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Requirements for Admission

Saint Louis University encourages you to apply using our online application. We review all transfer applications with care and consideration. Remember, we won’t start reviewing your application until we’ve received all the required documents, so get started now.

See SLU's Freshman Admission Requirements 

Read the Application Instructions

The links above provide general application information for undergraduate students. As a transfer student, you will also need to submit copies of transcripts from every previously attended college or university. Depending on how many college credit hours you’ve taken, you may also need to submit your high school records and GPA.

College Transcripts

Official copies of transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended must be submitted as part of your application. This includes original transcripts for college-level coursework you completed during high school, even if those courses also appear as transferred-in credit on a later transcript.

Submitting Your Transcripts

Saint Louis University only accepts official copies of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts, photocopies, faxes or printouts from websites will not be accepted. You should have any previously attended college or university send your transcripts directly to SLU’s Office of Admission:

Saint Louis University Office of Admission
DuBourg Hall, Room 119
One North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Non-degree Seeking Students

If you are a non-degree seeking student, you must also submit college transcripts as part of your application. Official transcripts from every college or university previously attended are required if you do not have a bachelor’s degree. If you do have a bachelor’s degree, you are only required to submit a transcript that shows completion of the degree.

High School Transcripts and ACT/SAT Results

If you have completed fewer than 24 transferable credit hours or you have graduated from high school within a year of when you would start at SLU, an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores are also required. 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.

GPA Calculation

Most of SLU’s undergraduate programs require you to have a 2.5 or greater cumulative GPA in your previous college-level coursework. Contact the Office of Admission or a transfer counselor for specific information.

The GPA calculated by SLU is used in both admission and scholarship review. It is based on all of your submitted transcripts, so it may not correspond with the cumulative GPA that appears on an individual transcript.

Transferring Credits from Other Colleges or Universities

The transferability of your previously earned college credit to Saint Louis University is only evaluated after you’ve submitted an application. Generally, you will be notified of your credit transferability within one month of receiving written notification of admission.

For an estimate of how many courses that you’ve already taken may count toward your degree from SLU, check out our unofficial course-transfer form.

Additional Details on Credit Transferability

To be considered eligible for transferability, your previous college-level coursework must be taken at an accredited college or university. In addition, the grade received in the course must be at least a ''C'' or better. Saint Louis University reserves the right to reject the transfer of any credit for which the University has no equivalent coursework.

You may transfer an unlimited number of credits from four-year colleges or universities to Saint Louis University. Regardless of the number of credits transferred, you must earn at least 30 credit hours from Saint Louis University to be eligible to receive a degree from SLU.

Coursework taken more than 10 years ago may require review in order to determine if the course will be accepted for transfer or used as a prerequisite. A student may — at the University's discretion — be required to complete proficiency exams, take additional courses or repeat selected courses. This policy may also apply to coursework less than 10 years old for disciplines in which the University has determined the body of knowledge or its interpretation have undergone significant change.