Transfer Students (admitted Fall 2012 or later)
In Fall 2012 a number of changes to the Core and University Curriculum requirements became effective. These changes impact new first year (freshmen) students, continuing Loyola students, and transfer students in different ways. Below we outline the Core and University requirements for transfer students; as always, for more details please consult with your academic advisor.
Transfer students beginning their studies at Loyola prior to the Fall of 2014 will be required to satisfy the Core Curriculum by completing all requisite coursesin the ten Knowledge Areas. It is important to check with your advisor to learn which of your prior coursework has been approved to satisy the Core Curriculum. Any remaining Core requirements that you have can be satisfied by taking the list of courses found by referring to the Knowledge Areas.
Transfer students must also complete the Engaged Learning* requirement from a series of approved courses. Each semester, LOCUS will contain courses that have been approved to receive credit for Engaged Learning; these courses may be part of the Core (and if so, the course would satisfy both the relevant Knowledge Area requirement and also the Engaged Learning requirement), or could be part of a student’s major or minor, or be an elective course.
Transfer students beginning their studies in the Fall of 2014 or after will be required to complete the new Core and University Curriculum requirements. Starting in the Fall of 2014, if a transfer student has not received any transfer credit in a particular Knowledge Area (e.g. Scientific), then the student will complete this Knowledge Area requirement by taking first the Tier I foundational course, after which the student will choose from the Tier II courses in that area.
*All courses that satisfy the Core Engaged Learning requirement are listed on LOCUS.