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Graduate Students-at-Large

A limited number of graduate programs offer a student-at-large option, in which the student's enrollment is not that of a fully, officially admitted, and/or degree seeking, student. Students-at-large are not eligible for financial aid.

Interested students must complete a short application which requests information on the desired course, as well as the student's rationale for wishing to take the course. Once submitted, the application will be forwarded to the appropriate program director within the graduate program being applying to. An enrollment decision is then sent to the applicant within 2-3 weeks. Once accepted, a student-at-large must register in person. However, it is the responsibility of the student to provide verification of an earned bachelor's degree. Further, the student must recognize that taking a course (or courses), as a student-at-large does not guarantee admission to any graduate program. In addition, students should familiarize themselves with the requirements of their program and the maximum number of credits that may be accepted for transfer. If a student has been denied admission to a graduate program at Saint Xavier University, registration for classes is not permitted.

For more information on the application process and program availability for graduate students-at-large, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 773-298-3053 or at

A student denied admission to Saint Xavier University or dismissed from Saint Xavier University may not register as a student-at-large.