Step-by-Step Instructions to Apply as a Transfer

Loyola University Chicago transfer students come from across the nation and around the world—and we make it easy to apply. Just follow these simple steps. You can also download this helpful Transfer Student Checklist for easy reference.

1. Check our deadlines. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and are reviewed on a space-available basis. For scholarship consideration please submit your application by June 1 for fall semester, and November 1 for spring semester.

2. Submit the online application.  There is no fee to apply.

3. Send us official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transcripts can be sent directly to:

Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate Admission Office
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Sullivan Center, Room 150
Chicago, IL 60660

Official electronic certified pdf transcripts will be accepted. Please send to transfer@luc.edu

4. Send us your high school transcripts and official copies of your ACT and SAT scores if you completed less than 20 credits of college work. Loyola’s code for the SAT is 1412, and our ACT code is 1064.

5. If applicable, submit official information about transfer credit or AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically. Learn more about Loyola's transfer credit policy.

6. Upon admission, pay your enrollment deposit to reserve a place in the class.

Additional Instructions for International Students Transferring to Loyola

If you are a student transferring from another country, please complete the steps listed above along with the following:

1. Evaluation is required for admission if you are transferring from a NON-U.S. university. Please send an official copy of your transcript and the catalog match request form to Educational Perspectives. Have a catalog match sent directly to Loyola:

Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate Admission Office
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Sullivan Center, Room 150
Chicago, IL 60660

2. If your native language is not English or if your primary language of instruction has not been English, you must take the TOEFL or IELTS exams. Loyola requires a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL, or 6.5 on the IELTS. (For tests taken prior to 2006, the minimum score required is 550 on the written test or 213 on the computer-based test.) Exceptions will be made on an individual basis.

3. If you require a visa to study in the United States, please complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form and submit it with proof of financial resources.

4. In some cases where access is a concern, the SAT or ACT may not be required. Exceptions will be made on an individual basis.