Admissions Procedure: First-Year Students
The admission process at Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus is highly personalized and we’re here to help. We look at each applicant to determine their preparation and potential for college-level work. We are looking for students who wish to learn about the world around them through their academic coursework as well as through interaction with an internationally diverse community.
Tuition & Fees
Steps for becoming a SLU-Madrid student:
- Online application
These deadlines are for the submission of our online application only. Admission documents can be sent in after these deadlines. We encourage you to apply sooner to increase your chances of getting greater financial aid packages and scholarships. For deadline extension requests, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who require a Spanish student visa
Term Application Deadline Fall May 31 Spring October 15
Applicants who don’t require a Spanish student visa
Term Application Deadline Fall August 1 Spring December 15
2. Submit Your Documents
- Personal essay
As part of the online application, you will be asked to write a 500-word essay. The topic is given on the online application.
- Official high school transcripts or academic records
Seniors must submit a sixth- or seventh-semester transcript. If you have already finished high school, you must supply your final transcript.
- ACT/SAT scores (U.S. high school applicants only)
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Spanish Education System
Applicants from Spanish high schools must submit their bachillerato grades and Selectividad or PAU results when available.
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program candidates must submit their high school transcripts and IB grades. Predicted grades may be sent if final grades are not yet available.
French Education System
Applicants studying in the French system must submit their last three years of Baccalaureat (1º, 2º & Terminale) and the relevé de notes du Bac when available.
British Education System
Applicants studying under the British system must submit their A-/AS-level marks and GCSE or IGCSE results. Predicted A-/AS-level marks may be sent if final marks are not available during the application period.
Applicants studying in other educational systems from those mentioned above must present their secondary school transcripts and other documentation (i.e. national entrance exam results or school leaving certificate) that would give them access to university in their country of origin. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions.
- Letters of recommendation
Although these documents are not required, should you wish to submit one or two letters of recommendation and a CV of your extracurricular activities, they will serve to strengthen your application.
Non-native English speakers should consult our English language requirements for admission.
How to submit your documents
Official high school transcripts and test scores (with the exception of the ACT and SAT) can be sent by email to email@example.com or by mail to the Madrid Campus or St. Louis Campus addresses below. You can also have your high school counselor email transcripts or have them sent through Parchment or Naviance. Essay, CV/résumé and letters of recommendation can be uploaded to the online application or sent by mail:
Office of Admissions in Spain
Office of Admissions in the U.S.
Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus
Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus
3. Application Review
The application will be considered complete when the online application and all other required and/or optional documents have been submitted. The Office of Admissions starts reviewing applications on November 1st. After that, once your application is complete, we will notify you about your admission by email within a week to 10 days.
If your final grades or test scores won't be made available until after the application period, we will review your application on the basis of your latest high school transcripts and predicted grades.
If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Applicants from outside the U.S.
Office of Admissions