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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.

What do I need to know?

  • If you are applying as a freshman, ask your school counselor or registrar’s office to send your official high school transcripts to: transcripts@valpo.edu.
  • If you are applying as a transfer student, please request to have your official college transcripts for each college/university that you have attended sent to: transcripts@valpo.edu. Submitting transcripts on your own behalf will render the transcripts unofficial and delay the ability for your application to be sent to the admission committee for review. 
  • Valpo is test optional and does not require you to submit SAT or ACT scores; however, if you would like your scores to be considered, please indicate so on your application and send your scores to Valpo.
  • If you’ve taken Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other college-level tests, send us those scores, too.
  • A personal essay is not required, but including one can help us get to know you better

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).