First Time Freshmen

Applying to Xavier University of Louisiana

Here at Xavier, we recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate that each student is unique. As such, our admissions application process allows each student the individual attention throughout the review and decision process.

Xavier University of Louisiana uses a holistic assessment of a student's completed application when making admissions decisions. All submitted information is considered by the admissions committee before a decision is made.

Test scores are not required for admission.

Application Requirements:

  • Xavier application or the Common Application
  • Letter of Recommendation (from a College Counselor)
  • Official High School transcript
  • Essay (required if official test scores aren’t submitted)
  • Resume (required if official test scores aren’t submitted)
    • We recognize seniors may have experienced significant setbacks in opportunities to be involved with extracurricular activities during the spring semester and summer leading into the senior year. Use this time to expand on hobbies, initiatives, and/or goals pursued in the midst of the pandemic.

Frequently asked questions:

All students are considered for merit-based scholarship opportunity in the application review process regardless of which option they choose in applying to Xavier. Visit the academic scholarships page for more information.

Upon receiving a completed application, applicants are typically notified within 10 business days.

Please log-on to your Xavier Student Portal to double-check we have received all required documents for application review. Upon entering the page, you will be informed of anything that is needed. If this is not the case and it has been beyond two weeks, contact the office at

All students will be evaluated for admission should they choose to submit test scores or not. We practice a holistic review process and will give students admission consideration using all information submitted within the application.

Sending Your Materials to XULA

Admissions Requirements


The University expects that answers to all questions on the application be accurate and truthful. Any falsification of information in the application may result in denial of admission or University disciplinary action. Applicants are encouraged to use one of the on-line applications. There is no application fee.


A transcript of credits from a regionally and/or state-accredited high school indicating that the applicant has, or will complete, a minimum of sixteen academic units of secondary school work in college preparatory subjects which include: 4 units of English, 2 units of Mathematics (including Algebra), 1 unit of Science, 1 unit of Social Science, and 8 units of Languages or Other Academic Electives.


Students interested in majoring in any of the mathematics-related fields (accounting, computer science, mathematics, mathematics education, or any of the natural sciences) ideally should have four years of college preparatory mathematics courses, including two years of algebra, one of geometry, and at least one semester of trigonometry. It is recommended that natural science majors, in addition to the above-mentioned mathematics courses, should also take biology, chemistry and physics in high school.


Applicants who have not completed a regular high school program but who have taken the General Education Development test and obtained satisfactory grades may be admitted by presenting a high school equivalency certificate in lieu of a complete high school transcript. These certificates may be obtained through a student's State Department of Education.


“Test scores are not required for admission. Should you submit them, Xavier accepts scores from the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). Scores from tests taken between April of the junior year and January of the senior year are preferred.


Recommendation from high school counselor.

Application Priority Deadlines 

  • Fall Term - March 1st
  • Spring Term - November 1st

Scholarship Priority Deadlines

  • Fall Term - December 1st
  • Spring Term - November 1st

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