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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Specialist Application Requirements

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, GRE scores, 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

Standardized Test Scores
Applicants must submit general GRE scores. Loyola’s GRE institution code is 1412.

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.

Applications only accepted through the M.Ed./Ed.S. program.

Fall Application Deadline: December 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, GRE scores, 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

Resume

Standardized Test Scores
Applicants must submit general GRE scores. Loyola’s GRE institution code is 1412.

Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
(formerly known as the Illinois Basic Skills Test)
While proof of a passing score is not required before an admission decision is made, it will be required prior to registering for classes if admitted. Students may submit proof 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.

Interview
Interviews are by invitation only.

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Loyola

School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 ยท SchlEduc@luc.edu

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