Freshman Admission

Student Success Academy

The Student Success Academy, formerly known as Academic Advantage, is an academic support program designed for a select group of incoming freshmen. The three-week long seminar helps first-year students develop the necessary skills and academic confidence to handle advanced learning in college. Throughout the program, Saint Xavier Professors will cover the necessary critical reading, foundational math, study skills, and writing components to prepare students for their first-year. Then, at the end of the seminar, students will complete additional assessments and meet with an advisor to review course placement.

Most importantly, students will be provided with small-group learning communities that offer them one-on-one academic attention, and a social, support network of peers as they enter SXU.

Three-Week Summer Program

The Student Success Academy will provide a solid foundation of the skills and confidence that first-year students need to succeed at Saint Xavier University. During the three-week on-campus program, admitted students will gain essential tools to succeed at SXU. Students will participate in the following:

Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 14
Warde Academic Center
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

The cost for the program is $300, which covers supplies and lunch. The $300 will be placed on your fall 2020 tuition bill.

More Information and Registration

Registration is now available! For more information and program details, please contact the Office of Admission at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798) or

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