Saint Louis University

e.advisor - January 2017

SPS Congratulates Midyear Graduates!
SPS is proud to graduate another fall class! Commencement was held on the afternoon of December 9 at the Chaifetz arena.  If you have any photos from graduation, please upload them to the SPS Facebook page

Register for Spring Classes
Get registered for the spring terms now! The spring 1 term begins on January 16 and classes are filling up quickly! Take a moment to review the schedule and register yourself through Banner Self-Service or contact your advisor for help. 

Congratulations to the SPS Dean's List Students for Fall 2016!
To qualify for the Dean's List students must:

  • Have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.7
  • Complete at least 12 hours of graded course work during the semester for which the honor is designated

You can find the list of students here.

Application for Degree Deadline
If you anticipate graduating from your undergraduate degree or certificate program before August 2017, please complete an application for degree through Banner Self-Service by Monday, January 27. Your adviser will complete a graduation audit once he or she receives your application. The audit confirms that you have met the minimum overall GPA of 2.0, the minimum number of credit hours for the degree, specific course requirements of the degree, and that your transfer courses are congruent with our transfer policy. Students who have previously applied for graduation must complete the application through Banner-Self Service even if a graduation audit has already been completed.

New Course! Register now for OSTD 2930 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Do you have an interest in owning your own business or have a great idea to improve a current process?  This course will provide the foundation and tools needed to take your concept to the next level You will examine the role and impact of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship within the corporate and social environment and identify resources available to entrepreneurs to assist in conceptual design and mitigate risk.

The course is open to all SPS students and will be offered online in spring 1 (January 16 - March 12, 2017).  Seating is limited, register today!

New Year. New Classes. New Skills.

Start the New Year off right - enroll in classes at SLU's Workforce Center to learn a new skillset! We have new courses on the schedule in Adobe, Linux Administration, Java, Microsoft, Python, ScrumMaster and more! If you are interested in Day classes - we have you covered! Most classes have Day (Class from 9:00am - 4:30pm) and Night (Class from 5:30pm - 8:30pm) options starting throughout the year. We want to be your first choice for continuing education, training courses and certification prep!

The time is now! Check out our Day Schedule and Night Schedule.

Additional Information

For more information on certifications, certificate programs, private group training or training courses, please visit or contact us at 314-977-3226 or

Where was God at Auschwitz?
SPS Theology instructor Dr. Mark Etling is presenting a theological reflection for both Jews and Christians on the Holocaust at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snow on Sunday January 22 from 2- 4 p.m. in the Guild Center. All are welcome. The cost is $15. 

Save the Date for the 8th Annual Cyber Security Symposium on March 15 
This year's topic: Hacking at the Global Level: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures

In order to understand and combat future cyber-attacks, it is important to pursue an analysis of disparate cyberactors, including nation states, organized crime, hacktivists and terrorists. Individuals, corporations and governments must examine the use of particular attacks, used in specific ways, and different tactics and strategies being exhibited by the various cyber attackers.

This year’s symposium will include sessions exploring weaknesses and entry points for attacks, ransomware and hacking ideology and motivations. The event culminates with a panel discussion on the future of Hacking Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.

Look for more details and registration in 2017!

Financial Aid Corner
Spring  billing statements have been mailed out.  Please see the below information for answers to questions that students have.

Making a payment, enrolling in a payment plan

E-Bills and account activity may be viewed online through Saint Louis University's Payment Suite, accessed through (then the Tools tab).

Payments may be made online, via mail and in person.

Payment due dates are:  

  • Fall semester: January 3, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1

Late Payments:

Students enrolled in the payment plan with the enrollment fee will automatically be switched to the payment plan with the 1% interest charge if they are late making more than one payment. Interest charges and late fees will not be assessed until after September 1st for the fall semester.

Nonpayment on Account:

If any tuition, fees, or charges owed to the University are not paid as and when due, we reserve the right to withhold transcripts or diplomas related to your enrollment, cancel your enrollment for a current term, and/or registration for future terms. If you no longer plan to attend Saint Louis University, please contact the Office of the Registrar for an official withdrawal at 314-977-2269.

Deferred Payment Option

SPS offers special financial arrangements for students whose employers reimburse tuition costs after completion of a course. Students must submit documentation indicating the employer's reimbursement amount and the student's eligibility to the Office of Student Accounts prior to the beginning of each semester this option is to be used. Tuition or fees not paid by employers are due on the regular payment due dates.

To expedite the process, SPS has provided this Tuition Deferment Form to fill out and submit

Payments online:

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Payments via mail: 
Mail your payment to: 
Saint Louis University 
Office of Student Financial Services 
PO Box 790165 
Saint Louis, Missouri 63179-0165

Please be sure to include the student Banner ID number on the check.

Payments in Person: Payments may be made directly to the Cashier located in DuBourg Hall, Room 4.

Refunds: Students who have aid which exceeds their direct billed costs will receive a refund. Aid can be paid no sooner than 10 days prior to the start of the semester. After aid has been applied
based on the student's choice, refunds will either be mailed via check to an address designated on the student's account; or deposited directly into a checking or savings account as set up by the
student. To take advantage of the electronic (EFT) refund process, click on the "refund" tab within the "Payment Suite" of your mySLU account.

Career Services Corner
Career Services is open all year for students and alumni.  Susan Gale, the career development specialist for SPS, is available in person, by telephone at 314-977-2830,email or Skype. Daytime appointments can be made through mySLU. Other appointments are available by calling (314) 977-2828.  

Handshake, the internshiHandshakep and jobs database for students and alumni, can be accessed through mySLU or  Within Handshake are Interview Stream and SLUvisors, helpful tools for students and alumni.

Career and Graduate School fairs, events, career counseling, resume/cover letter reviews and job/internship assistance are available. Please contact Career Services today!

Great New! South Campus Advising will continue in 2017!

SPS South Campus Advising
Are you a SLU employee currently taking classes at SPS? Sharon Spicer will be available to advise SPS students at Drummond Hall Conference Room 4 on the second Wed of every month between the hours of 1-5 p.m. For an appointment, call 314-977-3324 or email Walk-ins welcome.

Next date: Jan 11th 2017.

Need Help? Call 211.
The United Way offers a toll free number to connect people to community resources or volunteer opportunities. The community needs include basic human needs, physical, mental health resources, work initatives and more. Find our more information at or 

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Save These Date

University Closed - Holiday Break

New Student Orientation

Spring 1 Start Date

Spring 2 Scholarship Deadline

Cyber Security Symposium

Spring 2 Begins

SPS Events Calendar

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