Transfer Students

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Loyola SCPS accepts transfer credit earned from community colleges and regionally accredited universities for University Core courses.

The maximum number of transfer semester hours (or 96 quarter hours) from all two-year colleges combined. Does your credit transfer? The website can help.

The average number of transfer credits accepted from previous college courses, corporate or military training, and proficiency tests. What's your experience?

Transfer credit guides are available for some community colleges in Illinois, which allow students who have completed an A.S. or A.A. in the community college to transfer to Loyola SCPS with the core curriculum requirements met and then complete their Bachelor’s in an average of two years.

Descriptions of the courses that satisfy Loyola's Core Curriculum requirements are available online. Loyola participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative program for awarding transfer credit. For more information, see

Applicants who have attended institutions outside the United States can request a Catalog Match Evaluation from Educational Perspectives to complete their application. For students who decide to enroll, the Catalog Match Evaluation will be required and used to receive credit for any courses taken abroad.

All students must satisfy the residency requirement to receive a bachelor’s degree from Loyola. Students must take their final, uninterrupted 45 hours of instruction or a minimum of 64 hours in residence at Loyola University Chicago.

For information on course requirements, visit the degree completion and certificate program pages.