First-Year Applicants

Students

The first-year application process applies to first-year applicants as well as to other groups. With transfer students or international students, the admission committee reviews applications according to these policies and then reviews additional credentials presented by those applicants.

How to Apply

Loyola Application: In addition to being more convenient for students the Loyola online application provides us with more specific information that we use to keep applicants informed on topics of interest.

Common Application: Loyola also welcomes the Common Application. We are aware of the problems some individuals are encountering with the Common Application. If you are interested in applying to Loyola for Early Action consideration and the Common Application difficulties are preventing you from doing so, please feel free to reach out to us at admission@loyola.edu.

In addition to the application, students should submit the following:

  • Official High School Transcript
  • High School Counselor Recommendation
  • High School Teacher Recommendation
  • Essay
  • $60 Application Fee

SAT and ACT scores are optional for admission. If a student does choose to submit standardized test scores, official score reports should be sent directly to Loyola University Maryland. Students who choose not to submit standardized test scores should submit an additional teacher recommendation or personal essay.

Students should ask their school counselors to forward their application materials to:

Undergraduate Admission Processing Center
Loyola University Maryland
P.O. Box 1467
Beltsville, MD 20704
Fax: 866-543-6756
admission@loyola.edu

Learn about our Application Review Process.

Application Deadlines

Applications are evaluated in two stages:

Early Action - November 1

Early Action is non-binding at Loyola  The Early Action deadline is November 1. Students will be notified of their admission decision in writing by January 15. Students admitted through Early Action have until May 1, the National Candidates' Reply Date, to make their enrollment decision.

Timeline

November 1: Early Action deadline

January 15: Early Action admission and merit-based scholarship notification

February 15: Need-based aid filing deadline

March 15: Early Action need-based financial aid notification

May 1: National Candidates' reply deadline

Regular Decision - January 15

The Regular Decision deadline is January 15. Students will be notified of their admission decision in writing no later than April 1. Students admitted through Regular Decision have until May 1, the National Candidates' Reply Date, to make their enrollment decision.

In past years, we have been need-aware for 5-7% of our Regular Decision accepted applicant pool. In some cases, applicants may be placed on a waitlist. Learn more about our waitlist policy.

Timeline

January 15: Regular Decision deadline

February 15: Need-based aid filing deadline

April 1: Regular Decision admission and merit-based scholarship notification

April 10: Regular Decision need-based financial aid notification 

May 1: National Candidates' reply deadline

Track Your Application

Already applied? Track the progress of your application materials.

If you submitted your essay through the Common Application, the essay is received once the application is submitted. For those students who sent via mail or email, the essay will be added to your application and marked as being received once it has been reviewed by an admission representative. Due to the volume at this time of year, it may take more than two weeks for your essay requirement to complete from the time your application is received. We are diligently working to process your application as quickly as possible.

Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery Act)

Annual Security (Clery) and Fire Safety Reports, Including Missing Person Notification Policy

This is a copy of Loyola University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Loyola University Maryland; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, evacuation, missing person notification, and fire safety. You can obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting the department of public safety at 410-617-2000.