Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Application Information for Loyola University Chicago Students

Application Process 

In order to apply, students must: 

  • Complete the online Program Application: All applications for the Vietnam Center must be submitted online.  

  • Conduct Recommendation: Via the online application, students acknowledge that the Office for International Programs will consult with the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution regarding each student’s current judicial status and history. 

  • Upload a copy of their passport: Students should upload a scanned copy of the basic information page of their valid passport.  A "valid" passport is one with an expiration date that is at least six months after the end date of one’s international travel.  Students are responsible for ensuring that their current passport is "valid." If they need to renew or apply for a passport, they may upload a copy of the passport renewal receipt or application receipt in order to obtain a decision about admission.  Once they have been accepted, they must still upload a copy of their renewed (or new) passport after it has been received. Failure to do so will block their access to enroll in classes whenever registration opens. 

  • Pay the $100 application fee: Payment is made by credit card as the last step of the on-line application. 

  • Submit a personal statement if their GPA falls below the minimum 2.75 GPA requirement:  Students must email their statement directly to studyabroad@luc.edu, indicating that they are submitting this personal statement as a supplement to their online application. 

Following the submission of the online application: 

  • Academic Advisor's Recommendation:  Once a student has submitted an online application, an e-mail will automatically be sent to the student’s academic advisor requesting a recommendation.  That advisor will upload his or her recommendation form directly to the student's online application via a unique link provided to the advisor.  

Note: Applications are not considered complete until the academic advisor's recommendation form has been received.  Loyola students do not need to provide a Loyola University Chicago transcript as the Vietnam Center staff can view this in LOCUS.     

Following the review of a completed application: 

  • Applications are reviewed once completed (i.e., the academic advisor's recommendation form has been uploaded).  Notification of admission is sent to applicants via e-mail from Loyola University Chicago’s Office for International Programs (OIP). Applications are reviewed, and students are notified of admission decisions, on a rolling basis.

  • Admitted students should be prepared to submit the "Intent to Enroll" to secure their spot in the Vietnam Center program.  Should a student fail to submit an "intent to enroll", he or she will forfeit his or her spot in the program.