Visiting & Non-Degree


Visiting Students

Students who take courses at Loyola that count toward a degree at another institution are visiting students. A visiting student must be in good academic standing at their home institution.  All visiting students must submit an application and an authorization letter from an official at the degree-granting institution. This letter should include the Loyola course name and number the student is permitted to take.  Visiting students should also submit an official transcript so that academic standing and prerequisites can be verified. Outstanding high school students may also be considered for admission as visiting students. Visiting students from high school must submit an authorization letter from a high school Guidance Counselor or Principal, and a high school transcript.

Non-Degree/Special Students

Students who have earned four-year college degrees and who wish to take courses without pursuing an additional degree at Loyola are considered special students. A special student must submit an application and an official transcript from the institution that awarded a bachelor’s degree. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland are not required to submit an official transcript.

Application Deadlines

  • Nov. 15 for Spring Term
  • May 2 for Summer Term
  • July 15 for Fall Term

Applications may be submitted after our deadline and will considered on a space available basis. View the non-degree student application. We encourage all non-degree students to submit their applications early.