Loyola University Chicago

International Admission

Transfer Admission

Information for International Students

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

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Submit official transcript evaluations for all institutions attended outside of the United States, as well as official transcripts for all US institutions attended. Transfer applicants can request a Course by Course Evaluation or a Catalog Match Evaluation from Educational Perspectives to complete their application. Students who decide to enroll will be required to submit a Catalog Match Evaluation in order to receive credit for any courses taken abroad.
  3. If you have completed less than 20 credits of college work, please submit all high school transcripts or transcript evaluations.
  4. If applicable, submit official information about AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically.
  5. If your native language is not English and/or if your primary language of instruction has not been English, you will be required to submit Proof of English Proficiency. This can be demonstrated by submitting one of the following
    1. Official TOEFL score
    2. Official IELTS score
    3. Official SAT or ACT score
    4. Successful completion of English 1 and English 2 at a US institution with a grade of B or higher
    5. Successful completion of Loyola’s ADVANCED ESL Program (see more details here)
    6. If you are an F-1 or J-1 student, complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form form and submit it with proof of financial resources showing your ability to cover expenses for your first year at Loyola.
    7. Upon admission, you must submit an enrollment deposit to reserve a place in the class.*

*Please note the deadline to request a refund of the enrollment deposit for transfer students is June 1 for the Fall term or January 1 for the Spring term. The student forfeits his/her enrollment deposit if the refund deadline has passed and he/she does not enroll in courses or withdraws.

Note: Incoming students may be required to take placement exams in math, English, and/or writing. The results are used to place them in the courses appropriate to their level of preparation. In some cases this may include a non-credit ESL class or introductory math class. Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be considered for the International Conditional Admission Program (ICAP).