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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Thomas University! The enrollment process is not yet completely over. See below for several important steps to finalize your enrollment. Additional information may be found under Student Services.

Be sure Admissions Office has everything needed to finalize your file. Don't forget to complete and send the certificate of immunization form (mail, or fax) to our office. Notice to online students: you may select the distance learning student exemption on the form. Notice to students with college credit and transfer students: Be sure that you provide us with final official copies of any in-progress transcripts originally submitted so your file will be complete. Please note this is crucial. Failure to do so will adversely impact your financial aid.

All students classified academically as freshman (who do not qualify for the residency exemption) are required to live in University Housing. This requirement includes students accepted by the Office of Admissions as first time, full time students (12 or more hours per semester) or freshman transfer students.  In order for you to complete your admissions process and register for classes, you must submit either a University Housing contract or an Exemption form.  The housing application and the housing exemption forms may be found online at http://tinyurl.com/nighthawkhousing . Housing exemptions include students who: currently reside in Thomas, Leon, Jefferson (FL), Gadsden, Grady, Brooks, Colquitt, Decatur or Mitchell county; enrolling in a fully online program; active military; 21 years or older or married. Students residing in college housing are required to submit a Certificate of Immunization.

Thomas University requires a record of immunization for students residing in housing and students enrolled in Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science programs. Measles, mumps, and rubella immunizations are required. Tetanus-diphtheria, varicella, hepatitis B, and meningitis vaccinations are recommended. Georgia law requires that you receive a meningitis vaccination or waive this immunization. Resident students failing to submit necessary documentation may be prohibited from entering campus until such paperwork is received. The record of immunization will be kept on file and will be valid throughout the tenure of the student’s enrollment. This policy is in place to ensure that students are protected against communicable diseases that are preventable and to reduce the likelihood of an epidemic or threatened epidemic on the Thomas University campus. Return the Certificate of Immunization to: The Office of Admissions, Thomas University 1501 Millpond Road Thomasville, GA 31792.

Private education is more affordable than you think! Thomas University is among the LOWEST PRICED private universities in the state of Georgia and the Southeast. We are committed to helping every student afford the best higher education Thomas University operates on a semester basis.  Tuition is broken down and classified based on types of student:  Full-Time, Part-Time and/or a specific degree program. To view tuition and fees by type of student, please refer to the website www.thomasu.eduFinancial Aid — Affording Your Education — Tuition Classification (http://www.thomasu.edu/Content/Default/12/34/31/financial-aid/affording-your-education/cost-of-attending.html). Thomas University does NOT charge out-of-state tuition, regardless of where you reside.

Financial Aid: A variety of financial aid options are available. If you have not completed the financial aid process or have questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 844-862-6978 or by sending email to finaid@thomasu.edu. The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you with applying for scholarships, grants, federal aid and loans.

Upon acceptance students are issued a TU student email address. Important information will be sent to you at this email address. An email message from: Thomas University Student Account Confirmations with the subject: Mandatory New Thomas University Student Email Account Information will be sent to you at the email address provided on your admissions application. Simply follow the instructions to set up your email account. You will use the same user name and password to access Hawklink and Blackboard. If you did not receive the email request, or have any difficulty accessing your accounts, please contact the TU Help Desk at 229-227-6958 or by email: tuhelpdesk@thomasu.edu

On-Campus Orientation for the 2016 – 2017 year will be held on August 12 – 13, 2016.

TU also offers Online Orientation to accommodate all students' schedules. All students are REQUIRED to complete Online Orientation even when attending on campus orientation in order to reinforce vital information and instruction on using the Student Portal (Hawklink) and Blackboard account as well as additional helpful information important for a TU student.

Do you need to take the Placement (COMPASS) exam or the CWRTE? If notified, contact the admissions office to schedule your campus-based exam or to schedule an approved remote testing site. Exams are proctored to ensure security and integrity of the exam process by verifying student identity and overseeing the exam process. Students are responsible for any fee related to the proctoring of an exam. Fees range from $20 to $50 per exam. Students required to take the COMPASS placement exam or CWRTE must do so in order to register for classes. Questions about COMPASS or CWRTE may be referred to your admissions associate or academic advisor.

New students are assigned to an academic advisor who will discuss your academic path and register you for classes. Be sure to check your TU email account for information from your advisor in order to register for classes. Contact information for your advisor will be sent to your student email account.

Once you have secured your semester schedule you will need to purchase your textbooks. The TU online bookstore may be found at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/thomasu.htm.

To view and/or purchase your required textbooks through the TU Bookstore:

Follow the link above, then…

  1. Click “Order Your Books”
  2. Choose and click on your payment choice
    1. If you choose “Pay with Credit Card or PayPal”, you will not be asked for your payment information until you select your books and complete the checkout process.
    2. If you choose “Pay with Institution’s Voucher or Student Financial Aid (SFA)”, you will be asked immediately for your STUDENT ID and PASSWORD. Your STUDENT ID (A0000012345) can be found in your student portal, Hawk Link. Your PASSWORD is your Firstname.Lastname (no space, dot in-between).
  3. Select all of the courses from your schedule, then click “Continue” at the bottom of the page.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish your selections and checkout
    1. During checkout, you will be asked to sign in. First time users must select “I don’t have an account” and register on the site.

Questions regarding the online bookstore may be directed to Lauren Grubbs, TU Bookstore Coordinator, at lgrubbs@thomasu.edu or 229-226-1621. Please note, you are not required to purchase your textbooks through the TU online bookstore.

For assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 844-862-6978 or send email to admissions@thomasu.edu.