Military/Veteran Application Process
The Office of Admission is committed to assisting veterans through the application and admission process for our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Undergraduate Veteran Student Express Application Process
Saint Xavier University operates on rolling admission for our undergraduate programs for spring, fall and summer -- meaning we have no admission deadlines, except for nursing applicants. Also, as part of our express no-fee application process, the essay requirement is waived for veteran students for all majors except nursing. Individuals applying to nursing must submit a one-page essay describing their reasons for pursuing nursing.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.
As part of the application process, military/veteran students must also do the following:
- Submit transcripts for all colleges attended.
- Submit military transcripts. Veterans of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard can request the new Joint Service Transcript online. Veterans of the Air Force should request their transcript through the Community College of the Air Force. The VA requires the submission of military transcripts as part of the application process.
- Veteran applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores such as ACT or SAT for admission.
- If you are using your benefits at another institution, you will also need to complete
the Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995), which can be
found on the
Veterans Affairs website.
graduate Veteran Student Express Application Process
Saint Xavier University offers graduate programs through the College of Nursing, Health Sciences and Business, and the College of Liberal Arts and Education. Due to the number of graduate programs available, admission procedures for each program may vary.
Please contact Brian Condon at 773-298-3058 or condonFREESXU for information on the express application process for graduate veteran students based on the program of your choice.
Service Member Readmission Policy:
Per Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook, and in line with the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Saint Xavier University will readmit service members and reservists if they are unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements. Accommodations may include options such as withdrawal or leaves of absences, as well as readmission at the conclusion of active duty. Details regarding the accommodations made will be based on a student's specific military obligation.
The Office of Admission at Saint Xavier University serves students on a rolling basis, and in this manner, students can seek readmission at frequent intervals throughout the year. At the time of readmission, the service member will be admitted at the same enrollment status, with the same credit hours previously completed, and with the same academic standing, into the next available class or classes in the student's program beginning after the student provides notice of intent to re-enroll, unless a later date is requested. If the exact program is no longer offered, admittance will be offered to the program that is most similar to that program unless the student requests or agrees to admission to a different program.
If the student is admitted to the same program, for the academic year in which the student returns the University shall assess fees and tuition consistent with the provisions of 34 CFR 668.18(a)(2)(iii)(E)(1). If the student is admitted to a different academic program, and for subsequent academic years for a student admitted to the same program the University shall assess tuition and fees consistent with the provisions of 34 CRF 668.18(a)(2)(iii)(E)(2). The University is not required to readmit the student on the student's return if: (1) after reasonable efforts by the University, the University determines that the student is not prepared to resume the program at the point where the student left off; (2) after reasonable efforts by the University, the University determines that the student is unable to complete the program; or (3) the University determines that there are no reasonable efforts the University can take to prepare the student to resume the program at the point where the student left off or to enable the student to complete the program.
Service members are encouraged to contact the Veteran Compliance Advisor at SXU for assistance with initiating specific procedures regarding withdrawals, leaves of absence, readmission, and information regarding other policies that may be particularly applicable to students in the military. The Veteran Compliance Advisor will notify the Office of Records and Registration and, upon return, the service member will meet with an academic advisor to discuss resuming their studies.
SXU Veteran Compliance Officer:
Office of Records and Registration
All colleges and universities are required to receive military transcripts to be evaluated for any credit towards a student's curriculum.
If you are receiving benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill -- Active Duty (Chapter 30) or Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), or REAP, you need to inform the VA each month that you are still enrolled at SXU. You can do this online using WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) at or by calling 877-823-2378.
VA 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
VA 22-5495 Dependents' Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Chapter 35 only)
Graduate students: A personal essay is required for all graduate applications.
- 6 credits is 50% (6/12=50%) Rate of pursuit is 50%. Student receives no BAH because rate of pursuit must be more than 50%.
- 7 credits is 58% (7/12=58%) Rate of pursuit is 60%. Student receives 60% of BAH.
Graduate Students: Six credit hours of coursework per semester are typically considered a full-time course load for graduate programs.
You will receive the books and supplies stipend (effective October 1, 2011).
To apply, or for more information about transferring your benefits, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.