Undergraduate International Year One Programs

Saint Louis University's undergraduate international year one programs prepare students to enter the next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at SLU. The programs allow students to begin earning credits toward a degree even if they do not meet the English requirements for direct entry.

Three types of first-year international year one programs are available at SLU based on English proficiency: 

  • The accelerated pathway is a one-semester program. 
  • The standard pathway is a two-semester program.
  • The comprehensive pathway is a three-semester program.

Upon successful completion of the pathway and meeting progression requirements, students may enter the next semester of undergraduate study at Saint Louis University. This transition from a pathway program to a University degree program is called matriculation.