Our students report that over 500 colleges and universities internationally have accepted credits earned through Saint Louis University's 1818 Advanced College Credit Program.
Exploring how other institutions accept dual-credit is an important step in planning your academic journey. While 1818 is highly transferable and accepted by institutions nationwide, it's important to research in advance how the 1818 Program aligns with your higher-ed goals.
- If you are planning to study at SLU: Grades earned through the 1818 Advanced College Credit program are considered Saint Louis University grades and will become part of your undergraduate GPA if you enroll at SLU as a full-time student.
- If you are planning to study elsewhere: If you are not planning to attend SLU, please note that most institutions typically do not accept grades lower than a C for transfer credit. Highly selective or specialized degree programs at certain institutions may not accept 1818 credits.
- If you are planning to earn a degree in medicine: Institutions (including SLU) may not accept 1818 credits.
When considering how your credits will transfer, it's important to know the distinction between transferability and applicability of credits.
- Transferability dictates whether or not an institution with accept college credit from another institution.
- Applicability means that your credits may transfer, but they may not always apply to your degree requirements. For example, they may transfer to an institution as a general education credit, but they may not apply as requisites for your specific degree program.
Where Will My 1818 Credits Transfer?
It's important to keep in mind that each institution has its own unique policies regarding the acceptance of credits and their applicability to specific degree programs. Students can navigate this process by using the following resources:
- Transferology.com: A free site that requires an account creation. It allows you to list all of your SLU 1818 courses and search through participating universities to see how the credits translate at the institution.
- Institution websites: To find out how specific courses transfer to that university, conduct a web search to locate their transfer policy page. Some recommended search prompts include: "[Institution name]'s transfer equivalency," "[Institution name]'s transfer credit policies," etc.
- Institution's admission office: Contact the institution's admission office directly to ask how dual-credit courses might transfer.
Making the most of these resources can equip you to make informed decisions about your higher-ed journey and decide if 1818 credit is the right path for you.
How Do I Request a Transcript?
When you're ready to transfer your 1818 credits, you may do so by ordering an official SLU transcript below. We recommend waiting until the grade submission deadline for each course before ordering your transcripts. The cost to send an official e-transcript $5. Any transcripts ordered with missing grades will need to be reordered when grades are posted if a student wishes to receive credit for their coursework.
Transcript request fields we often get questions about:
- Are you a current student?: No
- Were you a student before 1988?: No
- When were you a student?: Put the first year that you began taking classes and the last year you took classes. This can be a rough estimate.
- Contact Information: This needs to be the student's contact information.
- University Information: Only provide a valid university email address if required. Transcripts will need to be reordered if you put your own email in this section.
How Do I Access My Unofficial Transcript?
A copy of your coursework, called an "unofficial transcript," can be viewed through your student MySLU account using the following steps:
- Log into mySLU. If you've never set up mySLU, please follow these directions using the credentials located in your registration confirmation email.
- Search for and click on "Banner Self-Service."
- Click on the "Student" tab.
- Click on the "Student Records" link.
- Click on the "Academic Transcript" link.
- Click the "Submit" button.
For assistance setting up your MySLU account and viewing your unofficial transcripts, please contact email@example.com.
Need Help Transferring Credits?
The 1818 Program acknowledges your diligent efforts in earning your credits and is here to support you should you encounter any difficulties in transferring your credits. Please know that while we will do our best to assist you, final decisions regarding credit transfer lie with the host university, guided by their internal policies.
Should you face any transfer issues, please follow the steps below:
- Request an explanation for the non-transfer of the course and provide the institution with a course syllabus. If you do not have a copy of your syllabus, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you still encounter challenges in transferring your credit, please don't hesitate to contact the 1818 Program at email@example.com.