It may be to your benefit to have a driver’s license or state-issued ID while you study in the United States.
To apply for either ID, you must:
- Request a letter from the Office of International Services in the International Student Portal under "forms" on the left hand side. It will take at least 48 hours to process your letter. Please plan accordingly. Each letter is valid only for 30 days from the date of request. Do not request a letter if you are planning to be outside the U.S. for the next 30 days.
- Gather all documents required by the state of Missouri. Please find your immigration status to learn what additional documentation is required. If you do not have a Social Security number for the second requirement, follow these steps to contact the Social Security Administration to get an exemption letter. The letter from our office will cover the third requirement.
- Find a DMV office to apply for an ID. The closest office to SLU is at 3917 Lindell Blvd. Driver’s license applicants will need to pass a written test, vision test and road sign test. These requirements are not necessary if you are applying for a State ID.
Tips to Pass a Driver’s Test
You can find a lot of information online to help you study for the Missouri written examination.
After you pass the written tests, you should practice for the driving test. The following driving schools provide pickup from campus. Contact them directly to arrange a pickup, ask about costs, etc.
Coach Harder Driving School
Missouri Driving School
Savedriver Services Driving School