Cook Business Scholars


Get More Time. Get Your SLU Business Degree in only 3 years! Highly qualified students can earn their Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in three calendar years. 

Be a Scholar. Earn Your Degree in Three Years!

Incoming freshmen with a 30 ACT or 1390 SAT and a 3.75 GPA are eligible for the Cook Scholars program. Students must maintain a cumulative SLU GPA of 3.5 to remain in the program.


Program Features:


Applying to the Program

Qualifying students indicating a business major as their program of study on the application for freshman admission will receive additional information about the Cook Business Scholars Program in the spring, including an invitation to apply to the program.


Sample Three Year Academic Schedule

Cook School advisors work with students to ensure the feasibility of taking the courses within a three year timeframe at the Cook School of Business. Prospective scholars may download and review the Sample Cook Scholars Academic Schedule to get an idea of what your schedule may look like.


Cook Scholars 3+3 Accelerated Program with SLU-LAW

Pre-professional study is a strength at Saint Louis University and business is a great foundation for the study of law. The John Cook School of Business and Saint Louis University’s School of Law offer a 3+3 combined bachelor’s degree and law degree. This program allows students to earn a bachelors of science in business administration and a Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of the traditional seven years. Students with a 3.7 undergraduate GPA at the time of application to SLU LAW (during 3rd year of undergraduate program) will receive guaranteed admission to the law school. Students will need to submit LSAT score at the time of application to SLU LAW. This score will now be taken into consideration for admission into SLU LAW, but will be used for consideration in any merit-based scholarship decision.