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Welcome to SXU!

Saint Xavier University welcomes all visiting students who are interested in taking courses to get ahead in their studies or for career development.

Saint Xavier University is the most affordable Catholic institution in Illinois ( and is ranked a "Best Value School" by U.S. News & World Report. As a regionally accredited four-year university, SXU educates for competence, character and career success with a variety of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, including liberal arts and STEM fields, taught by experienced and caring faculty who provide students with engaged learning experiences. Students can also participate in service and leadership opportunities to prepare them to become compassionate, productive members of society, ready to lead in their careers and contribute to their community.  


 SXU Student

part-Time Enrollment

Saint Xavier University welcomes all  students who enroll part-time to get ahead in their studies!

View Course Offerings: If you are not admitted into SXU but wish to enroll in summer courses, you can do so by visiting our Summer Course Offerings web page or by accessing the course offerings page page.

Register for Classes: After you've selected what courses you want to take, fill out our online registration form. 

Registration Form

Students at Large: A student who enrolls in classes as either part time or full time, but does not intend to be a candidate for a degree at SXU, may take classes as a student-at-large.


FULL-Time Enrollment

Undergraduate visiting students from another college or university who wish to enroll full-time at SXU should complete a streamlined version of the transfer admission process in order to meet eligibility requirements for financial assistance from SXU.

  1. Complete the Transfer/Adult Application for Admission. There's no fee to apply!
  2. In the essay section of the application, please indicate that you are a visiting student from another college.
  3. Submit official transcripts from colleges/universities attended. (NOTE: Unofficial transcripts can be used temporarily to provide an admission decision.)
  4. Add SXU to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, so your results are delivered to SXU. Our FAFSA school code is 001768.

Once you have submitted the application, an admission counselor will contact and assist you in the remaining steps of the process. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admission at (844) GOTO-SXU or admissionFREESXU




A visiting student is a person preparing to take undergraduate or graduate courses at Saint Xavier University, yet who may not be currently matriculated into an SXU degree program. Visiting students include students from other colleges and universities, professionals coming back to refresh a skill set, or individuals just looking to take a course for enrichment.

Note: Undergraduate students wishing to enroll full time as a visiting student should follow the Full-Time Enrollment steps listed above.

Students can email casFREESXU with a request for a syllabus.

Most colleges and universities accept SXU transfer credits, but you should consult the receiving institution to confirm that this is the case. You should send an official SXU transcript to your home institution once you have completed your course(s) at Saint Xavier University.

Textbooks are available online through the SXU Online Bookstore.

Once registered, students can drop courses, on the mySXU portal or by completing an Add/Drop form (PDF), until published drop deadlines. View the Add-Drop/Withdrawal policy at SXU.

For enrollment in summer or part-time enrollment, please contact studentadvisingFREESXU. For full-time undergraduate enrollment as a visiting student, contact the Office of Admission at (844) GOTO-SXU or admissionFREESXU

Summer Courses at SXU FAQs


The average cost of a 3-credit hour summer undergraduate course is $1,575 ($525/credit). Many students may qualify for financial aid. Graduate summer course costs vary based on the course of interest. Please visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for additional information.

Visiting students do not need to apply for admission to SXU in order to take summer classes; simply register for the courses that you need and/or interest you. Keep in mind that some courses may have prerequisites. It is your responsibility to make sure you have fulfilled the necessary prerequisites before starting any course.

Students can register by filling out a registration form and submitting it online. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted by SXU to verify your intention to register. Once registered, failure to attend a class will not result in a refund. It is the student's responsibility to take the necessary action to withdraw from a class.

Refund policies are based on the start date of the section, if your class meets for:

  • May Term: You can get a full refund within 3 calendar days of the start date.
  • 14 weeks or more you can get a full refund within 14 calendar days of the start date.
  • 3 to 13 weeks you can get a full refund within 10 calendar days of the start date.
  • 2 weeks or less you can get a full refund on the first day of class

Failure to attend a class will not result in a refund. It is the student's responsibility to take the necessary action to withdraw from a class.

Questions about financial aid can be directed to finaidFREESXU or 773-298-3070 to address on a case-by-case basis.

Get Involved

We want you to have fun during your time at Saint Xavier University. Whether in the diner, residence halls, chapel or Shannon Center, you are engaged in the process of learning about yourself and others in the community. Make your mark on campus by participating in many student activities.

Saint Xavier University has a variety of on campus traditions. For more information about RSOs and their meetings visit The Den!

Health and Wellness

Your health and well-being are priorities, and we invite you as a student to utilize our on-campus resources and services designed to support your health and wellness needs.

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Dining on Campus

Country House, which provides our on-campus dining experience, takes pride in using fresh ingredients and scratch recipes to put their work and resources into the food.

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Residence Halls

In the place you will call home, you'll discover opportunities for meeting other residents with whom you will study, attend events and engage in many activities that interest you.

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Register for Classes


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