Freshman Admission

Freshman 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.


Welcome to Saint Xavier University! This is an exciting time as you start your college search, and we are so pleased that you are exploring your options as a freshman student at SXU's campus. Please use the Office of Admission and your admission counselor as resources through the college application process.

Visit SXU

Saint Xavier University is continuing to closely monitor reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to keep everyone on campus safe and informed. There are currently no reported cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at SXU.

At this time, campus tours and on-campus appointments have been postponed for prospective students and families until further notice. However, offices on campus remain open, and we are interested in connecting with you by phone and email! We encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak with your admission counselor by phone.

Be sure to check this page for frequent updates as well as our Admission Response to COVID-19 page for additional details.

Discover Scholarships and Aid

Upon receipt of your application and required items noted above, your application will be reviewed for admission and merit scholarship consideration. You are notified of your Freshman Merit Scholarship in your admission letter. Freshman merit scholarships range from $14,000 - $21,000 per year and are renewable each year while in good academic standing. Saint Xavier also offers talent scholarships for areas including art, athletics, and music. Awards are available for students who are entering SXU after graduating from a Catholic high school, and students who live in our residence halls are eligible for a residence hall grant. In addition, students may be eligible for additional financial aid based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Apply to SXU

If you are ready to apply for freshman admission, follow these steps to complete the process:

  1. Submit an application for admission. There are multiple ways to apply, and all our applications are free. Choose from one of the following:
    1. You may complete our Freshman Online Application, or
    2. If you have received an invitation to apply using our Priority Student Application, simply follow the links in one of the emails you received, or
    3. You may apply to Saint Xavier using the Common Application.
  2. Request an *official high school transcript or GED score report;
  3. Request your official ACT or SAT score(s), unless included on high school transcript. (ACT school code = 1134, SAT school code = 1708)

      *Options for official transcript submission:

       Essays are not required except for students applying to the nursing program.

Freshman Nursing Applicants: Nursing applicants must include the following items to complete their application:

We look forward to assisting you through this exciting time!


Brian D. Hotzfield
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Student Development and Student Success