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It’s Not Too Late to Apply: Freshman Application Paths

When it comes to applying to college, it can pay to be early — literally. At Saint Louis University, students are encouraged to apply as soon as you're ready (the freshman application opens Aug. 1 each year) to be automatically considered for many of the scholarships SLU offers. 


There are lots of scholarships and financial awards available for first-time freshmen at SLU — more than 10 based on academic merit, talents, service, leadership and financial need alone.

How do I Apply for Admission to SLU? 

Saint Louis University offers three application paths for all first-time freshman applicants: Early Decision, Early Action and Regular Decision. Explore the options to see which is the right fit for you

How Do I Apply For Scholarships at SLU?

Applying for scholarships at SLU is easy. You are eligible for the Billiken, Ignatian, University, Deans' and Vice Presidents' Scholarships just by filling out the University admission application. The Presidential and Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships require a separate application, but you can complete them from right within SLU's application portal.

Only SLU's Presidential Scholarship — a chance at a four-year, full-tuition award — requires that candidates submit all their materials by Dec. 1. The deadline for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is Feb. 1. 

Find Other SLU Scholarship Deadlines

Other Important Application Dates for Incoming Freshmen at SLU:

Questions? Contact SLU's undergraduate admission or financial aid offices. And remember, it's free to apply to SLU online. Get started!

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