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International Admission

Admission

The college application process at Loyola University Chicago is simple and straightforward. Here's what you need to do to attend Loyola as a Rome Start student:

1.) Submit your online application Be sure to select the "2013 Rome Start" application.

2.) Submit a personal statement or essay. One essay is required to complete the application process.  You are invited to share more about yourself and why you want to be part of the Loyola community and the Rome Start program.  Or, feel free to use this opportunity to share information about a significant leadership or service experience you may have had while in high school.  You may also choose to submit a sample of your writing (in English) from a class or project.

3.) Ask your high school(s) to send us your official transcript for all years of high school. If you are not enrolled in an American School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) School, or an Italian high school, you may be required to submit a transcript evaluation. You can contact Educational Perspectives at www.educational-perspectives.org or Educational Credential Evaluators at www.ece.org. Your evaluation is required to be reviewed for admission, which may lengthen the processing time needed to make an admission decision.

4.) Request one letter of recommendation from your college counselor or teacher.

5.) Submit your choice of standardized test score.

  1. Official TOEFL score
  2. Official IELTS score
  3. Official ACT (code: 1064) or SAT score (code: 1412) – Required for U.S. citizens

*Please note that if you wish to be considered for Loyola’s merit scholarships, you must submit an ACT or SAT score.

6.) If applicable, submit official information about AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically. First-time freshmen may transfer a maximum of 24 credit hours each toward their undergraduate degree requirements. Students awarded such transfer credit is limited to a combined total of AP credit, IB credit, and transfer credit.

7.) Upon admission, you must submit a $500 enrollment deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the class. Please note that our class may fill prior to May 1. Enrollment deposits are refundable until May 1.

1.) Submit your online application Be sure to select the "2013 Rome Start" application.

2.) Submit a personal statement or essay. One essay is required to complete the application process. Students from U.S. high schools must show demonstrated international experience or interest to be considered for Rome Start. We are looking for students that may have lived abroad, speak a foreign language fluently, or have other varied international interests. Please use your essay to explain your international interest or experience. Alternatively, you may choose to submit an essay on a topic of your choice and instead submit a resume which demonstrates your international experience.

2.) Ask your high school(s) to send us your official transcript for all years of high school.

3.) Request one letter of recommendation from your college counselor or teacher.

4.) Submit your choice of standardized test score.

  1. Official TOEFL score
  2. Official IELTS score
  3. Official ACT (code: 1064) or SAT score (code: 1412) – Required for U.S. citizens

*Please note that if you wish to be considered for Loyola’s merit scholarships, you must submit an ACT or SAT score.

5.) Complete an interview. Applicants may be selected for an individual interview as part of the admission process. This will only happen once all of your application credentials have been received by the Loyola Office of Undergraduate Admission. The interview may be conducted via phone or Skype and an admission counselor will contact you via email or phone to set up a date and time.

6.) If applicable, submit official information about AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically. First-time freshmen may transfer a maximum of 24 credit hours each toward their undergraduate degree requirements. Students awarded such transfer credit is limited to a combined total of AP credit, IB credit, and transfer credit.

7.) Upon admission, you must submit a $500 enrollment deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the class. Please note that our class may fill prior to May 1. Enrollment deposits are refundable until May 1.

Admission to Loyola University Chicago and the Rome Start program operates on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application early.

Loyola

International Admissions
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.274.3000 · · Email: internationaladmission@luc.edu

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