Application Procedures

General Instructions:
This application should be filled out by all domestic applicants seeking to take courses with the Graduate Division at Thomas College, either as a degree-seeking, non-degree, or transient student. International applicants can apply here.

Degree-seeking status:
This status is for all domestic students wishing to pursue a graduate degree at Thomas College.

  1. Fill out the graduate application indicating degree-seeking status.
  2. Submit the completed graduate application with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to the Admissions office. (Thomas alumni are not required to submit an application fee.)
  3. Request all colleges and universities previously attended to send official transcripts directly to the Admissions office (Thomas alumni need not submit a Thomas transcript.) Note: A college senior may apply in advance of graduation. Seniors should submit current transcripts and request that an updated transcript be submitted after the degree is completed. A conditional acceptance may be granted until final transcripts arrive.
  4. Request two letters of recommendation to be sent directly from individuals in a position to judge your ability to succeed in a graduate program to the graduate division.
  5. Optional: Submit a current resume or Curriculum Vitae
  6. Optional: Submit a Statement of Purpose essay outlining your rationale for pursuing advanced education in light of current educational, career, and personal goals.
  7. Optional: Request that GRE or GMAT scores be sent to Thomas College from the testing agency.*
*All prospects are eligible to take up to 9 credit hours of graduate course work as conditionally accepted students without submitting standardized graduate admissions examination scores (ie. the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)). Those students who complete the first nine credits of coursework with a 3.0 or better GPA will be exempted from standardized examination requirements and fully admitted. Students whose average falls below a 3.0 in the first nine credits must submit examination scores to be fully admitted.

Non-degree status:
This status is for those applicants who wish to pursue coursework for personal enrichment of professional development. Applicants who wish to “try out” a graduate program without fully applying may also be considered for non-degree status. Up to nine credit hours of credits taken under non-degree status may be transferred into a degree program. Please note that non-degree status is not financial aid eligible and is no guarantee of full admission to a graduate program. Fill out the graduate application indicating non-degree status.

  1. Fill out the graduate application indicating non-degree status.
  2. Submit the completed graduate application with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to the Graduate division. (Thomas alumni need not to submit an application fee).

Transient status:
This status is for those applicants who are currently matriculated students at another institution of higher education, and who require one or two courses to transfer back to their home institution.

  1. Confirm transferability of the desired Thomas College course with the home institution.
  2. Fill out the graduate application indicating transient status.
  3. Submit the completed graduate application with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to the Admissions office. (Thomas alumni need not to submit an application fee).
Applications and supplemental materials are retained for one calendar year. Students who have not registered after one calendar year must re-submit materials. Some programs may request additional application materials. Please check with the Admissions office for additional requirements.

Application deadlines:
Full-time MBA April 1st for priority consideration. Late applications may be considered. Part-time MBA Rolling Admissions (applications are considered for the next available term) Master of Science in Education Rolling Admissions (applications are considered for the next available term)

Interviews and Campus Visits

Personal interviews and campus tours are not required but are available to any student who wishes to have one. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule an appointment. The office can be reached by phone at 207-859-1101 or via email at admissions@thomas.edu.

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 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. Please visit our web site at www.thomas.edu/fa for more information regarding financial assistance.

We are delighted that you are considering the Graduate Division at Thomas College to continue your academic career. Please submit your completed application and/or related materials to:

Graduate Division
Thomas College
180 West River Road
Waterville ME 04901-5066

Personal Information

First Name:
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Are you a Veteran?

Programs of Study

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When would you like to begin coursework?

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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 and Professional History

List all colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools attended, starting with the most recent.

Institution, City/State, Degree Received
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Please list additional licenses or certifications (ie. CPA or Teaching Certificate):
Do you feel that your undergraduate grades reflect your ability to succeed in graduate school?
     If No, Why?
Employer Name, Position, Phone Number:

Recommendation Letters

Name, Organization, Telephone
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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
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White

Background

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.

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 submitting this application, 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 admissions@thomas.edu or by calling toll-free at 1-800-339-7001 or 207-859-1102.

The office fax number is 207-859-1114.

Additional information may be found on our web site at http://www.thomas.edu/grad

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