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1818 Advanced College Credit Program

It's Never Too Early for a Head Start

Through Saint Louis University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit program, available at participating institutions across the world, students can jumpstart their academic careers by earning college credit (at a discounted rate) for college classes.

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The program is open to qualified high school students who’ve demonstrated the ability, motivation and maturity to begin their college education before their high school days are behind them.

Take the example of Molly Diehl. After enrolling in the program as a junior at Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo, Illinois, she was able to tackle enough advanced coursework that she started at SLU with sophomore-student status.

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 have teacher and school approval and meet the following requirements:

  •  Juniors and Seniors: minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale, or with a 2.5-2.99 with parent permission.
  • Sophomores: minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale and parent permission.
  • Freshman: minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale, score in the 90th percentile of standardized test and parent permission.

The program is available to institutions regionally, nationally, and with the support of the International Partnership for Education Research and Communication (IPERC), the 1818 Program has become a college credit option for thousands of students worldwide.

As a founding and fully accredited institution of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships and commitment to upholding state requirements for dual credit, the program ensures a rigorous and authentic college experience for participants. 

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By the Numbers

1818 students in 2019-20


High schools partner with 1818


Credit hours earned in 2019-20


1818 instructors