Applicants from other accredited colleges/universities may be considered for admission to Saint Xavier University if they present evidence of at least a 2.0/4.0 GPA in all college-level coursework. Applicants with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all college-level coursework will still be considered and have their application reviewed by the Admission Committee.
Transfer students are encouraged to call the Office of Admission to schedule an appointment for transfer evaluation and/or to request materials.
Application Procedures for Transfer Students
Applicants should submit the following to the Office of Admission:
- A completed SXU application.
- A non-refundable $25 application fee, unless applying for admission online.
- An official transcript sent from each institution attended where college-level work has been completed.
- An official high school transcript or GED score report if fewer than 30 credit hours of college credit has been earned.
- For transfer students under 23 years of age and with fewer than 30 credit hours of transfer credit, an ACT or SAT score report is also required if that information is not included on the high school transcript.
- Transfer students declaring nursing or science majors must also submit a high school transcript unless college-level science courses have been taken.
- A "personal statement" discussing past academic experiences and future plans for success at Saint Xavier University. If applying to the nursing program, also include why you want to pursue a nursing degree.
After notification of admission, the transfer student will receive an evaluation of his/her previous work from the Office of Records and Advising at Saint Xavier University. This evaluation will include the number of transfer credits accepted and the extent to which the student has satisfied Saint Xavier University core requirements.
- A 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA is required in all college level coursework for transfer students to be considered for admission.
- An in-depth essay on why the applicant wants to be a nurse and why he or she has chosen Saint Xavier University.
- A proficient TEAS V test score is required for consideration of admission into the SXU School of Nursing. Only two TEAS V test attempts are allowed.
- A college biology and a college chemistry class is recommended before applying.
- A minimum of 12 credit hours at Saint Xavier while maintaining a cumulative 2.75 GPA may be needed before he or she can begin the nursing curriculum.
Students must complete the entire application process by the deadline in order to be considered for admission. See transfer nursing deadline details.
Application Procedure for Transfer Nursing Students
In order to complete an application, all students must complete the following steps:
- Complete an online application.
- Submit an in-depth essay on why the applicant wants to be a nurse and why he or she has chosen Saint Xavier Univerity.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) scores. Only two TEAS V test attempts are allowed.
The TEAS V test, administered through ATI Testing, is a requirement of all students interested in applying to Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing. Only the TEAS V will be accepted, any student who has taken a previous version must take the TEAS V exam. For more information, students should review the following information:
- Exam information (PDF) from ATI.
- TEAS V testing information, including study guides and practice exams.
- Registration for the TEAS V exam is available on our Saint Xavier University's testing page. Students may also contact their local community colleges to see if the TEAS V test is administered at those locations.
Students who are interested in finding out more information, and have additional questions are encouraged to sign up for a Nursing Information Session held several times a month by the Office of Admission. You may also request more information.
Students are also encouraged to review the following links for more information:
- Nursing Information Session handout (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- School of Nursing home page
- Undergraduate Nursing Information