Admission Response to COVID-19

Message to Prospective Undergraduate Students and Families

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Saint Xavier University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its entire SXU community. Our Office of Admission is taking extra measures to keep prospective students and their families safe and informed. We hope the resources below are helpful. Please return to this page for any admission updates.

Stay-at-Home Order: As a result of the Governor's stay-at-home order, the Office of Admission and other University offices will be working remotely until further notice. We'll be monitoring office voicemails and emails throughout the day; we're still working, accessible, and look forward to speaking with you! If you would like to schedule a phone appointment with an admission counselor, please complete our Phone Appointment Request Form. We understand the disruption the situation is creating to everyday life, and we look forward to assisting you. Our best to you and your family during this time.

For information about how SXU is addressing COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus web page.

Application Process

The Office of Admission continues to accept and review applications for the summer and fall 2020 semesters. If you have not already applied, we encourage you to apply online as soon as possible. If you are unable to submit official transcripts due to the closure of your school during the coronavirus, we will accept unofficial documents in the interim and will provide a temporary admission decision until officials can be submitted.

For transfer nursing applicants interested in our traditional fall 2020 BSN program, the transfer nursing application completion deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020. Visit our Transfer Nursing Admission Requirements page for information on what is needed to complete the application process. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admission at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798) or

Scholarship Information and Extensions

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

Art and Design Portfolio Scholarship: The deadline has been extended. Portfolios will be reviewed and scholarships awarded on an ongoing basis from this point forward until funds expire.

Music Scholarships: Music majors or minors may be eligible for scholarships based on auditions. All auditions will be hosted remotely using webconferencing or through recorded performances until further notice.

Upcoming On- and Off-Campus Events

Events and on-campus visits: Saint Xavier University's current students have transitioned to remote learning for the remainder of the semester. At this time, campus tours and on-campus visits have been postponed until further notice. Our offices are working remotely, and we look forward to speaking with you by phone or email! Also, be sure to review our Virtual Visits page for a video campus tour and other videos and presentations on the University experience.

Placement exams: On-campus placement exams are currently postponed. We will evaluate the situation at the end of April and provide updated information at that time. Incoming freshmen who have registered for Via first-year orientation will receive an update in late April regarding placement exams.

Schedule a phone appointment with an admission counselor: We encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet with an admission counselor by phone. We look forward to speaking with you about the University, our programs, financial aid opportunities, and more. Please use us as a resource! Schedule a phone appointment using our phone appointment request form.

Virtual Visit Opportunities

Visit the Virtual Visits page for a virtual tour, videos of student life, academics and more! This page will be updated frequently with new content, so be sure to check back for new virtual visit opportunities.

Stay Connected

Social Media: Interact with us on social media!

Why Choose SXU?

Important Contact Information

Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
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

Is it too late to apply for summer or fall?

No, it's not too late to apply, but we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Prospective freshmen can apply using the Common Application, our Freshman Online Application or if you received an invitation to apply using our Priority Student Application, simply follow the links in one of the emails you've received. Transfers can apply using our Transfer/Adult Student application. Please note that transfer nursing applicants for the summer or fall 2020 semesters have an April 1, 2020, application completion deadline, although we anticipate the deadline being extended.

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 we continue 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 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 Office of Records and Registration at 773-298-3501 or 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. Advising appointments will take place by phone until further notice.

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

SXU staff and faculty are working remotely during the Governor's stay-at-home order. All in-person tours, presentations, and in-person appointments have been suspended through at least April 13, 2020. We encourage you to contact our office or schedule a phone appointment with an admission counselor. Also, see the Virtual Visit Opportunities section above 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. 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 should register for first-year orientation, called Via. At Via, you'll receive your first semester schedule and be able to ask an academic advisor any questions that you may have. Admitted transfer students should contact the Office of Records and Registration at 773-298-3501 for an advising appointment. Transfer advising appointments will take place by phone until further notice.

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 or at our Meet Your Admission Counselor 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?

At this time, placement exams are postponed. We will reevaluate the situation in late-April and provide an update on placement exams at that time.