Test-Optional Admission

Test-Optional Admission

In 2019, Xavier joined a national movement by adopting a test-optional admission policy. This allows us to review an application that you feel most confidently reflects your distinct strengths and work throughout your high school career.

Should I apply test-optional?

Mike Garcia, Assistant Director of Admission, talks about what it means to apply test-optional at Xavier and how to decide if it’s the right move for you.

Should I apply test-optional? (about 2 min)

Parents and Families

Test-optional admission is a new concept for parents and families too. Julie Nelson, Midwest Recruitment Director, has a few words of wisdom to help you navigate this admission policy with your student.

How do I best support my student? (about 2 min)

Advice from current Xavier students

Last year, Xavier students from the Class of 2024 applied test-optional – and they have some advice for you. Check out how some of our current first-year Musketeers made the decision to apply test-optional and what they would tell you to think about as you’re working on your application.

Get advice from current Xavier students

Ask your admission counselor

Your admission counselor would love to have a one-on-one conversation with you to talk about test-optional admission and answer your application questions.

Ask your admission counselor about test-optional

Test-Optional FAQ

There are always a few Frequently Asked Questions – view Xavier’s test-optional FAQs.

Read Xavier’s test-optional FAQs