Freshman Application Instructions

Admission to Saint Louis University is determined on a rolling basis, meaning we review and make decisions on applications as they arrive. There are two ways to apply:

Option One: Apply directly through the applicant portal.

Create an account with the SLU applicant portal. You will enter  autobiographical information and answer questions about your education history. It will allow you to enter your achievements, employment and summer activities. You will also write a personal essay. 

Make sure to include all required documents and add the domain to your email safe list to ensure you receive important updates from SLU throughout the application and enrollment process.

Option Two: Complete and submit the Common Application.

Saint Louis University accepts the Common Application. You will still be asked to submit all documents required by SLU, such as your official high school transcripts and official standardized test scores.

Reviewing Your Application

If you’ve already created an account or completed the application (including the Common Application), you can log in to the applicant portal at any time to review it.

Review Your Application 

Important Admission Deadlines

Date Deadline
October 1 FASFA becomes available to first-time filers
November 1 Transfer application deadline (spring)
December 1
  • Scholarship consideration priority deadline
  • Presidential Scholarship application deadline
  • Deadline to apply for medical scholars, honors program, physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Preferred deadline for nursing program
February 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship application deadline
  • Priority deadline for filing the FAFSA
March 1 Transfer application deadline (fall)
May 1 
  • National candidate reply date
  • Deposit

If you have any questions about SLU or your application for admission, contact us at 314-977-2500, 1-800-SLU-FOR-U or at