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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.

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.

Register as a First-Time 1818 Student

When registering for classes as a first-time student, please make sure to select the current term for which you plan to take the course. For those taking yearlong courses, registration only occurs in the fall semester of the academic year.

For personal information, make sure to use your full legal name. Please do not submit more than one form.

Register as a First-Time Student

What happens after I register?

Once you have registered as a new student, you should expect an emailed welcome letter confirming your registration. You will later receive a second follow-up email that will contain your SLU Banner ID number, SLUnet ID and password. Please keep this information in a safe place as you will need it to access your mySLU student portal. If you do not receive this information within seven business days, please contact 1818@slu.edu

Register as a Returning 1818 Student

Please log into the registration portal below using the login credentials you used when first registering. Once you've registered, you should expect an email confirming your registration. For those taking yearlong courses, registration only occurs in the fall semester of the academic year. 

Register as a Returning Student

Accessing your MySLU Student Portal

To access SLU resources, check grades and pay tuition, you will need to sign on to the mySLU student portal

As a SLU student you have access to various software systems in the mySLU portal, including access to our main Banner data system (where you can check your course registrations, view your grades, update your address, etc.), as well as use your SLU email account. The software that controls the process of authenticating your identity and allowing you access to the mySLU portal is called Okta. Before you access the mySLU portal for the first time, you’ll need to first create an Okta account, which means setting up a new password in the Okta system. When you do that, you’ll also be prompted to set up multi-factor authentication in Okta. Multi-factor authentication means that Okta can send you either a text, email, or phone call with a code to confirm your identity. Multi-factor authentication means you don’t need to change your password in the future.

To complete the Okta account creation process, follow the Okta Account Creation Instructions. Note that you’ll need the following to complete the Okta process:

  • Banner ID
  • SLUNet ID

Once you go through the Otka account creation process and set up your password for the mySLU portal, this sets your password for all SLU-managed systems, applications and wireless networks. It may take up to sixty minutes for this change to be reflected everywhere. If you need assistance with the new Okta system or login, please contact the IT Service Desk at  314-977-4000 or helpdesk@slu.edu.

To access your mySLU portal, please use the following information:

  • Banner ID
  • SLUNet Username
  • Default Password: Id[Banner ID]pa$s

For more information and specific instructions on how to utilize the mySLU portal, please visit the using mySLU webpage.

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

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 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

Freshmen are not eligible to enroll in 1818 courses.

Course Load Limit

Students who wish to enroll in 1818 courses may enroll in a maximum of 11 credit hours per semester. Yearlong courses will be considered as distinct units, with the full assignment of the credit hours being carried in each term. For example, a 4-credit-hour yearlong course will be considered 4 credit hours in the fall semester and 4 credit hours in the spring semester. 

With more than 200 years of experience designing developmentally appropriate higher education courses and programs and with more than 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.

How Do I Drop or Withdraw From an 1818 Course?

All drops and withdraws can be initiated by emailing 1818@slu.edu with your name, course(s) you would like to drop or withdraw from, and your Banner ID number. 

What does it mean to drop an 1818 course? Dropping an 1818 course means your 1818 course (along with the grade) will be completely removed from your Saint Louis University transcript, and you will not owe a balance for the course. If a balance has already been paid for the course, you will receive a refund for the course. All drops must be requested before the drop deadline.

What does it mean to withdraw from an 1818 course? Withdrawing from an 1818 course means your 1818 course will remain on your Saint Louis University transcript, but instead of a grade being listed, a status of "W" is listed. This could have a negative or neutral impact on your college admissions depending on the university you apply to. Receiving a "W" is always better than receiving a failing grade. Withdrawing from a course also means you will still be responsible for paying for the course. All withdrawals must be requested before the withdrawal deadline.

If you need help deciding if 1818 coursework is right for you, please don't hesitate to reach out to the 1818 coordinator at your high school or our office at 1818@slu.edu for guidance.

Why Do We Need Your Social Security Number?

Disclosure of your Social Security number (SSN) is requested for the Student Records system and for compliance with federal and state reporting requirements. Federal law requires that you provide your SSN if you’re applying for financial aid.

Additionally, to comply with the Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997, we must obtain your correct SSN to file returns with the IRS and to create a 1098T statement for you.