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

Deadlines at a Glance | 2016-2017 School Year

September 2016
Fall 2017 Freshman application review begins | Apply now!
October 1, 2016
FAFSA filing begins for 2017-2018 school year
January 6, 2017
Nightingale Nursing Scholarship application deadline
January 10, 2017
Army ROTC deadline:
January 20, 2017
Health Science Scholarship Application deadline
January 27, 2017
Non-Major Music Scholarship deadline
February 1, 2017
Viterbo University’s priority deadline to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA
Scholarship Application Deadlines:
            -Alumni Children’s (Sr. Celestine) Scholarship
            -Alumni Scholarship
            -College Readiness
            -Coulee region White Cane Club Scholarship
            -J. Senty Families Scholarship
            -John and Anna Mann Scholarship
            -Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Scholarship
February 15, 2017
Scholarship Application Deadlines:
   -Hope Diocesan (senior from a Catholic high school in the La Crosse Diocese)
   -Professional Diversity (preference given to nursing, education, social work, or dietetics)
   -Project SUCCESS (Biology/Environmental Biology majors)
   -Russel and Vera Smith (Business majors)
   -Xcel Energy (Females, majoring in science or math)
March 1, 2017
Talent: Art scholarship application deadline (portfolio review required)
March 6, 2017
Talent: Vocal Music and Piano scholarship application deadline (audition required)
April 1, 2017
Talent: Theatre and Music Theatre scholarship deadline (audition required)
May 1, 2017
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 Admission 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 Your Admission Counselor

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.


New: College Readiness Scholarship
Must participate in an approved college readiness program. Apply and be admitted prior to the deadline. No additional application necessary. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
New: Alumni Scholarship
Parent or legal guardian must be an alumnus. Apply and be admitted prior to the deadline. No additional application necessary. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Up to $10,000
Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, an ACT of 22 or higher, plan to major in biology or environmental biology (pre-health students are excluded), and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017


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.
This year the FAFSA process has changed slightly, allowing students to file their FAFSA starting Oct. 1, rather than January of the new year. The 2017 FAFSA will use 2015 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 in March 2017 as usual.
Viterbo FAFSA Code: 003911

Admission Applications

            -Complete online application
            -Official ACT/SAT Scores
                      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 and test scores are lacking. If you know any students that may be in this situation, please encourage them to submit these supplemental items with their application.

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