Students may opt to participate in a non-SLU approved study abroad program, but must receive the appropriate pre-approvals as outlined below. Saint Louis University scholarships do not apply to non-SLU approved programs and coursework from these programs is considered transfer coursework.
TRAVEL REGISTRATION & PRE-DEPARTURE FOR NON-SLU APPROVED PROGRAMS
Students participating in Non-SLU Approved Study Abroad programs are requested to log in to their Billikens Abroad account to register their travel, complete the disciplinary record authorization, complete a Petition for Leave of Absence to Participate in a Non-SLU Approved Study Abroad Program, and provide emergency contact information.
PRE-APPROVALS TO PARTICIPATE IN A NON-SLU APPROVED STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
To maintain matriculation at Saint Louis University while attending a non-SLU approved study abroad program and to transfer course work to Saint Louis University a student must do the following:
And then complete either:
(1) a Petition for Leave of Absence (Registrar Form #4) or
(2) a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement
ACADEMICS FOR NON-SLU APPROVED PROGRAMS
Students work directly with their academic advisor and each academic department or unit in which they would like to transfer in credit, regarding the transfer of the courses they intend to take abroad.
All coursework taken through a non-SLU approved study abroad program is transfer coursework. The grades from these courses will not factor into a student's GPA.
FINANCES FOR NON-SLU APPROVED PROGRAMS
Saint Louis University scholarships do not apply for non-SLU approved study abroad programs.
Students who do receive Saint Louis University scholarships must contact their Student Financial Services counselor to review and complete the Undergraduate Scholarship Deferment Request form available on the Student Financial Services webpage.
Students may also work with their Student Financial Services counselor to determine if they are eligible to complete a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement. A Financial Aid Consortium Agreement would determine if the student is eligible to use federal aid during his/her semester abroad.
Students who do not currently receive federal aid would not need to complete a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement.