Baltimore Student Exchange Program

Loyola University Maryland offers a broad range of course selection within all academic departments. In addition, to supplement students' options, the University participates in the Baltimore Student Exchange Program (BSEP) so that, in cases that particular courses are not offered at Loyola, students can augment their programs at one of a number of area schools. This consortium allows full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors to take one course in the fall and spring term at a BSEP institution, at no additional charge.

Participating Colleges

  • Baltimore Hebrew University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Coppin State College
  • Goucher College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • The Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Morgan State University
  • Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore
  • UMBC
  • Stevenson University

Notre Dame of Maryland University is adjacent to Loyola's campus. Other BSEP participants are 10 - 45 minutes driving time from Loyola; students must provide their own transportation and should consider the commuting time in constructing their schedules. Visit the Baltimore Collegetown Network website to learn more about shuttle transportation to local schools.

For courses taken through the BSEP, students must be in good academic standing and must receive the permission of their advisor and the Academic Advising and Support Center. Generally, students are eligible to take classroom courses and are not eligible to take independent study, special tutorials, etc. Courses taken as private lessons require payment of a fee. Courses taken at BSEP participating colleges, as part of the BSEP, count toward residency at Loyola. Grades for these courses appear on the Loyola transcript and are included in calculating the student's quality point average using the Loyola University Maryland quality point system.