U.S. High School Applicants

Students from U.S. high schools are invited to apply to Rome Start. Rome Start is a great opportunity for students who express an interest in international affairs, international travel, foreign languages, participation in immersion trips, or an international related major. Applicants from U.S. high schools that do not meet these criteria will be notified and their application will be switched to a freshman, Chicago-start application.



  1. Complete and submit the online application. Be sure to select the "2015 Rome Start" application.
  2. Submit a personal statement or essay.  One essay is required to complete the application process.  Please include information in your essay and/or resume that describes your international experience or global interest.
  3. Have official transcripts from all high schools/colleges previously attended sent to Loyola.
  4. Confirm that your letters of recommendation have been received by Loyola. Please consider submitting a letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher who can attest to your international interest.
  5. Submit your choice of standardized test score. Loyola's ACT code is 1064 and the SAT code is 1412.
  6. If applicable,submit official information about transfer credit or AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically. Learn more about Loyola's transfer credit policy.
  7. Upon admission,submit a $500 enrollment deposit by May 1to reserve a place in the class. *

* Please note that Loyola's class may fill prior to May 1. Enrollment deposits are refundable until May 1.

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