Accommodations for Students and School Counselors Affected by California Wildfires

The Loyola community extends our sympathy and support to the students and school counselors struggling in the aftermath of the recent wildfires. For students in areas affected by the wildfires, please know that the Office of Undergraduate Admission is here to assist you. We understand that your attention and energy may be focused on matters other than the college application process. 

As you begin to consider your options, please know that our admission team is available to provide guidance and support. We certainly understand that there is much to consider and it is our goal to provide you with the assistance and resources needed to complete the admission process. 

Michael Decker, our western regional representative, is working with all families and counselors affected by the wildfires. He can be reached directly by email at or by phone at 410-617-2015.

Application Deadline Extensions for Students

If you wish to apply Early Action and were not able to apply by the November 15 deadline, please email Michael directly. Our office will be flexible with application deadlines and related documents (transcripts/letters of recommendation) and will work with you individually to complete your application. 

We also offer a Regular Decision round with a January 15 application deadline. Your Regular Decision application will receive full and equitable consideration in our evaluation process for first-year students. 

Support for High School Counselors 

Secondary school teachers and counselors will be granted extensions for their recommendations, transcripts, and other materials. Please email or upload materials when you are able to. Due to continuing lack of power and Wi-Fi access in many areas, application materials may also be submitted by students and counselors to: 

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admission
4501 N. Charles Street 
Baltimore, MD 21210

Application Fee Waivers

If paying the application fee would be burdensome for your family in light of current circumstances, please email Michael and he will grant you a waiver with no need for explanation.