International Student Admission FAQs
Check out the International Student Admission frequently asked questions (FAQs) for guidance on how you can get started as a new international SXU student!
Any student requiring SXU sponsorship for a government issued student visa is considered an international student. Saint Xavier University sponsors students for F-1 visas.
Students who are currently in the United States on another visa type (B, H, J, M, R, or other) should contact the international specialist to discuss their educational options.
A Form I-20 from the sponsoring school is required in order to apply for an F-1 visa. This document will be issued to admitted students upon receipt of the $100 tuition deposit. Please refer to the U.S. Department of State Website for information about the process for obtaining a visa.
Some current visa holders must request a change of visa status before they can begin classes. You can file USCIS Form I-539 once you have received your Form I-20 from Saint Xavier University. This change of status must be approved before these students can begin classes.
For most international undergraduate and graduate students, the deadline is May 1 for the fall semester (classes begin in August) and October 1 for the spring semester (classes begin in January). Applications will not be reviewed until all documents have been received. International students who apply after the deadline cannot be considered, as they will not have enough time to receive their visa.
For current F-1 visa holders transferring to Saint Xavier University, the deadline is June 30 for the fall semester (classes begin in August), and November 30 for the spring semester (classes begin in January).
Students interested in certain graduate programs have earlier deadlines.