Transfer Student Experience

We want to make your transition to Saint Louis University as smooth as possible.
We’re here to help you get involved on campus, tell you about the resources that are here to support you, and to plan special activities and programs designed to help you achieve academic and personal success. Welcome to SLU.

SLU 101 for Transfer Students

TRANSFERmations Program

Fall Welcome for Transfer Students

Fall Welcome at SLU isn’t just for incoming freshman students. Multiple programs are designed specifically for transfer students to meet one another and to learn about SLU.

Our transfer mentors are at the ready to help you feel comfortable. Be sure to mark your calendars specifically for the Transfer Student Orientation, the Transfer Student "Cook In," and the alternative transfer student meeting locations for various activities.

Transfer Students’ Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes?

The best way to register for classes is to attend one the SLU 101 Transfer sessions. If you are unable to attend a SLU 101 session, contact your admissions counselor.

What is the TRANSFERmations program?

TRANSFERmations helps you get connected and quickly feel at home at SLU. The program includes five students who volunteer to be transfer mentors; these students are here to answer your questions and plan social programs that focus on transfer students. The program takes place over six weeks in the fall or three weeks for new students starting classes in the spring semester.

Do I have to live on campus?

Most first- and second-year students at SLU are required to live on campus, including transfer students. The time you've spent attending another university is considered when determining if you fall under the residency requirement. Learn more about housing options at SLU.

I want to study abroad. When is the best time to go and who should I talk to?
Students at SLU typically study abroad their sophomore or junior year. Transfer students must spend at least one semester at the St. Louis campus before applying to go abroad. Talk to your academic adviser and mentor to determine which semester is best and what courses to take abroad.
How do I get involved on campus?

First, attend the SLU Involvement Fair during Fall Welcome. Many student organizations and campus departments will be on hand to help you get involved and find your niche on campus. You can also explore student organizations through SLUGroups, and connect with the community through the Department of Campus Ministry and the Center for Service and Community Engagement.

Where can I find community service opportunities?

There are many opportunities to provide community service through Saint Louis University, inside and out of the city of St. Louis. Visit campus ministry and the Center for Service and Community Engagement to see the latest opportunities.