We have streamlined the Arrupe College application process to make it as simple and straightforward as possible. To be considered for admission, you must complete all of these steps in the application process:

  1. Application form
    Submit the online applicationBe sure to choose the "Arrupe" application type when prompted. You can add your essay and other materials after submitting your online application.
  2. Official transcripts
    Ask your high school to send us your official transcript. Transcripts must be sent electronically to Loyola University Chicago, not Arrupe College (we prefer elctronic transcripts). They can also be emailed to arrupeadmission@luc.edu or mailed to:

    Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
    1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60660

  3. SAT/ACT scores
    Arrange to have your ACT or SAT scores sent to us. Test scores are optional but we strongly suggest that you send us your test scores in support of your application. Please use Loyola University Chicago's SAT code of 1412 and ACT code of 1064 to submit your scores.
  4. Personal Statement
    Submit a 500-word essay on the following topic: Describe a challenging situation that you have been through. How did you handle that situation? What have you learned from that experience? You will be able to upload a pdf or word document of your essay after you submit your application.
  5. Letter of Recommendation
    Submit a letter of recommendation from your college counselor. If you do not have a college counselor, the letter may be submitted by an individual who is involved in your college search process, such as a teacher or principal.
  6. Complete the FAFSA or the Alternative Application for Illinois Student Aid
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please use Loyola University Chicago's school code (001710) when submitting the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student or a DACA-eligible student, you are not required to file the FAFSA, however, you may be eligible for the Alternative Application for Illinois Student Aid (RISE Act) and other scholarship aid is available to ensure Arrupe is affordable.
  7. Admission Interview
    Select students will be invited to attend an admission interview. Students will receive an email after completing all steps above. 

Our priority application deadline is March 31. We encourage students to submit all materials as soon as possible in order to receive an admission decision. Please note that students who are admitted to Arrupe College must successfully complete the Spirit of Arrupe Orientation Program in order to begin taking classes.