Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Visiting Student

A photocopy of your valid passport must be submitted at the time of your online application. Once your application is submitted online an e-mail will be sent to you with instructions on where to send your official transcript

TermOpening Date for OnLine ApplicationsClosing Date for OnLine Applications*
Summer 2014 currently open April 18, 2014, for SS I; May 30, 2014, for SS II
Fall 2014 / AY 2014-2015 currently open Friday, July 1, 2014 or earlier if program fills
Spring 2015 currently open Friday, November 14, 2014 or earlier if program fills

*Please be aware that registration for a term will have opened well before any closing date for applications, so classes may have already closed should a student apply late.

Application requirements

The Rome Center welcomes applications from qualified students enrolled in any accredited baccalaureate-granting college or university in the United States. Participating students from schools other than Loyola University Chicago are admitted to the John Felice Rome Center as "visiting" students. Applications are generally accepted approximately one year ahead of a term's start date.

***Visiting students should check with their home institution's study abroad office prior to submitting the on-line application as many institutions have procedures in place to benefit their students.

The following requirements must be met before an application will be reviewed:

  • At least 15 semester hours (or 24 quarter hours) of credit earned
  • Attainment of at least a 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative grade point average
  • In good academic and disciplinary standing
  • In possession of a valid passport
  • Approval from home institution to study abroad at the JFRC

Application documents

  • Program Application: Please complete Loyola's Study Abroad OnLine Application for your semester or year at the John Felice Rome Center. And alert your study abroad advisor or coordinator at your home institution that you are applying online. Instructions for the on-line form are provided on the application itself.
  • Passport: Upload a photocopy of the basic information page of your valid passport. "Valid" for the Department of Homeland Security and consequently for all international airlines is a passport with an expiration date at least six months after the end date of your international travel. Be sure your current passport is "valid." If you have applied for a new passport or are waiting for your renewed passport please upload a copy of the passport renewal receipt in order to learn a decision about admission, and then upload a copy of the renewed passport when you receive your new passport.
  • Study Abroad / Academic / Judicial Life Recommendation. Once you have submitted your on-line application, an e-mail will automatically be sent to the study abroad advisor or coordinator at your home institution requesting his / her recommendation. He or she will send the recommendation back via e-mail to the Rome Center's Chicago Office. Your study abroad advisor will be asked to address your academic and behavioral readiness for study abroad, as well as your history at your home institution.
  • Official Transcript: Please send all transcripts from your home institution and any other colleges or universities you attended previously to: Loyola University Chicago, The John Felice Rome Center, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660


Applications are reviewed when completed. Keep in mind, however, that applications will not be reviewed until the study abroad advisor's recommendation and your transcript have been received by the Rome Center Chicago Office.

***Notification of admission is sent to applicants via e-mail from Loyola's Office for International Programs (OIP).