International Applicants

Loyola is home to students from all over the world and 30+ countries are represented at the undergraduate level. A student is considered and must apply as an international applicant if he/she is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (green card holder). U.S. citizens and permanent residents residing abroad are not required to apply as international applicants but their applications will be reviewed by the international admission staff.

At Loyola, we are committed to making your transition to the University (and to the United States) as easy as possible. Our office of international student services offers many services to help you adjust to campus life and Baltimore. Their office provides a New International Student Orientation, immigration and visa services, cultural programming and trips, and overall international student support.

For any admission-related questions, please contact your undergraduate admission counselors at intladmission@loyola.edu.

Credentials Should Be Sent To:

Loyola University Maryland
Undergraduate Admission Office
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Fax: 410-617-2176

International applicants can apply for first-year or transfer admission

First-Year Applicants

Any student that has completed secondary school, but has not attended a previous institution of higher education, may apply as a first-year student. If a student has taken coursework at another university, he or she must apply as a transfer student.

Application Deadlines

  • Binding Early Decision: November 1; admission decision and scholarship notification December 15
  • Non-binding Early Action: November 15; admission decision and scholarship notification January 15
  • Non-binding Regular Decision: January 15; admission and scholarship notification April 1

Application Requirements

International first-year applicants to Loyola must submit the following information:

  • Application: Students can submit the Common Application or the Loyola Application, but do not need to submit both. Both are given equal consideration during the admission and scholarship review process.
    • Common Application: Loyola is one of 500 member schools of the Common Application.
    • Loyola Application: The Loyola online application provides us with more specific information that we use to keep applicants informed on topics of interest.
  • Official High School Transcript: Submit official transcripts to the World Education Services (www.wes.org) for translation of grades and credits. An additional fee may be required. In some instances, if the transcript is in English and a U.S. equivalency grading scale is provided, this requirement may be waived.
  • English Proficiency: Applicants for whom English is not a native language are required to demonstrate evidence of English proficiency. If English is not their native language, results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required. Loyola University Maryland does not offer intensive English-language services. Proof of English proficiency is required prior to an application being reviewed for undergraduate admission. Additional information can be obtained from www.toefl.org and www.ielts.org. Minimum score requirements:
    • TOEFL iBT: 79 or higher
    • TOEFL paper-based: 550 or higher
    • TOEFL Computer Adaptive Test: 213 or higher
    • IELTS: 7 band score
  • SAT/ACT: SAT and ACT scores are optional for admission. If an applicant chooses to submit standardized test scores, official score reports should be sent directly to Loyola University Maryland. If an applicant chooses not to submit standardized test scores, her or she must submit an additional teacher recommendation or personal essay.
  • High School Counselor Recommendation
  • High School Teacher Recommendation
  • Essay
  • $60 Application Fee

F-1 Student Visa Requirements

If an applicant requires a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa, he or she must complete the following requirements:

  • Loyola International Student Supplement
    Applicants are required to complete the International Student Supplement. This document must be typed and sent via email to intladmission@loyola.edu.
  • Loyola Affidavit of Financial Support
    Applicants are required to submit the affidavit of financial support signed by a parent, sponsor, or benefactor stating responsibility for all expenses incurred during enrollment at Loyola (tuition, room, fees, books and personal expenses). An affidavit of self-support is required if an applicant plans to be self-supporting.
  • Official Bank Letter
    Provide a current, original bank letter showing funds (in U.S. dollars) available to cover the full cost of attendance (tuition, fees, housing, board, books, medical and all other expenses) for one year (total of $65,300 USD for 2016-17) at Loyola University Maryland. The bank letter must be on bank stationery, in English, and signed by a bank official with contact information. This requirement must be mailed to the undergraduate admission office and, in some cases, can be scanned from the bank directly to intladmission@loyola.edu.
  • Passport Copy
    Submit a copy of the biographical pages of the applicant’s passport.

