Loyola University Chicago

International Admission

Transfer Admission

Information for International Students

Follow these important steps to complete your application for undergraduate admission:

  • Complete and submit the online application.
  • Submit official transcript evaluations for all institutions attended outside of the United States, as well as official transcripts for all US institutions attended. Transfer applicants can request a Course by Course Evaluation or a Catalog Match Evaluation from Educational Perspectives to complete their application. Students who decide to enroll will be required to submit a Catalog Match Evaluation in order to receive credit for any courses taken abroad.
  • If you have completed less than 20 credits of college work, please submit all high school transcripts or transcript evaluations.
  • If applicable, submit official information about AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically.
  • If your native language is not English and/or if your primary language of instruction has not been English, you will be required to submit Proof of English Proficiency. This can be demonstrated by submitting one of the following:
    • Official TOEFL score
    • Official IELTS score
    • Official SAT or ACT score
    • Successful completion of English 1 and English 2 at a US institution with a grade of B or higher
    • Successful completion of Loyola’s ADVANCED ESL Program (see more details here)
    • If you are an F-1 or J-1 student, complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form form and submit it with proof of financial resources showing your ability to cover expenses for your first year at Loyola.
    • Upon admission, you must submit an enrollment deposit to reserve a place in the class.*

*Please note the deadline to request a refund of the enrollment deposit for transfer students is June 1 for the Fall term or January 1 for the Spring term. The student forfeits his/her enrollment deposit if the refund deadline has passed and he/she does not enroll in courses or withdraws.

Note: Incoming students may be required to take placement exams in math, English, and/or writing. The results are used to place them in the courses appropriate to their level of preparation. In some cases this may include a non-credit ESL class or introductory math class. Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be considered for the International Conditional Admission Program (ICAP).