These admission requirements / application procedures are ONLY for SPS Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor's Degrees, Minors, Certificates and Bridge Programs).
For SPS Graduate Programs (Master's Degrees), admission criteria are found within each Master's program's section. Application procedures for Master's programs are available on the Graduate Application page.
Applicants to the School of Professional Studies should meet the following admission requirements to be eligible for admission:
- Age: 22 years or older (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis).
- Work Experience: at least 3 years or the equivalent.
- Education: high school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250.
- Interview: successful completion of an admission meeting with an admissions counselor. This can be done over the phone or at one of our campus sites.
- Grade Point Average: A minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless qualified for conditional admittance).
Step 1 - Complete Application
Complete the FREE application for admission.
TAP students should complete the TAP Application. The TAP Application is for those seeking dual admission into Saint Louis University and Southwestern Illinois College. All others should use the Regular Application.
Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply for admission at least one month before the beginning of the term in which they wish to enroll. New terms begin in January, March, May/June, August and October.
Step 2 - Request Official Transcripts
If you are an applicant seeking a degree or if you are seeking a certificate and you have not earned a bachelor's degree, you must obtain official transcripts from all previous college course work. If you have never attended college or have less than 15 hours of transferable college credits, you will need to provide official high school or GED transcripts.
If you are an applicant seeking a certificate and you have a bachelor's degree, you need only provide an official transcript from your primary higher education institution or evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
Non-degree applicants only need to provide unofficial copies as needed for prerequisites.
Ask each school to mail your official transcripts directly to: Saint Louis University, School for Professional Studies, 3840 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. You may download our transcript request form to use when requesting transcripts from previously attended institutions.
Step 3 - Meet with Admissions Counselor
Contact an admissions counselor to discuss the status of your application and your educational and career goals. You may schedule an appointment to speak with an admissions counselor over the phone or at any of our campus sites. Appointments are available during business hours, weekday evenings and Saturday mornings.
A writing and/or math assessment test may be necessary during or shortly after the admissions meeting if you are bringing in little or no transfer credits for these areas.
All students at SLU must have record that a tuberculin skin test has been completed within the last year. You may complete this immunization through your health care provider or by scheduling an appointment with Student Health Services at 314-977-2323. Students taking strictly online courses are waived from this requirement.
Once admitted into the School for Professional Studies, you may begin taking courses in the next available term. If applicable, a letter identifying official acceptance of transfer hours will be forwarded when official transcripts have been received and evaluated. If you have questions about the admission process or the status of your application, please call 314-977-2330 or 800-734-6736.