Your Previous Education
Transfer students are considered for admission based on previous academic coursework. You will need to submit the online application and official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities you have attended. A student who will have less than 15 college credits at time of enrollment will need to also submit an official high school transcript or GED results as well as their official ACT or SAT scores.
Letters of recommendation, resumes, personal statements, writing samples, and essays are not required for the transfer application, but these items will be accepted as supplemental information and added to an application file.
When applying to the School of Education, students must submit a passing Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) score, formerly known as the Basic Skills test.
In lieu of the TAP, you can submit ACT or SAT scores that meet the following requirements. The writing subtest must have been taken for each test.
- Composite ACT Plus Writing score of at least 22 in the composite and a minimum 6 in Writing: The ACT minimum score of 6 in Writing is only if the test was taken after Sept. 10, 2016. A minimum scored of 16 in Writing is required only if the test was taken after Sept. 1, 2015, but before Sept. 10, 2016. Tests taken prior to Sept. 1, 2015, require the minimum writing score of 19.
- Composite (mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing) SAT score of at least 1110 and a minimum 26 in Writing: The SAT minimum scores of 1110 and 26 are only if the test was taken after March 4, 2016. Tests taken prior to that date require the minimum scores of 1030 and 450 for Writing.
Applications for our Engineering Science program are only available for the fall semester. They are reviewed on a rolling basis until spaces are filled, and applicants will be notified if a waiting list is enacted.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all college coursework completed. Prerequisite work must be done at the college level and will be factored into the cumulative average.
- A minimum grade of “B” is needed for prerequisite required courses.
|Calculus I||4 Credits|
|Calculus II||4 Credits|
|General Biology I||3 Credits|
|General Biology I Lab||1 Credit|
|College Physics I||3 Credits|
|College Physics II||3 Credits|
|College Physics II Lab||1 Credit|
|Computer Science||3 Credits|
|Engineering Graphics||3 Credits|
* Admitted transfer students into the Engineering Science program may be required to take a 1 credit hour summer course, Engineering Design Fundamentals (ENGR 100) prior to the start of the fall semester.
To apply for transfer admission to the Engineering Science program the following documents are needed:
We know (and you know) that your talents can not summed up in a single number, so we take a holistic approach to reviewing your application.
1. Check our deadlines. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and are reviewed on a space-available basis. For scholarship consideration, please submit your application by June 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. You can view a list of transfer scholarships here.
2. Submit the online application. There is no fee to apply.
3. Send us official transcripts from all colleges you have previously attended. Transcripts can be sent directly to:
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate Admission Office
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Sullivan Center, Room 150
Chicago, IL 60660
Official electronic-certified PDF transcripts are also accepted. Please send them to transfer@LUC.edu
4. Send us your high school transcripts and official copies of your ACT and SAT scores if you have completed less than 12 credits of college work. Loyola’s code for the SAT is 1412, and our ACT code is 1064.
Letters of recommendation, resumes, personal statements, writing samples, and essays are not required for the transfer application. If provided though, these items will be accepted as supplemental information and added to your application file.
5. Submit official test scores for AP/IB credit, if applicable. Learn more about Loyola's credit by exam guidelines.
6. Submit any additional documentation needed
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. Transfer applicants need to request a Course-by-Course Evaluation or a Catalog Match Evaluation from Educational Perspectives to complete their application. Students who decide to enroll will be required to submit a Catalog Match Evaluation in order to receive credit for any courses taken abroad.
4. Demonstrate English Proficiency by submitting one of the following:
- Official TOEFL score
- Official IELTS score
- Official SAT or ACT score
- Successful completion of English 1 and English 2 at a U.S. institution with a grade of B or higher
- Successful completion of Loyola’s advanced ESL program
5. Send in Declaration and Certification of Finances form, including supporting financial documents.
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.
Students who may need additional English language preparation may be admitted into our International Conditional Admission Program (ICAP). Our ICAP Program allows students to be admitted conditionally to the university where they will take English language courses and on successful completion of the English language courses will transition to degree seeking courses.
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