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Below are questions students frequently have about transferring to Saint Louis University.  If your question is not addressed below, do not hesitate to contact your admission counselor. 

When is the deadline to apply as a transfer student?

With the exception of certain majors, SLU accepts applications on a rolling basis.

SLU’s occupational therapy program requires transfer applications be submitted by Feb. 15 for fall admission and by Oct. 15 for spring admission. Remember, your application is not considered complete until all required materials are submitted.

Is an essay and/or résumé required for the transfer application?

 A personal essay and résumé are optional and not required as part of your application. However, we recommend submitting an essay and résumé if you are concerned about your chance of admission.

What is the minimum GPA that will be considered for my major program?

The minimum for all admission is a 2.5 GPA, but the requirement could be higher depending on your major. The specific program pages have more detailed information on additional requirements.

When should I apply?
You should apply as early as possible the semester before you wish to transfer.
What should I do if my application is incomplete because I don’t have college transcripts yet?

We still need information from that school, even if you’ve just started. Ask your college for a transcript showing the course schedule. You can also provide us with an unofficial schedule.

What scholarships are available for transfer students?

Transfer students may be eligible for SLU’s freshman merit-based scholarships, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and several scholarships exclusively for transfer students.

Scholarships for Transfer Students
Applying for Financial Aid
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I'm a transfer student but was accepted to SLU as a freshman and received a freshman scholarship. Is that award still available to me?

The only case in which a transfer student would be awarded a freshman scholarship is if he or she is transferring to SLU and will start here with less than 24 hours of credit attempted.

Will credits earned from an accredited four- or two-year institution transfer to SLU?

Most general college-level classes in which you achieved a grade of “C” or higher should transfer to SLU. You can use our course equivalencies resource to get an idea of how your previous courses will transfer.  


Are my high school transcripts and/or ACT/SAT scores required for transfer admission?

SLU does not require an official high-school transcript or ACT/SAT score if you have more than 24 transferable credits hours.  If needed, official ACT and/or SAT test scores can be sent to us electronically by the testing company or will be accepted if included on official high school transcripts.


Does SLU offer an A+ Scholarship?

SLU does not offer a scholarship attached to Missouri's A+ Scholarship program.