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Your Journey to SLU-Madrid as a Degree-Seeking Student

No matter where you are in the admissions process with Saint Louis University, we want to be sure you're on the right track.

Below is the schedule for what's happening in the months leading up to your enrollment at SLU-Madrid. You can find relevant dates for deadlines, notification periods and Madrid campus closures. Don't forget to reference previous months to ensure you haven't missed any important steps.

Fall 2022 applicants

September 

  • Application opens for fall. Submit your application via Common App or SLU app. 

October 

  • Apply for FAFSA (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only) using SLU's FAFSA code of 002506.

November 

  • Application review begins - admission decisions sent on a rolling basis.
  • Nov. 1 (National holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • Nov. 9 (Local holiday): Madrid Campus closed.

December 

  • Dec. 1: Priority deadline for FAFSA.
  • Christmas week: Madrid Campus closed.

January 

  • First week of January: Madrid Campus closed; reopens on Jan. 11.

February 

  • Feb. 1: SLU's priority deadline for FAFSA.
  • Research the Spanish student visa process at your nearest consulate and get an appointment (for June or early July).

March 

  • March 1: Director's Scholarship application deadline.
  • Financial aid packages begin to load into MySLU (U.S. citizens and residents only).
  • Consider your housing options and make necessary plans or confirmations (to access the SLU-Madrid host family database, you must pay the confirmation fee first).

April 

  • April 11-17 (Easter Week): Madrid Campus closed.
  • Begin collecting visa documentation and book a visa appointment for June or early July (if your consulate has an appointment stipulation).

May 

  • May 1: Accept our offer of admission by paying your confirmation fee. After May 1, confirmation is on a rolling basis.
  • May 1 (National holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • May 2 (Local holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • May 31: Application deadline for students who need a student visa for Spain.

June 

  • Attend your visa appointment.
  • Send final transcripts and official test scores.
  • Class registration begins for first-year and transfer students.
  • Math and English placement tests (if necessary, confirmed students only).

July 

  • July 1: Priority deadline to accept financial aid via MySLU (non-merit scholarships only).
  • Attend your visa appointment (early July).
  • Fill out the Arrival Form when you have your travel plans.
  • Send final transcripts and official test scores.
  • Class registration continues for first-year and transfer students.
  • Math and English placement tests (if necessary, confirmed students only).

August 

  • Aug. 1: Application deadline for European Union passport holders.
  • Send final transcripts and official test scores.
  • Late August: Fall 2022 online pre-departure sessions for new students and families.
  • Aug. 28: Fall 2022 First year and transfer arrival date and housing move-in.
  • Aug. 29-31: Fall 2022 Welcome days for first-year and transfer students.
  • Aug. 31: Fall 2022 Convocation Ceremony.
  • Sept. 1: First day of class.
Spring 2023 applicants 

January 

  • Application opens for spring. Submit your application via Common App or SLU app.
  • Application review begins - admission decisions sent on a rolling basis.
  • Apply for FAFSA (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) using SLU's FAFSA code of 002506.

February 

  • Feb. 1: SLU's priority deadline for FAFSA.
  • Feb. 24 – 25 (winter break): Madrid Campus closed.

March 

  • Financial aid packages begin to load into MySLU on a rolling basis (U.S. citizens and residents only).
  • March 29-April 2, 2021 (Easter Week): Madrid Campus closed.

April 

  • Attend Virtual Open Campus (date TBD).
  • April 11-17, 2023 (Easter Week): Madrid Campus closed.

May 

  • May 3 (Local holiday): Madrid Campus closed.

June 

  • Research the Spanish student visa process at your nearest consulate and get an appointment (for October or early November).

July 

  • Consider your housing options and make necessary plans or confirmations (to access the SLU-Madrid host family database, you must pay the confirmation fee first).

August 

  • Begin collecting visa documentation and book a visa appointment for October or early November (if your consulate has an appointment stipulation).

October 

  • Oct. 1: Spring 2023 application deadline for students who need a student visa for Spain.
  • Oct. 12: (National holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • Oct. 15: Accept our offer of admission by paying your confirmation fee. After Oct. 15, confirmation is on a rolling basis.
  • Attend your visa appointment.
  • Send final transcripts and official test scores.
  • SLU-sponsored housing assignments take place.

November 

  • Nov. 1: (National holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • Nov. 9: (Local holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • Attend your visa appointment (early November).
  • Fill out the Arrival Form when you have your travel plans.
  • Send final transcripts and official test scores.
  • Class registration begins for first-year and transfer students.
  • Math and English placement tests (if necessary, confirmed students only).
  • SLU-sponsored housing assignments begin.

December 

  • Dec. 1: Spring 2022 application deadline for European Union passport holders.
  • Dec. 6 (National holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • Dec. 8 (National holiday): Madrid Campus closed.
  • Fill out the Arrival Form when you have your travel plans.
  • Send final transcripts and official test scores.
  • Class registration continues for first-year and transfer students.
  • Math and English placement tests (if necessary, confirmed students only).
  • SLU-sponsored housing assignments continue.
  • Christmas week: Madrid Campus closed.

January 

  • Jan. 10: Spring 2023 first-year and transfer arrival date and housing move-in.
  • Jan. 11: Spring 2023 welcome days for new and study abroad students.
  • Jan. 12: First day of class.

Ready to Apply? 

The first step to becoming a SLU-Madrid student is submitting an application for admission. We're on the Common App, or you can submit an application via SLU's online portal.

SLU-Madrid is proud to be SAT/ACT test optional. If you choose not to send SAT/ACT scores, you will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process. 

Already Been Admitted? 

¡Bienvenidos!  We're thrilled that you've been admitted and hope you'll choose to embark on an adventure that will allow you to deepen your understanding of the world and your place within it. 

Our Information for Admitted Students page lists everything you need to know to help you in the enrollment process: how and when to confirm your attendance by paying the confirmation fee, housing options and important information about applying for a student visa for Spain.  

Visit the Information for Admitted Students Page

Do you See Yourself at SLU? 

Deciding where to go to college is a big choice, and we're here to help! We offer a number of different ways to learn more about campus. If you're in Madrid, email us at admissions-madrid@slu.edu to schedule an in-person visit!