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Loyola Military Veteran Students Recognition Ceremony

Loyola is committed to helping veterans who want to start or continue their path towards a degree, and we are pleased to offer a streamlined admission application process for them.


Admission Criteria

Transfer admission criteria must be met by veteran students. A minimum of 20 credits are required to be considered for transfer admission and no fewer than 12 credits from college coursework must be completed and have letter grades at the time of application. If veteran students are transferring with only military credit or fewer 12 credits from college coursework, they may only be considered for majors that do no have additional criteria and must provide official high school transcripts with or without official ACT/SAT test scores (no older than 5 years) to base a decision.

Admission Decisions

We base admission decisions on unofficial documents during the application process until official documents can be provided.

Continuing and Professional Studies

Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers the same expedited process for its programs, which are specifically designed for nontraditional and adult students. If you are transferring with only military credit, you may only be considered for majors that do not have additional criteria with SCPS. 

Military Transcripts (Methods of Delivery): 

Transfer Credit 

Veteran students who provide official Joint Services Transcripts (JST) or official Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts will be assessed for potential transfer credits for military training. 


Steps to Apply:

1. Review Important Dates and Deadlines: Applications are considered on a rolling basis and are reviewed on a space-available basis. For merit scholarship consideration apply by:

  • Fall semester: June 1
  • Spring semester: December 1

2. Apply Online: Submit a free transfer application at

3. Send Transcripts: Order your military transcripts and transcripts all colleges you have previously attended. Transcripts need to be addressed:

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


4. View Your Application Status: Check your admission status at  The average timeline to receive an admission decision for veteran students is 2-3 weeks from the date we receive all your transcripts but can depend on the volume of applications and time of the year.  


Deposit Waiver Eligibility

Admitted veteran students who choose to enroll are waived from the $500 deposit that is required for enrollment.  Contact a transfer admission counselor to request a waiver for veteran students. 

If you have any questions or concerns, pelase contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 800.262.2373 or



Related Links


Military Veteran Student Services Office


Veterans Educational Benefits


Other Veteran Student Resources