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Saint Louis University Counselor E-Bulletin
Counselor E-Bulletin
Happy New Year from Saint Louis University! 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 2012!

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Deadline January 15th

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is granted to students who are committed to the promotion of diversity in our society and who demonstrate leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the greater community. Recipients of this scholarship will be connected to students, facuty and staff who are dedicated to promoting Dr. King's ideals at Saint Louis University.

Students who meet the following criteria are invited to fill out a separate application for Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship candidacy:
  • A ranking in the upper one-third of the student's high school class
  • Composite of 23 or above on the ACT or 1070 or above on the SAT
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, weighted or unweighted, as reported on the student's high school transcript at the time of application
More information can be found at:

Please note: We are still accepting applications for fall 2012 general admission.

2012 Financial Aid 101 and FAFSA informational workshops

Saint Louis University is hosting free, on-campus Financial Aid 101 and FAFSA Informational Workshops for students and parents in January and February. At each workshop, financial aid professionals will explain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) question-by-question and provide helpful hints so that attendees leave prepared to tackle the FAFSA!

Dates include the following Sundays in January and February:
• January 8
• January 15
• January 22
• January 29
• February 12

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:
• Wednesday, Jan. 4
• Tuesday, Jan. 10
• Wednesday, Jan. 25
• Thursday, Feb. 9

Please encourage your students to participate in these helpful events. More information can be found at

Do You Have a Student Interested in Pre-Law?

Students who meet the minimum requirements for consideration and who have submitted their application for freshman admission must apply separately for the Pre-Law Scholars Program via the online application.  We are looking for students with a composite ACT score of at least 28 or a combined SAT score of at least 1250 (math and critical reading), as well as an outstanding high school academic record. Completed applications should be submitted by February 1 to be eligible for priority consideration.

More information regarding the Pre-Law Scholars Program can be found here.

Special Visit Programs

SLU offers special visit programs throughout the year that offer a variety of sessions and information tailored to specific audiences.

On Thursday, January 5, 2012, the Chicago Alumni Mass and Reception will be held at Old St. Patrick's Church allowing future students and SLU graduates to interact in the Chicago area.

Below are the dates for upcoming Mass & Reception events in cities across the country.  Online registration is available prior to the date of each event.

• Omaha (Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012) • Houston (Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012)
• Dallas (Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012) • Milwaukee (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012)
• Kansas City (Saturday, March 10, 2012) • Cleveland (Sunday, March 18, 2012)
• Denver (Sunday, March 25, 2012)

More information about these events can be found here:

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

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