AdmissionNursing students working on a patient


High school chemistry is a prerequisite for admission to the nursing program. Students currently in high school should complete this course before graduation. Transfer students with no high school chemistry background should complete a high school level chemistry course at a community college.


*PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of spaces in the university's freshman class each year. It is advisable to apply early, as the university's freshman class fills on a first-come, first-served basis by accepted students who have made their tuition deposit.

Application Requirements

An application for admission to the University may be obtained from the office of admission.

  • Applicants must apply and meet Xavier University's entrance requirements.
  • All applicants must also submit official copies of their high school transcripts as well as ACT or SAT scores. Additionally, transfer applicants must forward official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended and a listing of courses in progress with their corresponding credit hours.
  • Freshmen enrolled in the Xavier nursing program must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 in order to begin sophomore level nursing courses. Students must also maintain a cumulative 2.70 grade point average from sophomore year through senior year to remain in the program.


You can contact Xavier's office of admission at:

Office of Admission
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5311

Phone 513 745-3301
Toll-free 800-344-4698
Fax 513 745-4319


A felony conviction or a felony or misdemeanor conviction related to drugs may result in disqualification for state licensure (as outlined in Section 4723.28 of the Ohio Revised Code). All BSN students are required to obtain a criminal background check prior to completion of the program. The undergraduate nursing student handbook specifies when the background check must be obtained.