Eligibility

Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit program is for those exceptional high school juniors and seniors who have the ability, motivation and maturity to begin their college educations before high school graduation.

You can be admitted to the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program if you meet the following standards:

  • Student in grade 11 or 12 (junior or senior)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • High school approval for participation

Exceptions

Per national accreditor and state policies, some exceptions apply to these standards.

GPA Between 2.5 and 2.99

If you are a junior or senior with less than a 3.0 GPA, your 1818 Advanced College Credit coordinator should submit an 1818 Advanced College Credit parental permission form signed by the parent/legal guardian, child, course instructor, and 1818 Advanced College Credit coordinator.

All junior/senior GPA exemption permission forms should be emailed via the high school to the 1818 program office.

High School Sophomores

If you are a sophomore enrolled in courses in which the majority enrollment is junior or senior level, e.g. U.S. History, Level III of a modern or classical language, etc., you may participate in the 1818 Advanced College Credit program with:

All sophomore exemption permission forms should be emailed via the high school to the 1818 program office.

High School Freshmen

If you are a freshman enrolled in courses in which the majority enrollment is junior or senior level, e.g. U.S. History, Level III of a modern or classical language, etc., you may participate in the 1818 Advanced College Credit program if:

  • The desired course is a junior (or senior) level course.
  • The student meets the required 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale (no exceptions).
  • The student has scored in the 90th percentile or above composite score on his or her most recent standardized test (ACT, ASPIRE - 441 or better composite score, SAT, PSAT, MAP, IBTS, or EXPLORE), verified by copy of the official test report.
  • The student receives parent and school permission via the 1818 Advanced College Credit parental permission form.

All freshmen exemption permission forms should be emailed via the high school to the 1818 program office.