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Welcome to Saint Louis University

Let us be the first to congratulate you. You're on your way to becoming a Billiken! If you will be attending our main campus in St. Louis, Missouri, read on. If you are attending SLU-Madrid, review information for our students in Spain.

What's Next?

Here are the next steps


Step One: Get Started in mySLU

The mySLU portal serves as a comprehensive online resource for our admitted students. As a new Billiken, you can use mySLU to submit your enrollment deposit, apply for housing and see important due dates. 

  1. Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up your SLU Net ID and Okta multi-factor authentication. 
  2. You will log in to your mySLU account using your SLU Net ID and SLU Net ID password. 1818 students: If you've previously logged in to mySLU or paid for classes, use the same password.

For additional assistance, watch this video.

Log Into mySLU

Need help? ITS is available by phone weekdays at 314-977-4000.

Step Two: Confirm Your Enrollment

To confirm your enrollment at SLU, you’ll need to pay an enrollment deposit. (For SLU-Madrid students, this is called a confirmation fee.) This secures your place in the freshman class and should be submitted when you have decided to attend SLU. If you decide not to attend SLU, you will forfeit your enrollment deposit.

Step Three: Complete All Your mySLU To-Dos

Once you've logged into mySLU, you can:

Tell Us Your Housing Preferences

  • Complete your housing contract through mySLU. You must submit your enrollment deposit in order to start your housing contract. You will receive access after your enrollment deposit has been processed which usually takes 24-48 hours. Interested in theme housing? Complete your Learning Community or theme housing application. Your residence hall placement is based on your Learning Community.

Get Ready for SLU 101

  • Register for SLU 101 Orientation.
  • Students currently living overseas are not required to attend SLU 101 Orientation. 

Complete Course Placement Testing and Registration Survey

  • Make sure to complete your placement testing and course registration survey as soon as possible. Your results allow your academic advisor to pre-register you for classes.

    • Take placement tests no later than May 15 for the summer or fall 2023 semester.
    • Students are provided access 24-48 hours after their enrollment deposit has been submitted.

Stay in Touch

  • SLU Email: Be sure to log in to your address regularly for important reminders and updates from us. Select the Microsoft Office 365 Mail app in mySLU.
  • If you applied to SLU using your high school email address, please contact your admission counselor before your high school email account becomes inactive (by May 15) with an alternative email address. 

Get Your SLU ID

  • Submit your photo for your SLU ID. Be on the lookout for an email, sent to your SLU email account, in late spring that will share information on how to submit your photo online for your SLU ID. View SLU ID photo guidelines.

Step Four: Review Financial Aid

Invest in Your Future

  • Submit your  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • SLU code: 002506
  • Check your email — personal and/or SLU email address — for a message from SLU Student Financial Services. You will find your personalized URL in this message to view your financial aid offer.
    • Need help understanding your offer? Watch this webinar.
  • Accept the terms and conditions of your financial aid offer.
  • Accept or decline your financial aid offer.
  • Complete your Master Promissory Note if you accepted loans.
  • Make arrangements to pay your final account balance. First payment is due Aug. 3

Step Five: Complete Other To-Dos

Visit SLU

  • The best way to see yourself at SLU is to visit campus! Head to our visit page to explore spring 2023 events for admitted students.

See How Your Credits Transfer

Final Transcripts

  • Final high school and/or college transcripts must be submitted no later than Aug. 1. Transcripts can be mailed to the Office of Admission or sent electronically to 

Health To-Dos 

  • Submit your medical forms by Aug. 1. All forms can be found at Life at SLU under the Student Health tab. 
Enroll in or waive your student health insurance by Aetna before you move to campus. Registration will open in mid-July.

International Services

International students have a few additional steps. Our Office of International Services can help.

Discover What’s Waiting at SLU

What's Next?

Prepare For Your First-Year at SLU

We believe in educating the whole person at Saint Louis University. We are not only concerned with your mind, but also your heart, body and spirit. From various tour options to the SLU EXPeriential Learning Program, discover the many ways to start connecting with SLU.

Visit SLU

When you come to campus to be a Billiken for a day, we know you will be able to picture yourself as a Billiken for life. From admitted student lunches to overnight experiences, there are many ways to see yourself at SLU through a campus visit.

Plus, if you are a newly admitted freshman for summer or fall 2023, you are eligible for our Visit Grant — visit campus during February, March or April of 2023, and we'll credit $250 to your SLU account.

First-Year Experience

SLU 101 Orientation and Saint Louis University's Fall Welcome are the first events that kick-off your first-year experience, also known as FYE. You'll find resources to support you all through your first year at SLU — and beyond.

Real-World Experience

Adding real-world experience to your résumé helps you to stand out to future employers. Get started before classes begin by participating in one of our virtual internships, part of the SLU EXPeriential Learning Program. Incoming Billikens are offered this opportunity as soon as they are admitted to SLU.

We’re Here to Help

General questions? Contact your admission counselor, or email us at

Trouble Accessing your mySLU account? Chat with ITS (AskSLU).

Issues accessing Payment Suite? If you're in your mySLU account and unable to make a payment, email