If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please contact your International Admission Counselor.
For International Freshmen (students who have not completed any college or university coursework)
● Online application and essay
● Transcripts of all secondary school work, with English translations
● Official Standardized test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT or ACT )
For International Transfer students (students who have completed any college or university coursework)
● Online application
● Transcripts of all college-level work, with English translations
● Official Standardized test scores
→ For students with college-level work at a U.S. accredited institution, a “C” grade or better in an English course can replace the test score requirement.
Recommended but not required:
○ Admission interview
○ Letters of Recommendation
⇒ Graduate students click here for graduate admission
If you do not meet the English proficiency requirements, please go to our Academic English (English as a Second Language) and Pathway Program for conditional admission as an international student.
Proof of financial status must include the following:
We offer several merit-based scholarships for which there is no separate application. You must submit an ACT or SAT score in order to be considered for one of these scholarships. In addition, we offer two scholarships that do require separate applications: the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship. These two scholarships are only open to first-time freshmen entering in the fall semester. All qualified students are encouraged to apply for these awards. We also offer transfer scholarships to qualified transfer students for which there is no separate application.
We do have some financial aid available to international students; however, the amount of these awards can fluctuate and is not guaranteed. Applicants are asked to complete College Board's CSS/Financial Aid Profile to determine their eligibility and they can click here to complete it. There are also several private scholarships open to international students, and you can find more information about them here.
The Office of Admission receives thousands of applications and application materials every week. Unfortunately, we cannot verify when individual items arrive. Application materials and test scores can take up to 14 days to process . Please do not write to us inquiring if we have your material unless:
● It has been over 21 days since you sent it, or
● You sent it with other materials that are reflected as being here
We send out electronic admission packets every Wednesday. If more than two weeks have passed since you were notified of your admission, please check your Spam folder and your Inbox, and make sure that you have not unsubscribed from SLU mailings. If you are still having trouble, please contact your Admission Counselor.
The following links contain detailed instructions on the next steps to confirm your enrollment at SLU:
All first-time freshmen are required to live on campus for their first 4 consecutive semesters. You can find more information here about housing options.
Transfer students are not required to live on campus, but they may choose to submit a housing deposit and application if they would like to do so.