The Admissions Process
Now is your chance to be considered for admission to one of America’s leading Catholic liberal arts colleges. It is perfectly acceptable to send your application in parts. Thomas More College employs a “rolling” admissions process, in other words, there are no deadlines to apply. Once our incoming class fills up, admitted students move to a wait list.
Admission to Thomas More College is competitive. However, unlike many colleges and universities, our admissions process is free—and short. Below is a road map through the process, but don’t be afraid to stop and ask directions along the way.
Thomas More College offers a single, integrated Catholic liberal arts curriculum to all its students. The College does not normally accept transfer credit for individual courses. In certain rare cases in which the academic program of a sister institution closely matches the College’s, a student may be eligible to transfer credit.
If you have any questions about the admission’s process, the Director of Admission may be reached at (800) 880-8308 ext. 14 or via email at acowhig@ThomasMoreCollege.edu.
2. Letters of Recommendation. Request one letter of recommendation from someone who can testify to your academic competence (e.g. a teacher, homeschooling parent, or academic counselor) and one letter of recommendation from someone who can testify to your character (e.g. a priest, group leader, or family friend). Your letters of recommendation may be emailed directly to our Admissions Director, Aja Cowhig at acowhig@ThomasMoreCollege.edu or faxed to her attention at 603-880-9280. Thomas More College does not provide a format recommendation letter.
3. Transcripts. Contact each high school and college (if applicable) that you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. Our mailing address is 6 Manchester Street, Merrimack, NH 03054. If you are a homeschooling applicant from an unaccredited homeschooling program, please use our Home School Transcript to demonstrate your high school curriculum, feel free to attach supplemental material. Thomas More College also accepts the GED.
4. Essays. We have built the essay questions right into the online application form such that no other essays are required. If you submit a paper application then please email or mail a 2-3 page response to this question: discuss a person, place, text or event that has deepened your desire to know the truth.
5. SAT and/or ACT Reports. Here are the school codes for SAT (3892) and ACT (2531). This requirement may be waived on a case by case basis.
Not required for Admissions:
If you are applying for need-based Financial Aid then you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and make sure that the Student Aid Report is sent to Thomas More College. Our FAFSA Code is 030431. For students entering in the Fall 2013 Semester, the FAFSA should be filled out after January 1, 2013.
Within one week of submitting your complete application, you will receive a decision from the Admission’s Committee.