1818 Program (St. Louis University)

The St. Louis University 1818 Program offers qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit for select advanced-level high school courses. Students must have a 3.33 GPA, consistent attendance, and teacher recommendation to take a course for 1818 credit. St. Louis University sets the tuition for the credits they award.  Students are responsible for meeting registration and payment deadlines.

St. Louis University allows a student to take no more than 11 credit hours of 1818 courses in a given semester. Although there is no official list of colleges that accept 1818 credit, Borgia students attending most Missouri colleges report that the college credit they earned in high school through the 1818 program was accepted. Students report that some colleges limit the number of credits they accept or will accept some course credits and not others. Many selective universities will not accept 1818 credit, including Washington University. It is the responsibility of the student to find out what courses are accepted at prospective colleges.


Year           SLU Course # SLU Course Name  Credit Hours Registration Time
Jr. or Sr. ENGL 1500 Process of Composition  3 Fall
Jr. or Sr. ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research 3 Spring
Junior HS 2600 History of the U.S. to 1865 3 Fall
Jr. or Sr. BIOL 1040 Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab 4 Fall
Jr. or Sr. CHEM 1110/1115 Principles of Chem I Lecture & Lab 4 Fall
Jr. or Sr. SPAN 1010 Communicating in Spanish I 3 Fall
Jr. or Sr. GR 1010 Communicating in German I 3 Fall
Senior HS 2610 History of the U. S. Since 1865 3 Fall
Senior CHEM 1120/1125 Principles of Chem II Lecture & Lab 4 Fall
Senior Math 1510 Calculus I 4 Fall
Senior SPAN 1020 Communicating in Spanish II 3 Fall
Senior    SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish: Language & Culture 3 Spring
Senior GR-1020 Communicating in German II  3 Fall
Senior GR-2010 Intermediate German: Language & Culture 3 Spring

Please note that St. Louis University only allows a student to register for a maximum of eleven (11) credit hours per semester.  If you exceed this amount, you will be charged full-time student tuition rates, in excess of $20,000 per semester.

SFBRHS cannot report credit earned at another institution. To request that your SLU transcript be sent to the college you will be attending, please use the following web address:




Page last updated January 24, 2019, by Counseling Department.