Transfer Student Services Center

Transfer Student Testimonials

Saint Xavier University students speak about their transition to SXU as transfer students.

Emily Malchow, English, Fall 2020

During my first semester after transferring to SXU, I didn't know anybody on campus, and I felt like a visitor. I didn't know much about the school, didn't have roots established here and didn't have a sense of belonging. Throughout my following semesters, I decided to make an effort to be more involved. I became an employee on campus, joined two different Honors programs, became treasurer of the Pre-Law Association, traveled to Ireland through an SXU study abroad program and participated in a course trip to Yellowstone. Along the way, I've made friends, coworkers, mentors and clients! Making an active decision to become a member of SXU, rather than a visitor, was the best choice I have ever made, and it has transformed my experience here. Now, I truly can say SXU is my home!

Sharon Chacko, Communication Science Disorders, Spring 2020

In my time as a student at SXU, I found a supportive environment where faculty and staff are committed to my success. Because of the tremendous amount of support, I have held two leadership roles and have worked with various nonprofits. Instead of fighting for an opportunity to grow, a lot of these opportunities were offered to me directly. It was a pleasant change, because it showed SXU's commitment in making me a better student and a better citizen for the world.

Richard Bretzer, Nursing, Fall 2020

I can honestly say that choosing SXU to complete my bachelor's degree was the right decision for me.
The mission and traditions of the Sisters of Mercy makes SXU a special place to be a student. On top of receiving a quality Catholic education, I have had many opportunities to express my devotion to service. At SXU, I am the vice president of the Student Veteran Alliance, a member of Tau Sigma and a member of the Student Nursing Association. Through these organizations my peers and I raised money and created care packages for the troops overseas. In other service-oriented projects, we have collected toys for ill children at Advocate Hope Hospital around the holidays. There are ample opportunities for anybody to serve others here at Saint Xavier University.