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Guidance Counselors

High School Guidance Counselors

Please join us for the Aquinas College Guidance Counselor Breakfast.

 Keynote: "The Art and Science of Teacher Preparation at Aquinas College"
Nanette Clatterbuck, M.Ed. - Dean, School of Education

Friday April 24, 2015
7:45- 10:30 am
(time includes optional tour beginning at approximately 9:15 am)

This special event is designed to inform high school counselors about what is new and noteworthy at Aquinas College.

Please RSVP by April 17, 2015. You can RSVP online at aquinas.edu/breakfast. If you have any questions, please call 616-632-2900 or gavitren@aquinas.edu.


We want to support your counseling efforts by providing information about Aquinas admission requirements and our application process. If you are unable to find answers to your questions here, feel free to contact your admission representative or visit our online AQ Advisor feature.

Additional Information

Required Application Materials
Download or electronically submit the High School Counselor Form for students who have submitted an application for admission to Aquinas College.
Our first-year students
Download profile statistics (pdf) of AQ's first-year student body.
Admission Standards
Find out about academic standards, preparation for meeting admission criteria, and variables considered in the application review process.
Admission Checklist
Download and print off a checklist for the application process (pdf).
Admission Applications
Access undergraduate admission and nursing admission applications and accompanying instructions. There is no fee to submit an application for admission to Aquinas College.
Dual Enrollment
Learn more about Aquinas' dual enrollment program for high school students.
AP/CLEP/ IB Credits
Advanced Placement/CLEP/IB Credit Information

Aquinas College awards credit for the Advanced Placement Program (AP) through the College Board.  Aquinas College will accept credit hours for those courses that are considered comparable to courses offered at Aquinas College with a minimum score of 3, 4 or 5 (at the point of their 1st registration at Aquinas College) depending on the specific course.  Appropriate exemption, placement and acceptability of AP credit toward specific majors are evaluated by the academic department concerned. For information about AP, write: College Board Advanced Placement Examinations, Box 977, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 

Aquinas College awards credit for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) through the College Board.  Aquinas College will accept credit hours for those courses that are considered comparable to courses offered at Aquinas College that have the minimum American Council on Education (ACE) recommended score.  Acceptability of examinations toward specific majors is evaluated by the academic department concerned. For information about CLEP, write: College-Level Examination Program, Box 1824, Princeton, New Jersey 08540


Aquinas College awards credit for the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), an internationally recognized, pre-university curriculum that offers 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to earn credits, or a diploma, based on an academically challenged integrated curriculum and international standards.  Aquinas College will accept the Higher Level (HL) courses and exams with a minimum score of 5 for general college credit.  Credit may be awarded within a specific department only with further approval of the department. 


*There is a combined credit hour maximum of 30 hours for any AP (Advanced Placement, CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or IB (International Baccalaureate) Program.

Costs, Scholarships and Cost Calculator
View our tuition chart and the numerous scholarship opportunities offered by Aquinas College. Be sure to have your students use our new AQ Cost Calculator to estimate their eligibility for merit and need-based financial aid.
Aquinas Catalog
View the catalog to find information on academic policies, program requirements and course descriptions.
Visit Options
Check out the variety of visit options available to your students.
College Planning Sessions

College Planning Sessions are information sessions presented by our admissions staff designed to prepare students and their parents for the college search process.  The presentation (to high school juniors typically) includes everything from an overview of the different types of schools and strategies for finding the right fit, to paying for college, academics, athletics, and student services too. This information will help students get organized and motivated to begin their college search.

We have designed these nights not only to help inform families but to assist you and hopefully lighten your load. We will supply all the materials including the flyer advertising the event. To set up a College Planning Session, please contact the admissions office at 1-800-678-9593 or admissions@aquinas.edu. We are also interested in learning if there are other ways our experienced admissions counselors can assist you in your efforts to prepare students for college.