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Saint Louis University Counselor E-Bulletin
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Counselor E-Bulletin
As your students continue the college search and decision process, this edition of the Counselor E-News Bulletin will provide you with the updates and information necessary to help your students be a Billiken in 2011!

Scholarship deadline approaching - Dec. 1

The priority deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration is Dec. 1. For priority consideration, students must complete their admission file - which includes an application for admission, official ACT or SAT test scores and official high school transcript. Dec.1 is the deadline for applying to the Physical Therapy program, which is done through the regular SLU online or Common Application.

Please remind your students that Dec. 1 is also the deadline for submitting the separate applications for the following:
  • The Presidential Scholarship
  • Medical Scholars Program
  • The Honors Program

2011 Financial Aid 101 and FAFSA completion workshops

Saint Louis University is hosting free, on-campus Financial Aid 101 and FAFSA Completion Workshops for students and parents in January and February. Each workshop will explain the scholarship and financial aid process and help students to complete the 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) question by question.

Dates include the following Sundays in January and February:
  • Jan. 16
  • Jan. 23
  • Jan. 30
  • Feb. 6
  • Feb. 13
For those who cannot attend an on-campus workshop, SLU is hosting online chats on the following evenings for students and parents to speak with financial aid professionals:
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11
  • Thursday, Jan. 27
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9
Please encourage your students to participate in these helpful events. More information can be found at

SLU summer programs for your students interested in medicine

This summer, SLU will offer two summer programs for students interested in medicine: the AIMS Summer Workshop and the Surgical Procedures Workshop.

Scheduled June 20-24, 2011, the Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) Workshop will expose participants to a variety of medical specialties including Physical Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Sports Medicine, as well as Surgery, Orthopedics, Anesthesiology, Cardiology and Neurosurgery. The intent of this workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to learn about the myriad of careers that are available to medical professionals. Students eligible for admission will be entering their junior or senior year of high school, or freshman year of college in fall 2011.

The Surgical Procedures Workshop, scheduled July 11-15, 2011, focuses on the latest advances in surgical techniques, including microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery and other innovative techniques. The week will include lectures and demonstrations by leading surgeons and features multiple visits to hospitals and surgery centers for observations.

Students eligible for admission to these programs will be entering their junior or senior year of high school or freshman year of college in fall 2011. If you have more questions about these programs, click here to visit the Web site or contact Lisa Suggs at

Please direct students who may be interested to this Web site for further details about these programs.

Counselor Web Page

Saint Louis University encourages you to visit our web page for high school guidance counselors. You can stay updated on what’s new at SLU, keep track of important deadlines, download forms, watch a video tour of campus and keep in touch with your school’s admission counselor. If you haven’t already, be sure to add the page to your browser’s favorites so that you can access it frequently.

Office of Undergraduate Admission • One Grand Blvd. • DuBourg Hall, Room 119 • St. Louis, MO 63103
314.977.2500 or 1.800.SLU.FOR.U •

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