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New Student Advising and Registration

A Welcome Message From the Assistant Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success

Welcome to Saint Xavier University! We're so excited for you to take this journey with us.

At Saint Xavier University, our staff of student success and support specialists passionately believe in and are dedicated to our students' success -- both inside and outside the classroom. Driven by our Mercy Mission, we are student-centered and compassionate and work to foster a collaborative relationship between students, faculty and staff. We aim to encourage and empower you to build competence and character, to be leaders in your own educational experiences, to think critically, and to explore opportunities that will enhance your life and set you on the right path toward career success.

My passion for student development began over 15 years ago as an academic advisor for both undecided and academically at-risk students. It was then I realized just how many people and resources were critical to student success. Services like academic and career advising, support coaching, tutoring, accessibility resources, and co-curricular experiences, among many others, play a large role in your development. More importantly, they provide you with a personal and meaningful connection to the University and help prepare you with the career-ready skills employers seek.

I encourage all of you to take advantage of the many services and opportunities available to you as an SXU student. I'm confident you will find the relationships you build and the experiences you take part in to be an integral part of your journey. We are all here to see you succeed!

Alison Chandler, M.A., M.S.
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success

Freshman Students

Your first academic advising appointment is an opportunity to work one-on-one with an advisor to learn about classes important to your major and general education. You will also learn about the services that will be beneficial to you as a new college student. Together, you will create a fall schedule and register for your first semester of classes. This is also a good time to address any questions or concerns that you may have to ensure that you are well-prepared to begin in the fall.

Beginning April 5, advisors will be available to meet with you virtually through Zoom.

Once you have signed up for Via New Student Orientation and activated your SXU myMail account, you will receive an email from the Center for SUCCESS with instructions for scheduling your mandatory advising appointment. The email will be sent to your SXU myMail account, so be sure to check it often. New Student Advising appointments for incoming first year students can be scheduled through Handshake!

Freshman Advising and Registration Dates

Priority Registration: April 5, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Open Registration: May 10, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Late Registration: July 19, 2021 - August 21, 2021

Classes begin Monday, August 23, 2021.

Although advising and registration will take place throughout the spring and summer, it's best to schedule early! There is often less flexibility regarding class options the closer we get to the start of the fall semester!

At the beginning of the fall semester, you will be assigned to a permanent faculty advisor based on your major. If you are Undecided or Nursing, you will continue to work with the Center for SUCCESS until you have moved to a faculty advisor in your major.

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student and have been newly admitted, you will need to complete a Request Advising Appointment Form. The Transfer Student Services Center will then reach out to schedule an advising appointment. If you have any questions or need more information, please call 773-298-3510.