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Visiting Young Scholars

Are you looking for the college experience before you graduate high school? Saint Louis University's Visiting Young Scholars program offers you an opportunity to take college classes on SLU's campus while in high school.

Visiting Young Scholars


Visiting Young Scholars are current high school students who have the aptitude to succeed in 1000/2000 division courses at Saint Louis University. Qualified high school juniors and seniors may sit in SLU courses at the St. Louis campus, Spain campus or online.

This program bridges the gap between the high school and the college experience. Determining if the courses count toward high school graduation is at the discretion of the high school administration and the responsibility of the family to articulate. 

Prospective Scholar Information

If you're ready to accept the challenge of being an early college student with SLU,  review the following information and submit an application before the applicable deadline.

Student Eligibility

The Visiting Young Scholars program is a rigorous college experience where you'll take courses alongside traditional undergraduate students. You’re eligible to apply to enroll into any 1000/2000 level course, if:

  • You are entering grades 11 or 12
  • Hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have parent and high school permission
  • Meet the SLU course pre-requisites
  • There are available seats in the course section

You can take up to 11 credit hours per semester. 

Program Benefits and Cost 

The benefits of becoming a Visiting Young Scholar go beyond just college credit. You will also have the opportunity to receive:

  • Reduced tuition rate for Saint Louis University undergraduate courses
  • A Saint Louis University transcript
  • Coursework applicable toward a degree at SLU upon acceptance as a full-time student
  • Coursework that is transferable to other colleges and universities
  • Access to campus libraries, computer labs, museums, athletic activities, and various social and cultural events
  • Access to a college academic advisor to discuss/plan a degree program

The tuition rate is $350 per credit hour. Visiting Young Scholars pay the same lab fees as full-time matriculating students. Due to the discounted tuition, the Visiting Young Scholars program does not offer additional tuition assistance or scholarships. Saint Louis University tuition remission cannot be applied for Visiting Young Scholars. 

New Scholar Application
  1. Review the SLU course class schedule for available courses during the semester you wish to enroll. VYS students are only eligible for 1000/2000 level courses with remaining enrollment.
  2. Fill out the Visiting Young Scholar application. 
  3. On the second page of the application, select 'Visiting Young Scholar' under 'Application Level.' 
  4. Submit your official high school transcript electronically to
  5. Once your transcript is received and your application is complete, you will be contacted by a staff member with next steps. 
Returning Scholar Enrollment

If you’ve already completed a semester in the Visiting Young Scholars program and are in good standing, you do not need to re-submit application materials.

  1. Email the VYS office at with your full name, Banner ID, and the course names you wish to enroll in and for what semester.
  2. The VYS office will verify instructor approval and confirm your enrollment with a message sent to your personal email account. 

To search for courses offered at SLU, click here

Current Scholar Information

Being a high school student in a college course can be overwhelming, but Saint Louis University and the Visiting Young Scholars office is here to help you. Your time as a Visiting Young Scholar is an opportunity to challenge yourself academically, experience the college lifestyle first-hand, and navigate institutional structures. 

MySLU Account

MySLU is the central hub for online tools at Saint Louis University including accessing your student records, paying your bills, accessing University software, and used to schedule appointments with the Student Success Center.

If you do not know your MySLU information, please email to retrieve your information.

If you need a password reset, please contact SLU IT at 314-977-4000, option 1.

Login to your MySLU Account

Tuition and Billing Information

You can access and pay your bill online using the Payment Suite in your MySLU account. The Payment Suite is located under the "Tools" tab in the icon with the green dollar bill in the center. For payment deadlines and additional information on how to pay your bill at Saint Louis University, click here.

Saint Louis University tuition remission cannot be applied for Visiting Young Scholars.

For inquiries regarding your tuition bill, contact Student Financial Services.

Academic Deadlines

The Visiting Young Scholars program follows the regular academic deadlines of Saint Louis University since the students are actively enrolled in traditional undergraduate courses. 

These deadlines are important to know regarding tuition payments in order to avoid late fees or being sent to collections. Additionally, students should be aware of the withdrawal deadlines and tuition refunds for dropping courses. 

Saint Louis University Academic Calendar

Saint Louis University Drop, Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Deadlines

Saint Louis University Payment Deadlines

Academic Advising

As a Visiting Young Scholar, Jacob Wierson will serve as your primary academic advisor. Any concerns regarding your participation or coursework should be addressed to Jacob. Additionally, faculty will communicate with your advisor if there are any issues or concerns.

If you wish to meet with a specific program regarding coursework for a future degree plan at SLU, please contact us at with the program you are interested in and we will facilitate a meeting with the appropriate representative from Saint Louis University.

Academic Support Services

If you find yourself confused by class material, intimidated by an assignment or just unsure of what is standing between you and the grades you want, the Saint Louis University Student Success Center can help you as a SLU Visiting Young Scholar. Additionally, you can contact your academic advisor for assistance. 

Explore the academic resources available to support you

Learn more about the Student Success Center

Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources

The Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources at SLU exists to support your educational experience by helping you access academic accommodations and services needed to ensure your success.

If you currently have accommodations in your high school coursework such as extra time on a test, an IEP, etc. due to a disability, you will want to reach out to the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources to ensure you are eligible for a similar accommodation for your college coursework. The team will work with you, your family, instructors, and the VYS to staff to find reasonable accommodations to ensure your success.

All inquiries received by the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources about the availability of reasonable University-related accommodations are kept confidential.

Contact the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources

Class Location

Classroom locations will be updated on your class schedule which can be found on your MySLU account under the "Student" tab.

You can also locate your classes on Banner Self-Service by clicking "Student," then "Registration," then "Student Schedule."

For reference, "North" is the main campus, "South" is the medical center and "Law" is the SLU Law campus located in downtown St. Louis. 

View the Campus Map


You can visit the SLU Barnes and Noble bookstore online

To locate your textbooks online, click on the "Textbooks" tab on the SLU bookstore website,  select the term, department, course and section of your class and click on the "Find Materials" button at the bottom. 


Parking information can be found through Parking and Card Services.

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