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

1. Application: Submit an online application.

2. 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.

3. Test Scores: Submit results from the ACT or SAT, or one of the English proficiency tests below. 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

Minimum scores on English proficiency tests are as follows:

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

Students who complete Xavier's Intensive English Program with a B average or higher are not required to meet these minimum test scores.

4. 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:

1. 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

2. 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. Please mail original documents to the Office of Admission address provided below.

3. Financial Sponsor Statement Form: The Financial Sponsor Statement Form must be completely filled out and signed if the financial documentations are not under the student's name. Please fill out the Sponsor Statement Form for each sponsor listed on the financial documentations. You may scan and submit this form via e-mail to

4. Dependents: If you will be bringing your spouse and child(children) from abroad, you must verify that you have enough funding to cover for their living expenses while they accompany you. Please see the Financial Requirements form to calculate what their costs would be. In addition, please also provide copies of their passports and evidence of their family tie to you (marriage certificate or birth certificates). You may mail them in or email them to

5. SEVIS Record Transfer Form: (International Transfer Students Only): Student must complete the top part of the SEVIS Record Transfer Form and the bottom part of the form must be completed by the current International Student Advisor at the high school/college/university you are currently attending. Please scan and submit this form via e-mail to

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