Accommodations for Students and Educators Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

The Loyola community extends our sympathy and support to the thousands of students and educators struggling in the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires. For students in areas affected by these recent natural disasters, 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 and that rebuilding after a recent disaster will understandably take precedence. 

As you begin to consider your options, please know that our admission team and your counselor are 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. 

Application Deadline Extensions for Students

If you wish to apply Early Action and are not able to apply by the November 15 deadline, please contact your admission counselor. 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. 

We encourage you to contact your counselor for individual assistance and guidance as you plan the next steps in the application process – whether Early Action or Regular Decision.

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 by Friday, December 1. If you need more time, please email us at

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

Rescheduled SAT and ACT Exams

We understand that rescheduled or canceled SAT and ACT exams this fall may impact the plans of Early Action applicants. Please be assured that standardized testing completed by the November test date will arrive in time for Early Action review. November scores should be reported directly to Loyola by the testing agency but do not need to be rushed. Scores can also be sent by email from the high school counselor to

As a reminder, we have a test-optional policy, so you can choose whether to submit your SAT/ACT scores with your application.

We encourage you to review the College Board’s support for students affected by recent hurricanes for rescheduled test dates and registration assistance.

Application Fee Waivers

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

We are here for you - Contact your admission counselor  

Our admission team will work with you so you are able to submit an application. We will remain flexible with our timeline for receiving applications and supporting materials, and will work with students and counselors throughout the admission process this fall. If you have any questions, or if we can be helpful in any other way, please do not hesitate to contact your admission counselor or call the Admission Office at 410-617-5012.