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Viterbo University                                                                          
900 Viterbo Drive                                                                        
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-796-3010 | 

Deadlines at a Glance | 2022-2023 School Year
August 2022
Fall 2023 first-year student application review begins | Apply now!
(Viterbo is test-optional for traditional undergraduate students.)
Viterbo's new undergraduate scholarship application is already live and accessible via the student application portal. More details on available scholarships, financial aid, deadlines, and the scholarship application process can be found at at
Additionally, Admissions staff begin awarding scholarships for admitted students based on their application for admission (i.e., no separate scholarship application required for):
  • $5,000 College Readiness Scholarship
  • $1,000 Diocesan Scholarship
  • $1,000 Alumni Scholarship
  • $2.000 Scholarships based on major:
    • Computer Science
    • Criminal and Community Justice
    • Education (including elementary and secondary options)
    • Engineering
    • Ethics, Culture, and Society
    • Local Business
    • Psychology
    • Social Work

On-campus career exploration events will be offered in September and October, including Pre-Health, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Business, and Human Behavior (Psych, Social Work, Criminal and Community Justice). For more information or to RSVP a student, visit


FAFSA filing begins for 2023-2024 school year (using 2021 tax data). Students filing the FAFSA may receive helpful estimated financial aid offers yet this fall or winter, even before official aid offers are finalized in the spring.
Viterbo Tuition Promise program launches for 2023-24. Students from low to moderate income households that are Wisconsin residents and plan to live on campus may have the rest of their tuition, after other scholarships and grants, covered by Viterbo University! FAFSA required.
Students wanting to get to the front of the line for their 2023-24 housing selection may submit their tuition and housing deposits after being admitted. Starting in December, invitations will be sent out for students to begin to engage with our roommate matching and housing systems.
With early January deadlines for some scholarships, we encourage students to finalize scholarship applications in December, well before the winter holidays. Some scholarships require letters of recommendation, which they will not want to request last minute.
January 2023
Early January scholarship deadlines!
Nightingale Nursing Scholarship application deadline (be admitted to Viterbo and also complete the Viterbo New Undergraduate Scholarship Application by this date) - January 6
Scholarship application deadline for most other scholarships (be admitted to Viterbo and also complete the Viterbo New Undergraduate Scholarship Application by this date) - January 15
  • Alumni Children's (Sr. Celestine) Scholarship
  • Clare of Assisi Scholarship
  • Coulee Region White Cane Club Scholarship
  • Edward (Pop) Janke Scholarship
  • Father Michael C. Braun Scholarship
  • FIRST Robotics/Tech Challenge Scholarship
  • FSPA Diversity Scholarship
  • Health Science Scholarship (up to full tuition)
  • Hope Diocesan Scholarship
  • J. Senty Families Scholarship
  • John and Anna Mann Scholarship
  • Mary Ann '69 and Tom Liebert Scholarship
  • Mayo Scholars Program
  • Paula Ripple Comin Spirituality Scholarship
  • Norman L. Gillette Sr. Family Scholarship
  • Professional Diversity Scholarship
  • Russell and Vera Smith Finance Scholarships
  • Russell and Vera Smith Business Scholarships
  • Sister Thea Bowman Minority Scholarship
  • Viterbo Community Fellows Scholarship
  • Xcel Energy Scholarship for Women in Science
Viterbo University’s priority deadline to complete the 2023-24 FAFSA is Feb. 1, 2023.
Audition deadlines!
  • Vocal Music and Piano scholarships deadline (based on auditions). Auditions will be offered via virtual and on-campus options Dec. 2022-Apr. 1, 2023. Students scheduling their audition prior to March 1, 2023 will receive priority consideration.
  • Theatre and Music Theatre scholarships deadline (based on auditions). Auditions will be offered via virtual, on-site, and on-campus options Nov. 2022-early March 2023.

Consider signing up for a Student Transition and Registration (STAR) date, our summer registration days, hosted on campus. RSVPs usually open in March. Each date has limited capacity and sign-up is first-come, first-serve.

Have students still deciding? Be sure to have them check out our Accepted Student Day (on-campus event) - Saturday, April 1.
May 1, 2023
National Candidate’s Reply Date (also known as Decision Day!)
Priority deposit deadline for campus housing and tuition ($200 online deposit—must complete housing contract)
Official Requests to Cancel Application are due (in order to receive deposit refund)

Connect with an Admissions Counselor

If you would benefit from further resources and assistance for your students that are considering Viterbo or furthering their education, we would be happy to connect you with your school’s admission counselor.

Meet the Admissions Team

College Prep Lists

Our Admission team has put together College Prep lists for your students to reference in order to stay on track while in high school in preparation for college. These checklists include further resource links to helpful websites and guides.

Freshmen       Sophomores       Juniors       Seniors

Scheduling Campus Visits

We encourage students of all grades, ages, and interests to visit Viterbo to get a closer look at our campus, students, faculty, and the facilities that we have to offer. Whether you are helping one student plan a tour or are coordinating a larger group visit, we are happy to have all on campus as our guests.



At Viterbo, 98% of our students receive some sort of financial aid. This may include federal, state, and institutional grants, work study, or low-interest federal loans.
Students can file their FAFSA starting Oct. 1. The 2023-24 FAFSA will use 2021 tax data, also known as "prior-prior year" tax data. Feb. 1 is Viterbo's priority deadline for students to submit their FAFSA to the university. Please have your students use the code below to have their FAFSA information sent to Viterbo. Because of the accelerated deadline to submit the FAFSA, Viterbo will be sending estimated aid packages this fall and winter, and official aid packages will be sent out starting in February 2023.
Viterbo FAFSA Code: 003911

Admissions Applications

            -Complete online application
            -Official ACT/SAT Scores (optional)
                      ACT code: 4662
                      SAT code: 1878
            -Official High School Transcripts
*In general, students are not required to submit an entrance essay or recommendation letters. However, essays and recommendation letters may be required if GPA is lacking. If you know any students that may be in this situation, please encourage them to submit these supplemental items with their application.

Need Something More?

We would love to discuss how we can be a greater resource to you and your students! Contact us at