Frequently asked questions and answers
What is the admission process to get into ITESO?
You must fill out an online application. Online application for candidates.
After filling out your application, submit the following documentation to the Admissions Office (via e-mail or in person): Birth certificate, proof of residency and high school certificate (or a transcript including courses up to the fifth semester and your overall average). Once you fill out the application and submit your documents, you will be given a file number with which you can cover the cost of your admission exam. If you studied at a high school that has an admission agreement with ITESO, but you do not have the required overall average for an automatic pass, the cost of the exam will be lower. If you belong to a high school that has an admission agreement with ITESO, and you have the required overall average, you will not need to take the admission exam. You can make the payment directly to the cashiers located on campus, or at BBVA Bancomer (agreement CIE 80012 in the name of ITESO AC; your reference number will be your file number). In this candidates' section you will also find the application and the section about the Admission Process, which contains documents related to the admission process (information for ITESO candidates).
I took an admission exam at another university. Is it valid for ITESO?
If you took the Academic Aptitude Exam (or College Board SAT) less than a year and a half ago, we will recognize your score. During the admission process, add to the list of documents a letter indicating your exam score, issued by the university where you took the test, and cover the cost of the process ($400 pesos). If you took an IBERO admission exam and you were admitted, include the acceptance letter issued by the university you applied to, along with the rest of your documents.
I cannot afford the university tuition fees. What do I have to do to apply for financial aid, either a loan and/or scholarship?
ITESO allocates financial aid on the basis of the results of a socioeconomic study.
The financial aid granted by ITESO is a combination of short-term payments (each semester), a long-term loan (which you will start paying once you graduate, at a very low interest rate) and institutional scholarships (during your entire study program if you maintain the required overall average). You can fill out your financial aid application once you start the admission process and you are given a file number; you must also cover the cost of the socioeconomic study ($465 pesos). The minimum overall high school average required to apply for financial aid is 80. For more information, you can call these numbers: (33) 3669-3552, 01-800 7149092 toll-free in Mexico, or go to the Treasury Attention Module on the first floor of the Xavier Scheifler SJ Building, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Can I take the admission exam in my hometown?
ITESO applies admission exams in over 40 cities. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the list of cities and exam dates; that way you don't have to come all the way to Guadalajara, although it would be a great opportunity to visit the campus.
What are the undergraduate tuition fees?
E-mail us at email@example.com, to receive information about the semester tuition fees for the study program of your interest, the cost per credit, and English courses.
Do I have to take an English test to be admitted to ITESO?
To be admitted to ITESO you are not required to have a complete mastery of the English language, however, you do have to take a placement test before classes begin in order to determine at which level (of the 8 levels of English offered by ITESO) you will be placed. If you already have one of the following certificates, submit it three days before classes begin.
- First Certificate in English (FCE), with a score of A, B or C; IELTS with a band score of 5.5 or more, IBT TOEFL with a score of 79 points or more; or the Institutional ITP TOEFL (applied at ITESO) with a score of 550 or more..
If you have any of these four certificates, it must be less than two years old at the time you submit it to the Registrar's Office.
If you do not have any of these certificates, you must enroll in the ITESO Language Center English Certification Program until you complete level 8. Thus, it is important to sign up for the corresponding English level once you learn the result of your placement test and before you complete 20% of your total credits.