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Admission Response to COVID-19

Have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation will affect your admission? See below for details on operations during this time as well as resources available to learn more about SXU. Also, be sure to review Saint Xavier University's Campus Plan for spring 2021.

SXU is Here For You

Campus is open and students and families may visit campus by appointment.

Campus Plan for Spring 2021

For information on Saint Xavier University's plans for the fall semester, please visit our COVID-19 Campus Plan web page for details and answers to numerous frequently asked questions regarding the delivery of fall classes, and much more.

On-Campus Appointments, Tours and Virtual Visit Opportunities

On-Campus Appointments and/or Campus Tours

ATTENTION: Due to the City of Chicago's Emergency Travel Order we ask guests from impacted states to defer their visit to campus until such time when the emergency travel order is lifted for their respective state. Residents of Illinois or other states who travel to states covered by the order are asked to defer their visit to campus until they have fulfilled the mandated 14-day quarantine.

To schedule an on-campus appointment with an admission counselor and/or a campus tour, please submit our Campus Visit Registration Form. PLEASE NOTE:

  • All guests will be required to submit an Informed Consent for Visitors Form 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit appointment. Details will be sent by email after scheduling a visit.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines and space constraints, prospective students may bring no more than two guests to the on-campus appointment and/or tour.
  • Small group tours may include multiple families but will be limited to no more than 10 people.
  • Masks are required while on campus.
  • Visitors to the Office of Admission should park in Parking Lot 11.
  • For the safety of staff and guests, ample hand sanitizer stations are located near the Office of Admission and throughout campus. Restrooms are located nearby, and frequent hand washing is encouraged. Floor markings in the Office of Admission help guide a safe flow of foot traffic within the office.

Phone/Virtual Appointments

To meet with an admission counselor by phone or Zoom, please complete our Phone Appointment Request Form or call the Office of Admission at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798).

Virtual Visit Opportunities

Check out our Virtual Visits page for virtual visit sessions, a video campus tour, videos of student life, academics and presentations on the SXU experience.

Test-Blind Admission Policy for Fall 2021 Freshman Applicants

Due to COVID-19's significant disruption on students' ability to take the ACT or SAT exam, SXU has announced a test-blind admission policy for freshmen applying for the fall 2021 semester. This means that the ACT or SAT are not required for fall 2021 applicants and will not be used in admission decisions or for calculating merit scholarships, with some exceptions. For additional details, we encourage you to visit our No Test Required Admission Policy page.

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Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Fax: 773-298-3076

See our Important Contacts lists for phone and email information for other student service offices, such as the Office of Financial Aid.

Admission FAQs

Applicants can log in to their applicant status page at any time to view the status of their application, documents needed to complete their application file and more. Follow the username and PIN information you received by email after you applied to SXU. You can also find instructions on visiting your applicant status page by viewing any Application Status emails we sent recently, or contact the Office of Admission for assistance.

Many schools can fulfill transcript requests remotely and SXU continues to receive transcripts electronically. High school students can email their high school guidance counselor for assistance, and college students can search 'transcript request' on their college's website. In most cases, you can use unofficial transcripts to provide a temporary admission decision in the interim. Since every scenario is different, please contact the Office of Admission and ask to speak with an admission counselor.

Admitted freshmen and transfers can view a list of next steps online.

Prospective students can schedule an appointment online to meet with an admission counselor or campus tour or by calling the Office of Admission. Please see the Campus Appointments, Tours, and Virtual Visit Opportunities section above for details. You can also schedule a phone appointment with an admission counselor. In addition, see our Virtual Visit page for links to videos and presentations about SXU.

All admitted students are provided mySXU log in information in their mailed admission packet. For instructions on how to log in to mySXU and view your aid offer, we encourage you to watch the Accessing Your Financial Aid Offer presentation on our Virtual Visit page. If you need assistance in retrieving your log in information, please contact the Office of Admission.

Your Applicant Status Page contains the status of your application, your admission decision letter including merit scholarship information, your next steps and admission counselor contact information. Your mySXU portal will be used throughout your years at Saint Xavier University. Through mySXU, you are able to access your complete financial aid offer, submit a tuition deposit and more.

If you have been admitted to SXU and received your financial aid offer by mail, the letter provides the total cost of attendance as well as any scholarships, grants and loans for which you are eligible. The remaining is your out-of-pocket cost. Payment plans are available as well as additional loan options. We encourage you to contact the Office of Admission or the Office of Financial Aid to review your financial aid offer and ask questions. You can also view your financial aid award offer on the mySXU portal.

Admitted freshmen will receive instructions on registration through their SXU student email address. A few days after you register for Via orientation, you will receive an important email from our Information Technology team with your SXU email information. Admitted transfer students should consult our list of next steps for details.

If you know the name of your admission counselor, you can find their contact information on either your Applicant Status Page. If you are unsure who your counselor is, feel free to contact the Office of Admission and we can connect you with your counselor.

Yes, we do accept AP/IB/Dual Credits and the Illinois Deal of Biliteracy. For more information, check out our Earning Advanced Credit page.