Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I find out the status of my Graduate admission application?

    • If you applied online and would like to check your application status, you can do so by logging in with the Login ID and pin you created when you applied: Check my Application Status
  2. What are the minimum scores for the GRE to be considered?

    • GRE quantitative score greater than 650 (old grading system), or greater than 150 (new grading system).**

      • ** GRE score requirements may be waived for those students who have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or who have three or more years of relevant industry or academic experience. Please request in writing a waiver to once all other requirements are met.
    • What if my GRE score is 149?  If a students GRE Score is under 150, the student won’t necessarily be rejected automatically. A committee reviews all student qualifications as a whole with the intention of making sure each student will succeed across the board.
  3. Will you accept GMAT scores in place of the required GRE scores?

    • We will only accept GRE scores (quantitative). 
  4. What is considered an official transcript?

    • You requesting your transcript(s) to be sent from your previous institution(s) directly to Saint Louis University. Copies will not be accepted.
  5. Where do I send my official transcripts?

    • Transcripts can be mailed to:
      Saint Louis University
      Graduate Admission,
      One North Grand Blvd
      DuBourg Hall, Suite 150
      St. Louis, MO 63103
      - OR -
    • Your previous institution(s) can electronically download to Saint Louis University school code 6629.
  6. How do I transfer in credits?

  7. How do I submit my references?

    • In the application process, students are asked to submit three email addresses for their references. Our system will automatically send a recommendation request with specific instructions on how to submit the recommendation electronically. You as a student will not submit your reference letters.
  8. How do I apply for scholarship funding?

    Students can apply for scholarship funding via the following methods:

    1. Assistantships — Explore available graduate assistantships.
    2. Parks College Graduate Fellowship  — Applications open annually for the following academic year in February. For more information, visit our Parks College Scholarships website.
    3. Faculty Grant Funding — It is possible for students to receive funding through faculty grants however, there is not always funding available. Students are encouraged to explore our engineering and aviation research areas and contact the appropriate faculty member.
    4. SLU Graduate Programs — Learn more about affording a graduate education at SLU.
  9. When is my application due?

    • Regular admission applications (without financial aid) may be submitted any time throughout the calendar year.
    • Complete applications must be submitted by January 31st to be considered for financial aid (fellowships or graduate research assistantships) for the following Fall semester.


For International Applicants

  1. What are the minimum scores for the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to be considered for admission?

    • A score of 550 or higher on the TOEFL PBT (older, paper based version) or a score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL IBT (newer, internet-based version).
    • You may also submit an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall band score of 6.5 or higher. IELTS | TOEFL scores
  2. Who do I contact with questions about my VISA?

    • Please contact Cathy Donahue in the Office of International Services with questions regarding your VISA. after you have accepted the offer to attend Saint Louis University’s graduate program.


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How to apply, tuition and financial aid, frequently asked questions and more.


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Explore available graduate assistantships and financial aid options for prospective engineering and aviation graduate students.

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Your guide to acclimating to our programs and to steer through the steps to graduation. 


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View our graduate program catalog to learn more about the program and research areas.