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. 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.
What can we offer you as a Billikeño? If community, curiosity and service to mankind are important to you, then SLU-Madrid is the place for you.
We recognize that you may not be able to see campus for yourself, so we're finding new ways to help you engage with our community. You can visit our urban campus online or connect with us via a virtual information session or by talking to one of our current students.
Your first step to becoming a Billiken 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. Remember that you must be a confirmed student to apply for housing (first-year students) or register for classes.
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 you via email or watch the video.
SLU's first-year recommended housing is with Nexo residences, particularly El Faro. While students may opt to choose their own housing, as SLU-Madrid doesn't have a housing requirement, there are many benefits to living with other incoming students (full room and board, furniture, bed linen, once-a-week cleaning, launderette, gym, common areas, walking distance to campus, etc.). Nexo Residencias will provide a smooth transition to life in Madrid for first-year and transfer students interested in an international residence hall experience. Students arriving in the fall will be required to commit for a full-academic year; students who enroll in spring can contract for one semester depending on space availability.
El Faro Nexo Residencias is a privately run dormitory for university students. It does not belong to SLU-Madrid nor to any university, in particular. For more information and to apply, visit the El Faro website.
Nexo Residencias offers other several co-ed residences for students. Single and double rooms are available.
If you do not hold a European passport and you will be in Spain for 90 days or more for your program, you must apply for a Spanish student visa at your nearest consulate. 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 in order 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 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 transfer credit for classes from other institutions (AP, CLEP, IB Highers).
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.