Transfer Credits

Want to know how college credit transfers at Loyola?

Official transfer credit evaluations are completed only after students are admitted to Loyola. Shortly after admission, students will receive an official evaluation of college transfer credit via e-mail detailing which classes transfer to Loyola. Any updates or changes to the official evaluation will be visible in the student's LOCUS account.

Transfer students may review MyList, Loyola University Chicago's web-based course equivalency look-up program, to determine if courses at their current institution are currently articulated to Loyola. MyList does not imply application and/or admission to Loyola University Chicago.

Notes about transfer credit:

  • Loyola University Chicago's academic calendar operates on a 15-week semester system. Credit is awarded in semester hours. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours in order to graduate with a bachelors degree.
  • Students must either take their final, uninterrupted 45 hours of instruction or a minimum of 64 hours in residence at Loyola University Chicago to earn their bachelors degree.
  • Loyola will award credit for college-level courses taken at other regionally accredited 2-year institutions or baccalaureate granting institutions. Any college credit taken outside Loyola will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
  • Transfer students can bring in a maximum of 64 credits from two-year colleges.
  • Trade school, job training, continuing education courses typically do not transfer. Developmental courses (below 100-level) will also not be accepted for transfer credit.
  • Only courses with a grade of “D- “ or higher will be considered for transfer credit. Entering freshman with transfer credit must have a grade of "B" or higher in each course.
  • Students must submit official copies of their AP/IB test results directly to Loyola in order to be considered for credit.

Loyola has developed transfer guides for many of the two-year community colleges in Illinois to assist students in determining which courses at the two-year school satisfy Loyola's Core Curriculum. To see a complete list of these community colleges with links to the transfer credit information, please view our transfer guides.

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