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Transfer SLU 101

SLU 101 summer orientation is still planned for summer 2020, but it will not be an in-person program. Please sign up for a SLU 101 session date to ensure you still receive information for summer orientation.

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We understand that you already have experience at college, so we've designed SLU 101 Transfer Orientation specifically to meet the unique needs of transfer students.

For summer 2020, the SLU 101 sessions will be a virtual experience. You will also receive additional orientation information through an online platform before and after your live, virtual SLU 101 session. The live, virtual SLU 101 session will help you prepare for your first semester at SLU. You will have an individual meeting with an academic advisor, you will make connections with other students, and you will have time to get questions answered by staff members and student leaders. About a week before your live, virtual SLU 101 session, you will will receive email about how to access the virtual, live session and how to access the Pre-SLU 101 online orientation modules you'll need to complete before you attend the live, virtual session.

You’ll also learn about important campus resources at SLU, including Information Technology Services, the Office of Parking and Card Services, the Student Involvement Center, campus ministry, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Student Success Center, student financial services and more through the online orientation modules you will complete before and after your SLU 101 session.

Because we provide a great deal of information relevant to your academic success and register you for your first semester classes, it is expected that all new transfer students will participate in this program. We look forward to welcoming you to SLU!

Registering for SLU 101 

For students beginning classes in fall 2020, there will be three SLU 101 Transfer Orientation sessions offered. The summer SLU 101 sessions for new transfer students will be Thursday, May 28; Tuesday, July 7; and Friday, Aug. 7. Fall  semester classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 26.

To register for SLU 101, log into mySLU (your username and password can be found in your admission packet). Click on the Tools tab, and then on the SLU 101 Registration icon. You must submit your enrollment deposit before registering for SLU 101. Please note it may take 48 hours or more for the system to recognize your deposit before you can select your SLU 101 session.

Below is a sample schedule for students that attend SLU 101 Transfer Orientation. Parents/families will not be attending the virtual SLU 101 session. Instead, orientation information will be shared with them through an online orientation platform. Parents and families will receive an email about how to access this platform. When you are register for SLU 101, please remember to also register your guests (parent/family member) so we can send information to them as well. 

SLU 101 Transfer Orientation Student Schedule for Summer 2020

  • 10 a.m. (all times in the schedule are Central Daylight Time)
    Log in and get ready
  • 10:15 a.m.
    Welcome and overview of the day (required)
  • 10:45 a.m.
    Peer Group Meeting (required)
  • 11:30  - 11:50 a.m.
    Advising Overview Presentation (required) 
  • 12 - 7 p.m.
    Individual Advising Appointments (required); students will receive an advising appointment and meet with an academic advisor during the program
  • 1- 3 p.m.
    Career Services drop in appointments
  • 1 - 3 p.m.
    Resource Room; drop by if you have time
  • 3 - 3:40 p.m. 
    SLU 101 Leader panel; get your questions answered by current students
  • 4 - 5 p.m. 
    Billiken Buzz; drop by if you have time to meet other students or to continue to get your questions answered by current students 

SLU 101 Transfer Orientation FAQs

Do SLU 101 Transfer Orientation program dates have limited capacity?

Unfortunately, yes. Each program has a limited capacity because we make every effort to provide you with the opportunity to meet individually with an academic advisor.

How will I know which SLU 101 Transfer Orientation program I am scheduled to attend?

After you complete and submit the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation registration and advising information forms through mySLU, you will select the date of the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation session that you are able to attend. (For students starting in the spring semester, there is only one session available to attend in January; for students starting in the fall semester, there are three sessions available in the summer.)

Do I have to participate in all parts of the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation program?

Yes. In addition to registering for classes, you’ll be getting important information that will help you to adjust to your first semester at Saint Louis University. You may not think you need it now, but you will appreciate it later.

If I am unable to attend any of the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation programs, can I make other arrangements to complete fall registration?

We expect all new transfer students to attend SLU 101 Transfer Orientation because it provides an opportunity for you to meet with your advisor to register, to discuss degree requirements and to learn about campus services and facilities. If you are truly unable to attend, please contact your admission counselor to make other arrangements to complete registration. Please note for summer 2020 that your advising appointment is connected to the SLU 101 live, virtual session.

How do I find out when my academic advising appointment will be during SLU 101? 

All students who have signed up for SLU 101 Transfer Orientation will have a one-on-one appointment with their academic advisor. Academic advising appointment schedules will be available one to three days before your scheduled SLU 101 session. All academic advising appointments are scheduled in Central Daylight Time.  Watch this video tutorial on how to view your appointment date and time.

How will I find out which courses transferred and how they will be applied toward the requirements of my degree program?
During the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation program you will meet with a representative from your college's academic advising office who will review your degree requirements and their policies. You will also meet individually with an academic advisor, who will explain to you which courses transferred and which degree requirements still to be completed. Transfer course evaluations are based on the official transcripts SLU receives. Make sure you inform the academic advisor of completed coursework or degrees not included on the list of official transfer credit.
Will I be able to get the schedule of classes I want?
Your advisor will work with you and recommend courses that are appropriate for you and your degree program. Classes may close out as registration proceeds throughout the process. Access to courses is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you cannot register for a class during SLU 101 Transfer Orientation, your advisor will share with you what options are available.
Can family members sit in on their student's advising/registration appointment?
Parents and other family members are not invited to the advising appointments. It is an important time for the students to meet with an academic advisors independently and begin developing a relationship. 
Will I have to take placement tests during SLU 101 Transfer Orientation?
Placement tests for foreign languages are not scheduled for all participants during the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation program. However, if you would like to make arrangements to take a placement test during the program in order to make sure that you are enrolled in the appropriate level foreign language course, please email
Will I find out my residence hall assignment during SLU 101 Transfer Orientation?
The Department of Housing and Residence Life makes the housing assignments for students living on campus. (Note: Housing assignments for fall students are mailed out in July.)
Where do I park on campus for SLU 101 Transfer Orientation?
SLU 101 2020 will not be in person, so no parking will be necessary for the summer 2020 program.  
What should I do if I am unable to attend SLU 101 at the last minute?
Please let us know if you are unable to attend. Please contact your admission counselor if you are not able to attend/participate in the program. We appreciate any notice you can give us so that we can inform the academic advisor and others that may be expecting you.
Is lodging provided for the SLU 101 transfer sessions? 
The SLU 101 Transfer Orientation for summer 2020 is a virtual program, rather than a on-campus experience. 

If you have a question not addressed in the above FAQs or need additional information, email New Student Orientation at