Freshman Application Instructions
The Office of Admission will review your application file once we have received all required parts of your application. Admission decisions are made on a continuous, or "rolling," basis.
Please Note: Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy applications are not reviewed on a rolling basis - each program has an application deadline of December 1. Admission decisions for Nursing will be sent in January, while both Occupational Therapy and the Program in Physical Therapy decisions will be released in February.
SLU also accepts the Common Application: Please complete the Common Application online and follow the directions in the "Submitting Required Documents" section below. However, you may use the Common Application's Secondary School report form instead of ours. Your application will be considered for admission on the same terms and within the same timeframe as those who use SLU's regular freshman application.
Completing the Online Application
Saint Louis University encourages students to apply using the free online application. Students wishing to apply using a paper application can downloaded the application here. Applications completed on paper must be submitted along with a $25 application fee. request an application. A $25 application fee must be submitted along with the paper application.
CREATE AN ACCOUNT
Access the online application and follow the prompts to create a username and password; when answering the "I am enrolling as" question, select the Freshman option. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via e-mail at the address provided. If you are returning to an existing application, enter your username and password in the "Returning Users" section.
COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Complete each section of the application thoroughly. Click the "Save and Next" button at the bottom of each page to save your progress. Required questions are marked with an asterisk. You will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation e-mail once your application has been submitted successfully.
By completing the free online application for admission, you need not submit a separate essay. You will be required to complete three short-answer essay questions within the application. The questions are:
• Why are you interested in Saint Louis University?
• Tell us about where you grew up and how that has helped shape you into the person you are today.
• Based on SLU's Jesuit mission, how do you see yourself living it out throughout your college experience or beyond?
ADD THE SLU.EDU DOMAIN TO YOUR E-MAIL SAFE LIST
This will ensure receipt of important updates from SLU throughout the application and enrollment process.
Submitting Required Documents
SUBMIT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT FORM AND OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
You may print the Secondary School Report Form from your online application submission confirmation page, or download the form here. You should complete Section I and then forward the form to your high school guidance counselor. Be sure to request that your guidance counselor also send your official high school transcript directly to SLU.
The Secondary School Report Form is the only recommendation required for admission. Applicants, however, are welcome to submit up to two additional letters of recommendation from other sources.
SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL ACT OR SAT SCORES (SLU's ACT code is 2352; SLU's SAT code is 6629)
Test scores must be sent electronically to Saint Louis University from the testing agency. Scores reported on a high school transcript will not be considered as official. SLU accepts either ACT or SAT scores. You may submit as many individual test score reports as you deem necessary; SLU will evaluate only your highest composite score. December test scores from your senior year are the last that can be taken into account for scholarship consideration.
SLU does not require that ACT test-takers sit for the optional writing section of the ACT. The writing section of the SAT - though a mandatory part of the test - is not scored by the University; your SAT score will be considered on a 1600-point scale (math and critical reading).
SUBMIT A RESUME OF ACTIVITIES
Though not required, submission of a resume is strongly encouraged for scholarship consideration. You may submit your essay electronically after completing the online application.
SUBMIT AN AUDITION OR PORTFOLIO
The Music and Studio Art programs have additional application requirements for admission.
MUSIC PROGRAM: An audition is required for admission to the Music Program. Auditions may occur via:
- On-campus audition - Click here to find additional information
- Video audtion submitted via Get Accept'd - Click here to find addtional information
STUDIO ART PROGRAM: A portfolio review is required for admission to the Studio Art Program. The Studio Art Program uses SlideRoom to accept portfolios for admission consideration. Specific instructions regarding portfolio submission parameters may be found at slu.slideroom.com.
SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS BY DECEMBER 1
December 1 of your senior year is Saint Louis University's scholarship award priority deadline. The completed Application for Freshman Admission, Secondary School Report Form, official high school transcript, and official ACT or SAT scores should be submitted by December 1 for:
- Priority consideration for University merit-based scholarships
- Consideration for admission to the Physical Therapy and Flight Science programs
- Consideration for SLU's Medical Scholars and Honors Programs
Saint Louis University
Office of Admission
DuBourg Hall Room 119
One North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103