First-Year Applicants

Apply With the Common Application

Application Plans & Deadlines

Early Action

Early Action is non-binding at Loyola and enables students with strong interest in attending to learn of their admission status months before the Regular Decision round. Students admitted through Early Action have until May 1, the National Candidates’ Reply Date, to make their enrollment decision.


 Application Deadline  November 15
 Financial Aid Application Deadline  November 15
 Admission and Scholarship Notification  Mid-January
 Financial Aid Notification  February 1
 Deposit Deadline  May 1

Regular Decision

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


Application Deadline January 15
Financial Aid Application Deadline February 1
Admission and Scholarship Notification Mid-March
Financial Aid Notification Late March
Deposit Deadline May 1

Spring Admission

Loyola offers a spring semester entry term for first-year students who have not completed any college coursework after high school graduation. Students who apply for spring admission will be notified of their admission on a rolling basis. 


Application Deadline for International Students October 15*
Application Deadline November 15
Financial Aid Application Deadline November 15
Admission and Scholarship Notification Rolling
Financial Aid Notification Rolling
Deposit Deadline December 15

*Additional information on the international application process can be found here.

Application Requirements & Review Process

Required Materials

  • Common Application
  • $60 application fee*
  • Official high school transcript
  • High school counselor recommendation
  • High school teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional)
  • Loyola SAT code: 5370; Loyola ACT code: 1708

Loyola accepts both official and self-reported test scores. Additional information and instructions for submitting your scores can be found on our Standardized Testing Policy page.

*Loyola offers several application fee waivers for students. To learn more, please see our Application Fee Waiver Policy on our Admission Policies page.

Learn more about the Application Review Process

To learn more about how we review applications, please visit our Application Review Process page

After You Apply

Check the status of your application

You can log in to your Applicant Status Portal to track materials and the status of your application. Your account information was sent to the email address you used to apply immediately upon receiving your application. Please check your junk or spam folder if you don't see the confirmation email.  

Keep in mind that most credentials (transcripts, test scores, recommendation letters, etc.) can take up to one week after you apply to post to your application account. Your application account is updated in real time and contains the most current information. If you had credentials sent to Loyola before submitting your application, those items may not post until one week after you applied.

Admission decisions will be released electronically through the Applicant Status Portal, and you will be notified by email to check your status when a decision has been made.

Applicant Status Portal

Visit Loyola

There’s no better way to learn about Loyola than to experience it yourself! Register for an on-campus tour or join us for an online event or virtual visit experience to easily engage with our community and learn more about Loyola from any location. We’re offering 1-on-1 video chats with admission and financial aid counselors, live and pre-recorded information sessions and workshops, and webinars on various academic and student life topics. Start connecting with your future Greyhound family today!

Schedule a visit today!

Apply for Financial Aid 

Merit-based Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships, and every student who completes an application for admission is automatically considered for merit scholarships. Students will be notified of your merit scholarship award at the time of admission. 

Need-based Financial Aid

We understand that funding your education requires a significant financial commitment from you and your family. We also know that applying for financial aid can be confusing and frustrating, and we're here to help! Our financial aid team is dedicated to helping you navigate the application process and committed to making our Jesuit education affordable and accessible for all students. To be considered for need-based financial aid, applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional details about the application process and deadlines can be found our Financial Aid website

Additional information on the need-based financial aid application process can be found on our financial aid website:
Spring First-Year Students
Fall First-Year Students

Consider applying to an Honors or Scholars Program

Honors Program

High-achieving students can enroll in the university's Honors Program. Taught by Loyola's most distinguished faculty, Honors classes are small and are combined with an extensive program of excursions and events, discussions and lectures, and extracurricular enrichment.

Learn more and apply

CPaMS Scholars Program

This program features an interdisciplinary course of study in computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, and data science and offers need-based scholarship opportunities in these fields. Students benefit from learning in a cohort and from faculty mentorship and opportunities for competitive internships, networking, and career development in STEM fields beyond Loyola.

Learn more and apply

Sellinger Scholars

This four-year honors program in business administration is designed to prepare high-achieving, highly-motivated students for roles of business leadership and service. Through the Sellinger Scholars Program, classroom education is augmented through unique opportunities to interact with business professionals and community leaders and it is completed with skills-based learning.

Learn more and apply

Get your questions answered—Contact Your Counselor!

Have questions? Contact your admission counselor! The same counselor visiting your high school, or representing Loyola at a college fair in your area, is your contact and resource in Loyola’s office of undergraduate admission, and are first to read your application! They are here for you throughout your college search.

Find your admission counselor