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Freshman Application Instructions

Admission to Saint Louis University is determined on a rolling basis, meaning we review and make decisions on applications as they arrive. Here's how to apply:

Option One: Apply directly through the applicant portal.

Create an account with the SLU applicant portal. You will enter  autobiographical information and answer questions about your education history. It will allow you to enter your achievements, employment and summer activities. You will also write a personal essay. 

Make sure to include all required documents and add the domain to your email safe list to ensure you receive important updates from SLU throughout the application and enrollment process. All required documents must be submitted electronically.

Option Two: Complete and submit the Common Application.

Saint Louis University accepts the Common Application. You must still submit your official high school transcript(s) as well. At this time, all documents must be submitted electronically.

Reviewing Your Application

If you’ve already created an account or completed the application (including the Common Application), you can log in to the applicant portal at any time to review it.

Review Your Application

Important Admission Deadlines

Date Deadline
October 1 FAFSA becomes available to first-time filers
December 1
  • Scholarship consideration priority deadline
  • Presidential Scholarship application deadline
  • Deadline to apply for nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs
  • Deadline to apply for University Honors, Medical Scholars, Physician Assistant (PA) Scholars and Pharmacy Scholars Programs
February 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship application deadline
  • Pre-Law Scholars Program application deadline
  • Priority deadline to file the FAFSA
May 1 
  • National candidate reply date
  • Deadline to submit enrollment deposit and housing contract

If you have any questions about SLU or your application for admission, contact us at 314-977-2500, 1-800-SLU-FOR-U or at

Click here to find your admission counselor.