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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.

Registration for the Spring 2024 term is now closed. 

What Happens After I Register?

High School Coordinator signs off on GPA (completes exception if necessary)

  1. Parent signs emailed consent notice
  2. Instructor confirms student's enrollment
  3. An email is sent to the student and parent from confirming enrollment for courses the student has signed up for.
  4.  A bill is sent via mail and email mid-semester.

Once the steps above are completed, students and parents will receive a welcome letter that contains the student's 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, which houses the student's SLU unofficial transcripts and more.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the 1818 Program?

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 cumulative weighted scale and electronic approval of the 1818 course instructor or 1818 partner coordinator. Juniors and seniors who have achieved an average 3.0 weighted GPA in the previous 2 semesters  may be an exception.

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 cumulative weighted scale and
  • completed the pre-requisite course(s) with a grade(s) of B or higher and
  • electronic approval of the 1818 course instructor, 1818 coordinator and parent/guardian

There are no exceptions to the above requirements. 

High School Freshman

Freshmen are not eligible to enroll in 1818 courses. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Course Load Limit

Students who wish to enroll in 1818 courses may enroll in a maximum of 11 credit hours per semester. For yearlong classes, the credit bearing will be split between the fall and spring semester. For example, a 3-credit-hour yearlong course will be considered 1.5 credit hours in the fall semester and 1.5 credit hours in the spring semester. 

How Do I Drop or Withdraw From an 1818 Course?

All drops and withdraws can be initiated by emailing 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 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.