Your Previous Education

To apply to Loyola University Chicago, you'll need the following:

  • Submit your application. The application is your chance to tell us more about yourself and your extracurricular activities. You may complete either the co-curricular activities section of your chosen application or by sumbitting a resume after you've completed the application. You can fill out the application for Loyola in the following ways:

    • Using our free online application- This application is Loyola specific and recommended for students who are not applying to other schools, or cannot access other systems.
    • Using the Common App- Recommended for students who are who are applying to several Common App schools.

    There is no preference or advantage gained by using any particular application type.

  • Official transcripts. All freshman applicants are required to submit an official transcript from their secondary school. We are able to receive documents through all major electronic transcript delivery systems, and this will be the fastest method to send your records. Transcripts may be sent electronically by school officials via admissionforms@luc.edu. In the event you must send paper records, please have your transcripts sent directly to:

    Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate Admission Office
    1032 W. Sheridan Road
    Sullivan Center, Room 150
    Chicago, IL 60660

    If you were homeschooled at any point during high school please complete this form in addition to sending any traditional transcript you may have.

  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. You may send an e-mail request from our online application, or you can download a Counselor Recommendation Form.
  • Test scores. Loyola has a test optional admission policy. Students may still choose to submit SAT and/or ACT scores as part of their application for admission. Students who do not submit scores will not be penalized, and may still qualify for merit scholarships. Loyola does superscore results, meaning the admission office is reviewing the highest subscore from each section of the exams. If a student does choose to submit scores, we recommend sharing all test results.

Optional items:

  • An essay on the topic of your choice, or the Common Application options
  • A resume of your achievements and extracurricular activities at school or in your community

If you are an international student, you may also be required to submit the following:

  • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English, Duolingo English Test scores
  • The International Conditional Admission Program (ICAP) is available for students who have demonstrated sufficient academic ability but who need additional English language preparation. Applicants who qualify will be referred to the program based on the strength of their application

For admission consideration, it's recommended that freshman applicants complete the following high school courses:

  • English courses: 4 years
  • Math courses: 3 years
  • Science courses: 3 years
  • Social science courses: 3 years
  • Foreign language courses: 2 years

*Students interested in applying into Engineering Science should have completed 4 units of mathematics, including 1 of pre-calculus by their high school graduation.