The Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies offers flexible and affordable online degree and certificate programs that were created for working adults.
Whether you want to increase your earning potential, be promoted in your current field or change careers, we designed our programs with you in mind.
Before you take those next steps in becoming a student, get to know more about online education at SLU through the SLU Online Virtual Tour. The admission team has created this interactive tour to tell you more about our programs, how our school operates and what you need to do to begin your educational journey.
Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. If you’re interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or certificate, you can start your free online application through SPS. If you plan on pursuing a graduate degree, you can start your application through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
If you are seeking a degree or if you are seeking a certificate and don’t have a bachelor's degree, you must submit your official transcripts from all previous higher education work. If you have never attended college or have less than 15 hours of transferable college credits, you will need to provide official high school or GED transcripts.
If you’re seeking a certificate and you have a bachelor's degree, you need only provide an official transcript from your primary higher education institution or evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
Non-degree applicants only need to provide unofficial copies as needed for prerequisites.
Ask each school to mail official transcripts directly to:
SLU School for Professional Studies
3840 Lindell Blvd.,
St. Louis, MO 63108.
You may download our transcript request form to use when requesting transcripts from previously attended institutions.
Once you’ve applied and we’ve received your transcripts, reach out to your admission counselor to discuss the status of your application and your educational goals. Appointments are available on campus or over the phone.
During your admission meeting, you will receive an official academic plan that outlines how many of your credits will transfer in and your exact path to graduation. A writing or math assessment test may be necessary when meeting if you’re bringing in little or no transfer credits for these areas.
All admission materials must be received ten days prior to the start of any term.
Once you’re admitted into the School for Professional Studies, you may begin taking courses in the next available term. If applicable, a letter identifying official acceptance of transfer hours will be forwarded when your official transcripts have been received and evaluated.
If you have questions about the admission process or the status of your application, call 314-977-2330 or 800-734-6736.