Continuing Education for Adults  

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

  1. Review this website and 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 or use the form included in the information packet and mail it in the envelope provided. 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 Office. Aquinas will need transcripts from each college you have attended as well as from the high school you attended.
    Transcripts should be sent to:
    Registrar/Academic Advising Center
    Aquinas College
    1607 Robinson Rd SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799
  4. Schedule an appointment with an Aquinas College Academic Advisor by calling (616) 632-2866. 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. Contact the Veteran Certifying Official in the Registrar/Academic Advising Center if you are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces (or an eligible dependent) entitled to education benefits. Call (616) 632-2866.
  6. Complete the financial aid process. Students find Aquinas financially manageable through a variety of grants, scholarships, loans and payment plans. In order to apply for those you will need to file a FAFSA form as early as possible. Apply for the FAFSA online at (Be sure to obtain your PIN from that Web site before you complete the form itself. Note: Aquinas’ school code is 002239.) Once this process is completed, you will receive your financial package from Aquinas College. Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at (616) 632-2893 for more details. You should also visit to learn more about the types of scholarships available for Continuing Education students.
  7. Contact Student Accounts at (616) 632-2864 if you need to set up a payment plan.
Questions? Call (616) 632-2866
You may also be interested in:
  • Scheduling a campus tour. 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. Campus tours are also available during orientation sessions.
  • Attending the Continuing Education Orientation which will take place the first week of the fall semester. You will receive more information after you register. Details are available from Brenda Hennink at (616) 632-2923 or