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New Student Checklist

International Students - Fall Entry

Welcome to the Greyhound Nation! Submitting your deposit is just the first step in beginning your Loyola journey. As a new student, we know you likely have a lot of questions about what you’ll need to do to prepare for your first semester at Loyola.

The New Student Checklist below is designed to guide you through the tasks you need to complete to finish the enrollment process and begin your journey as a Greyhound. Additional information about each enrollment step will be sent to your Loyola email address.

Complete your International Checklist

Complete the International Checklist on your Applicant Status Portal. The items on the International Checklist are customized to each student based on their current or intended visa status. To learn more about these items and the student visa process, please visit our International Application Processes page.

View Your International Checklist

May 26 Request your Form I-20 (F-1 only)

If you are a student seeking F-1 (visa) status, after you have submitted all of the requirements from your International Checklist, you will receive an email from the Office of International Student Services (OISS) with instructions on how to log into the International Student OISS Portal.

You will then need to log into the OISS Portal to request your U.S. Immigration Form I-20 no later than May 26.

ASAP Confirm contact information and intended major

Please update your contact information online and select a potential intended major as soon as possible. To access the form, you need your Loyola login credentials found in the welcome letter from Loyola’s office of technology services. For questions about login access, please contact the office of technology services at 410-617-5555.

Via Inside Loyola click Undergrad Demographics, then login again to access the Undergraduate Demographics Update form.

For questions about this process, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 410-617-2659 or visit the Contact Us page.


Complete the housing application

Once deposited, students will receive a welcome email from the Office of Residence Life & Housing with instructions on how to submit the housing application. All students, even if planning to live off campus, are required to submit this application within 48 hours of receiving this email.

In addition to housing preferences, this application includes emergency contact information and updates to personal information.

Learn more about the housing application

ASAP Complete Messina preferences

Messina is Loyola’s first-year living learning program and students can preference at least five course pairings that they are interested in taking during their first year at Loyola. Our staff will work to honor your selections based on availability and your intended program of study. You will receive final confirmation of your Messina course pairing and partial fall course schedule by late June. You will also have an opportunity to speak to an advisor in July to review (and complete) your schedule and make any changes if necessary.

Messina Registration Form

ASAP Complete online math and language placement tests

All students should take the placement exams—even if you have AP/IB/College Credit that will satisfy core requirement. The results from these placement tests will be used during the course registration process.

First-year Students

Late June Participate in Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is designed to provide you with foundational information that will be beneficial as you engage in your July activities, which include online housing registration, virtual meetings with your academic advisor to schedule classes, and completion of required online training modules. Throughout the summer, you can also participate in various webinars designed to introduce you to the wider Loyola community.

Registration for our virtual orientation program is still available. Students have the option of attending one of the following sessions:

  • June 26
  • June 29
  • July 9

If you have questions or are unable to attend any of these dates, please email

Registration Orientation Website

June 3-July 12 Consider registering for a Pre-fall Program

Loyola's Pre-Fall Programs offer the opportunity to make early connections to Loyola and your classmates. Each of these experiences occurs prior to the start of Fall Welcome Weekend, giving you a chance to arrive to campus a few days early in August and ease into your first year at Loyola. Registration is available from June 3-July 12 and programs fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: Students may not register for multiple programs.

Pre-fall Programs

June 30 Complete the Student Family Profile

In an effort to maintain connection with our students’ families, we ask for your cooperation in providing information that will allow us to keep your family informed about campus life. Please ask your parents or guardian to complete the Student Family Profile.

Student Family Profile

July 1 Fulfill health requirements

All international students are required to complete Student Health Profile and to have U.S.-based health insurance for the duration of their studies. You are required to enroll online in the Loyola-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan, unless you meet specific waiver criteria. Additional information regarding the school sponsored health insurance plan and how to either enroll/waive will be sent to your Loyola email.

New Student Health Requirements 
Student Health Insurance Plan

If applicable Register with Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS)

Students seeking learning accommodations should register with DAS after May 15, 2024. Students can register anytime during their studies at Loyola but accommodations are not retroactive if they choose to wait. Current and comprehensive documentation of one's disabilities are required for registration. Requests for first-year housing accommodations must be made between May 16 and July 1, 2024. Late requests will be reviewed but not guaranteed, and potentially placed on a waitlist.

DAS takes about two weeks to reply to requests, but can be longer during times of high registration volume.

Disability & Accessibility Services 
Register with DAS 
Housing Accommodations Policy

July 8 Submit a Roommate Request (Optional)

Starting June 24, students will have access to request a direct roommate. The Roommate Request page can be found by returning to the housing application on RoomRez. Students not requesting a roommate do not need to take further action in their housing application. 

Learn more about the housing application

July 15 Submit your final transcript

In order to complete your admission file you must submit your final, official high school academic records, and evidence of graduation as soon as possible. Students in exam-based systems must also submit their final, official boards-issued results (for example, WASSCE results, A Levels, or Standard XII certificates). The final, official academic records must be sent directly by a school official.

They should be submitted electronically through the Common Application or by email to from a school-branded email address.

If the transcript must be sent by mail, please submit to:

Loyola University Maryland 
Academic Advising & Support Center - MH 138 
Attn: Victoria Gue 
4501 N. Charles Street 
Baltimore, MD 21210

August 2 Complete online educational training

In preparation for becoming a member of the Loyola community, there are several online programs that you are required to complete prior to your arrival at Loyola. The online training programs encompass a variety of topics that will help prepare you to build, and be a part of, a safe and respectful community. Information and instructions will be sent to your Loyola email address in July.

Students living on campus will be prohibited from checking into the residence halls until all online trainings are complete.

Vector Course Information

Submit photo for Evergreen card

The Evergreen card is your campus ID as well as access to your residence hall, meal plan, printing and laundry services. Beginning in June, you will receive an email with the subject “Loyola University Maryland ID Photo Submission” with instructions on how to upload your photo. You will continue to receive emails until you have completed this step in the process.

Online Photo Submission

August 1 Submit final tuition payment

Submit your final tuition payment online.

Student Administrative Services

Access your Loyola student account and email

Most of the official communication you receive from Loyola will be delivered electronically to your Loyola email. Within three to five business days of your deposit to Loyola, you’ll receive an ID number, username, and official Loyola email address. It is important to check your account frequently for news and information.

If you have trouble finding these emails (remember to check your junk folder) or have questions about your email account or ID number, please contact the office of technology services at +1-410-617-5555.

Access Loyola Email

Additional Steps to Consider

Loyola awards credit for AP, IB, A-Level, and college courses if they meet the standards and requirements set by the University and its academic departments. In order to qualify for credit, students must have official scores and transcripts sent to Loyola.
If you plan to play intercollegiate varsity athletics, you must complete the additional health forms and information by August 1. The forms will be sent to you electronically from the athletics department.