Visiting and Non-Degree

If you are a visiting student, you can take classes at Loyola that count toward degree requirements at another college or university. If you are a non-degree-seeking student, you can take classes at Loyola but do not intend to pursue a degree.

Visiting and non-degree seeking students must submit a new application for every semester in which they intend to enroll. The application can be found at

Priority Application Deadlines: July 1 for the Fall Semester (August) and November 1 for the Spring Semester (January)

January Term

January Term allows students to earn credit in a condensed, intensive, two-week session. J-Term 2015 begins on Monday, December 29, 2014 and ends on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Registration begins Monday, October 13, 2014, and closes Sunday, December 28, 2014.

Additional Instructions for International Visiting and Non-Degree Students

If your native language is not English and/or if your primary language of instruction has not been English, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS language tests. The minimum score for TOEFL is 79 (iBT), and the minimum score for IELTS is 6.5.

If you are an F-1 or J-1 student, please complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form and submit it with proof of financial resources showing your ability to cover expenses for your time at Loyola.

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