I’ve been admitted. What’s next?
Studying at SLU-Madrid will be a smart decision and an incredible experience. We're thrilled to congratulate you on your admission and welcome you to campus as a Billikeño. Our mascot, the Billiken, is a symbol of “the way things ought to be,” but SLU-Madrid students add a Spanish flair that is consistent with our international identity. By joining the student body at SLU-Madrid, you will benefit not only from an outstanding American education but also from immersing yourself in the rich history, language, culture, politics and lifestyle of the vibrant Spanish capital.
Now that you have been notified of your admission, complete these steps.
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Your first step to becoming a Billikeño is accepting our offer to join our student body. The 225€ non-refundable confirmation fee can be paid using your Banner ID and date of birth. We will send you an email once it’s been received.
If you have been admitted conditionally, you must meet the requirement(s) stipulated in your acceptance letter.
MySLU is the University tool that provides access to several services, such as your SLU email account, financial aid information, University learning tools and student records.
In order to start operating with MySLU, please follow the instructions sent to your personal email or read our set-up guide.
Due to the global health pandemic, we have adjusted our academic calendar and are delaying the start of our in-person session for the Fall 2020 semester. Classes will have an online component for the first few and last few weeks so that the in-person session will be exactly 86 days for mobility purposes, which are discussed in our visa section.
First-year students will benefit from an international residence hall experience. SLU-Madrid has partnered with Nexo Residencias to provide a smooth transition to life in Madrid. Fall students are required to spend two semesters in the residence hall; students who enroll in the spring have a one semester requirement.
If you’re a transfer student, you do not have a housing requirement and choose the option that works best for you; visiting students should speak to their study abroad office regarding any stipulations with housing. Visit our Housing FAQs to learn more about SLU-sponsored host families or the private student residences fellow Billikens recommend.
The residence hall housing database opens in April for the following fall; move-in for SLU housing is Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
At the present time, many Spanish consulates around the world are closed to the general public. For this reason, we have adjusted the start date of the in-person session so that students can plan to arrive on September 11 and depart on December 5, 2020, allowing many nationalities to begin their studies and stay visa compliant; students who return to SLU-Madrid for the Spring 2021 session must apply for a Schengen student visa for the 2021 calendar year.
We encourage students who are able to apply for a student visa to do so, thought we recognize that the immediate future of their availability remains unclear.
If you are unable to travel to Spain visa-free, you must apply for a Schengen student visa prior to your arrival. Please note that students who do not hold a European Union or U.S. passport will need to make payment for one full semester’s tuition for SLU-Madrid to issue your student visa documentation. While your consulate is the best source of information, we can get you started on the basics on our Visas for Spain page.
Your academic adviser will help you register for your classes and conduct the necessary math placement exams (if required), but you can get a sneak peek by searching Banner Self-Service or our degree sheets. We also offer advanced placement credit for classes from other institutions (AP, CLEP, IB Higher Levels).
Finally, let us know when you plan to arrive in Madrid. That way, if there is inclement weather that prohibits you from catching a plane or your visa appointment is close to the arrival date, we’ll be sure to get you caught up. You can also read more about our mandatory welcome sessions for incoming students or browse arrival material. Plan your travel according to the housing arrival date if you’ll be in SLU-sponsored housing.