International (Freshman)

Ready to apply? This is a good place to start

To become a Loyola freshman, you'll just need to follow the steps below, and if you have questions, please contact us at 800.262.2373 or We are excited to help you through this college application process.

1. Check our deadlinesApplications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students must be admitted by February 1 to be eligible for a merit scholarship. 

2. Submit your online application. As part of the online application, you will have a chance to tell us more about your extracurricular activities by filling out the co-curricular section or by uploading a resume to your file after you submit the application.

3. Have your official secondary and high school transcripts sent to Loyola. Official secondary and high school transcripts: Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended. If necessary, please provide an English translation. Send your transcripts directly to:

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

School officials may send documents via email to If you were homeschooled at any point during high school, please complete this form in addition to sending any traditional transcript you may have.

*If your school has closed due to COVID-19, we are temporarily allowing students to submit unofficial transcripts to complete their applications. Students can email unofficial transcripts to Admitted students who enroll at Loyola will be required to send official transcripts when they become available.

4. SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores: Loyola’s code for the SAT is 1412, and our ACT code is 1064. A minimum score of 79 is required for the TOEFL, 6.5 for IELTS, or a 53 on the PTE. 

Loyola also offers an International Conditional Admission Program (ICAP) to undergraduate 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.

5. Submit 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.

6. Send us a Declaration of Finances form, including supporting financial documents. This shows they will be able to cover the costs of at least one year of attendance at Loyola with the expectation that funding will be available for the entire program of study.

7. Write a 500-word personal statement. This is optional. If you have any unique or special circumstances that you would like us to know about, upload a statement directly to your application status page after you have submitted the online application.

8. Upon admission, make your enrollment deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the class.

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