Loyola University Chicago

Rule of Law for Development Institute

School of Law

International Application Requirements

Language Test Scores

An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants. This requirement is waived for those applicants who come from, or have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a recognized institution in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and all U.S. permanent residents. Applicants must submit the transcripts of the relevant degree for which the waiver is based on. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree in English in a country other than those listed above may submit a waiver request along with certification from the institution that the language of instruction is English. A personal interview may be required.‚Äč

The School of Law requires a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) or 600 (written exam), or IELTS score of 7.0, with fairly evenly distributed sub scores.  Scores are valid for two years from the test date. You should request your testing center to send the score report to Loyola electronically. The school's code for the TOEFL/IELTS test is 1412 (Loyola University Chicago Graduate Programs). Individual language assessments conducted in person or by telephone may also be required at the School of Law's discretion.

Transcript Evaluation

International applicants or U.S. residents who have completed their undergraduate degree or law degree abroad must have their academic credentials and academic transcripts evaluated by an evaluation service.  Applicants should order a General Evaluation with Grade Average report from one of the following services: Educational PerspectivesEducational Credential Evaluators or the Law School Admission Council. The general evaluation report must show that an applicant’s non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. The report must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Loyola’s office of Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management.