The priority deadline to apply to honors programs is December 1, 2021. Applications will be considered on a space-available basis after this date. Application materials will only be accepted electronically.

Data Science (B.S.) Application

Philosophy, Politics and the Public (B.A.) Application

Smith Scholars Application

University Scholars Application


Admission to Xavier University honors programs is competitive. Admitted students generally rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and present composite scores of at least 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT) if they choose to submit their standardized test scores. In addition to the guidelines for academic scholarship, prospective students need to complete an application form, which includes a brief essay or project. An interview may also be requested at the discretion of the program director.

Application to Xavier Honors Programs for Fall 2022 is test-optional. Applicants will be equally considered regardless of score submission. The choice to include or exclude ACT/SAT scores from consideration is made in the initial application to Xavier. If students do choose to submit their scores as part of their initial application to Xavier, those scores may be reviewed for consideration to honors programs.