Registration and Class Schedules

The Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies follows an academic calendar of five, eight-week terms.

Dates and Deadlines

All online classes begin the first day of the term. The 2016-17 academic calendar is available through the Office of the Registrar.

2017-2018 Academic Year Calendar

2017-18 Academic Calendar
Fall 1 classes begin Aug. 21
Fall 1 classes end Oct. 15
Fall 1 grades due by 5 p.m. Oct. 17
Fall 2 classes begin Oct. 23
Fall 2 classes end Dec. 17
Fall 2 grades due by 5 p.m. Dec. 21
Spring 1 classes begin Jan. 15
Spring 1 classes end March 11
Spring 1 grades due by 5 p.m. March 13
Spring 2 classes begin March 19
Spring 2 classes end May 13
Spring 2 grades due by 5 p.m. May 17
Summer classes begin June 4
Summer intersession classes begin July 2
Summer and summer intersession classes end July 29
Summer and summer intersession grades due by 5 p.m. July 31


Course syllabi will be posted to Blackboard approximately two weeks prior to the start of the term. Students can register for the next academic year each April. Schedule an appointment with your adviser in March to plan out your schedule for the next five terms.

Registering for Classes

If you know which classes you want to take, register by using Banner Self-Service or contact your academic adviser. You may also call 314-977-2330 or 1-800-734-6736.

The last day to register for the School for Professional Studies fall, spring and summer courses is 5 p.m. the Friday before the start of each term.

2017-18 Schedule of Classes 

Helpful Course Codes and Abbreviations

  • IL: Summer Intersession
  • IS: Independent Study
  • L0: Summer
  • L1: Fall 1
  • L2: Fall 2
  • L3: Spring 1
  • L4: Spring 2
  • H: Hybrid, online and on campus (see individual course syllabi for meeting dates and times)
  • J: (partnership students only)
  • AA or ORLD: Graduate-level courses

If you have questions, you can also contact your adviser to discuss your remaining classes needed to complete your degree at SLU.

Register for Classes

Pass/No Pass Option

You may register for one course per term on the pass/no pass option. To enroll, fill out the registration form and indicate this option before the start of the term and obtain the signature from the dean's office. This option is only for undergraduate students.

If you choose this option during registration, you can convert the option back to a regular grade basis before the second class meeting. Pass/no pass grades are not calculated into your grade point average. You may not select this option for required courses in the major. Only one course per term may be taken on this basis.

A maximum of 12 credit hours taken through this option may be applied toward a degree. Associate dean approval is required.