Thomas College

Application for Admission

Application Procedures

Thomas College welcomes applications for admission at any time throughout the year; however, we do encourage prospective students to submit all necessary forms and documentation several months prior to the intended enrollment date. Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis upon receipt of all application materials. All of the following items constitute a complete application for admission and must be received before an admission decision is rendered:

  1. An official high school transcript and official copies of transcripts of any college coursework.
  2. A recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.
  3. Thomas College is test-optional, not requiring the submission of the ACT or SAT. Please answer the question under Educational Information as Yes or No if you'd like Thomas to review your test scores or not through the review process. The Thomas College code for score reporting is 3903 for the SAT and 1663 for the ACT. International applicants are not required to submit the SAT, but are required to submit a form of English Proficiency.
  4. A non-refundable application fee of $40. (International students not living in the United States do not have to submit the application fee.)
  5. International students must also submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS exams to complete their Application for Admission and a Declaration of Financial Status.

Please send us a photograph of yourself. This is used for identification and public relations purposes. Your application will be considered with or without the photograph.

Thomas College invites applications from prospective degree candidates without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap or age.

Early Action

Students who wish to be notified of acceptance early in their senior year may apply for early action. To be considered for this option, all application materials must be received by the Admissions Office on or before December 15th. Notification of admission through this program will be made on or prior to December 31st. Early admission at Thomas College is a non-binding offer of admission.

Interviews and Campus Visits

Personal interviews are not required but are recommended for all applicants. Interviews and tours of the campus are conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We also offer multiple opportunities to visit us on selected Saturdays throughout the year. For more information on how to schedule a visit to our campus please visit the admissions web page at or contact us at or call 207-859-1101 (+12078591101) or 800-339-7001.

Students who visit our campus, or attend one of our open house or visitation days, will receive an application fee waiver card to submit with their application for admission in lieu of the $40 application fee.

Financial Assistance Procedures

Thomas College offers a comprehensive program of financial assistance to students with academic promise who have demonstrated financial need. Students seeking financial assistance other than merit scholarships must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Thomas College (Title IV code 002052) as an authorized recipient of the student's information. Applicants for admission will automatically be considered for most merit scholarship awards. Some merit scholarships may require additional application procedures. Please visit our web site at for more information regarding scholarships or other financial assistance.

We are delighted that you are considering Thomas College to continue your academic career. Your application will assist us in learning more about you. This is your opportunity to describe your achievements, abilities, past experiences and other events that have prepared you for success at our institution. Please submit your completed application and/or related materials:

Office of Admissions
Thomas College
180 West River Road
Waterville ME 04901-5066

Personal Information

Full First Name:
Preferred First Name (if different):
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Former Last Name:
Home Address 1:
Home Address (cont.):
(if more space needed)
Postal/Zip Code:
E-mail Address:
Skype Address:
Sex:Male Female
Gender Identity:
Home Phone: Area Code and Number:
(without dashes)
Mobile (Cell) Phone: Area Code and Number:
(without dashes)
Date of Birth (M/D/Y):
Social Security Number:
(without dashes)
Country of Citizenship:
Application Type:First-year studentTransfer student
For the Term Beginning:August January
For the Year Beginning:
Please Check One:I plan to reside on campus I plan to commute
Name of your hometown newspaper:
Your primary/first language:
Your home language:
Your marital status:
Are/were you part of Jobs for Maine's Graduates?No Yes
Are you a U.S. Veteran?No Yes
Your career interest/goal:
How did you hear of Thomas College?
If you have visited the College, when was the approximate date you visited?
How do you prefer to be contacted?

Programs of Study

(Please Choose ONLY ONE)

Bachelor's Degrees (Four-Year):
* = Three-Year option not available
If you chose a Bachelor's Degree above without an asterisk, which format?
If you would like to get your Master's degree in one more year:
Associate's Degrees (Two-Year):

Please list any relatives or friends (indicate relationship) who currently attend Thomas College:
Please list any relatives or friends (indicate relationship) who previously attended or graduated from Thomas College:

Educational Information

Would you like your SAT/ACT scores consider for admission?
High School:
Year of Graduation:
or if your high school isn't listed, please enter it here:
along with its location:
College(s), State(s), Date(s) of Attendence
Are you a Phi Theta Kappa member?

Academic Honors

Please list all academic achievements and awards earned.

Extracurricular Activities

Please share information with us describing your extracurricular and community activities. You may also include special interests, events, or achievements.

Indicate intercollegiate sports in which you plan to participate in college.
Baseball Basketball Field Hockey Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse
Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Other:
In what sport(s) did you play on your high school varsity team?

Family Information

Parent #1's first name:
Parent #1's last name:
Parent #1's e-mail address:
Parent #1's company name:
Parent #1's occupation:
Highest level of education completed by your Parent #1: High School Some College Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctorate Degree
College(s) attended:
Parent #2's first name:
Parent #2's last name:
Parent #2's e-mail address:
Parent #2's company name:
Parent #2's occupation:
Highest level of education completed by your Parent #2: High School Some College Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctorate Degree
College(s) attended:
Please indicate if your parents are: Married Separated Divorced Never Married Other
With whom do you live: Parent #1 Parent #2 Both Parents Myself Guardian
If you reside with a guardian please provide us with that person's name:
Guardian's first name:
Guardian's last name:

Personal Statement

A 250 word essay is required. This written essay will help us become better acquainted with you. It will also demonstrate your ability to organize and communicate your thoughts. In the space below please describe a significant experience or achievement in your life and how it has impacted you. Please e-mail additional text if necessary to '' with the subject line 'Personal Statement for (your name)'.

Recommendation Form

Only one recommendation form is required. However, it is recommended that you submit two to three recommendations to support your application for admission. Recommendation forms may be submitted by guidance counselors or teachers. Please request those submitting a recommendation on your behalf to describe why they believe you will be a good addition to our College. The form may be found here [PDF].

Financial Assistance Information

Do you plan to apply for financial assistance? Yes No
To what other institutions will you be applying for admission?
To what other institutions will you be applying for admission?
Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at an educational institution you have attended from 9th grade (or the international equivalent) forward, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct, which resulted in your probation, suspension, removal, dismissal, or expulsion from the institution? Yes No
If yes, please provide a written explanation.
Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime? Yes No
If yes, please provide a written explanation.

Demographic Information

The following information is required of educational institutions by federal or state law and will be used solely for reporting purposes. It will not affect your application for admission, financial aid, or employment in any way. You do not have to answer these two questions.

Are you Hispanic or Latino? Yes  No

In addition, please select one or more of the following racial categories to describe yourself:

American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Acknowledgement & Waiver of Access Rights

In accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Records and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended, the undersigned applicant voluntarily relinquishes his/her right of access to letters of recommendation submitted in accordance with the requirements for admissions, in the event he/she is admitted to Thomas College, and as a student applies for access to the file held in his/her name. The undersigned certifies by his/her submittal that he/she has made this waiver in order to facilitate an objective evaluation of his/her character and potential as a student at Thomas College and that he/she is aware this waiver is in no way executed as a requirement of admission or the granting of any financial aid.

In checking this box , I agree to:

  1. Comply with all conditions as outlined in the current College Catalog, Student Handbook, or as otherwise prescribed.
  2. Grant the College permission to use the student's photograph and name in College literature and for public relations purposes.
By clicking "Submit" below I indicate that all information on my application is complete, factually correct, and honestly presented.

Contact Information

For all questions regarding the admissions process please contact our Admissions Office at or by calling toll-free at 1-800-339-7001 or 207-859-1101.

The Admissions Office fax number is 207-859-1114.

Additional information may be found on our web site at