Loyola University Chicago

Chicago Center

Application Requirements

The following requirements must be met before an application will be considered eligible for review.  All applicants must:
  • Be at least 18 years old by program start date
  • Have completed at least 1 year of classes at your home university with accompanying transcript and course descriptions in English
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale*
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing**
  • Submit 1 letter of recommendation
  • Be in possession of a valid passport, or a receipt verifying application for a passport (copy uploaded at time of application)
  • Submit a bank statement or bank letter (can be from your parent or sponsor)
  • Submit English Language Test Scores (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CEFR, TOEIC)***
*Applicants with a GPA that falls below the minimum requirement must submit along with their application a personal statement explaining:
  1. Why their GPA is below the minimum requirement
  2. Their reasons for wanting to study abroad
  3. How they feel they will benefit academically and personally from the Chicago Center program.
Preference is given to those students who have an upward trend in their GPA or whose GPA was negatively affected by one or two particularly difficult courses.  Students who apply with a GPA below the 2.75 minimum are considered on a case-by-case basis and admission is not guaranteed. 
**Once admitted, students must remain in good standing (academic and judicial) in order to participate in the program.
***English language scores are recommended but not required. If scores are not submitted, students will be tested during orientation week and may be required to drop academic courses for ESL courses depending on test scores

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