Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


International Students


An official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive test scores directly from the testing service. 

  • The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 79.
  • The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.5.
  • The minimum acceptable score on the PTE exam is 53.

This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or 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.

Transcript Evaluation

Applicants who completed post-secondary education abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) for evaluation of credentials. The evaluation report must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. You may use one of two services for this:

Educational Perspectives

Request the "General Report."

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)

Request the "General Evaluation with Grade Average."

Please request that the evaluation be sent directly to Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management. We will receive an e-mail from the evaluator upon the completion of the evaluation and an online copy will be made available to us. You will not need to mail a separate copy.

Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive the report directly. Applicants currently enrolled in a program should not request the evaluation until the last term of enrollment, or until after graduation. If an evaluation is requested prior to the last term of enrollment, the equivalency of a U.S. bachelor's degree cannot be established or verified.

The evaluation is waived for applicants who have completed a master's degree from an accredited U.S. institution

For more information, please visit our page for International Students.