency scores and the St. Thomas academic admission requirements are eligible for the ESL program:
- TOEFL 61 (Internet-based)
- TOEFL 500 (Paper-based)
- MELAB 69
- IELTS 5.0
- CAEL 40, 50
- Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First
Students with the TOEFL score below are eligible to take five regular academic courses but may take integrated and assisted courses if they wish:
- TOEFL 88-89 (Internet-based)
- TOEFL 573 (Paper-based)
- MELAB 80
- IELTS 6.5
- CAEL 60
- Cambridge English Qualifications C or higher (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency)