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Information for Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to Saint Louis University. Let us be the first to congratulate you. You're on your way to becoming a Billiken! There are a few steps to take to confirm your enrollment.

SLU Fair

Students at SLU Fair encourage other students to get involved with K:ODE, a student club dedicated to K-pop.

You can download SLU’s International Student Handbook in English or Chinese.

Before you take the next step, you will need your SLU Net ID and your Banner ID, which was included with your email admission notification after being admitted to SLU. 

After You're Admitted — Next Steps

1. Change your password and log into the MySLU portal.

The mySLU portal serves as a comprehensive online resource for admitted students. As a new Billiken, you can use mySLU to submit your enrollment deposit and your housing contract. You can also view a calendar of important due dates, register to attend events exclusively for admitted students and find more information about the other programs mentioned in this packet.

Activate your SLU Net ID and password

Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up your SLU Net ID.

To maintain the security of our students and their information, all SLU students are required to set their SLU Net password. 

Access and navigate the MySLU portal

Once you change your password, you will be ready to log into mySLU. Visit myslu.slu.edu and add the page to your browser’s favorites. Then log in using your SLU Net ID and newly created password.

  • To receive important campus updates, simply view that information on your personalized mySLU home page.
  • To submit your enrollment deposit, click the Tools tab and choose the Payment Suite icon. Within the Payment Suite, click on the eDeposits tab and use the drop-down menu to choose the appropriate deposit. Note that the enrollment deposit is followed by the semester in which your enrollment will begin.
  • To submit your housing contract, click the Tools tab and choose the Student Housing icon. Be sure to select the housing contract that corresponds with the semester in which your enrollment will begin.

2. Send in required documents to the Office of International Services.

Required documents to obtain I-20 or DS-2019

1. A color copy of your passport.

2. A letter of financial support from the person(s) or sponsoring agency funding your study at Saint Louis University. Depending on your situation, this could be from you, your parents or a scholarship agency, among other options. View a sample letter of support.

3. A letter from the sponsor's bank verifying that the funds are available and will be so for your duration of study at the University. The financial evidence must cover at least the amount needed for the first year, including any scholarships you may have received.

Dependent Visa: The Office of International Services can provide support in bringing your family to the United States as you study or work. Your spouse and children (unmarried and under the age of 21) are eligible for a dependent visa; parents, siblings and other extended family members are not.

View more information on dependent visas

Send all documents by email to internationalservices@slu.edu.

Once your documents have been verified you will received a confirmation email. Your I-20 or DS-2019 will be processed within 7-10 business days and sent to you electronically.

If you are currently an F1 student enrolled at another university in the U.S., we ask that you complete this transfer form in addition to the above required documents.

3. Begin the visa application process.

Once you have submitted your financial documents, you will be mailed your official Certificate of Eligibility — also known as a Form I-20 — for an F-1 student visa or a Form DS-2019 for a J-1 exchange visitor visa. This form is required for a visa. After you've received that form you can begin the visa process.

4. Submit your enrollment deposit and housing contract.

The enrollment deposit ($200 for graduate students, $500 for undergraduate students) secures your place for the upcoming semester and should be submitted once you have decided to attend SLU. The deposit can be fully refunded if you submit proof of visa denial.

Enrollment Deposit

Online: Go to myslu.slu.edu, click the Tools tab and choose the Payment Suite icon. Within the Payment Suite, click on the eDeposits tab. The correct deposit choice is followed by the semester in which your enrollment will begin. Saint Louis University accepts American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa.

By Wire: International students can make payments using Flywire. Flywire accepts payments from any country, typically in your home currency. You can initiate payment at slu.flywire.com. Flywire will keep you informed every step in the process, including when the funds have reached your student account.

Housing Contract

After submitting your enrollment deposit, you can complete your housing contract online by logging into mySLU.slu.edu. Log in to your mySLU account using your SLU Net ID and password (refer to step 1). Click on Tools and select the Student Housing icon.

  • You must submit your enrollment deposit via myslu.slu.edu in order to start your housing contract. You will receive access to the housing contract once your enrollment deposit has been received and processed. This usually takes 24-48 hours.
  • You should complete your housing contract as soon as possible in order to have the best chance at receiving your top preferences. Housing assignments are made based upon the date on which housing contracts are received. Once you have submitted your housing contract, you are able to edit it in order to change housing preferences as well as meal plan and roommate requests. Editing your housing contract does not change your original date of submission.
  • You can request a specific roommate. Only mutual roommate requests for other admitted SLU students will be considered. You and your requested roommate will need to provide one another’s Banner ID numbers on your respective housing contracts to make a roommate request. By utilizing a software called RoomSync, SLU assists students in finding their best roommate match. Students will receive communication about how to use RoomSync to find a roommate after May 15, 2020.
  • You must read and electronically sign the housing contract. You are bound by the contract once you agree to its terms. If you decide not to attend SLU, you must request cancellation by May 1, 2020, in order to be eligible for a refund of your $200 advance payment.

5. Send in additional required documents.

  • Your final transcript, showing successful completion of all remaining coursework. Incoming first-year students send in a final high school transcript with a graduate date and/or a copy of the graduation certificate. All documents must be accompanied by an English translation if necessary and sent to your International Admissions Counselor at international@slu.edu.
  • Your flight itinerary. SLU staff will provide transportation to campus from the airport during the designated pick-up dates. You must send your arrival details to the Office of International Services at internationalservices@slu.edu, even if you will be arriving outside of those dates.
  • Your immunization record, health history and proof of basic health insurance. Students who do not have their own health insurance will enroll in the University’s health insurance plan. Associated charges will be applied to your account. Download the required health forms.
  • Submit your student ID photo online before arriving on campus. See instructions here.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2022 Deadlines

Enrollment Step Deadline Additional Information
Complete application for admission

Monday, April 1

Students must have a complete application on file
Be admitted to SLU

Monday, April 11

Students must have received an official admission letter

Submit financial documentation

Monday, April 18

Last day for students to submit financial documents

I-20 issued Friday, April 29

Final day I-20s will be issued 

Submit enrollment deposit

Friday, May 13

A $200 deposit must be paid to confirm enrollment
Submit stamped visa in passport

Friday, May 13

Students must submit copy of visa to enroll in summer session

Summer orientation Thursday and Friday, May 19-20

Modified orientation

Classes begin Monday, May 23 Summer classes begin

 

Fall 2022 Deadlines 

Enrollment Step Deadline Additional Information
Complete application for admission

Friday, July 8

Students must have a complete application on file.
Be admitted to SLU

Friday, July 15

Students must have received an official admission letter.

Submit financial documentation

Friday, July 22

Last day for students to submit financial documents

I-20 issued Friday, July 29

Final day I-20s will be issued 

Submit enrollment deposit

Monday, Aug.1

A $200 deposit must be paid to confirm enrollment.
Submit stamped visa in passport

Friday, August 12

To register for fall session classes students must submit a copy of the visa.

Fall Orientation Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18-19

Mandatory in-person orientation for all international students

Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 24 Fall classes begin

 

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