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Welcome to Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit Program! We’re thrilled to welcome you as a prospective 1818 student. 

Through the 1818 Advanced College Credit program, available at participating institutions across the world, students have the opportunity to jumpstart their academic careers by earning college credit (at a discounted rate) for college classes right in their high school classrooms. 

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

Who is Eligible to Participate in the 1818 Program?

With over 200 years of experience designing developmentally appropriate higher education courses and programs, and with over 50 years running one of the nation’s largest and most respected dual-credit programs, SLU is well-schooled in the factors that impact holistic educational success. SLU will continue to implement 1818 Program enrollment policies and restrictions that, in the determination of our faculty, ensure that student educational experiences at SLU are developmentally appropriate and offer the most potential for students’ holistic success in the Jesuit tradition.

Students may register for the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program if they meet the following standards:

High School Juniors and Seniors

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.

High School Sophomores

For the 2021-2022 academic year: Sophomores enrolled in high school courses that are eligible for SLU 1818 credit, may participate if they have:

All required forms should be completed and submitted to the 1818 Program through the respective 1818 High School Coordinator at your secondary institution.

For the 2022-2023 academic year: 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) and foreign languages (courses numbered 1010 or above). Sophomores may be approved by 1818 Partners to enroll if the students have:

  • a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and
  • completed the pre-requisite course(s) with a grade(s) of “B” or higher and
  • 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 and
  • provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian and
  • electronic approval of the 1818 course instructor or 1818 Partner Coordinator
High School Freshman

For the 2021-2022 academic year: Freshman enrolled in courses at the high school that are eligible for SLU 1818 credit, may participate if:

  • The student meets the required 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale (no exceptions).
  • The student has scored in the 90th percentile or above composite score on his or her most recent standardized test.
  • The student receives parent and school permission using the 1818 Advanced College Credit parental permission form.
  • All required forms should be completed and submitted to the 1818 Program through the respective 1818 High School Coordinator at your secondary institution. 

For the 2022-2023 academic year: Freshmen will not eligible to enroll in 1818 courses.