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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 Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020.

SXU is Here For You

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

Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

For information on Saint Xavier University's plans for the fall semester, please visit our Return to 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. Please call the Office of Admission at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798) upon your arrival, and a staff member will meet you at the East Entrance of the Warde Academic Center to provide access to the building.
  • 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 a video campus tour, videos of student life, academics and presentations on the SXU experience. On our Virtual Events page, you'll find many resources and activities to stay active and connected with SXU and the community.

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 Test-Blind Admission Policy page.

Scholarship Information and Extensions

Freshman and Transfer Scholarships continue to be awarded as applicants are reviewed for admission.

Art and Design Portfolio Scholarships have extended their deadline. Portfolios will be reviewed and scholarships awarded on an ongoing basis from this point forward until funds expire.

Music Scholarships will be available for eligible music majors or minors, based on auditions. Auditions will be hosted remotely using webconferencing or through recorded performances until further notice.

Please view all of our scholarships in the Scholarship Directory.

Placement Exams

On-campus placement exams have been canceled. Incoming students will be placed in the proper English and Math courses based on standardized test information (ACT or SAT), high school grades and other information. There are no additional steps for students to take at this time regarding placement. Students will be contacted if additional information is needed for placement.

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Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
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

How do I check the status of my application?

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.

I applied, but my school is closed due to COVID-19. How do I have my transcripts sent to SXU?

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.

I've been admitted to SXU. What are my next steps to enroll?

Admitted freshmen can view a list of next steps online. Admitted transfer students should contact the Transfer Student Services Center at 773-298-3510 or transfercenter@sxu.edu for an appointment to meet with an academic advisor. The advisor will review your transfer credit and degree plan and then help you register for classes.

I want to visit campus. What are my options considering COVID-19?

Prospective students can schedule an appointment to meet with an admission counselor or campus tour 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.

I'm an admitted student and I want to check on my financial aid and other information through the mySXU portal. How do I log in?

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.

What's the difference between my Applicant Status Page and the mySXU portal?

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.

How do I determine my out-of-pocket cost to attend SXU?

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.

How do I pick my first semester classes?

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 contact the Transfer Student Services Center at transfercenter@sxu.edu or 773-298-3510 for an advising appointment.

How do I contact my admission counselor?

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.

Do you accept AP/IB/Dual Credits or Illinois Seal of Biliteracy?

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

I registered for Via first-year orientation. Should I register for placement exams?

On-campus placement exams have been canceled. Incoming students will be placed in the proper English and Math courses based on standardized test information (ACT or SAT), high school grades and other information. There are no additional steps for students to take at this time regarding placement. Students will be contacted if additional information is needed for placement.

Will classes be held on campus this fall?

Please visit our Return to Campus Plan web page for details and the latest information regarding fall courses and much more.