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What will you bring to Valpo? How will your story be woven into the fabric of the University? What perspectives will you contribute? What causes will you advance? What discoveries will you make?

We can’t wait to find out.

Submit Your Application

  • Apply online »
  • Or print and mail or fax Valpo’s paper application [pdf].
  • Or submit the Common Application
    The Common Application website allows students to apply to multiple schools simultaneously. Valpo requires a short supplement, which will become available automatically as part of the online application process.

Required Supplementary Items

In addition to your completed application, please submit the following to Valparaiso University’s Undergraduate Admission office:

Standardized test scores

Your standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) from the testing agency or on your official high school transcript. Valpo’s SAT code is 1874 and ACT code is 1256.

For more information on our SAT policy, click here.

Official high school transcript(s)

Ask your guidance counselor to submit your official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. (If you do not meet the minimum course requirements, you may be contacted for additional information.)

Additional Information

Other test results

Have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other college-level test results sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Submit your ZeeMee page

In an effort to get-to-know our applicants, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their application to life. As part of a holistic review, we are committed to learning about the person behind the application. Simply copy and paste your link into the Valparaiso University application.  Sign up at ZeeMee.com. Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.

Submit Your Application

  • Apply online »
  • Or print and mail or fax Valpo’s paper application [pdf].
  • Or submit the Common Application
    The Common Application website allows students to apply to multiple schools simultaneously. Valpo requires a short supplement, which will become available automatically as part of the online application process.

Required Supplementary Items

In addition to your completed application, please submit the following to Valparaiso University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission:

A personal statement

Instructions are included in all versions of the application.

Official college transcripts from all colleges attended

Request that the college’s registrar submit your transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission

Official high school transcript(s)

If you have completed fewer than 24 college credits, request that your high school guidance counselor submit your transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Standardized test scores

If you have completed fewer than 24 college credits, arrange to have your test scores sent to to the Office of Undergraduate Admission

Submit Your Application

To be considered for admission, please submit the following items at least two months before your desired start term begins:

Required Supplementary Items

Official Transcripts

Please submit original or certified copies of transcripts from secondary school (high school), college, or university attended. All transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Valpo’s Admission office in a separate, sealed envelope. If relevant, include a school-leaving certificate.

SAT or ACT Test Scores

Official test results must arrive directly from the testing agency. Please note Valpo SAT code–1874, ACT code–1256. SAT or ACT scores are not required for international applicants, but they are encouraged.

For more information on our SAT policy, click here.

Proof of English Proficiency

All applicants must meet a minimum level of proficiency in the English language and submit proof of this proficiency to the Admission office. Minimum proficiency may be met by one of the following exams:

TOEFL — (550 paper, 213 Computer, 80 Internet)
SAT — verbal score of 500
ACT — English score of 24
IELTS — score of 6.0
Passing score in the iTEP Exam
GCE or GCSE English exam — grade of A or B
IB Higher Level English exam — score of 5–7 or grade A or B
Successful completion of INTERLINK
Completion of ELS 112

International Transfer Students

Students who have attended a foreign university must also submit the following:

Official transcripts from each university attended. Transcripts are only considered official if they are the original documents in a sealed envelope sent from the University or the Ministry of Education. If the official transcripts are not in English, a certified English translation of the transcripts is also required. A certified copy of university transcripts can be used for initial admission, but Valparaiso University will need official university transcripts before credit can be awarded or a student can be enrolled in Valparaiso University courses.

Course descriptions. All foreign university transcripts must be accompanied by a complete course description for every course taken. A course description is a short synopsis of what was covered in the course as well as the duration of the course. This is required in order for Valparaiso University to award transfer credit from a foreign university. In lieu of providing course descriptions, students have the option to send their official transcripts to an approved international credential agency for an evaluation of their transcripts.

Please note:

Valparaiso University will only recognize accredited universities (approved from the Ministry of Education) for admission and the potential for transfer credit.

A-level exams and other academic course work taken past the 12th year of study can be considered for Valparaiso University credit on a case by case basis. An outside credential service report may be necessary for these exams.

Additional Information

Your personal statement

Instructions are included in all versions of the application.

Other test results

Have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other college-level test results sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Submit your ZeeMee page

In an effort to get-to-know our applicants, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their application to life. As part of a holistic review, we are committed to learning about the person behind the application. Simply copy and paste your link into the Valparaiso University application.  Sign up at ZeeMee.com. Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.

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