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

  • An original essay or writing sample
  • 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

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.

We'll begin reviewing applications for next year's freshman class this October, with the first decisions being sent out around Thanksgiving. 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.

Selective Programs

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


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession that uses meaningful activity to help people who have difficulty performing daily activities. Students examine human growth and development including the effects of illness and injury; gain professional competence in the use of technology to support clients who are disabled; and focus on professional behavior and ethical obligations.

Admission to the Occupational Therapy Program is competitive and students wishing to participate in the program must follow special application procedures.


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Nursing

Nursing

The study of Nursing prepares students to become professional nurse leaders who can meet the health care needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing and highly technical environment. Students learn important critical thinking skills vital to professional judgment and ethical/moral decision making, and a unified holistic approach to providing thoughtful, compassionate and competent professional care to patients.

Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive and students wishing to participate in the program must follow special application procedures.


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Biology teacher

Biology & Chemistry

Majors within the Departments of Biology and Chemistry are in high demand and students wishing to apply to these programs are encouraged to apply as early as possible. These majors 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 student

Music and Music Education

Music is an art and a science, encompassing the theoretical concepts of sound, historical perspective, aesthetics and performance. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the creative process by working conceptually with the elements of music, building electronic music skills, learning compositional processes, exploring music genres, and developing and defending musical judgments.

Along with the standard application materials, students wishing to participate in the Music progams at Xavier are required to provide additional materials to demonstrate their ability.

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Radiologic Teacher

Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology is the art and science of using radiation to provide film or video images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels that comprise the human body. Through an integrated plan of classroom, laboratory and clinical training, Xavier students prepare to enter diagnostic imaging as a radiographer.

Along with the standard application materials, students wishing to participate in the Radiologic Technology program at Xavier are required to submit additional materials.

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