The Division of Enrollment and Retention Management (ERM) and the departments that make up ERM are committed to supporting students and ensure their success. ERM is comprised of the following nine departments: the Office of Admission, Enrollment Outreach and Territory Development, ERM Communication, International Services, Pre-College and Access Programs, Student Educational Services, Student Financial Services, Summer Studies and the Office of the University Registrar.
The Office of Admission assists prospective undergraduate and graduate students with their admission to Saint Louis University through counseling, tours, information sessions and special events. The Office of Admission also provides outreach to high schools, participate in college and career fairs, and host receptions throughout the United States and internationally. SLU admission counselors engage and guide students and families from the time they become interested in the University until they are enrolled and proud Billikens.
Enrollment and Retention Management Communication
Enrollment and Retention Management Communication (ERMC) provides recruitment and retention communication that supports the University's strategic goals for increasing enrollment for high-capacity academic programs. Working in close alignment with academic departments, ERMC is a team of specialists who develop recruitment and retention plans, communication flows and marketing materials for the University's targeted domestic and international student populations.
Enrollment Outreach and Territory Development
In collaboration with University's academic and student support units, the Office of Enrollment Outreach and Territory Development (EOTD) identifies, researches and develops territory-specific and population-specific recruitment programs and initiatives that will contribute to the enrollment of academically excellent and culturally, ethnically, geographically and socially diverse undergraduate and graduate students.
The Office of International Services enriches the academic experience across campus and surrounding community through promotion of a global perspective in the University's educational programs, recruitment and admission of international students, development of international education and exchange opportunities.
Pre-College and Access Programs
Pre-College and Access Programs develops, supports and oversees a wide range of outreach activities designed to increase college awareness and readiness skills. Pre-College and Access Programs offers K-12 academies, camps and enrichment programs in a variety of academic disciplines, each aimed at assisting young students to prepare for college while experiencing life at Saint Louis University.
Student Educational Services
Student Educational Services (SES) fosters academic excellence for Saint Louis University students and the surrounding community by hosting key resources and programs, including those for the U.S. Department of Education's TRiO programs. SES supports first-generation college students and those from modest incomes.
Student Financial Services
The Office of Student Financial Services is dedicated to assisting students finance their education. In a student-centered environment outreach, financial aid counseling, eligibility determination and processing are combined with billing, payment planning, loan collections and financial literacy programs to offer affordability options and equitable distribution of funds. The funding sources may include federal, state, institutional or private based, and are in the forms of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study. The services are provided with the highest of integrity and concern for the students' needs as well as compliance requirements. As a central office, undergraduate, graduate and professional students utilize services with each student being assigned a specific counselor.
The Office of Summer Studies coordinates, supports and provides centralized promotion to a wide range of summer camps, academies, conferences, events and college readiness programs across the University. In addition, Summer Studies supports SLU's academic units in their efforts to increase participation in credit bearing and professional development courses offered during the summer semester. Through these objectives and activities, the Office of Summer Studies assists the University in building a stronger and more diverse student body.
Office of the University Registrar
The Office of the University Registrar maintains the academic records of all Saint Louis University students in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and is the principal custodian of the University's registration system. The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for class registration, changes of registration, the online update and production of the schedule of classes, maintenance of academic records and transcripts, enrollment verifications, graduation, academic room scheduling, criminal background checks, external testing services, academic catalogs and SLU's academic calendar.