International Transfer

We want your global experience at Loyola

International transfer students applying to Loyola need to turn in the following information and materials:

1. Complete the online application.

2. Send official secondary/high school transcripts if you have completed less than 20 transferable credit hours.

3. Submit official transcripts for all institutions attended outside of the United States as well as official transcripts for all U.S. institutions attended.

To complete your application and satisfy this transcript requirement, please submit either:

A.   An official "General Evaluation" or "Course-by-Course Evaluation" from Educational Perspectives (EP) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)


B.   An official "Catalog Match" - international credit evaluation from Educational Perspectives.

Students with International College Coursework

If you have taken courses at an college or university outside of the U.S. and decide to enroll with us, you must provide a "Catalog Match" evaluation from Educational Perspectives. This item is essential for receiving transfer advising and transfer credit before you start classes here.

4. Demonstrate English Proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • Official TOEFL score (score of 79 or higher)
  • Official IELTS score (score of 6.5 or higher)
  • Official Pearson Test of English (score of 53 or higher)
  • Official SAT or ACT score 
  • Official Duolingo English Test (score of 110 or higher)
  • Successful completion of English Composition I & II at a U.S. institution with a grade of B or higher

If you will be applying for a student visa, you will receive additional instructions and assistance following your admission decision. Students will be invited to the ISSS Portal through their LUC email address and will need to complete an I-20 Request. Be prepared to upload a copy of the ID page from your passport, supporting documents showing funds available for the total cost of the year of study, and an Affidavit of Support (if applicable). These items are not required to receive your admission decision.

International transfers might need to take placement exams in math, English, or writing. The results are used to place students in the courses appropriate to their skill level and understanding. In some cases, this includes a non-credit ESL class or introductory math class.