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Admission Response to COVID-19


SXU is Here For You

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

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 fall 2021 for details and answers to numerous frequently asked questions regarding the delivery of fall classes, and much more.

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On-Campus Appointments, Tours and Virtual Visit Opportunities

On-Campus Appointments and/or Campus Tours

ATTENTION: Due to the City of Chicago's Travel Advisory. we ask that unvaccinated guests from impacted states and residents of Illinois or other states who travel to states covered by the advisory defer their visit to campus until they have fulfilled the advised 10-day quarantine. Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from the advisory.

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

Visit Guidelines

  • SXU requires that everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors.
  • At this time, masking remains optional for fully vaccinated individuals for outdoor activities where distancing is possible. Unvaccinated community members are required to mask at all times 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.

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).

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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 optional Admission Policy

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Due to COVID-19's significant disruption on students' ability to take the ACT or SAT exam, SXU announced a test-optional admission policy for freshmen applying for the fall 2021 semester, which has since been extended to applicants for the spring 2022 and fall 2022 semesters. This means that ACT or SAT scores will not be required for fall 2021, spring 2022, or fall 2022 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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Why Choose SXU?

Please review our recent accolades as well as SXU at a Glance for quick facts and rankings.
We encourage you to visit the following pages to learn more about the features and benefits of an SXU education and the services available to help students be successful college students, graduates and career professionals.

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.

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.