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Loyola is the right place for you. It doesn't matter where you began your journey, Loyola can be the school where you finish your degree and achieve your goals.

For international transfer students, the process is a little different. Find out how.

Make the most of all your hard work

Loyola University Chicago strives to be a transfer-friendly school and accepts credit from over 1,400 institutions. College credit is evaluated for all admitted transfer students who have sent in official transcripts.

Get a firsthand look

We encourage you to visit both campuses, especially if your areas of interest include majors located downtown. We recommend that you register for both a tour of the campus and an appointment to meet with a transfer counselor. 

Come learn more about Loyola on our beautiful Lake Shore Campus. Your visit will include a tour of the campus with a current student and an information presentation highlighting the University and the admission and financial aid process.

  • Location: The Undergraduate Admission Office is located in the Sullivan Center for Student Services
  • Days and times available: Weekday visits are offered at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. each day. On busy weekdays, we also offer one at noon.  Please allow two hours for the full visit.

While you're here, schedule an individual appointment with one of our transfer counselors. 

Come for a personal overview of the transfer process, discuss your transfer plans and interests, and share any questions you have one-on-one with a counselor from our Transfer Center.

  • Location: Sullivan Center for Student Services
  • Days/times: Monday-Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

With a current Loyola student as your guide, you will visit our academic facilities, the Terry Student Center, and more at the Water Tower Campus. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a view of a residence hall room on this tour.

  • Location: Tours depart from the Undergraduate Admission Office on the second floor in the Schreiber Center.
  • Days/times available: Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:15 p.m.


Get to know us

We're here to answer any questions you might have about the transfer admission process, and we have many different chances for you to take advantage of.

Transfer students who are unable to schedule an on-campus visit are encouraged to attend an online information session before or after applying to the University. The session will include information on the transfer admission and enrollment process, transfer credit policies and resources, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Online Tuesday January 14 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
Online Wednesday February 19th 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CST

At this group presentation on our Lake Shore campus, you can learn about Loyola, program options, credit transfer, merit-based scholarship opportunities, and more. You can also tour campus and meet a counselor from our Transfer Center to help you on the path toward earning a degree.

Lake Shore Campus Saturday March 7, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST

Meet individually with a transfer counselor to discuss your questions about the transfer process credits, remaining degree requirements, and program duration. 

Lake Shore Campus 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 

Register to attend a webinar to review your next steps as an admitted transfer student. You will join a live group chat where you can ask questions and learn more about how to prepare for your start at Loyola.

Online Wednesday January 15, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CST
Online Tuesday February 18, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

You can always call or email if you have any questions about the transfer process.

  • Phone: 773-508-3075
  • Email:


Help us get to know you

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 applicationThere 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

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

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.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all college coursework completed. Prerequisite work will be factored into the cumulative average.
  • A minimum grade of “B” is needed for prerequisite required courses.
Prerequisite RequirementsCredits
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.

Application Materials

To apply for transfer admission to the Engineering Science program the following documents are needed:


7. Make your enrollment deposit once you're admitted, so your place in the class is reserved.

Keep a Lookout for Your Next Steps

Once you've applied, your status page is your home page, allowing you to track the key next steps on your road to enrollment.

It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for you to receive a decision about your file. This timeline may fluctuate depending on the application volume. 

Discover the Value of Loyola

Don't get stressed out. There's a lot to figure out when it comes to paying for school, but our graduates are proof that a Loyola education is an outstanding value. Loyola University also offers transfer scholarships. Learn about applying for financial aid, and find out what our alums have to say.


Incoming transfer students received financial assistance in 2019



million dollars in Loyola funded grants and scholarships annually for undergraduate students



in the list of Best Value Schools by US News & World Report

Fall 2018 Applicants

After submitting your enrollment deposit, please register for orientation through your applications status page.

Loyola's Orientation for transfer students is a mandatory one-day program that is comprised of sessions to introduce you to what life is like at Loyola. During Orientation, you will learn about the many programs and services that are available to you as a Loyola student, meet with an academic advisor, and register for your Fall semester courses.

Orientation Leaders, who are upper-class students, will share their Loyola Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Loyola community!

Have an Orientation question? Check out some Orientation FAQs!

Spring Semester Start
January 1

Deposit refund deadline


Spring semester begins

Fall Semester Start
March 1

Priority filing deadline for FAFSA

June 1

Priority deadline for academic scholarships

August 15

Deposit refund deadline

Late August

Fall semester begins

December 1

Priority deadline for academic scholarships

Have questions about Loyola University Chicago's application process? Wondering about the status of your application? Contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 800.262.2373.