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The steps to register for one who desires to take the course for college credit is as follows:

1. Student must apply as a undergraduate non-matriculating Aquinas Institute student with
University of Holy Cross. To apply, go to their website and apply.

In the "major" category scroll down and choose "non-matriculating/Aquinas Institute"

2. Once the student has applied and been accepted, he or she should contact the registrar and
will be helped to complete registration for the class (or classes) desired. Students have until
August 15 to register for AI classes.

The steps to register for one who desires to take the course for catechetical credit (or simply "audit" status is as follows:

1. Mail or email your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and date of birth to or to Aquinas Institute, 103 Railroad Avenue, St. Martinville, LA
70582 and indicate which course(s) you desire to register for. The cost is $200 per course,
check payable to Aquinas Institute and sent to the above address. Audit Student Registration Form

Fall Registration
Aquinas Institute (AI) courses are offered either for college credit or for catechetical instructional credit. The college credit comes through the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans. The catechetical instruction credit comes exclusively through AI and can be used only toward a catechist diploma through Aquinas Institute.

AI credit student enrollees who meet the admission requirements of the University of Holy Cross (UHC) shall be admitted to UHC via electronic admissions, enrollment, and registration. If ACT scores are not available, the student will be permitted to take an ACCUPLACER placement test at UHC at no cost. AI students for credit must be in compliance with the deadlines that are published on the UHC website (

AI catechetical institute students will register directly with Aquinas Institute. Such students will not be part of the University of Holy Cross admissions process and records, but will be followed through the AI system. They can register by completing a Catechetical Institute Form and sending it along with the tuition to Aquinas Institute.

Registration begins in July for college credit students and can be done on-line through their website. Registration for catechetical institute begins in July as well, but registration and payment is done directly through Aquinas Institute.

Registration Cost

College Credit

Tuition for a 3 credit hour course is $1154 and paid directly to the University of Holy Cross. AI credit students who work directly for the Church (e.g., educators, priests, deacons, religious, DRE's, etc.) in a full or part time capacity will be offered a special rate of 1/3 tuition ($400) provided that at least three (3) such persons attend. The University of Holy Cross will keep the records of all students who register for academic credit and will supply a transcript of these courses to appropriate institutions when requested.

Catechetical Institute Credit through Aquinas Institute
AI catechetical students will register directly with Aquinas Institute and the tuition ($200 per course) is paid directly to the Aquinas Institute. If a student wishes the course to count toward a Catechetical Institute Diploma, the student must have at least a 90% attendance (greater than this requires excuse from professor) and must successfully pass a 10 min. oral exam at end of course. If a Catechetical Institute student desires college course credit at a later date, he/she must re-register for the course and pay the full tuition price.

For information on how to register, call (337)394-6550
Aquinas Institute for Theology and Catholic Studies
103 Railroad Avenue
St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582