Have you ever wondered what happens to your college application after you submit it? Here at the University of St. Thomas, there are five steps in the admissions process. Keep in mind that other schools may process applications differently.
Step 1: Apply Online
Prospective students can apply online via the UST website or ApplyTexas. If you apply through UST’s website, we’ll send you a confirmation email. Remember, UST requires a personal statement as part of the application.
Step 2: Send Transcripts & Test Scores
Just because you have sent in your application does not mean your file is complete. Here at UST, we need your official transcript(s) for review, as well as official ACT or SAT scores if you are an incoming freshman. To make sure your application is reviewed as soon as possible, we recommend you request that those items be sent immediately from your high school or other colleges you’ve attended. While we do not require letters of recommendation or resumes, we will accept them. International students have different requirements.
Step 3: We Review Your Application
Once the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has all of the required documents, the application will be reviewed. Even though the office will start accepting applications the summer before your senior year, we will begin reviewing application in late October for the following year.
Step 4: Decision Time
Assuming all of the application materials were submitted in a timely fashion, an applicant should receive an official decision within two weeks, but it may take longer based on each individual’s situation. We’ll notify you by a decision letter in the mail within a few weeks.
Step 5: Secure Your Spot
If you are admitted, the next steps include submitting a $200 enrollment deposit and your immunization record to confirm you’ve received a meningitis vaccination. Admitted students will also be notified about financial aid and important dates such as registration and orientation.
So there you have it. While these steps are typical for most applications, it’s important to remember each file is reviewed individually so some other steps may apply. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact your admissions counselor.