Program Description, Guidelines, and Expectations
Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit welcomes all qualified students in participating high schools who choose to begin their college educations prior to high school graduation. This handbook outlines the program policies of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program. In order to maximize their experiences in the program, both participating students and their parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these guidelines.
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
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 Exemption Guidelines.
Registration for 1818 ACC courses occurs on each high school campus. School officials may arrange for University personnel to conduct on-site registrations, or may establish and follow appropriate registration timelines, in consultation with the ACC program director. All student registrations must come through the high school, either collected during an on-site registration, or submitted by school officials. The 1818 ACC office accepts NO mail-in registrations directly from students.
Students MUST comply with registration dates and deadlines, typically the last week of September and January for Fall and Spring semesters, respectively. Failure to meet designated registration deadlines will prevent the student from enrolling in the course for college credit.
Registration for semester courses occurs every fall and spring. Registration for year-long courses (typically Accounting, American Studies, Biology, Calculus, French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish) occurs only in the spring.
Students participating in the 1818 ACC program for the first time are considered "new" students, and will complete a paper registration form obtained through their high school coordinator.
Students who have completed one or more semesters in the 1818 ACC Program are considered "returning" students and will register electronically, using "Returning Students On-Line Registration."
On-line registration directions are mailed to high schools each fall and spring, for duplication and distribution to students.
Student Tuition and Fees
Students may enroll in 1818 ACC courses at a reduced tuition rate of $65.00 per credit hour. The student has the responsibility to meet course registration deadlines, and tuition payment deadlines in order to participate in the 1818 ACC Program. The 1818 ACC office provides a calendar of registration and payment deadlines to high school officials and students prior to the beginning of each semester.
Students who fail to register for a course by the registration deadline, typically the last weeks of September and January, for fall and spring, respectively, will not be allowed to register for 1818 Advanced College Credit, even though they may remain in the class, and complete it for high school credit.
Students who fail to make tuition payments in a timely manner will automatically be dropped from class rosters. The student will not receive college credit for the course, even though the student may remain in the course and complete it for high school credit.
Students dropped for tuition failures may be reinstated before the end of the following term with full tuition payment, plus substantial fees. Requests for reinstatement after the following term has closed will not receive consideration.
Students may enroll in up to three Advanced College Credit courses per semester. Under NO circumstances may a student enroll in more than eleven (11) credit hours in a semester.
Transferability of Credit
Saint Louis University accepts all credits students earn through 1818 Advanced College Credit, up to 30 credit hours, or 10 courses.
Most 1818 ACC courses will apply toward meeting a student's core education requirements. However, because of certain programmatic demands, not all courses may apply toward meeting requirements for a major. For instance, students planning to enter the Pre-Professional Health Program (Pre-Med), are advised to take their advanced natural science courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) for high school credit only, and take them for college credit on campus.
University coordinators of the 1818 ACC program will maintain contact with adjunct instructors participating in the program. Special attention will be directed to those teaching in the program for the first time. Each University department participating in the 1818 ACC Program will offer guidelines to aid adjunct instructors in knowing what the University department expects in course content and student performance.
All students enrolling in 1818 Advanced College Credit courses, including the students taking the course for high school credit only, will be held to the same academic standards as those students taking the course on the University campus.
Adjunct instructors will evaluate their own students' course work and examinations, and assign grades within University department guidelines.
University Undergraduate Grading System
The undergraduate grading system at Saint Louis University follows a 0 - 4.000 grade point scale. Grades are assigned as follows:
|A||4.000||High achievement and intellectual initiative|
|B+||3.300||Above average, approaching high achievement|
|B||3.000||Above average achievement|
|C+||2.300||Midway between B and C|
|D||1.000||Inferior but passing achievement|
The grades earned through the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program are considered Saint Louis University grades, and will become part of the student's undergraduate GPA if the student enrolls at Saint Louis University as a full time student.
Students not planning to attend Saint Louis University should note that most institutions do not accept grades lower than a "C" for transfer credit.
The Office of the Saint Louis University Registrar maintains all student records at Saint Louis University, including the records of students enrolled in 1818 ACC courses. Registrar's Office provides official class rosters to teachers through Banner, the University's electronic faculty information system. Faculty also access Banner to record student grades at the end of the semester.
All student grades will be permanently recorded on the student's University transcript. Saint Louis University automatically accepts all course credit earned through 1818 ACC. All grades earned will be computed into the student's undergraduate grade point average.
The Office of the Registrar issues grades electronically to students through Banner after the close of the semester. The Office of the Registrar does not issue paper grade reports to students.
Once a grade has been issued, it may not be changed without a written request from the teacher assigning the grade, and approval of the ACC program director and University Registrar.
No course may be dropped from or added to a transcript after the completion of a course. Click here for a copy of a Change of Registration form.
Dropping Courses or Withdrawing From a Course
If a student chooses to DROP a course, the Adjunct Instructor will indicate the DROP by written notice on school letterhead to the Office of the Registrar, or on the appropriate form, within the required withdrawal dates. If the student has been dropped because of financial considerations, his/her name will not appear on the final grade roster. Tuition will not be refunded.
