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September 2012
November 2012

As your students continue the college search and decision process, the Counselor E-News Bulletin will provide you with the updates and information necessary to help your students be a Billiken in 2013!

Scholarship and Program Deadlines Approaching - December 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 an official high school transcript.

December 1 is also the deadline for applying to the following programs:

• Physical Therapy
• Nursing
• Occupational Therapy
• Athletic Training

Students can apply online or through the Common Application.

Please remind your students that December 1 is also the deadline for submitting separate applications for the following programs:

The Presidential Scholarship
Medical Scholars Program
The Honors Program

2013 Financial Aid 101 and FAFSA 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 prepare students to complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Dates include the following Sundays in January and February:

Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 27 Feb. 10

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 between 5 - 8 p.m. CST:

Tues., Jan. 8 Wed., Jan. 16 Tues., Jan. 22 Thurs., Feb. 7

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

Admission Presentations Streaming Live

At SLU, we understand that time and travel constraints make it difficult to visit campus, which is why we have made our admission presentations available online. On Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (CDT) we broadcast our admission presentations through online webinar sessions. During these webinar presentations, students have the opportunity to interact live with a SLU Admission Counselor and learn more about the admission process and life at SLU. Click here to see a complete schedule of the online presentations and to register for a session.

SLU Summer programs in Business and Medicine

The Sports Business Summer Academy is a special program developed to introduce rising high school juniors and seniors to the business of sports. During the three and a half day sessions, students are introduced to basic business concepts related to sports through presentations by faculty and business professionals. The program will be held in early July of 2013.

SLU will offer two summer programs for students interested in medicine: the AIMS Summer Workshop and the Anatomy 101 Workshop.

Scheduled June 24-28, 2013, 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.

The Anatomy 101 Workshop through the AIMS program, scheduled July 22-24, 2013, provides introductory anatomical learning through 3D auditorium presentations, comparative dissections and other "hands on" programs. Students will have the opportunity to interact with physicians, anatomists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals. If you are interested in science or medicine, the workshop is a great way to sharpen your skills. 

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 2013. If you have more questions about these programs, click here to visit the website or contact Ray Vollmer at

Changes in NCAA Eligibility for Athletes

The NCAA initial eligibility standards are changing for students who enter college for the first time in Fall 2016. NCAA is trying to educate students and high school counselors so they are aware of the change as the students impacted go through high school. The NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations to create an educational video.

If you have athletes who are interested in participating in NCAA athletics, we encourage you to use this resource and talk with your coaches about it.

Student Spotlight

At SLU, we are proud of our students. This section features current students, highlighting their journey to SLU, involvement in the community and goals upon graduation!

Alexandra Cole
Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Health Care Ethics
Class of 2015

Phoenix native, Alexandra Cole, has certainly had no troubles finding her place at SLU. After just two years, Alex has gotten involved in many activities and organizations on campus, like Greek life, the Micah program, Society of Women Engineers, and Oriflamme, an organization responsible for helping incoming freshmen transition to SLU during Welcome Week. Alex says, “It was easy to find my niche on SLU's campus. There are so many organizations available and a diverse group of people committed to encouraging each other to be involved and to be passionate. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else!” The Jesuit mission originally drew Alex to Saint Louis University. After visiting SLU in February of her senior year of high school she knew it was exactly where she wanted to be the next four years and where she could continue to cultivate her faith. Alex is dedicated to continuing her commitment to service in her professional career, which she hopes to be in the medical field. After graduation, she plans to take a gap year to travel, and then go on to medical school.