Loyola University Chicago

English Language Learning Program

Loyola’s ESL program

Conditional Admission

Graduate Conditional Admission Program (G-ICAP)

Loyola University Chicago offers G-ICAP to applicants who have demonstrated their academic abilities in the classroom, but may need additional English language preparation and support in order to succeed in a graduate program. If you would like to learn more about direct admission, please contact the program you are interested in.

Currently there are numerous graduate programs at Loyola that have G-ICAP. To be considered for admissions all applicants MUST have a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score determined by the program they are planning to attend, click here to apply:

Programs available:

Quinlan School of Business

Institute of Pastoral Studies

 

Transition from ESL to Graduate Programs

Programs available:

The Graduate School

Quinlan School of Business

Institute of Pastoral Studies

 

No TOEFL or IELTS score is required for graduate admission upon completing one of the following 2 pathways within Loyola's ESL program:

Option 1) Completion of Advanced level ESL courses, ESL 90, 91 and 92 with a minimum final grade of B+ and passing score on ELLP exit exam.

Option 2) Completion of Bridge level course, ESL 101 and 102, with a minimum final grade of B+ and a passing score on ELLP exit exam.

 

 * Each graduate program is different and may choose which pathway is appropriate for their program. For instance, Computer Science may wish to accept passage of the Advanced level ESL (TOEFL score of 80); English may wish to accept passage of the Bridge level ESL courses (TOEFL score of 90)*

 

Undergraduate Conditional Admission Program (ICAP)

Loyola offers ICAP to applicants who have demonstrated their academic abilities in the classroom, but may need additional English language preparation and support in order to succeed in the undergraduate core curriculum of Loyola. ICAP applicants must have a 61 on the TOEFL or 5.0 on the IELTS and must be referred to the program by their undergraduate admission counselor.  If you would like to learn more about direct admission, please click here.

In order to be considered for ICAP, students MUST complete the Undergraduate Admission Application and submit all required academic supplements. Requirements can be found at http://www.luc.edu/undergrad/admission/us-university.html.

Students admitted to ICAP must complete the following requirements:

  • Minimum 1 semester of ESL studies. Placement exams in math, English, and/or writing will be used to place incoming students in the courses appropriate to their level of preparation. Students will be placed in one of the four levels of the ESL program. If a student scores high enough on the placement tests, he or she may be able to take some credit-bearing undergraduate level classes.
  • Minimum final grade of B in all ADVANCED ESL Program classes
  • Passing score on exit exam and writing placement exam
  • Teacher recommendations

Students must meet all of the above in order to enroll in full-time degree seeking courses. If a student fails to meet the above criteria, he or she must continue to take ESL classes. If a student fails to meet the above criteria for a second time, he or she would not be able to continue his/her studies at Loyola.

 

Transition from ESL to Undergraduate Programs

Students enrolled in Loyola's ELLP (any level) are able to apply for conditional admission to undergraduate programs.

No TOEFL or IELTS score is required for undergraduate admission upon completing one of the following:

  • Minimum final grade of B in all ADVANCED ESL Program classes
  • Passing score on ELLP exit exam and writing placement exam
  • Teacher recommendations

 

If you have any questions about ICAP and the application process please contact Undergraduate Admission admission@luc.edu.