Future Admission to Saint Louis University
Participants in 1818 ACC interested in applying for admission to Saint Louis University as a regular degree-seeking student may do so by checking the appropriate box on the 1818 ACC registration form. All ACC course work that is satisfactorily completed will count as graded course work toward a degree at Saint Louis University. (Students planning to enter Saint Louis University's Pre-professional Health Program are advised to take their natural science courses - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - as matriculated students.)
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Saint Louis University
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions
No college or university can guarantee that another institution will accept its credit in transfer. For information about transferability to other institutions, view our most recent Transferability Report.
Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit Program fully complies with the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education (CBHE), "Policy Guidelines for the Delivery and Transferability of Credit Obtained in Dual Credit Programs Offered in High Schools," Adopted June 10, 1999. Students transferring courses within the University of Missouri system should expect a smooth transition.
Transfer of credits is the responsibility of the individual student. The Office of 1818 Advanced College Credit recommends students take the following steps to ensure ease of transfer:
Confer with the Office of Admissions at the school or schools which you may attend, and clarify their policy on "Transfer Credit"
Keep a portfolio during your ACC course, which includes both a course syllabus and samples of your top quality work.
Strive to maintain at least a B average in your course work.
Submit your transcript request to the Office of the University Registrar. Many colleges and universities accept transfer credit simply as credit earned, and do not incorporate the grades from transferred courses into the student's undergraduate grade point average. Most institutions offer transfer credit for only those courses with grades of "C" or better.
Always check with the institutions to which you are applying to verify that they will accept your 1818ACC credit and how that credit will be applied to your academic program.
Transcripts of a student's official academic record are available only through the Office of the University Registrar, only upon the written or electronic authorization of the student, except as otherwise required by law.
Transcripts -- On-Line Requests
1. Go to Banner Self-Serve.
2. Log into Banner Self-Service using the User ID number (Banner ID number) and PIN (not your Alternate PIN, which will be used later). If you have never logged into the system, the default PIN is your six digit birthdate (MMDDYY). Upon logging in for the first time, you will be prompted to enter a new PIN, consisting of numbers or a combination of letters and numbers, at least six characters in length. This newly created PIN will be used each time that you log into the system, and will remain the same year to year. If you are unable to log in, please call the ITS Helpline at 314-977-4000.
3. Once into the system, click on the tab marked "Student Resources and Financial Services."
4. On the Student Resources and Financial Services menu, Choose Student Records.
5. Click on Request a Transcript.
6. Complete the request form by using drop down menus.
7. Click on Submit. There is NO charge for student transcripts.
Transcripts -- Written Requests
Students may acquire Transcript Request Forms through their high school guidance office, or download a printable form by clicking here. Requests should include:
- Student's full legal name
- Dates of participation in the 1818 ACC Program
- Social security number and/or Banner ID number
- Complete address to which the transcript should be sent
Students should investigate their academic records to be certain all of their grades have been posted before requesting a transcript. Courses for which no grade has been entered will transfer as “In progress.”
There is NO fee for this service. Transcripts of records cannot be released until all of the student's financial accounts are current. For further information, contact:
Office of the Registrar
Saint Louis University
DuBourg Hall, Room 22
220 North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, 63103
1818 ACC students may secure a Saint Louis University photo ID through Parking and Card Services, DuBourg Hall #33. IDs are necessary for access to Pius XII Memorial Library and library services. In addition, ID cards offer benefits attached to SLU student status, such as admission to cultural and athletic events at reduced prices.
Pius XII Memorial Library
Identification cards allow the holder to enter the University's Library, and access any service available to on-campus students/faculty. Because of the volume of students in the 1818 ACC program, 1818 ACC students are permitted to check out four (4) books per visit. However, phoning the library at 314-977-3087 will permit renewal. The library assesses late charges for materials not returned on time. Students assume responsibility for damage to library materials or facilities, resulting during the student's charge. The University reserves the right to hold a student's grades until library accounts have been cleared. Information about library visits for high school students is available by clicking here.
Classes are invited to visit Saint Louis University's campus to observe a class, hear a lecture, visit the library, or participate in a special event designed for an 1818 ACC class. Adjunct instructors should call the appropriate University coordinator to arrange a visit.
Ownership and Accreditation
The College of Arts and Sciences within Saint Louis University maintains ownership of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program.
Saint Louis University is fully accredited through North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Saint Louis University is a founding institution of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. (NACEP)
Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit Program complies with Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education (CBHE), "Policy Guidelines for the Delivery and Transferability of Credit Obtained in Dual Credit Programs Offered in High Schools," Adopted June 10, 1999.
1818 Advanced College Credit Program Information
General information may be obtained by contacting the 1818 ACC office.
E. Gayle Rogan, Ph. D., Program Director
1818 Advanced College Credit Program
3634 Lindell Blvd.
Verhaegen Hall, Room 108
St. Louis, MO 63108
Other Important Numbers:
Office of the University Registrar
Pius XII Memorial Library
Undergraduate Admissions Office