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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Endorsement Only Application Requirements

Application Deadlines:
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1

A Completed Application Form
We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Students currently enrolled in a program leading to teacher licensure need to complete the
re-application form and submit it directly to the Coordinator of Student Academic Services, School of Education, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. No other documents are required.

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

Three Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.

A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:

1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals

2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice

Illinois Teaching License
Proof of a Professional Educator License should be submitted. (Not required for students currently enrolled in a Loyola initial teacher preparation program.)

Resume

Application Fee
A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.

Application Deadlines:
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1

A Completed Application Form
We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

Three Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.

A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:

1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals

2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice

Illinois Teaching License
Proof of a Professional Educator License should be submitted.

Application Fee
A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.

Application Deadlines for Fall: January 1

A Completed Application Form
We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

Three Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.

A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:

1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals;

2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.

3. Any research and professional experiences

Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
(formerly known as the Illinois Basic Skills Test)
Proof of passing score must be submitted no later than second semester registration to continue in the program. Candidates may apply using the ACT/SAT scores in LIEU of the TAP with an ACT composite of 22 plus the writing or SAT composite in mathematics and critical reading of 1030 plus the writing.

  • Please use these instructions for submitting ACT/SAT scores in lieu of the TAP.

  • To submit proof of passing scores an Education Licensure Information System (ELIS) screen shot must be submitted as part of the admission process. You can access the information by creating an ELIS account. You will then be able to view your testing information and future licensure information with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Please refer to the study guide and registration on the Illinois Licensure Testing System site.

Application Fee
A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.

Application Deadlines:
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1

A Completed Application Form
We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:

1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals;

2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.

Resume
Your resume should highlight work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicate an Illinois Professional Educator License with a general administrative or principal endorsement or a comparable out-of-state credential along with at least two years administrative experience.

Illinois Professional Educator License
with Teaching and Principal Endorsements

Proof of a Professional Educator License with teaching and principal (or general administrative) endorsements should be submitted. If a test of basic skills was not required or waived at the time of licensure, proof of passing scores for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) are also required. A passing score must be submitted no later than second semester registration to continue in the program. Candidates may apply using the ACT/SAT scores in LIEU of the TAP with an ACT composite of 22 plus the writing or SAT composite in mathematics and critical reading of 1030 plus the writing.

  • Please use these instructions for submitting ACT/SAT scores in lieu of the TAP.
  • To submit proof of passing scores an Education Licensure Information System (ELIS) screen shot must be submitted as part of the admission process. You can access the information by creating an ELIS account. You will then be able to view your testing information and future licensure information with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Application Fee
A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.

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School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
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