Saint Louis University

e.advisor - August 2016

Welcome to Fall 1!
The fall term begins on Monday, August 15 - Register today! Check out the full schedule of classes available online.

Students are encouraged to register themselves online through Banner Self-ServiceThe academic plan provided by your advisor can be used as a reference for required courses.

Contact your advisor directly if you have registration questions. You may also call 314-977-2330 or email

New Policy to Begin in Fall
This fall the School for Professional Studies will be implementing the Continuous Progress Policy. The policy states that all students must regsiter and complete at least one course per semester (i.e. Fall 1 + Fall 2 = a semester).

If a student is unable to register for a semester, s/he should fill out a Leave of Absence. If a student is not registered for a semester and has not requested a Leave of Absence, the student's status will be changed to inactive. Please contact your advisor directly with any questions. 

Fall Graduation Deadline is September 2!
Certificate students, undergraduate degree students and graduate degree students must apply for graduation through Banner Self-service. Fall deadline is September 2. 

If you have any difficulty applying for graduation, please contact Kathleen Yepez, Associate Registrar, by email or phone (314) 977-3198.  

Alumni Accomplishments

  • Claire Wyneken, a 2015 graduate of the MA in Leadership and Organizational Development program, was recently appointed CEO of the Wyman Center
  • Eric Bailey, a current student in the MA in Leadership and Organizational Development program, had an article published on Use This One Parenting Skill and Become a Better Manager

Well done!

 Faculty Publications


Ignatian Reflections

At the beginning of a new academic year, we have many things pressing in on us: the demands of work, family commitments and pressures, and the question of how we will do in our classes. In the Ignatian tradition there is always an emphasis on taking time out to reflect and meditate on these things, to order our lives wisely, and to be intentional about how we conduct ourselves. This is especially true as we begin new endeavors.  Of course, reflection means that we actually take time to “listen” and not merely “hear” the voices and sounds around us.

The tradition of listening is important as we learn from instructors, other students, colleagues, and the voices of those in the texts we read. Fr. John Veltri, S.J. composed a prayer that captures the importance of listening and it might be especially relevant for the beginning of a new term and how we should take time out to listen:

“Teach me to listen, O God, to those nearest me, my family, my friends, my co-workers.

Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, “Accept the person I am. Listen to me.”

Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me– the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished.

Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside — in the deepest part of me.

Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice — in busyness and in boredom, in certainty and doubt, in noise and in silence.

Teach me, Lord, to listen.  Amen.”

Upcoming Certification Classes at SLU’s Workforce Center

Interested in receiving a certification for college credit at School for Professional Studies? Enroll in one of our upcoming certification courses and earn college credits when you pass your exam! To learn more about our certifications available for college-credit or other course listings, please contact us at 314-977-3226 or or visit us at

Certification courses offered in August:

3 College Credits Available Upon Passing Certification Exam

Good News for Veterans Interested in Training at the Workforce Center!

On Tuesday, July 12th, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accepted and processed the Missouri State Approving Agency (SAA) approval of programs offered by the Workforce Center. This means students eligible for VA educational assistance may receive benefits while attending classes at the Workforce Center.

The Workforce Center offers certificate programs and certification courses in a number of interest areas including Cyber Security, Project Management, Microsoft MCSA Windows Server R2 2012 and Information Security Risk Management. Courses are available live at Saint Louis University and are offered during the day or evening. The Workforce Center staff will also personally discuss and create a learning plan tailored to an individual’s interests and skillset.

For more information or to inquire about your eligibility, please contact Helen Greaves at 314-977-4186 or

Financial Aid Corner

Fall 2016 billing statements have been mailed out.  Please see the below information for answers to questions that students have.

Making a payment, enrolling in a payment plan

E-Bills and account activity may be viewed online through Saint Louis University's Payment Suite, accessed through (then the Tools tab).

Payments may be made online, via mail and in person.

Payment due dates are:  

  • Fall semester: Aug. 1, Sept. 1, Oct. 1, Nov. 2 and Dec. 1

Late Payments:

Students enrolled in the payment plan with the enrollment fee will automatically be switched to the payment plan with the 1% interest charge if they are late making more than one payment. Interest charges and late fees will not be assessed until after September 1st for the fall semester.

Nonpayment on Account:

If any tuition, fees, or charges owed to the University are not paid as and when due, we reserve the right to withhold transcripts or diplomas related to your enrollment, cancel your enrollment for a current term, and/or registration for future terms. If you no longer plan to attend Saint Louis University, please contact the Office of the Registrar for an official withdrawal at 314-977-2269.

Deferred Payment Option

SPS offers special financial arrangements for students whose employers reimburse tuition costs after completion of a course. Students must submit documentation indicating the employer's reimbursement amount and the student's eligibility to the Office of Student Accounts prior to the beginning of each semester this option is to be used. Tuition or fees not paid by employers are due on the regular payment due dates.

To expedite the process, SPS has provided this Tuition Deferment Form to fill out and submit

Payments online:

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Payments via mail: 
Mail your payment to: 
Saint Louis University 
Office of Student Financial Services 
PO Box 790165 
Saint Louis, Missouri 63179-0165

Please be sure to include the student Banner ID number on the check.

Payments in Person: Payments may be made directly to the Cashier located in DuBourg Hall, Room 4.

Refunds: Students who have aid which exceeds their direct billed costs will receive a refund. Aid
can be paid no sooner than 10 days prior to the start of the semester. After aid has been applied
based on the student's choice, refunds will either be mailed via check to an address designated on
the student's account; or deposited directly into a checking or savings account as set up by the
student. To take advantage of the electronic (EFT) refund process, click on the "refund" tab within
the "Payment Suite" of your mySLU account.

Career Services Corner
Career Services is open all year for students and alumni.  Susan Gale, the career development specialist for SPS, is available in person, by telephone at 314-977-2830, email or Skype. Daytime appointments can be made through mySLU. Other appointments are available by calling (314) 977-2828.  

Handshake, the internshiHandshakep and jobs database for students and alumni, can be accessed through mySLU or  Within Handshake are Interview Stream and SLUvisors, helpful tools for students and alumni.

Career and Graduate School fairs, events, career counseling, resume/cover letter reviews and job/internship assistance are available. Please contact Career Services today!

SPS South Campus Advising
Are you a SLU employee currently taking classes at SPS? Sharon Spicer will be available to advise SPS students at Drummond Hall Conference Room 2 on the first Wednesday of each month between the hours of 1-5 p.m. For an appointment, call 314-977-3324 or email Walk-ins welcome.
Upcoming Dates: August 3

Trivia Night 2016Save the Date for the SPS Trivia Night on November 4, 2016
The 8th Annual SLU School for Professional Studies Trivia Night to benefit student scholarships will be held on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Please contact Lisa Masters, SPS Development Officer, at (314) 977-3938 or if you would like to help or contribute.

More information to come...

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New Student Orientation  

Professional Programs Fair

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