Visiting and Non-Degree

Take Loyola classes without making the commitment

If you are a visiting student, you can take classes at Loyola that count toward degree requirements at another college or university. Or as non-degree-seeking student, you can take classes at Loyola without the intention of pursuing a degree.

Visiting and non-degree-seeking students must submit a new application for every semester they plan to enroll.

Priority Application Deadlines:

July 1 for the Fall Semester (August start)
November 1 for the Spring Semester (January start)

January Term

January Term allows students to earn credit in an intensive, two-week session. J-Term begins in late December and ends in early January. Check for specific registration and class dates.

International students

If your native language is not English or if your primary language of instruction has not been English, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS language tests. The minimum score for TOEFL is 79 (iBT), and the minimum score for IELTS is 6.5.

If you are an F-1 or J-1 student, please complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form‌‌ and submit it with proof of financial resources showing your ability to cover expenses during your time at Loyola.

I spent every summer on campus working for the Orientation program, and summertime in Chicago is unlike anywhere else.

Salina Ramos

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