Temporary Changes To Admissions (COVID-19)

The following information was updated on Friday, April 17, 2020. 

Admissions Policy Changes Following School and Testing Agency Closures 


Recognizing that many schools and testing agencies have adjusted their evaluation and assessment methods, please be assured that changes in grading processes will not negatively affect your admission to St. Thomas University. 

 

Accepted Applicants for September 2020


If you have received an offer of admission, we have made the decision to finalize admission offers based on your current admission average. If you currently hold an active offer of admission, we will consider the documents submitted to date as final and as meeting our offer conditions. You will not be required to submit any additional documentation.  
 
If you are able, we encourage you to take advantage of any supplementary learning materials that may be provided to you so that you are as well prepared as possible to begin your university studies at St. Thomas this fall.  

New Applicants

The Admissions Office is still accepting and processing applications for students who wish to apply to St. Thomas. You can submit an application at www.STU.ca/applynow
. Temporary adjustments to our documentation requirements have been made. Additional information can be found under the "Official Documentation" section below. 

 

Deferred Applicants

 

Students who do not currently hold an offer of admission and have been deferred until their final results are available are asked to contact the Director of Admissions to discuss their options for qualifying. We will exercise as much flexibility as possible to make sure you aren't disadvantaged by circumstances beyond your control. 

Admissions Office
admissions@stu.ca

505-452-0532

FAQ Admissions 
 

Can I still apply for admission? 

Yes. The Admissions Office is still accepting and processing applications. You can submit an application at STU.ca/ApplyNow. Temporary adjustments to our documentation requirements have been made and additional information can be found at STU.ca/RemoteAdmissions. 
 

I have been conditionally accepted, but I was registered in English 12 (required for admission) in second semester. If I am not able to receive credit for this course, am I still eligible to begin in September?   

Yes. High school students who currently hold an active conditional offer of admission will be eligible to begin their studies in September 2020. 
 
I have been conditionally accepted. Does my offer of admission still stand?

Yes. Applicants holding an active offer of admission are eligible to begin their studies at STU in September 2020.  

I have been conditionally accepted and my school is currently closed. What happens if I am not able to provide my final grades/transcript?  

We are aware that educational jurisdictions are adjusting their evaluation methods and that your final transcript may not include final grades. Please be assured that changes in grading processes will not negatively affect your admission.  
 
What if I am not able to satisfy the conditions outlined in my offer of admission? 

Applicants holding an active offer of admission are eligible to begin their studies at STU in September.  

 

I will not have grades on my final transcript. Will this impact my scholarship offer? 

Please be assured that changes in grading processes will not negatively affect your scholarship offer from STU. All active scholarship offers will be honoured. 
 
I was given a Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship. Will my application be reassessed? 

All guaranteed entrance scholarships will be based on first semester results and will not be adjusted.  
 

I have been deferred, am I still eligible to be reconsidered? 

Yes. Students who have been deferred until their final results are available are asked to contact the Director of Admissions (admissions@stu.ca) to discuss their options for qualifying. We will exercise as much flexibility as possible to make sure you aren't disadvantaged by circumstances beyond your control. 

I am currently in grade 11. How will school closures impact my admission to St. Thomas for Fall 2021?

We are aware that schools are adjusting their evaluation methods and that your final grade 11 transcripts may not include final grades in second-semester courses. Students currently in grade 11 will still be eligible to apply for early admission to St. Thomas. Applications for Fall 2021 will open on October 1, 2020.  


I am currently in grade 11. Am I required to receive credit (CR) in Grade 11 English?

We will be looking for you to have been enrolled in English 11 and four other grade 11 academic courses from our list of acceptable courses found here. A grading notation of either credit (CR) or enrolled (ENR) in all second-semester courses will not negatively affect your admission. We will be looking for a minimum admission average of 70%, which will be calculated based on your mid-year grade 11 English mark and four other grade 11 academic courses completed in the first semester.


Application Process

The St. Thomas University Admissions Office is still accepting applications and is committed to supporting applicants during the COVID-19 situation.

  • Our staff is working remotely to ensure continuity of service and while our campus and Admissions Office is closed
  • Applications will continue to be accepted online www.stu.ca/applynow
  • Applicants will be notified of outstanding documents and admission decisions by email

Official Documentation

We understand that this is a challenging time for applicants. If COVID-19 related closures have impacted your ability to obtain official documentation, such as transcripts and test scores, we have temporarily made the following adjustments to our official documentation requirements:  

Transcripts
Unofficial high school and post-secondary transcripts will be accepted at this time. Transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Office by email (admissions@stu.ca). We are not currently accepting mailed transcripts.

English language Proficiency Tests
Unofficial test scores will be accepted at this time. Test scores may be sent directly by the student to the Admissions Office by email (admissions@stu.ca). We are not currently accepting mailed test scores. St. Thomas accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET), an online English language proficiency test. If your in-person proficiency exam has been cancelled, you are encouraged to take the DET. Additional information on acceptable test scores required for admission can be found here.


Please note: If unofficial documentation is submitted, an official document from the granting institution may be requested at a later date. 

Payments

Application Fee Payments

Application fee payments must be made online through the online application. Cheques, money orders, and cash will not be accepted at this time and we are unable to receive in-person payments until further notice.

Admission and Residence Confirmation Deposits
Admission and residence confirmation deposits must be made online through the online application portal. Cheques, money orders, and cash will not be accepted at this time and we are unable to receive in-person payments until further notice.

Please note: If you are unable to pay the residence confirmation deposit at this time, please email residencelife@stu.ca.

Questions

If you have any questions about the status of your application or the documentation required to complete your application, please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Team at admissions@stu.ca or international@stu.ca