Continuing Education at Aquinas College

Steps to Follow to Learn About and Apply for the Continuing Education Program

  1. Visit aquinas.edu/admissions/continuing-education. After reviewing the website, complete the request information form. A packet of information will arrive by mail in a few business days. If you are ready to apply now, proceed to step 2.
  2. Fill out the application online. There is no fee to apply. If you would like to discuss attending Aquinas with an advisor before you apply, proceed to step 4.
  3. Please have your school’s registrar mail your official transcripts to the Aquinas College Registrar/Academic Advising Center. Aquinas will need transcripts from each college you have attended as well as from the high school you attended. Schools that send electronic transcripts should email them to registrar@aquinas.edu.
    Transcripts should be sent to: 
    Registrar/Academic Advising Center 
    Aquinas College 
    1700 Fulton St. E.,
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1801
  4. Schedule an appointment with Sandy Farley, the Aquinas College Academic Advisor by calling (616) 632-2871. If you have attended college before, make sure you bring copies of your college transcripts with you so the advisor can thoroughly discuss transferability of your credits. Unofficial transcripts may also be used for this appointment. The registration process will be discussed at this time.
  5. Schedule a campus tour. If you would like a campus tour, please call Jonathan Shotwell at 616-632-2851 or jhs005@aquinas.edu. Based on availability, the tour may take place the same day as your advising appointment or on a more convenient day. Tours last approximately one hour.
  6. Contact the Veteran Certification Officer, Kelly Klotz, if you are a veteran of the US armed forces (or an eligible dependent or spouse) entitled to education benefits. Call (616) 632-2867 or email kjk003@aquinas.edu.
  7. Complete the financial aid process to learn about possible sources of financial assistance. Students find Aquinas financially manageable through a variety of grants, scholarships, loans and payment plans. To apply for financial aid, you will need to file a FAFSA as early as possible. Complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov (Obtain a FSA ID through that site before you begin if it is your first time completing the FAFSA. Note: Aquinas’ school code is 002239.) Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at (616) 632-2893. >More info about scholarships for Continuing Education students

    NOTE: Since the Fall 2015 semester, new Continuing Education (adult undergraduate) students receive a Welcome discount for reduced tuition (50%) for their first three Aquinas College credits*. This includes students accepted as Continuing Education students who have never taken classes at Aquinas College or previous Continuing Education students who have been re-admitted after an Aquinas enrollment gap of at least two years**. Certain scholarships do not apply to courses that already have a reduced tuition rate, such as the Welcome discount for new Continuing Education students. As an additional note, the current tuition rate has remained unchanged since the Fall semester of 2012. *Limited to one Welcome discount ever per person. **Recipients must have a program type of CE and may not be merely enrolled in CE classes.
  8. Contact Student Accounts at (616) 632-2864 if you would like to set up a payment plan or arrange to have your employer billed directly. >Complete Details