Admissions Process for Prospective Students


Admissions Process for Prospective Students

The goal of the Aquinas admissions process is to not only determine acceptance, but to also create an academic program where a student can be successful at Aquinas, no matter what grade he or she is looking to enter. Please use the following FAQ as your guide through the application process. 

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What factors determine acceptance?

    The Aquinas Admissions Committee looks at the following information when determining acceptance:
    • Essay included with online application
    • Previous year’s final report card
    • Current year’s most recent report card
    • Most recent standardized test scores (if applicable)
    • Placement exam results
    Please note, a teacher recommendation may also be requested.

  • How do I apply to Aquinas?

    Students should submit an application through the Aquinas website, When submitting an application, parents will be asked to create an account. This account will allow parents to login and track the progress of their child’s application.

  • How do I submit all of the information for my application?

    All of the required information can be submitted through the parent’s online Aquinas account. If parents do not have scanned copies of the required information, that information can be faxed to the Aquinas Enrollment Office at (585) 647-8382. If parents need to request the information from their child’s current school, they should visit the Aquinas website and print off the Records Request Form.

  • How long will it take to find out if I am accepted?

    Aquinas is now incorporating a rolling admissions process, therefore, after all of the required application materials have been submitted to Aquinas, families should be notified of acceptance via email within two to three weeks.

  • What other opportunities are available to visit Aquinas?

    Prospective students are invited to spend a day with a current AQ student through our shadow program known as Welcome In Wednesday! These shadow days are offered on select Wednesdays throughout the year. Register for a Welcome In Wednesday online at Families are also invited to take a tour during the school day. To schedule a tour, please contact the Office of Enrollment at (585) 254-2020, Ext. 1071.

  • How do I contact the Aquinas Enrollment Office?

    All general inquiries should be directed to Ms. Megan Welling at (585) 254-2020, Ext. 1071 or The Director of Enrollment, Mr. Joseph B. Knapp, can be contacted at (585) 254-2020, Ext. 1014, or

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