The application process for our certificate programs is simple. You can apply at any time for any upcoming open term, if the deadline has not passed. The Admissions Committee will review your file once you have submitted:
Application formOur online application form is free. You can start the application at any time and return to complete it when you are ready.
Official transcriptsYou must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
Statement of purposeWe want to know your motivation for returning to school, your career aspirations, and how you believe our program will help you meet your goals. You can submit the statement through the online application.
ResumeA current resume or curriculum vitae can be uploaded through the online application.
You may also be required to submit
- Transcript evaluation. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit your official education credentials (e.g., transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, graduation diplomas) and evaluation fee directly to any NACES member companies. The evaluation is not an English translation of the marksheets, but a separate document completed by an evaluation service which shows that the degree you’ve received or are pursuing outside the U.S. is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree or U.S. Master’s degree. If you have a U.S. master's or doctoral degree, you may skip this evaluation.
- English language test requirement. An official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The law school requires a minimum overall TOEFL score of 95 (IBT) with minimum scores of 24 in the writing and reading sections, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 7 with minimum scores of 7 in the writing and reading sections. The minimum test score for Duolingo is 125 and for the PTE it is 75. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. Programs may offer a waiver for the language requirement under certain conditions. Contact the program director or enrollment advisor for more information.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management at 312-915-8950 or GradApp@luc.edu.