Saint Xavier University

Transfer Admission

Transfer Admission

Saint Xavier University values transfer students, and we value the time and energy you've invested in your education thus far. As a result, it isn't surprising to find that many transfer students choose to attend Saint Xavier each year. In fact, Saint Xavier is among the top 10 private, non-profit, destination colleges for transfers in the state of Illinois. Another fact: two out of three Saint Xavier students who receive an undergraduate diploma each year have transferred some credit into Saint Xavier.

Saint Xavier is very "transfer friendly" as a result of our generous transfer scholarships and transfer credit policies. And, our quality and affordable education is why Saint Xavier was named among the Top 10 Best Value Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

Saint Xavier accepts applications for transfer students during the fall, spring and summer semesters, as well as additional start terms in several programs.

Alumna and transfer student, Christine Manika speaks about her experience transferring into SXU in the Alumni Spotlight below:

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Explore Transferring to SXU

Transferring doesn't need to be difficult! Here at Saint Xavier, we simplify the process. Take a look at our transfer courses, transfer guides and speak directly with an admissions counselor to begin the process today!

Saint Xavier University also offers eXpress admission opportunities, where students can get their admission decision, scholarship information and information regarding the transfer of courses in one visit to campus.

Discover the Affordability of an SXU Education

In recognition of your academic accomplishments, Saint Xavier University offers merit-based scholarships to prospective full-time transfer students. Scholarship amounts below are for the 2018-2019 academic year. All scholarships are renewable based on full-time enrollment.

Want an estimate of your merit scholarship? Contact a transfer admission counselor at 844-GOTO-SXU or

Transfer Merit Scholarship - $10,000 to $17,000
Transfer Merit Scholarships are awarded to full-time transfer students upon admission to the university and are based on your college grade point average.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $18,000
Saint Xavier University awards the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship of $18,000 to members of their community college's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship - $18,000
Eight students of merit graduating from Moraine Valley Community College are awarded the Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship.

Residence Hall Award - $2,000
Transfer students who live on campus are eligible for an additional $2,000 residence hall award.

A student can qualify for one merit scholarship - either the Transfer Merit Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa or Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship.


To learn more about the application process and other information regarding our scholarship opportunities, check out the transfer scholarships section on the Admission Scholarships page.

Upcoming Events

Honors Senior Conference
Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM

Transfer Nursing Information Session
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:00 PM

Transfer Day
Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Graduate Programs Open House
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:30 PM

Transfer Nursing Information Session
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 PM

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