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Veteran Admission Process

The Office of Admission is committed to assisting veterans through the application and admission process. Saint Xavier University operates on rolling admission (no deadlines except for nursing applicants) for undergraduate programs for the spring (January), fall (August) and summer (June) semesters. Deadlines and start terms for graduate students vary per academic program.

For questions, please contact the Office of Admission at 773-298-3050 or

Undergraduate Veteran Student Express Application Process

  • Apply online to Saint Xavier University. There is no application fee.
  • The essay requirement is waived for veteran students for all majors except nursing. Individuals applying to nursing must submit a one-page essay describing their reasons for pursuing nursing.
  • Submit transcripts for all colleges attended and military credits through the Joint Service Transcript System for Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to the Office of Admission. For Air Force, please submit transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force. Students with fewer than 30 college credit hours completed must submit final high school transcripts.
  • Veteran applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores such as ACT or SAT for admission. Some exclusions may apply.

Service Member Readmission Process

Per Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook, and in line with the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Saint Xavier University will readmit service members and reservists if they are unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements. Accommodations may include options such as withdrawal or leaves of absences, as well as readmission at the conclusion of active duty. Details regarding the accommodations made will be based on a student's specific military obligation.

The Office of Admission at Saint Xavier University serves students on a rolling basis, and in this manner, students can seek readmission at frequent intervals throughout the year. At the time of readmission, the service member will be admitted at the same enrollment status, with the same credit hours previously completed, and with the same academic standing, into the next available class or classes in the student's program beginning after the student provides notice of intent to re-enroll, unless a later date is requested. If the exact program is no longer offered, admittance will be offered to the program that is most similar to that program unless the student requests or agrees to admission to a different program.

If the student is admitted to the same program, for the academic year in which the student returns the University shall assess fees and tuition consistent with the provisions of 34 CFR 668.18(a)(2)(iii)(E)(1). If the student is admitted to a different academic program, and for subsequent academic years for a student admitted to the same program the University shall assess tuition and fees consistent with the provisions of 34 CRF 668.18(a)(2)(iii)(E)(2). The University is not required to readmit the student on the student's return if:

  1. After reasonable efforts by the University, the University determines that the student is not prepared to resume the program at the point where the student left off;
  2. After reasonable efforts by the University, the University determines that the student is unable to complete the program; or
  3. The University determines that there are no reasonable efforts the University can take to prepare the student to resume the program at the point where the student left off or to enable the student to complete the program.

Service members are encouraged to contact the veteran compliance advisor at SXU for assistance with initiating specific procedures regarding withdrawals, leaves of absence, readmission, and information regarding other policies that may be particularly applicable to students in the military. The veteran compliance advisor will notify the Office of Records and Registration and, upon return, the service member will meet with an academic advisor to discuss resuming their studies.