Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


Graduate Non-Degree

We invite you to apply to the Graduate School of Education as a non-degree-seeking student.

Deadline: Two weeks before the beginning of the academic term for which you are applying. See the academic calendar for term start dates.

Application Requirements

To apply for admission as a non-degree-seeking student in the School of Education, the following documents are required from domestic applicants:

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcript(s) with degree posted showing a GPA of at least 3.0* 
  • A short statement including the course you would like to take and reason for applying as a non-degree student

*In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted.

For international applicants, the following documents are required in addition to those listed above:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • A Declaration and Certification of Finances Form (PDF)
  • General* evaluations of international transcripts by an outside credentialing service. Go to https://www.ece.org for information about this service and to download an application.
    * However, if planning to apply for an initial Illinois teacher certification program, you should obtain a course-by-course evaluation.

For more information about requirements for international applicants, click here.

Any application materials submitted by mail please send to:

Graduate Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
Lewis Towers, Suite 1200
820 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL  60611