Saint Louis University

Freshman Application Instructions

Saint Louis University encourages students to apply using the free online application. Students wishing to apply using a paper application may request an application. Send your request to or call 314-977-2500. A $25 application fee must be submitted along with the paper application.

SLU also accepts the Common Application. Please complete the Common Application online and follow the directions in the "Submitting Required Documents" section below. However, you may use the Common Application's Secondary School Report Form instead of ours. Your application will be considered for admission on the same terms and within the same time frame as those who use SLU's regular freshman application.



Access the online application and create a username and password. When answering the "I am enrolling as" question, select the Freshman option. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via email.

Click the "Save and Next" button at the bottom of each page to save your progress. Required questions are marked with a red bar. You will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted successfully.

As part of the Saint Louis University online application for admission, please answer one (1) of the four following short essays in approximately 400 words. The questions are:

  • How do you see yourself living SLU's Jesuit mission throughout your college experience and beyond?
  • Discuss an event or experience in your life that helped shape you into the person you are today.
  • What part of the SLU college experience are you most looking forward to as a student?
  • Discuss a topic of your choice.

This ensures receipt of important updates from SLU throughout the application and enrollment process.


Application Requirements
You must submit the following items to complete your application for admission. Please note that your application will only be reviewed after all items have been received:

  • Official High School Transcript(s)
    Transcripts should be sent by the issuing institution(s) to:

    Saint Louis University
    Office of Admission
    One North Grand Blvd.
    DuBourg Hall, Room 119
    St. Louis, MO  63103-2097

  • Official ACT and/or SAT scores
    Test scores must be sent electronically to Saint Louis University by the testing company. SLU's ACT code is 2352; SLU's SAT code is 6629.

*Scanned, faxed or photocopied documents cannot be considered official.

Recommended Items
Though not required for admission, the following items are strongly encouraged:

  • Secondary School Report Form
    Click here to download the Secondary School Report Form, which should be completed by your high school guidance counselor.

  • Résumé and Letter(s) of Recommendation
    Résumés may be submitted via email to Please include your name, state, and high school on your résumé. Letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

    Saint Louis University
    Office of Admission
    One North Grand Blvd.
    DuBourg Hall, Room 119
    St. Louis, MO  63103-2097

  • Admission Interview
    An admission interview is a one-on-one conversation with an admission representative. To set up an admission interview on campus, contact the Office of Admission at 314-977-2500 and ask to speak to a Visit Assistant. Click here to learn more about admission interviews in your area and other campus visit opportunities.

Additional Requirements for Music and Studio Art
If you are applying to our Music or Studio Art programs, there are additional requirements to complete your application. An audition is required for admission to the Music Program; you may audition on campus or submit a video audition via Get Accept'd.

A portfolio review is required for admission to the Studio Art Program. The Studio Art Program uses SlideRoom to accept portfolios for admission consideration. Click here for specific instructions regarding portfolio submission parameters.

Scholarship Consideration
All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship eligibility upon review of a completed application for admission.


Dec. 1 of your senior year is Saint Louis University's application and merit scholarship priority deadline, so please be sure to submit your application by then. Your application will be reviewed after we receive the required documents listed above (official high school transcript and ACT or SAT test score).

Dec. 1 is also the deadline to apply for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, The University Honors Program, Medical Scholars, and the Presidential Scholarship.

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