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Undergraduate Application Process

We know you’re busy studying, learning, participating in extracurriculars, and applying to college. We’ve made our admission process as simple and efficient as possible; simply follow the steps below. If you have questions, call the Admission Office at 219.464.5011 or reach out to your Valparaiso University admission counselor. They’re here to guide you through the admission process!

How do I apply?

Submit an application as soon as possible choosing the application method that works best for you. Our online application opens on July 1 and the Common App opens on August 1.

Admission Requirements

You can enroll as an undergraduate if you:

  • Earned or will earn a high school diploma
  • Submit your high school and/or college transcripts
  • Submit a personal statement so we can get to know you better
  • Want to live your life to the fullest

SAT and ACT Testing Policy

Students applying to Valparaiso University for admission for the 2022–2023 academic years will not be required to submit SAT or ACT scores with their application materials.
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Request Other Test Scores

If you’ve taken Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other college-level tests, have your scores sent to Valpo’s Admission Office.

Request Transcripts

Have your high school counselor send your official high school transcripts to Valpo’s Admission Office. A transcript request form is included in the downloadable app.

Connect with us on ZeeMee

ZeeMee is the social community for students to connect around their college interest. You can meet other students considering Valpo, ask counselors and current students any questions you have, and get the latest videos of life on campus. It’s an awesome way to check out what our university is all about.


We’re here to help. Just contact us. We’ll respond quickly, and we won’t share or sell your information, or send a bunch of emails (unless you want us to).