Apply to St. Ambrose University

All of us at St. Ambrose are ready to assist you in this important decision-making process, from answering specific questions about our university to walking you through the necessary steps to apply for admission and financial aid.

Choose the best option for you below, and apply today!


Apply as a first-year student if you:

  • are a current high school student
  • are a high school graduate that has not enrolled at a college or university

First-Year students apply with the SAU application or the Common App.

Apply to transfer to St. Ambrose University if you:

  • have completed 12+ credits (post-high school) at another institution

Transfer students apply with the SAU application.


In order to apply to St. Ambrose University as a graduate student, you must have completed either a bachelor's or master's degree.

Graduate students apply with the SAU application unless applying to one of the programs below. 


Applicants for the following graduate programs should NOT use the SAU application, but instead use their respective centralized application service:

As you begin the application process, we highly recommend reading all instructions provided for you.

International Applicants

Undergraduate or Graduate

Undergraduate or graduate students whose main residence is outside the United States – no matter how many college courses you've taken or completed – should follow the steps on the International Admissions page.

International students apply with the SAU application or undergraduate first-year students have the option to apply with the Common App.

Returning Students

Undergraduate or Graduate

At St. Ambrose University, we understand that sometimes the journey to graduation includes taking a break from classes for a variety of reasons.

Ultimately, we want to see you achieve your dreams and earn your degree, which is why we have put together a team of dedicated staff members to help you return to St. Ambrose. 

Learn more about the steps to re-start your journey to graduation.


Admissions Office
Admissions and Welcome Center
310 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.