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Former Saint Xavier University Student Readmission

Former students looking to return to Saint Xavier University after taking more than one semester off (excluding summer terms) have different requirements they must complete in order to be considered for readmission. Listed below are several categories that students may fall under.

Students Returning After One Semester

Students who fall under this category and have not been academically dismissed from the University do not have to fill out an application for readmission. These students can contact the Office of Records and Registration or their advisor to schedule an advising appointment to register for classes for the upcoming semester.

Students are advised to send in official transcripts from any school they attended after leaving Saint Xavier University for the prior semester.

Students Returning After More Than One Semester

Admitted undergraduate students who left Saint Xavier University in good academic standing and interrupted their college work for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) must follow the steps below to reactivate their admission:

No application fee is required. Readmitted students are bound by the provisions of the University catalog that is in use at the time of their readmission. Students interested in returning to the nursing program need to follow the application procedure for transfer nurses listed on the transfer student admission section.

Students on Academic and/or Financial Aid Probation

Students who left the University while on academic and/or financial aid probation must contact the Office of Admission to apply for readmission. A student who left the University while on academic probation would be placed on academic probation if readmitted. The student must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average during the first semester after readmission in order to regain good standing (for most majors).

Amnesty Policy

For the purpose of financial aid, including academic scholarships and graduation with honors, grades earned at Saint Xavier University five years or more before returning to the University will not be calculated in the cumulative grade-point average. If you wish to apply the amnesty policy to your academic record, submit a request in writing to the Office of Records and Registration.

Dismissed Students

A student who was dismissed from Saint Xavier University for academic reasons will not be eligible to apply for readmission to Saint Xavier University for one semester following such action. This student should demonstrate successful academic work elsewhere between the time of dismissal and reapplication. A student who would be considered for readmission ordinarily would have completed 12 credit hours of college work with at least a 2.5 grade-point average at another accredited institution. The University may stipulate conditions for readmission.

Students who have been academically dismissed must follow these steps:

  • Fill out an updated transfer student application
  • The application personal statement should state the reasons for which the applicant considers the review and possible readmission justified.
  • Send in official transcript(s) from all schools attended after leaving Saint Xavier University
  • Check with the Office of Financial Aid to see if your account has any financial holds; you may reach Financial Aid at 773-298-3070.
  • Additional information and/or materials may be requested at the time of application.