Admissions Requirements and Application Procedure
As student applications are received from all over the world, SLU-Madrid’s admission requirements are flexible enough to account for differences in secondary school educational systems. Applicants are asked to follow one of the following four admission options.
- Adhere to the admission standards of an American university, which include the submission of a completed secondary school transcript (or official GED score report) and SAT or ACT scores. Applicants who are from countries that issue a secondary school leaving certificate must also submit this certificate. To apply for admission, applicants must send their most recent academic transcript. If admitted, applicants will be asked to forward their final academic transcripts upon completion of secondary school.
- Adhere to the admission requirements of the British educational system: submission of either three "A"-level exam results, an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), or two “A”-level and two “AS”-level exams. SLU-Madrid also asks applicants to send their academic transcripts for their final four years of secondary school.
Applicants who have not yet taken their "A"-level or AICE exams, but plan to do so before they begin studying at SLU-Madrid should forward their predicted “A”-level exam results to the University. If admitted, the Office of Admissions will ask applicants to forward their final "A"-level or AICE exam results when they become available.
- Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) and submit academic transcripts and final IB grades. Applicants who have not completed all of their IB exams should please send their latest transcripts and predicted IB scores to the University. If admitted, the Office of Admissions will ask applicants to forward their final IB results as they become available.
- In some cases, applicants are permitted to follow the university admission requirements of their secondary school's sponsoring country. SLU-Madrid applies this norm primarily to non-English-speaking countries with solid secondary school programs. In most cases, applicants are required to take a national or regional university entrance exam. For example, applicants from Spanish secondary schools are allowed to substitute Spain's national entrance exam for the SAT or ACT exams. Applicants who think this option might apply to them are asked to please contact the Office of Admissions for more details.
Applicants who have taken time off between high school graduation and beginning their studies at the Madrid Campus should also submit a statement about their activities during the time between high school graduation and applying to the Madrid Campus.
- Complete the online application.
- Have official transcripts of all secondary school academic records and national examination results bearing the appropriate authorized signatures sent directly to Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus. To facilitate processing, applicants are asked to provide a certified English translation of all documents written in any language other than English or Spanish.
Applicants are responsible for having their secondary school authorities send all academic documents directly to the Madrid Campus in a sealed and signed envelope. In countries where this is not possible, the University requests applicants to forward a notarized (legalized) official copy of the documents to the Office of Admissions. Applicants should ask to have sent immediately those records that are currently available. If admitted, the University will ask applicants to have their school authorities send a final and complete transcript at the end of the academic year to the Office of Admissions.
All materials are to be sent to:
Office of Admissions
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
Avenida del Valle, 34 – 28003 Madrid, Spain
Phone: (34) 91 554 58 58
Fax: (34) 91 554 62 02
- Applicants who submit GSCE, IGSCE, "A"-level, or AICE exam marks must have their official results forwarded to the Office of Admissions. If this is not possible, a notarized (legalized) copy will do. Applicants who are completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma should please ask the IB authorities to forward their scores to the University.
- Since Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus has an English as a Second Language (ESL) program, university-level English proficiency is not a requirement for admission. Students whose native language is not English will have to provide evidence of their English level prior to being considered for admission. To be exempt from taking compulsory ESL courses, these students must meet the minimum scores required for each level. More information here >>
- For applicants who are required to submit SAT or ACT test scores, the University will accept test scores as listed on an official high school transcript. Please keep in mind that SAT and ACT test scores expire after five years. Applicants may submit as many individual test score reports as they deem necessary. Upon requesting this information, please use the appropriate code for Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus:
|Saint Louis University
*To submit SAT/AP scores electronically via the College Board,
select "More Search Options" and choose "Spain" from the country list.
- Submit two letters of recommendation (optional).
Once completed, applications will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions. If accepted, an applicant’s admission is valid for the semester or term specified on the application. Acceptance (not scholarships) may be deferred for up to one academic year with permission from the applicant’s Admissions Counselor.
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus may award transfer credits for courses taken at the university level in other accredited institutions. Upon acceptance, applicants may be asked to provide the Madrid Campus with detailed syllabi and course descriptions so that the University can evaluate accurately courses for transfer credit. The Madrid Campus may also award advance placement credit for AP, IB, CLEP and SAT subject test scores. More information here >>
NOTE: Applicants should apply as early as possible as some sessions fill up before the posted deadline. Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus reserves the right to close the application process early if capacity is reached before the deadline.