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Transfer Student Admission


Non-Nursing Majors

Admission Requirements

Applicants from other accredited colleges/universities may be considered for admission to Saint Xavier University if they present evidence of at least a 2.0/4.0 grade-point average in all college-level coursework, unless noted below. Applicants with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average in all college-level coursework will still be considered and have their application reviewed by the Admission Committee.

Transfer students are encouraged to call the Office of Admission to schedule an appointment for transfer evaluation and/or to request materials.

Application Procedures for Transfer Students

Applicants should submit the following to the Office of Admission:

  • A completed SXU application.
  • An official transcript sent from each institution attended where college courses have been attempted.
  • An official high school transcript or GED score report if fewer than 30 credit hours of college credit has been earned.
  • For transfer students under 23 years of age and with fewer than 30 credit hours of transfer credit, an ACT or SAT score report is also required if that information is not included on the high school transcript.
  • A personal statement may be required, discussing past academic experiences and future plans for success at Saint Xavier University. If planning to be a nursing major, an essay is required and should include reasons for choosing this major.

After notification of admission, the transfer student will receive an evaluation of his/her previous work from the Office of Records and Registration at Saint Xavier University. This evaluation will include the number of transfer credits accepted and the extent to which the student has satisfied Saint Xavier University core requirements.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Admission Requirements

Transfer applicants and applicants to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program as a post-baccalaureate student:

  • Minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative college grade-point average (30 college credits or more)

Education Majors

Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for full admission to the Education Department:

  • Minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative college grade-point average
    • Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 college credit hours completed must submit a final high school transcript or GED score report. High school transcripts must have the minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average requirement.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for full admission to the Education program can be reviewed for other programs at the University, if interested.

Nursing (Traditional BSN) Majors

Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for admission:

  • A 2.75/4.0 cumulative grade-point average is required in all college-level coursework for transfer students.
  • An in-depth essay on why the applicant wants to be a nurse and why he or she has chosen Saint Xavier University.
  • A proficient ATI TEAS test score is required for consideration of admission into the SXU School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Only the first two ATI TEAS test attempts are allowed.
  • A college biology and a college chemistry class is required before applying.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours at Saint Xavier while maintaining a cumulative 2.75 grade-point average may be needed before he or she can begin the nursing curriculum.

Deadlines

Students must complete the entire application process by the deadline in order to be considered for admission. See transfer nursing deadline details.

Application Procedure for Transfer Nursing Students

In order to complete an application, all students must complete the following steps:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit an in-depth essay on why the applicant wants to be a nurse and why he or she has chosen Saint Xavier University.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Read and agree to a list of essential abilities and behaviors.
  • ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) scores. Only the first two ATI TEAS test attempts are allowed.

The ATI TEAS test, administered through ATI Testing is a requirement of all students interested in applying to Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Only the ATI TEAS will be accepted, any student who has taken a previous version must take the ATI TEAS exam. For more information, students should review the following information:

  • Exam information from ATI.
  • ATI TEAS testing information, including study guides and practice exams.
  • Registration for the ATI TEAS is available on our Saint Xavier University's testing registration page. Students may also contact their local community colleges to see if the ATI TEAS test is administered at those locations.

Nursing (Accelerated-BSN) Majors

Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the following requirement will be considered for admission:

  • A minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade-point average with an earned baccalaureate.

Application Procedure for Accelerated Nursing Students

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Submit two professional letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a current resume or brief curriculum vitae.
  • Submit an in-depth essay (300-500 words) describing reasons for career change and choosing nursing as a major. Explain any attributes or characteristics that demonstrate you are a good candidate for an Accelerated Nursing Program and your career goals as a nurse.
  • Complete an interview with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Read and agree to a list of essential abilities and behaviors.

Nursing (RN-BSN and RN-MSN Online Options) Majors

Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the following requirement will be considered for admission:

  • Diploma or associate degree in nursing from an accredited program (ACEN, CCNE, NLNAC).
  • Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4-point scale.
  • Current, active RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). All students must maintain licensure throughout the program of study.
  • If an international student: TOEFL scores of 92 TOEFL iBtT, or 580 paper-based TOEFL or 7.0 IELTS.

Application Procedure for RN-BSN Nursing Students

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Submit proof of a current, active RN license in the US or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Additional Information for Nursing Applicants

Health Requirements: Students are required to meet a set of minimum health requirements and are required to test negative for drugs in a 12 panel drug screening prior to beginning their clinical experience as required by clinical agencies. The University and School of Nursing and Health Sciences reserve the right to require random drug screenings based upon reasonable suspicion.

Background Check: Students are responsible for completing and clearing a criminal background check as a condition of admission to the nursing program and must do so annually thereafter. All students shall have an ongoing duty to report any violations of this policy and/or state and/or federal law.

Nursing Information Sessions: Students who are interested in finding out more information about our nursing programs and have additional questions are encouraged to sign up for a Nursing Information Session held several times a month by the Office of Admission. You may also request more information.

Students are also encouraged to review the following links for more information: