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It’s easy to apply to Saint Louis University’s online programs through the School for Professional Studies. Eight-week sessions for our undergraduate and certificate programs start six times a year. Graduate and post-bachelor certificate programs start twice a year in the spring and fall.

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If you have questions, call us at 314-526-2825.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

SLU's School for Professional Studies welcomes adult learners seeking an undergraduate education, but for whom life interrupted their educational journey. Adult life circumstances for the purposes of admission would include individuals with at least one of the following characteristics: delayed enrollment in post-secondary education, attends part-time for at least part of the academic year, works full-time (35 hours or more/week) while enrolled, is financially independent, has dependents other than a spouse, is a single parent, or has other demands that make traditional education less feasible.

Additional requirements include:

  • Completed application
  • High school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250
  • Minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless qualified for conditional admittance)
  • Official transcript* from most recent institution attended (If you have never attended college, you must confirm on your application that you completed high school or the GED.)

Upon admission, a new student must complete a virtual meeting with their academic coach to enroll in first-term coursework.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Undergraduate degree (most successful applicants have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better)
  • Official transcript* from a degree-granting institution
  • Statement of purpose (about 500 words)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • External reference recommendations (encouraged, but not required)

Upon admission, a new student must complete a virtual meeting with their academic coach to enroll in first-term coursework.

*If you’re applying for a program within the SLU School of Professional Studies, we will attempt to retrieve your official transcripts for free. After you speak with a member of our admissions team and submit your application:

  1. You will be sent a transcript authorization form for each university attended.
  2. The form(s) will be sent via DocuSign to the email address provided in your application for your electronic signature, and once signed, we’ll request your transcripts on your behalf.

Please Note: It is your responsibility to ensure Saint Louis University receives all official transcripts. We will attempt to obtain all transcripts, however, some institutions may require a direct request from you for your records. Please resolve any holds that will prevent us from obtaining your official transcript(s).