A Xavier education is more than your typical college experience.

Drawing on a Jesuit Catholic educational model 400 years in the making, our faculty members engage each student as an individual. The result is a challenging education that rewards you the rest of your life. Everyone takes the same first step – by applying. Here's some information to help you get started.

Required Documents

In addition to the application, all first-year applicants must submit

  • Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Current, official secondary school transcript
  • Results from the SAT Xavier's code is 1965
    and/or the ACT - Xavier's code is 003366
  • Please mail all documents to:
    Xavier University
    Office of Admission
    3800 Victory Parkway
    Cincinnati, OH 45207-5131

While we encourage you to submit the online Xavier Application or the Common Application, a printable version is available. Please note that if you choose to submit the printable application there is a $35 application fee.

Important Dates

1 Aug

Xavier online application is made available

1 Dec

Deadline to receive admission decision by the holidays

15 Jan

Deadline to apply for the Nursing Program

1 Feb

Deadline to apply for the Occupational Therapy Program

1 Feb

Deadline to apply to be considered for all scholarships and awards*

* The last possible test dates that meet the Feb. 1 scholarship deadline are Dec. 12, 2015, for the ACT and Dec. 5, 2015, for the SAT.

Decision Dates

We typically make decisions based on grades earned during your junior year of high school. We also consider admission essays, recommendation letters and ACT or SAT test scores. We'll begin reviewing applications for next year's freshman class this October.

Selective Programs

Admission into the following programs is extremely competitive and requires a few extra steps.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Students will receive two admission decisions: one for undergraduate admission to Xavier and one for the OT major. Selected students will be directly admitted to the OT major, but some applicants will be wait-listed. Wait listed students will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than July 1 if they are admitted to the program.

Any student wishing to be considered for admission to the occupational therapy program must indicate occupational therapy as their major of choice on their application for admission and must apply by the February 1 application deadline.


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Nursing

Nursing

Students will receive two admission decisions: one for undergraduate admission to Xavier and one for the nursing major. Selected students will be directly admitted to the School of Nursing, but some applicants will be wait-listed. Wait listed students will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than July 1 if they are admitted to the program.

Any student wishing to be considered for admission to the School of Nursing must indicate nursing as their major of choice on their application for admission and must apply by the January 15 application deadline.


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Biology & Chemistry

Students may receive two admission decisions: one for undergraduate admission to Xavier and one for the majors within the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. Some applicants will be directly admitted to the majors within the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, but many other applicants will be wait-listed. Wait listed students will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than July 1 if they are admitted to the program.

Majors within the Departments of Biology and Chemistry include Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Life Sciences for Business, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Natural Sciences (Pre-Med) and Pre-Pharmacy.

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Music and Music Education

To apply to the Music and Music Education Program you must first apply using the Xavier Online Application or the Common Application.

Applicants to Music and Music Education then submit a Music Audition Application, one Music Teacher Recommendation and attend a Music Audition in addition to the other required elements of their application for admission.

Once the Music Audition Application is started you will be able to:

  • Select a Music Audition Date
  • Submit your Music Teacher Recommender's contact information
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Radiologic Technology

Acceptance to the Radiologic Technology (RT) program is selective and admission to Xavier University does not guarantee acceptance into the RT program. Upon acceptance to Xavier, students interested in the RT program must submit a separate application. Students are also required to contact Donna Endicott, director for the radiologic technology program, to arrange an interview.


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