Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Continuing Education and Professional Development

English As A Second Language

Saint Louis University welcomes international students from all countries at most levels of English skills. International students include individuals from foreign countries who are seeking a university degree and should be entering or have entered the United States with a student visa.

Direct Admission

Non-native English-speaking students who score above 80 on the TOEFL iBT and above 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam are eligible to apply for direct admission to a specific academic program at Saint Louis University. These students should apply at

English as a Second Language Program

Under the College of Arts & Sciences, English as a Second Language Program offers various levels of ESL instruction. For more information about the ESL Program and the application process, please visit INTO SLU website 

Please, be aware that the ESL Program is currently in transition, and the website is under construction. All application questions can be directed to For general information about the ESL Program, please contact