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Saint Louis University understands the important role high school counselors play in guiding students and families through their college search and application process. Choosing a college is a big decision, and we want to be sure you have the information you need to support students who are interested in applying to SLU.

Attend an Event at SLU

Throughout the year, SLU offers visits and events for high school counselors and others supporting students in their college search. Looking for visits for high school students and families? Please direct them to SLU's visit page for the latest events and tour schedules.

Admission FAQs for High School Counselors 

What is the Billiken Promise?

Saint Louis University is committed to finding innovative ways to help students succeed and grow during their time as a Billiken. The Billiken Promise is SLU's one-of-a-kind commitment to students. These programs offers affordability, experiential learning, global immersion and wellness initiatives.

Learn more about the Billiken Promise

Who can my students contact for questions about SLU or the application process?

Every student who considers SLU or applies to SLU will have a dedicated admission counselor to serve as a resource during the admissions process. Admission counselors can answer questions or direct your students to a campus resource that can assist them.

Find the admission counselor assigned to your high school or area

How do I submit letters of recommendation for students?

Though letters of recommendation are not required for admission to SLU, they are strongly encouraged. Students can use their Billiken Gateway portal to add a reference for a letter of recommendation — recommenders will then submit their letter or recommendation online. Letters of recommendation can also be emailed directly to Recommendation letters submitted over email must come directly from the recommender and must include the student’s name, state and high school.

View SLU admission requirements and recommended items

Are standardized test scores required for admission to SLU?

Saint Louis University offers a standardized test-optional admission process for all undergraduate programs. Applicants may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process.

Applicants who choose to submit ACT and/or SAT scores can have them sent electronically from the testing company or include them on official high school transcripts. Self-reported scores will also be considered. If multiple test results are sent, SLU does not superscore.

  • SLU’s ACT code is 2352
  • SLU’s SAT code is 6629
How do I look up classes at SLU?

Once you've been registered for classes, you can view your course schedule on Banner Self-Service via your MySLU account.

Prior to course registration, you can view the SLU course catalog by following these steps:

  • Click here.
  • Select the term you would like to take courses in in the first drop-down menu.
  • Search for 'Subject' in the first drop-down menu (course subjects organized in alphabetical order).
  • Click 'Class Search.'
  • Courses being offered will appear with class dates, instructor and number of seats open.
What kind of scholarships or financial aid does SLU award?

It is SLU’s goal to remove barriers that stand in the way of students receiving a world-class, Jesuit education, including financial barriers. SLU offers a wide range of merit-based and competitive scholarships each year. 99% of first-time SLU students received financial aid, and around 40% of our graduates each year complete their degrees with no debt.

Learn more about SLU’s scholarship offerings

Please note that the priority consideration deadline for most SLU scholarships is Dec. 1. and the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship application deadline is Feb. 1.

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