First Year Students

In order to apply as a first year student, please submit the following documents:

Application: Submit an online application.

Official Transcripts: Submit official or certified copies of transcripts for all secondary and college/university education. All transcripts/marksheets must be submitted in English. Xavier strongly recommends a credential evaluation for international transcripts.

Test Scores: Submit results from one of the English proficiency tests below. Minimum scores are as follows:

TOEFL: iBT 79, PBT 550
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 55
Step-Eiken: Grade Pre-1 (Japanese Students Only)

Please note that international students must submit an ACT or SAT to be considered for merit-based scholarships.  Our averages are the following: 

SAT (Code: 1965) - 1130 average, Critical Reading and Math 
ACT (Code: 003366) - 26 average, composite score

Letter of Recommendation: Submit a letter of recommendation, preferably from your college counselor.

To expedite the I-20 process, provide the following documents along with your application materials:

Copy of Passport: Copy of the pages of your passport where your picture and information is shown. You may submit a copy of your passport via e-mail to

Official Bank Statement: The official bank statement must be original (no faxed, e-mailed or scanned copies accepted) and show the Financial Requirements minus any scholarships you may have received.

Financial Sponsor Statement Form: The Financial Sponsor Statement Form must be completely filled out and signed. If the sponsor is currently residing in the United States, this form must also be notarized. You may scan and submit this form via e-mail to However, if your form is notarized, you MUST submit the original form to our office.

Once ready, please mail all of the original documents (no copies) to the following address:

Xavier University
Office of Admission
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5131  USA

Xavier requires the use of eShipGlobal for express mail of international documents.  Click on the link for more information. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at +1 (513) 745-3301, or via e-mail at