Frequently asked questions
These are some frequently asked questions:
What is the admission process to get into ITESO?
You must fill out an online application; from the top menu click on Candidates -> Undergraduate programs -> Online application for candidates. Then, submit or send via e-mail the following documents to the Admissions Office: Birth certificate, proof of residence, and high school certificate or a transcript containing all your high school 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 to cover the cost of your admission exam. If you attend a high school that has an agreement with ITESO, and you do not have the required overall average to be granted an automatic pass, the cost of your admission exam will be lower. If you attend a high school that has this type of agreement with ITESO, and you have the required overall average, you will not need to take the admission exam. You can make your payment directly to the ITESO cashiers or at BBVA Bancomer (agreement CIE 80012, in the name of ITESO AC; the reference number is your file number). In this same section for applicants you will find the application form and the subsection with the Admission Process, where you will find a number of related files (information for applicants to ITESO).
I took an admission exam at another university. Is it valid for ITESO?
If you took the College Board SAT exam less than a year and a half ago, we will recognize your score. When you apply to ITESO, make sure you 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 application 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 together with the rest of your documents.
I can't afford the university tuition fees. How do I apply for financial aid, in the form of a loan and/or scholarship?
ITESO offers 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 (tuition each semester), long-term loans (which you will start paying off when you graduate, at a very low interest rate) and institutional scholarships (for as long as you take to finish your degree provided 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 call (33)3669-3552 or 01-800 7149092 (toll-free in Mexico), or visit our Service Module in the Treasury Office on the ground floor of the Xavier Scheifler SJ Building, or write to email@example.com.
Can I take the admission exam in my home town?
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?
Send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive information about the semester tuition fees for the program you're interested in, 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 know English perfectly; however, you must take a placement test before classes start in order to determine which of the 8 levels of ITESO's English course you would be placed in. If you already have one of the following certificates, submit it three days before classes start.
First Certificate in English (FCE), with a score of A, B or C; IELTS with a band score of 5.5 or higher; IBT TOEFL with a score of 79 points or higher; or the Institutional ITP TOEFL (applied at ITESO) with a score of 550 or higher.
In any of the four cases, certificates must be less than two years old at the time you submit them to the Registrar's Office.
If you do not have any of these certificates, you must enroll in the ITESO Language Center's English Certification Program until you pass level 8. Thus, it is important to enroll in the corresponding English level once you learn the result of your placement test and before you complete 20% of your total credits.