Transfer Admission

Transfer Admission

Have questions about how the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation will affect your admission? View the Admission Response to COVID-19 page for details on operations during this time as well as resources available to learn more about SXU.


Many transfer students choose to attend Saint Xavier University each year and we're excited you're here to join. As a transfer-friendly University, we value the time and energy you've invested in your education, offering generous transfer credit policies and scholarships.

Both undergraduate and graduate programs are available for you start in summer, fall or spring. Please use the Office of Admission and your transfer admission counselor as resources to help guide you through the application process. It's our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you.

Transfer to SXU

Transfer to SXU

We're here to help guide you through the Transfer Student Application process. There's no need to stress. All we ask is that you log in, or create an account if you're new, to start the process.

We also understand how important it is for you to know which course credits will transfer over to SXU. Our Transfer Guides and Agreements will show you which community college courses can transfer. These lists show if a specific course meets a general education requirement and if it's equated to a specific course at SXU. In addition, your transfer admission counselor is also available to provide information.

The sections below provide you with additional transfer information, such as scholarship details, as well as links to virtual visits to our wonderful campus and videos about the SXU experience.

Further Explore Transferring to SXU

At this time, our on-campus tours and appointments have been postponed for prospective students and their families until further notice. However, we're remotely available to connect with you by phone and email. Please be sure to check this page for frequent updates as well as our Admission Response to COVID-19 page for additional details.

SXU also offers eXpress Admission for transfer students to get an admission decision and both scholarship and transfer credit information quickly. Due to campus closure, we currently do not offer on-campus eXpress Admission. Instead, simply apply online and a transfer admission counselor will then reach out to you to fast track the process.

Transfer Student Scholarships and Aid

In recognition of your academic accomplishments, we're offering merit-based scholarships to all prospective full-time transfer students. Scholarship amounts listed below are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note that all scholarships are renewable based on full-time enrollment at the University.

Transfer Merit Scholarship: $10,000 to $17,000
Transfer Merit Scholarships are awarded to full-time transfer students upon admission to SXU and are based on your college grade point average (GPA). For an estimate of your Transfer Merit Scholarship, please contact your admission counselor at 844-GOTO-SXU or

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $18,000
SXU 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: $1,000
The Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship is a $1,000 award, stackable with either the Transfer Merit or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, for students enrolling full-time at SXU. Eligibility for this award is exclusive to full-time Moraine Valley Community College students who are completing their associate degree and transferring to SXU.

Residence Hall Award: $1,500
Transfer students who live on campus are eligible for an additional $1,500 Residence Hall Award.

Please note that a student can qualify for only one merit scholarship -- either the Transfer Merit Scholarship or the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. To learn more about the application process and other information regarding our scholarship opportunities, please check out the transfer scholarships section under Admission Scholarships.

In addition, students may be eligible for additional financial aid based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Transfer Student Experience

Alumna and transfer student, Christine Manika, speaks about her experience transferring into SXU in our Alumni Spotlight.

For more information and videos about the transfer student experience at SXU, please check out our Transfer Student Service Center (TSSC). TSSC is a student mentoring program, collaborating with academic departments to ensure that you'll have a successful transition from your previous institution to the SXU community.