Loyola University Chicago

Interdisciplinary Honors Program

Program Admission

Current High School Students

The Interdisciplinary Honors Program admits academically high-achieving students who demonstrate maturity, responsibility, and leadership. Qualified students who have demonstrated high marks and academic success in a rigorous course schedule are invited to into this competitive program after they apply to Loyola. Prospective students can start the application process with the link below:

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Current Loyola Students

Students may also be admitted to the program beginning in the second semester of their Freshman year or the first semester of their Sophomore year.  No application is required. 

Admission requirements include:

  • Completion of 15 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.67 for second semester Freshmen


  • Completion of 30 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.67 for first semester Sophomores.

Interested students should contact their assigned academic advisor to request to start the Honors Program admissions process. You must start the process the fall semester of your 1st year if you intend to join the following spring or in the spring if you intend to join in the fall of your 2nd year.

After completing the semester, students must email their final cumulative GPA to Dr. Strain directly at vstrain@luc.edu. If accepted, students will work with the Honors Academic Advisors to make academically necessary schedule changes. 

All interested students must have met with an Honors Academic Advisor and sent their final GPAs to Dr. Strain by the following dates:

  • January 5 - to begin in second semester of First year
  • June 1 - to begin in first semester of Sophomore year