Transfer Admission Process
As a transfer student, you will get personalized attention so you can get the most from the credit you've received at a previous college or university. Our transfer team will review your transfer credits with you and work with you one-on-one to plan your schedule.
To apply for admission choose the online application for Transfer Applicants. If you are over the age of 24 you must use the application labeled “Adult Applicant.”
Your completed application must include submission of the following:
- an official copy of high school transcript or GED test scores
- official copies of transcripts from all colleges attended
- a listing of all courses for which you are currently enrolled (if you are currently taking classes)
- written essay
- one letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to your work ethic and commitment to education. This can be your current academic advisor, a manager, a former high school counselor/coach/teacher, or a member of your religious community.
After You Submit Your Application
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Normally, you will receive an admission decision within one month of submitting your completed application. Failure to send in required documents, such as official transcripts, will delay the admissions decision.
Please submit your FAFSA around the same time as your application in order to receive timely financial aid information.
All transfer students are considered for merit scholarships. No separate application is needed.
Admission Decision and Beyond
Admitted students will receive an invitation to their personalized page and checklist called Road to Xavier. This checklist will keep you organized with the requirements needed to enroll at Xavier, such as submitting a photo for your All Card (student ID), medical forms, meeting with your academic advisor, registering for courses, housing, parking, dining plans, and more! You will begin receiving important emails before you enroll, such as notifications when your transfer credit has been officially evaluated and posted to your degree audit, called DegreeWorks. You will also receive email notifications about orientation dates and times.
- The rank of advanced standing to which the student will be admitted will depend upon the quality and quantity of the work done in the other regionally accredited institution.
- Credit is given for all academic courses (except co-op and life experience) in which a grade of "C" or better has been received.
- The transfer credit, but not the grade is recorded on the students Xavier transcript.
- At least one-half of the course requirements of the major and the last 30 semester hours must be completed at Xavier University for all undergraduate degrees.
- At least 60 semester hours toward a bachelor’s degree must be earned at a regionally accredited four-year institution.
- At least one-half of all business courses must be completed at Xavier University for business majors.
- A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for most four-year degrees (excluding business, which requires 125).
- A minimum of 60 semester hours is required for most two-year degrees (excluding business, which requires 65).
- Certain waivers or substitutions apply to students who transfer in 30 or more semester hours.
- Transfer credit from more than 10 years ago may not be applied to major or business core requirements. If the course pertains to the university core curriculum or general electives, it is usually accepted.
- Students who transfer in two credit hours of a three-hour requirement may have the third hour waived in most cases.
Please note that transfer policies are subject to change without notice. Please schedule an appointment with an admission counselor to discuss the most current policies regarding transferring to Xavier University.