A student who enrolls in classes as either part time or full time, but does not intend to be a candidate for a degree at SXU, may take classes as a student-at-large. This category includes, among others:
- A person who has completed junior year of high school, or a high school graduate who wishes to take college-level courses.
- A student presently in good standing at another college, or who left another college in good standing, who registers for one or more classes at Saint Xavier University and plans to transfer the credit to another institution.
- A person holding a bachelor’s degree who wishes to take courses for further enrichment.
- No more than 27 semester hours of coursework earned as a student-at-large may be applied toward an undergraduate degree at Saint Xavier University. At that time, the student should indicate intent to continue as a student-at-large or request admission to the University as a degree-seeking student.
The University reserves the right to request the student-at-large to provide official transcripts from previously attended schools, colleges or universities. The student-at-large should consult the Academic Catalog for course prerequisites. Students who register inappropriately for a course are at risk of being dropped from the class.
A student denied admission to Saint Xavier University or dismissed from Saint Xavier University may not register as a student-at-large. International students are not permitted to register as students-at-large.
Graduate students who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree, may be allowed to take select graduate courses at Saint Xavier University as a Graduate student-at-large.
In order to be granted graduate student-at-large status, interested students must complete a short application process.
The application asks you list the graduate program and course you are interested in, along with your rationale for wishing to take the course. You should also include a signed course registration form.
Undergraduate transcripts will be required in order to provide verification of an earned bachelor’s degree and to determine that all course prerequisites have been met. Once submitted, your application will be forwarded to the appropriate Program Director within the Graduate Program you are applying. You will receive an enrollment decision within 2-3 weeks. Once granted student-at-large status, you will be allowed to take up to nine total graduate credit hours. If you wish to take additional courses, you will be required to complete the online application form and submit a course registration form for each course request.
If a student has been denied admission to any graduate program at Saint Xavier University, registration for classes is not permitted. A student denied admission to Saint Xavier University or dismissed from Saint Xavier University may not register as a student-at-large. Further, the student must recognize that taking a course (or courses) as a student-at-large does not guarantee admission to any graduate program. International students are not permitted to register as students-at-large. Financial aid is not available for students-at-large.
Program Availability for Graduate Students-at-Large
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Rehabilitation course may be requested by students-at-large. No core courses nor clinical practica may be taken by students-at-large. All course prerequisites must be met.
Graham School of Management
A list of available MBA and M.S. courses that may be requested by graduate students-at-large is currently under development.
School of Education
All M.A. in Education courses may be requested by students-at-large. All course prerequisites must be met. The School of Education cohort programs do not allow for student-at-large status.
School of Nursing
Core and supportive M.S in Nursing courses may be requested by students-at-large. All course prerequisites must be met.