Greetings from Saint Louis University! As your students begin to make their college decisions, this edition of the Counselor E-News Bulletin will provide you with the information necessary to help your students be a Billiken in 2011!
Saint Louis University is hosting two Faculty Chats on March 8 and 9, giving prospective students and their parents a chance to talk with professors from academic departments. Students can get answers to basic academic questions and learn more about specific majors that interest them.
Direct your students to the SLU Chat
link at admission.slu.edu
to learn more and set up a chat account.
Financial Aid Appointments
Upon receipt of a completed FAFSA, SLU will mail students’ financial aid packages in mid-March that will itemize the total cost of attending SLU and notify students if they qualified for any institutional-aid, federal grants, work-study, and/or federal student loans. Once students receive their financial aid package, our admission counselors, who also serve as financial aid counselors, will contact them to discuss its contents.
Counselors will be offering financial aid appointments throughout the spring to go through the award line by line. Appointments will be provided on-campus, over the phone and via Skype video chat. Counselors also will travel to the cities listed below for in-person financial aid meetings.
- Northbrook, Ill.
- Willowbrook, Ill.
- Naperville, Ill.
- Omaha, Neb.
- St. Louis
- Kansas City, Mo.
Please encourage your students to keep an eye out for their financial aid packages and to schedule their financial aid appointments as soon as possible.
Upcoming events for admitted students
As your students begin to decide which university will best fit their needs, Saint Louis University is hosting two exciting events: Billiken Bus-In & Fly-In and Admitted Student Day.
For the Billiken Bus-In & Fly-In on Sunday, April 3
, we’re inviting admitted students from all around the country to visit SLU. Chartered buses will transport students from the following cities to Saint Louis University:
- Bloomington, Ill.
- Columbia, Mo.
- Kansas City, Mo.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- Omaha, Neb.
As a bus ride from Texas or California might be a little long, we are inviting our Texas and California admitted students to fly in. SLU will provide transportation between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and SLU’s campus. Students should plan to arrive between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 and to schedule their flights out of St. Louis on Monday, April 4 after 2 p.m.
Once here, all students will stay overnight in a residence hall, attend a class with a current student, meet with faculty and staff from their program of study, before departing home.
If students are unable to attend the Billiken Bus-In & Fly-In or would like to make the trip to SLU on their own with their parents, we encourage students to attend Admitted Student Day on Saturday, April 9
. Students and their parents can learn more about the student’s intended major, attend a question-and-answer session, find out about SLU student life, meet with admission and financial aid counselors and take a campus tour.
Students who live in the listed Billiken Bus-In cities have the option of choosing either the Billiken Bus-In or Admitted Student Day. Students not living in the listed cities, including those from metro St. Louis, will only receive an invitation to the Admitted Student Day event on Saturday, April 9. Students interested in these events should register at visit.slu.edu
Featured Admission Counselor: Harvey Guillermo Werner
Harvey Guillermo Werner, coordinator of international admission, joined Saint Louis University’s office of admission in January 2011. Born and raised in Louisiana, Harvey’s family is originally from Bogota, Colombia. He oversees the international admission team and works with international students from around the world.
New majors: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Public Health and
The Doisy College of Health Sciences will offer a B.S. in Magnetic Resonance Imaging within the Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapeutics Department beginning fall 2011. Magnetic Resonance Imaging provides an excellent pre-med curriculum. For more information, click here
Within the School of Public Health, SLU now offers two unique undergraduate degrees in the growing field of health sciences – the B.S. in Public Health and B.S. in the Health Management. Both degree programs have an accelerated track that allows qualified students to earn a graduate degree with just one additional year of study.
The Public Health degree seeks to prepare students by concentrating on how environment, personal behavior, policy and health care all affect a community’s health. This program is perfect for students interested in science and big-picture social analysis with its strong global health dimension. For more information about Public Health, click here
The Health Management program prepares students to address the complexities of a health system while delivering better medical care – a very important skill in a rapidly-changing health care environment. For more information about Health Management, click here
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.