Transfer Admission

Transfer FAQs

Who is a transfer student?

Transfer students are students under the age of 24 who have completed 12 or more credit hours at another institution.

Do I apply as an adult or transfer student?

If you are under the age of 24 and have completed 12 or more credit hours you will apply as a transfer. If you are over the age of 24, regardless of the number of credits completed, you will apply as an Adult and will be supported through our Adult and Professional Education program.

Is housing available for transfer students?

All unmarried traditional-aged freshman and sophomore students (including transfer students) not residing with their legal guardian, or whose home addresses are located beyond a 35 mile radius from Xavier, are expected to reside on campus. Requests for exceptions to this regulation must be submitted in writing to the Director of Residence Life.

Am I eligible to apply for transfer admission if I’ve been dismissed from another institution?

If you have been dismissed from your home institution, Xavier University will honor the sanction that is part of your dismissal. The duration of your dismissal holds true at Xavier University. If you are eligible to return to your home institution in one term or one year, we will review your application for the equivalent term following the completion of your sanction.

What are my options as a transfer if I’m interested in nursing?

At this time, our nursing program does not admit transfers due to the size cap of the program. However, interested transfers could complete a compatible bachelor’s degree and then apply for the MIDAS program, which is a direct entry Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare students who have bachelor's degrees in non-nursing fields of study to become registered nurses—no BSN required.

When will I know if my credits transfer?

Your admissions counselor will guide you through the process while working behind the scenes with the registrar and academics. You will be asked to provide an unofficial transcript to begin the discussion, but final credit decisions will not be made until we receive the official transcript.

Can I apply to enroll in the spring?

Absolutely! Since the Spring semester begins in January, it is important to have your completed application by December 1. This will give your transfer team time to review your application and evaluate your transfer credits.

Am I eligible for scholarships?

Yes! All transfer applicants are considered for merit scholarships when they submit their application for admission. No separate application is needed.