Undergraduate Pathway in Aeronautics

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

An INTO Saint Louis University Undergraduate Pathway in Aeronautics will prepare you to enter a bachelor's degree program at Saint Louis University.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 120-122 credit hour program
  • 13-14 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 109-112 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1
  • Academic Writing and Editing Skills I
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills I
  • Presentation and Speaking Skills
  • College Algebra OR Pre-Calculus
  • Introduction to Sociology OR Introduction to Politics
  • Recitation I
  • University 101: Enhancing First-Year Success

Semester 2

  • Academic Writing and Editing Skills II
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills II
  • Survey of Calculus or Calculus I
  • Introduction to International Relations OR Introduction to Arts
  • Recitation II
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 120-122 credit hour program
  • 7-8 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 114-116 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Writing and Editing Skills II
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills II
  • Survey of Calculus or Calculus I
  • Introduction to International Relations OR Introduction to Arts
  • Recitation II
  • University 101: Enhancing First-Year Success

Career Paths

As a graduate of an undergraduate degree program in aerospace engineering at Saint Louis University, you might find work as a(n):

  • Commercial Pilot
  • Military Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Airport Manager
  • Airline Executive
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Undergraduate Pathway in Aeronautics

Undergraduate Entry Paths and Requirements

Entry Requirements Direct Admission* 2-Semester Pathway 1-Semester Pathway
Academic Requirements:
  • Successful completion of secondary/high school degree or equivalent with a 3.0 GPA
  • Essay
  • SAT or ACT may be required for some programs
  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent with a 2.75 GPA
  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent with a 2.75 GPA

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT 80 or
  • IELTS 6.5 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C and
  • SLU Writing Examination (SLUWE 4)
  • TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading & writing) or
  • IELTS 5.5 (5.0+ in subscores reading & writing) or
  • PTEA 44 or
  • Password 6 or
  • Successful completion of Academic English Level 5 and
  • SLUWE 3+ and PBT 510
  • TOEFL iBT 75 or (17+ subscores in reading & writing)
  • IELTS 6.0 (5.5 subscores in reading & writing) or
  • PTEA 54 or
  • Password 6.5 or
  • Successful completion of Academic English Level 6 and
  • SLUWE 4- and PBT 537

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to Saint Louis University. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Aeronautics

When can I start?

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Pathway Start Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway January 12, 2017 $40,500
1-Semester Pathway  January 12, 2017  $23,290 

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Start Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway Fall: August 21, 2017
Spring: January 11, 2018
$42,160
1-Semester Pathway Fall: August 21, 2017
Spring: January 11, 2018
$24,250 

Additional Costs for flight training

SLU owns all of our aircrafts. Flight instructors and maintenance staff are SLU employees. We keep our flight costs as low as possible to minimize the effect on the students and their families.

FAA Private Pilot Certificate FAA Instrument Rating FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Single Engine FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Multi-Engine
Flight 1 - $3,605
Flight 2 - $7,210
Flight 3 - $7,210 Flight 4 - $7,210 Flight 5 - $7,210 
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Undergraduate Pathway in Aeronautics

What are the progression requirements? 

Upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Pathway program and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at Saint Louis University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression. You must meet the following Saint Louis University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress to SLU:

  • Minimum of 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA
  • Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major
  • SLUWE 4
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades

After successfully completing the Undergraduate Pathway in Aviation Science, you can progress on to a bachelor of science in aeronautics, aviation management or a bachelor of science in aeronautics, flight science.

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