Major Exploration Academic Advisors provide a supportive environment that is mindful of students' educational and career goals. With over 90 academic programs, choosing a major can be both an exciting and daunting task. Our Academic Advisors provide a reflective, supportive, and neutral environment founded in SLU's Jesuit/Ignatian heritage that empowers students to confidently decide upon a major.
We want to encourage you to explore our website in its entirety, but want to direct you to some specifics below:
- What does it mean to explore the in the Jesuit/Ignatian tradition?
- Is Major Exploration a fit for me?
- What can I do to explore before entering SLU?
- Will I receive credit for classes taken in high school?
Major Exploration is one of the most popular advising offices for first year students. We also support transfer students who are in the process of deciding on a major. The majority of transfer students entering into Major Exploration have attended another institution for 1-2 semesters.
All newly admitted students are required to attend SLU 101, our orientation experience, where students, their families, and guests are introduced to the University, register for classes, meet other students and your Academic Advisor, and learn about the advising experience in Major Exploration.
Saint Louis University automatically accepts 1818 credit classes, as they are considered SLU credit (any grades received in 1818 credit classes contribute to your SLU GPA). All other credit (AP, IB, and transfer credit) is subject to evaluation.
AP and IB scores and the rewarded credit can be found here.
Transfer credit can be evaluated in our Will my courses transfer database.
Disclaimer: Please know that the database is reflective of classes previously transfered to SLU and is not a database of the SLU equivalent of courses offered at all institutions. If a class is not listed in the database, your information will be sent to the relevant department for "articulation" ("articulation" is the process by which academic departments evaluate the equivalency of a class).
What can I do to explore before I enter SLU? Click here to find out!