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Academic Support

Your academic success is our first priority. At Saint Louis University, we help you navigate every step on your college journey, from your first real research paper to your first job post-graduation. We'll even help you choose a major.

SLU provides students with both an academic advisor and a faculty mentor. Guided study groups are available in some residence halls through our learning communities, or you can form your own with the help of SLU's residence hall staff.

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Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

You’ll meet with your advisor and your faculty mentor regularly. Your primary advising office is determined by your major and the college where that major is housed. Some majors and programs — such as honors or pre-professional tracks — have a secondary advisor to help you meet those academic goals.

Academic Coaching

Meet one-on-one with your own academic coach to perfect your studying, note-taking or testing skills, and to learn about time management and goal setting. Learn about academic coaching.

Billiken Success Program

The Billiken Success Program kicks off with an intensive, pre-semester academic summer program that accelerates your transition to SLU and continues throughout your freshman year. The Office of Admission may require a student to participate in this program as a condition of admission.

Disability Services

If you require academic accommodations on an ongoing or temporary basis, SLU’s disability services staff can help coordinate auxiliary aids and services. Inquiries about reasonable university-related accommodations are kept confidential. 

Peer Mentoring

First-year students admitted through the Billiken Success Program or TRIO Student Support Services programs are automatically matched with a mentor. Peer mentors help shape your first-year experience though small group and one-on-one meetings, as well as academic and social activities.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is a grant program funded through the Department of Education that works with first-generation college students, those who come from a modest-income household or students who have some type of disability throughout their time at SLU. SLU also offers TRIO pre-college access programs, including Talent Search.

University 101

SLU's U101 is one-credit course helps you transition from high school to college. Learn about major options at SLU, how to succeed in and outside the classroom, and how to find your place on campus.

University Writing Services

Whether you are finishing your dissertation or brainstorming your first paper at SLU, University Writing Services can help. Appointments are available online or in person.

International and ESL Students

SLU’s English Language Center works with any international student and non-native speakers, undergraduate or graduate. The English Through Service program provides you an extra opportunity to expand your language  skills while volunteering in the St. Louis community.

Adult Learners

SLU’s Student Success Center offers tutoring specifically for several classes taught at the School for Professional Studies, including the subjects of math, chemistry and data analysis.

Employment Assistance 

More than 90 percent of SLU students are satisfied with their careers or graduate studies. We want the same to be true of you. Discover what you can do with your major. Develop a résumé, interviewing and networking skills, or take advantage of our jobs database. Graduates can continue to use SLU’s career services' resources for life, free of charge.