Campus Scenes

Apply to Valpo

Choosing a college or university — finding just the right fit for your needs and aspirations — can be hard. Applying, however, should be as easy and stress-free as possible. If you think the career-focused programs, student-centered faculty, and inclusive community of Valpo are right for you, then we’re looking forward to your application.

Apply as an Undergraduate Student

We’ve given you two ways to apply:

  • Apply Online — this is the fastest, most convenient way for all prospective undergraduate students to apply, including transfer and international students
  • Apply with the Common App — this is the best option if you want to apply to several colleges at once, but it’s only available to U.S. students. Please request to have your official high school or college transcripts sent to: Your admission decision will be released in your student portal within 4-6 weeks from the time from the time we receive your application and official transcripts.


Valpo reviews applications on a rolling basis, until space is no longer available. To receive the best consideration for merit-based scholarships and programs, you should apply by the priority deadlines listed below.

Fall Semester 

November 1: Priority application deadline
June 1: Deposit payment deadline
Late August Fall semester begins

Spring Semester 

November 1: Priority application deadline
January 1: Deposit refund deadline
Mid-January: Spring semester begins

Access College

Access College

Valparaiso University believes in providing a quality college education to young adults from all walks of life. For students who are looking for an alternative college experience, we created a two-year program called the Access College for Success.

Our application is free, and we do not require SAT or ACT scores or recommendation letters, but you are welcome to submit them if you would like to. If you have any questions, please contact your admission counselor.

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcripts
    • Official transcripts are sent directly from your high school. If you have questions about submitting official transcripts, please reach out to your high school counselor. We cannot accept transcripts submitted by students or their parents.
  • Personal Statement – tell us why Valpo’s Access College for Success is right for you!

Apply as a Graduate Student

Valpo’s graduate admission process is as easy and busy-student-focused as our flexible, affordable, career-focused grad programs themselves. Here’s what you need to know:

Graduate Admission Qualifications

To qualify for admission into one of Valpo’s doctoral, master’s, or post-baccalaureate certificate programs, you must:

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university
  • Earn a 3.0 GPA (B average) in all undergraduate and/or graduate coursework
  • Submit all required documents for domestic or international citizenship (see below)

To apply to one of Valpo’s graduate programs, U.S. citizens and permanent residents must submit:

  • Valpo’s graduate application. Returning students who have missed two consecutive semesters must complete Valpo’s Re-admission Application.
  • Official transcripts from all university courses you’ve taken. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the application portal during the admission process. All official transcripts must be submitted prior to the start of classes.
  • Two recommendation letters from professors or employers.
  • A statement of purpose that describes why you are applying to Valpo, your interest in the degree program, and how it affects your personal and professional development. This can be 1–2 pages and should speak directly to the graduate program of interest.

Graduate Studies strongly recommends uploading all application requirements to your application portal. Submit questions about your application documents to

International graduate studies applicants have additional steps to complete and forms to submit. Please see Applying as an International Graduate Student.

Reach Out

Please contact the Graduate Studies Admission team:

Submit your graduate application to one of the colleges below.

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Please select the semester that you plan to apply for one of the following programs:
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Public Health

College of Arts and Sciences

Please select the semester that you plan to apply for one of the following programs:
  • Analytics and Modeling
  • Clinical Mental Health
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Media
  • Elementary Education
  • English Studies and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Sports Media
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Transition to Teaching

College of Business

Please select the semester that you plan to apply for one of the following programs:
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Sports Administration