The Billiken Success Program is designed for you, a determined new student who wants to excel at Saint Louis University.
As a condition of your admission, full acceptance to the University is contingent upon your successful completion of the Billiken Success Program. This yearlong program is your on-ramp to a successful college experience at Saint Louis University.
The Billiken Success Program is a structured, tailored learning module customized for you, based on assessments, skills, interests and ongoing achievement. The Billiken Success Program kicks off with JumpStart, a 10-day pre-semester program before the start of the fall semester and concludes at the completion of your freshman year in the spring semester.
Filled with enriching learning experiences, the Billiken Success Program offers academic and opportunities that will benefit you through graduation and beyond. Designed to be a collaborative effort that you lead, the program will help prepare and stretch you for new academic challenges with engaging learning activities, assessment workshops, guidance opportunities and fun college experiences.
Participants who present a successful Billiken Success Program portfolio will continue as a fully admitted second year SLU student (no longer provisionally admitted).
A completed Billiken Success Program portfolio includes:
The Billiken Success Program is a yearlong program filled with enriching learning experiences that will benefit the successful Billiken through graduation and beyond.
Once you have successfully completed the Billiken Success Program, you will be granted full admission at SLU at the start of the second year. Academic advising will transition to the area of your major while your Billiken Success Program advisor will continue with you through graduation.
Jump Start is a pre-semester program that begins many days before the start of the fall semester.