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COVID-19 Admission Questions

Although much in the world has changed this spring, one thing remains consistent at Saint Louis University: We are excited for you to be a Billiken.

We know you might have a lot of questions about this summer and fall at SLU, especially if next year will be your first year of college. We've provided answers to questions we're hearing frequently below. If your question is not addressed, please contact us at admission@slu.edu so we can be in touch. Please also visit our admission and admitted student pages for more information and to connect with other current and future Billikens.


Admitted Students (Fall 2020)

Applicants for Summer/Fall 2020

What will you use to determine admission if I don’t have grades for my last semester in high school? 

Admission decisions can be made with the coursework and grades provided on a seven-semester transcript. Final transcripts are due prior to registration for the second semester at SLU. Please note that at this time, all documents must be submitted electronically.

If my school is closed and I can’t get my transcript, can I still be admitted and attend in the fall?

Yes. We can accept other methods of official or unofficial transcript submission, such as screenshots and photos. Your admission counselor can help you with this process.

I can’t take the ACT/SAT. How will that affect my admission and scholarships/financial aid?

For students applying for summer or fall 2020 admission, December 1, 2019, was the priority date for admission and scholarships at SLU. If you still wish to apply for admission for this summer or fall and cannot take the ACT or SAT, we will work with you to obtain residual ACT testing if we are able.


Admitted Students Summer/Fall 2020

What if I can’t submit my final high school transcript?

We can accept other methods of official or unofficial transcript submission, such as screenshots and photos. Your admission counselor can help you with this process. Final transcripts are due prior to registration for the second semester at SLU.

My GPA went down for my last semester because I don’t do as well in online classes. Will this affect my scholarships or admission?

No. We recognize the significant stresses of this semester, and changes in your GPA after admission to the University will not be considered.

Is there still a requirement for freshmen to live on campus or will I need to make other arrangements?

Our current policy requires first-time students to live on campus for their first four semesters.

Will fall courses be online?

We are currently planning to have in-person courses this fall. In the event that we are not able to, students will be well supported through their online experience. Our advisors, tutors, writing center and many other services are still accessible for students taking online courses.

Will there be any changes to the requirements to receive transfer credit for AP or CLEP exams?

No. We will honor AP/CLEP/IB scores as they have amended their policies due to COVID-19.

My last semester high school dual credit courses were online. Will they still count for college credit?

Yes, as long as they appear on an official transcript from the high school or college.

What will happen for SLU 101 Summer Orientation?

SLU 101 will not be an in-person program this year, but you should still register for session dates that fit your availability. Check your email for more information.

Will there be any changes to financial aid packages?

We recognize that the current public health crisis may bring unexpected financial hardships to students and their families, and we are committed to supporting students during this challenging time. Students facing financial hardships are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@slu.edu.

Is May 1 still the deposit deadline?

We are continuing to operate as planned, but please be assured of our commitment to work with you and your family. Please note that some programs anticipate reaching capacity, so it is important to submit your deposit by May 1 in order to secure your place. Contact your admission counselor with any questions.


General

How are shared spaces kept clean and safe?

Enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures have been implemented for all common areas on campus and will continue as long as is deemed necessary. All buildings on the north campus are now card-access only. A consolidated housing plan, developed in conjunction with public health professionals, has been implemented for students who were granted exemptions to remain on campus.