Undergraduate Admission > Admission Instructions, Timelines and Requirements > 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 timeframe 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.
2. COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.
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, you will be required to complete three essay questions within the application. The questions are:
• Why are you interested in Saint Louis University?
• Tell us about where you grew up and how that has helped shape you into the person you are today.
• Based on SLU's Jesuit mission, how do you see yourself living it out throughout your college experience or beyond?
3. ADD THE SLU.EDU DOMAIN TO YOUR EMAIL SAFE LIST.
This ensures receipt of important updates from SLU throughout the application and enrollment process.
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 the address at the end of this email.
*Scanned, faxed or photocopied documents cannot be considered official.
Though not required for admission, the following items are strongly encouraged:
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.
All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship eligibility upon review of a completed application for admission.
December 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).
December 1 is also the deadline to apply for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, The University Honors Program, Medical Scholars, and the Presidential Scholarship.