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International Admission

Freshman Admission


Follow these important steps to complete your application for undergraduate admission:

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Submit official secondary/high school transcripts. You are not required to submit a transcript evaluation unless an international admission counselor requests that you submit an evaluation. Freshman applicants are able to request a General Evaluation from Educational Perspectives.
  3. Confirm that your letter of recommendation has been received by Loyola.
  4. Submit your personal statement or essay. (Get tips from the College Board on how to write an outstanding college essay!)
  5. If applicable, submit official information about transfer credit or AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically. *
  6. If you are a U.S. citizen abroad (or dual U.S. citizen), you are required to submit either the SAT or ACT, regardless of the country you are currently living in. The TOEFL or IELTS is not required, though you may send it in as well if you would like to.   If you are an international student and need a visa in order to study in the U.S., you are required to submit one of the following: SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS. (You may also submit more than one type of test if you so desire). For scholarship consideration, the SAT or ACT must be submitted.
  7. If you will require a visa to study in the United States, complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form and submit it with proof of financial resources showing your ability to cover expenses for your first year at Loyola.
  8. Upon admission, you must submit an enrollment deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the class. †

* First-time freshmen may transfer a maximum of five courses carrying up to four credit hours each toward their undergraduate degree requirements. Students awarded such transfer credit are limited to a maximum of 24 credit hours for the combined total of AP credit, IB credit, and transfer credit.

† Enrollment deposits are refundable until May 1.


International Admissions
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.274.3000 · · Email: internationaladmission@luc.edu

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