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Transfer Students

Admission Process:

1. Apply to Xavier University using either the Xavier application or the Common Application.

Students are encouraged to apply by December 1 to receive the most advantageous merit scholarship package, and to meet deadlines for Honors and Competitive Scholarship consideration.

2. Test Scores – Decide if you will be submitting ACT/SAT scores or applying test-optional.

Option 1: Xavier University offers test-optional admission. It is your choice to include ACT or SAT scores as part of your application. Indicate your choice within your application for admission. If you are considering this option, visit our Test Optional Admission FAQ and contact your admission counselor with questions.

Option 2: If you choose to submit your test scores, this requirement can be fulfilled in several ways:

  • Official - Send SAT or ACT scores directly to Xavier from the testing service. Xavier's SAT code is 1965 and ACT code is 3366.
  • Official – scores, with subscores, printed on official transcript.
  • Official – scores sent to Xavier directly from your high school counselor.
  • Unofficial - list your test scores, including subscores, in the Common Application. Students submitting scores using this option who are admitted and commit to attending Xavier will be required to submit scores via one of the official means before the start of their first term.

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.

3. Submit official high school transcripts.

By mail to:
Xavier University
Office of Admission
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5131


By email (directly from your high school) to: .

The following curricular requirements are strongly recommended:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of mathematics
  • Three years of science
  • Three years of social sciences
  • Two years of language study other than English

Applicants must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent at the time of enrollment and submit final, official transcripts affirming diploma and graduation date.

4. Request that your high school submit the Common Application School Report, along with a recommendation.

Recommendation can be written by your counselor, teacher, coach, or other academic source.

5. If you have earned college credit while in high school,

request the college, International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement service which granted you credit to forward your official record to Xavier. These records are not required for initial admission consideration, but will be need before enrollment in order to assign appropriate credit. Learn more about how Xavier awards college credit for IB and AP exams.

6. Submit applications for Honors Programs and Competitive Scholarships by December 1 deadline.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page.

7. File the FAFSA

The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form that is used by the U.S. Department of Education and the university to determine aid like scholarships, grants and loans, and work study eligibility. The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available beginning October 1. Submit your FAFSA by December 1 to receive a $500 Early Filers Grant.

Learn more about the FAFSA.

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 by the sponsor (for each sponsor if there is more than one) if the financial documents are not under the student's name.

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 to the address below in or email them to

5.  SEVIS Record Transfer Form: 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 thecollege/university. You may scan and submit this form via e-mail to

Once ready, please mail all of the original documents listed above (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