Saint Louis University

About the 1818 Advance College Credit Saint Louis University

1818 ACC: Serving high schools, parents, and students since 1959.


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What 1818 Advanced College Credit Means

The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program originated as a joint project with Saint Louis University High School and Xavier High School in 1959 as a way to target bright elementary school students who could skip one year of grade school and move onto high school one year early.

The program would allow them to graduate 1 year early from the first 8 years of school, and move onto high school one year ahead of schedule. They could then accumulate college credits through the Advanced College Credit Program and graduate from college 1 year early (the second 8 years of school) -- 1-8-1-8.

Our program no longer participates in the elementary school program, but has retained the "1818" in its title, since Saint Louis University was founded in 1818.

Who We Are: The Mission

The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program seeks to promote the mission of Saint Louis University through the College of Arts and Sciences by providing a high quality educational experience to high school students, faculty and administrators in the Jesuit tradition of collegiality, cooperation and mutual respect.

The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program provides an introduction to college-level expectations for high school students by challenging students to attempt a rigorous academic curriculum, encouraging faculty to continue their personal academic endeavors, and supporting administrators in enriching and extending the high school curriculum.

What We Do: Living the Mission

The 1818 ACC Office and our program staff strive to live our mission out daily. As part of our mission we strive to make our benefits and policies clear. We've worked hard in gathering resources that help explain what we do, how we do it, and how it can help all our participating parties.

We invite you to explore the links below to better understand our program and how our staff is here to help you.

Fleur-De-Lis-Compliance-Accredidation Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit Program is a founding and fully accredited institution of NACEP, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, fully accredited through the HLC, Higher Learning Commission's North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and complies with both the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MBHE), "Dual Credit Policy," and Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Dual Credit Task Force.