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Transfer Students

Thomas University welcomes applications from students transferring from other colleges or universities. A transfer student is a student who is a high school graduate (or who has completed the GED) and has earned college credits prior to their entry into Thomas University. Transferring students are provided with a high level of support as well resources to ease the transition to Thomas University.

Through the Office of Student Life, Thomas University offers students a variety of student life activities to accommodate a range of interests. The Student Life Center is located on TU’s West Campus which is also home to the newly renovated Nighthawk basketball gymnasium, a state-of-the-art student fitness center open to all students, and a cutting-edge sports medicine facility.  TU offers men’s and women’s varsity sports as well as junior varsity sports. 

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The CWRTE Exam

The CWRTE is a two hour, timed exam that requires students to read an article regarding a familiar topic, answer reading comprehension and information fluency questions, and write a multi-paragraph essay. The CWRTE is designed to identify students who are prepared to continue their course of study in upper division courses. It also identifies students who may benefit from advanced instruction in critical thinking, reading, information fluency, and English composition. Students must take the CWRTE in order to enroll in their major program of study and/or before earning 60 credit hours. All TU undergraduates must pass the CWRTE in order to earn a degree from Thomas University. In addition, RN-MSN student must also pass the CWRTE. Students pursuing a second Bachelor’s degree or post-Bachelor certification are exempt from the CWRTE requirement.

Returning Student

A returning student is a student who has attended Thomas University previously, but who has been out of school for one academic year or more (three consecutive semesters).  A student applying as a returning student must submit the following items:

  • Fully-completed application for admission
  • $35 non-refundable application fee (Click here to pay online.)
  • Official transcripts from each college, university, or technical school previously attended since the term you were last registered at Thomas University

Students applying for re-admission to the University are required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater calculated on all prior coursework to be considered for admission. A cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 will be considered for provisional admission by the TU Admissions Committee.   Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to a specific college or department. The Divisions of Education, Medical Laboratory Science, Social Work, Nursing and certain programs in the Area of Arts & Sciences have additional admission requirements which must be met before a student can begin taking upper division classes in their degree program. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate academic department for additional admission requirements upon acceptance to the University granted by the Office of Admissions, these requirements can also be found on the website.

Important Message for Out-of-State Applicants:

Every state government regulates whether universities located in other states can enroll students in online programs.  This process is called “state authorization.”  Some states do not allow their students to enroll students in online programs at outside universities at all; other states charge the outside universities high fees to enroll even one student from that state.  For this reason, Thomas University may not be able to enroll students from outside Georgia in every online program we offer.  We accept students from as many states as possible. Please contact Admissions at to find out if your state is authorized for Thomas University.