Parents and Families

Viterbo Univesity graduate with family after commencement

Applying to College

Choosing the college that is the best fit is one of the most important decisions a student will make. At Viterbo University, small classes and dedicated professors ensure that students find not only exceptional teachers, but mentors and friends.

Viterbo offers more than 70 distinctive academic programs complete with internships, study abroad, and research opportunities to enhance the classroom experience and allows students to get the most from their education.

Incoming Freshmen

Students and parents will find our application process very easy to navigate. Viterbo does not want to keep students waiting for an admission decision. Once we’ve received a completed application with official high school transcripts and official ACT or SAT scores, an admission decision will be made within a few weeks.

To find out what Viterbo is looking for in a prospective student, check out our academic criteria

If your student completed any Advanced Placement (AP) exams, find out what scores we accept for credit. If your student completed any International Baccalaureate exams, find out what scores we accept for credit.  

International Student Applications

International students should start by choosing an academic program of interest. Next, review the costs of attending Viterbo and the financial assistance available including scholarships for international students.

Proficiency in English is necessary, so review the English language requirements. An ESL program is available if needed.

Finally, submit the application with all necessary documents by the established deadlines.

College Preparation

In order to provide useful and easy-to-understand resources for you and your student during the college preparation and search process, Viterbo now provides a College Prep webpage series.

Both students and parents will find helpful and enlightening information within these pages whether you are looking for tips for your student to stay on track for college, information on the true cost of college and how families most commonly pay for it, how your student can explore their interests before declaring a major, and much more.