Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the names "1-8-1-8 Program" and "1818 Advanced College Credit Program" come from?
The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program originated as a joint project with Saint Louis University High School and Xavier High School in 1959 as a way to target bright elementary school students who could skip one year of grade school and move onto high school one year early. This would allow them to graduate 1 year early from the first 8 years of school, and move onto high school one year ahead of schedule. They could then accumulate college credits through the Advanced College Credit Program and graduate from college 1 year early (the second 8 years of school) -- 1-8-1-8. Our program no longer participates in the elementary school program, but has retained the "1818" in its title, since Saint Louis University was founded in 1818.
1. Who is eligible to participate in the 1818 ACC Program?
The 1818 ACC Program is designed for those exceptional high school juniors and seniors who have the ability, motivation, and maturity to begin their college educations before high school graduation. Every student admitted to the 1818 ACC Program must meet the following admission standards:
- Be a student in Grade 11 or 12
- Carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Have written endorsement from the principal or a guidance counselor
- Have teacher approval for each course
2. Are there any exceptions to these eligibility requirements?
Under extraordinary circumstances, Standard 1 or 2 may be waived based on written petition to the 1818 ACC program director from the student’s high school principal. See Student Exemption Guidelines.
3. When and how do students register for 1818 ACC courses?
Students register for courses at their high schools in August and September for the Fall Semester courses, and in January for the Spring Semester courses. For information about registration, see the 1818 Student ACCess Handbook.
4. What happens if I miss Registration?
Students may only register when Registration is open. If they miss the deadline to register, they cannot register for 1818 courses that semester. It is the high schools' responsibility to communicate the deadlines to students. It is the student's responsibility to meet the deadlines, there are no exceptions.
5. How do students receive their tuition bills and report cards?
Like many universities, Saint Louis University does not issue paper grade reports to students. The Office of the Registrar issues grades electronically to students through Banner after the close of the semester. Students may view their academic progress through the MySLU/Banner system. If you have NOT logged into Banner Self-Service since May 21, 2007 you will need to contact the ITS Help-desk at 314-977-400, option #2. Tuition bills are mailed directly to students, and should arrive via U.S. Mail in mid-February for Spring courses, and mid-October for Fall courses. Students may also view their account summary and print a payment coupon through the MySLU/Banner system.
6. How do I pay my tuition for the current semester?
Please note the tuition dates and deadlines by viewing our calendar here. If you would like to send payment for the current semester, please follow the instructions below:
Saint Louis University
P.O. Box 790165
St. Louis, MO 63179
1. Make the check Payable to Saint Louis University
2. Include in Memo line, the student's full name and Banner ID (found on the bill)
If you would like to reinstate your college credit course(s) from the most recent semester, please follow the directions below:
- Send a Check for the total amount which is your full tuition amount plus a $50 reinstatement fee.
- Make the check Payable to Saint Louis University
- The Memo Line should have student's name and Student ID (found on the student's bill)
- Mail the check, with a note stating that payment is for reinstating the applicable semester, to:
1818 Advanced College Credit Program
One Grand Blvd., VRH 108
St. Louis, MO 63103
We will reinstate college credit course(s) ONLY AFTER our office has received the full amount of tuition plus the reinstatement fee. Students dropped due to non-payment may be reinstated only within the immediately following semester, and only with full tuition payment, plus reinstatement fees. Requests for reinstatement after the immediately following semester has closed will not receive consideration.
8. Does 1818 ACC credit transfer to other colleges and universities besides SLU?
Yes. For information about the transferability of credits, refer to the Transferability Report.
9. How do I get my Saint Louis University transcript sent to my university?
To transfer Saint Louis University's 1818 ACC credit, students should request that a transcript be sent from the Office of the Registrar to the recipient university. Visit the office of the University Registrar's website for additional details, click here.
10. Is 1818 ACC the same as AP?
No, the 1818 ACC Program is not affiliated with the Advanced Placement Program; however, some schools do offer both programs for honors-level courses. View a comparison chart of 1818 ACC and AP.
11. How does SLU select schools and instructors to teach in the 1818 ACC Program?
View the adjunct instructor guidelines.