Admission Process

A Xavier education is more than your typical college experience.

Drawing on a Jesuit Catholic educational model 400 years in the making, our faculty members engage each student as an individual. The result is a challenging education that rewards you the rest of your life. Everyone takes the same first step – by applying. Here's some information to help you get started.

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Required Documents

In addition to the application, all first-year applicants must submit

  • Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Current, official secondary school transcript
  • Results from the SAT Xavier's code is 1965
    and/or the ACT - Xavier's code is 3366
  • Please mail all documents to:
    Xavier University
    Office of Admission
    3800 Victory Parkway
    Cincinnati, OH 45207-5131

Programs with Special Criteria

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy at Xavier is a Doctoral level degree, which is required for professional licensure. Incoming undergraduate students interested in a career in Occupational Therapy can receive preferred admission consideration to the graduate program by participating in the Occupational Therapy Direct Admit Pathway.

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Students will receive two admission decisions: one for undergraduate admission to Xavier and one for the nursing major. Selected students will be directly admitted to the School of Nursing, but some applicants will be wait-listed. Wait listed students will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than July 1 if they are admitted to the program.

Any student wishing to be considered for admission to the School of Nursing must indicate nursing as their major of choice on their application for admission and must apply by the January 15 application deadline.

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Music and Music Education

Music, Music Education or Music Performance

To apply to the Music, Music Education or Music Performance Program you must first apply using the Xavier Online Application or the Common Application.

Applicants to Music and Music Education then submit a Music Audition Application, one Music Teacher Recommendation and attend a Music Audition in addition to the other required elements of their application for admission.

Once the Music Audition Application is started you will be able to:

  • Select a Music Audition Date
  • Submit your Music Teacher Recommender's contact information
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Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology

Acceptance to the Radiologic Technology (RT) program is selective and admission to Xavier University does not guarantee acceptance into the RT program. Upon acceptance to Xavier, students interested in the RT program must submit a separate application. Students are also required to contact Donna Endicott, director for the radiologic technology program, to arrange an interview.

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