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1818 Advanced College Credit Program

Jumpstart Your College Career in the High School Classroom

Through Saint Louis University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit Program, available at participating institutions across the country, we believe high school students who demonstrate significant academic drive should have the opportunity to get an accessible head start on their education at an affordable price.

Similar to a traditional college course, students are taught by credentialed instructors and receive SLU college credit. This credit can be transferred to hundreds of universities nationwide before the student even steps foot on campus. Unlike traditional college courses, 1818 credit is offered at a fraction of the price and is taught at the student's high school. 

It should be noted that expectations for program participants are high. Qualifying high school courses maintain the same rigor and demands as courses taught on campus. Eligible students are required to meet following requirements:

  • Juniors and seniors must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and electronic approval of the 1818 course instructor or 1818 Partner Coordinator.
  • Sophomores are eligible to enroll in 1818 courses in certain circumstances, to include sequenced 1818 courses in mathematics (College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III), foreign languages (courses numbered 1010 or above) and computer science. Sophomores may be approved by 1818 Partners to enroll if the student meets all of the following requirements:
    • a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    •  completed the pre-requisite course(s) with a grade(s) of B or higher
    • provide a signed letter of recommendation from the principal and guidance counselor attesting to the student’s suitability to take this course for college credit
    • provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian
    • electronic approval of the 1818 course instructor or 1818 Partner Coordinator
  • Freshmen are not eligible to enroll in 1818 courses.

The program is available to institutions regionally, nationally and internationally. SLU is committed to upholding state requirements for dual credit. 

Academic Areas

By the Numbers
7547

1818 students in 2021-22

$75

1818 tuition per credit hour (courses average 3-4 credit hours)

3

minimum GPA required for juniors and seniors to participate

500+

reported number of U.S. colleges that accept 1818 credit