Non F-1 Student Visa Requirements

An international applicant who has a visa type allowing them to study in the United States (e.g., A-2, G-4, L-2) must complete the following requirements as part of the admission process:

  • Loyola International Student Supplement
    Applicants are required to complete the International Student Supplement. This document must be typed and sent via email to intladmission@loyola.edu.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Student
    Submit a copy of the biographical pages of the applicant's passport, U.S. visa, and most current U.S. entry stamp.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Principal Visa Holder
    Submit a copy of the biographical pages of the principal visa holder’s passport, U.S. visa, and most current U.S. entry stamp.
  • Current copy of Electronic Form I-94 card OR most current U.S. entry stamp in passport

Enrollment

Before a Form I-20 can be issued for an admitted student, the following must be provided (F-1 Student Visa Requirements):

  • Enrollment Deposit
    Applicants are required to prepay one semester's tuition and fees to the University in order to confirm his or her enrollment.
  • Proof of Health Insurance
    Proof of sufficient health insurance coverage for the first year of study at Loyola (must be renewed each academic year). Coverage must be equivalent to the United Student Health Insurance Plan designed for Loyola students, and it must be transferable to the United States. Students are encouraged to purchase the United Health Insurance Plan.
  • Proof of Immunity
    Applicants are required to submit proof of immunity to communicable diseases. A tuberculin skin test is required within six months of arrival to Loyola. Health history and immunization forms are available from Loyola's student health services website.

For immigration or visa-related questions, please contact the office of international student services at 410-617-5245.

Loyola University Maryland is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, international students who are citizens of countries other than the United States. Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international applicant.

Transfer Applicants

Any student that has taken coursework at another university must apply as a transfer applicant.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 15
  • Spring Semester: October 15

Credit Evaluation

Learn more about the process of transferring credits.

Application Requirements

International transfer applicants must state their intended major and a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.7 in previous college work for consideration. Loyola must submit the following information:

  • Application:
    • Common Application: International Transfer Applicants must apply with the Common Application.
  • Official High School Transcript: Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each secondary or post-secondary institution attended. The transcripts must be in English with a grading scale. If the transcript is not in English, applicants must submit it to World Education Services for translation of grades and credits. An additional fee may be required. In some instances, if the transcript is in English and a U.S. equivalency grading scale is provided, this requirement may be waived.
  • College Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. should be submitted to World Education Services (www.wes.org) for course-by-course evaluation and translation of grades and credits.
  • English Proficiency: Applicants for whom English is not a native language are required to demonstrate evidence of English proficiency. If English is not their native language, results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and/or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required. Loyola University Maryland does not offer intensive English-language serices. Proof of English proficiency is required prior to an application being reviewed for undergraduate admission. Additional information can be obtained from www.toefl.org and www.ieltsorg. Minimum score requirements:
    • TOEFL iBT: 79 or higher
    • TOEFL paper-based: 550 or higher
    • TOEFL Computer Adaptive Test: 213 or higher
    • IELTS: 7 band score
  • SAT/ACT: SAT and ACT scores are optional for admission. If an applicant chooses to submit standardized test scores, official score reports should be sent directly to Loyola University Maryland. If an applicant chooses not to submit standardized test scores, he or she must submit an additional teacher recommendation or personal essay.
  • $60 Application Fee

F-1 Student Visa Requirements

If an applicant requires a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa, he or she must complete the following requirements.

  • Loyola International Student Supplement
    Applicants are required to complete the International Student Supplement. This document must be typed and sent via email to intladmission@loyola.edu.
  • Loyola Affidavit of Financial Support
    Applicants are required to submit the affidavit of financial support signed by a parent, sponsor, or benefactor stating responsibility for all expenses incurred during enrollment at Loyola (tuition, room, fees, books and personal expenses). An affidavit of self-support is required if an applicants plans to be self-supporting.
  • Official Bank Letter
    Provide a current, original bank letter showing funds (In U.S. dollars) available to cover the full cost of attendance (tuition, fees, housing, board, books, medical and all other expenses) for one year (total of $65,300 USD for 2016-17) at Loyola University Maryland. The bank letter must be on bank stationery, in English, and signed by a bank official with contact information. This requirement must be mailed to the office of undergraduate admission and, in some cases, can be scanned from the bank directly to intladmission@loyola.edu.
  • Passport Copy
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of the applicant’s passport.

Non F-1 Student Visa Requirements

An international student who has a visa type that will allow the student to study in the United States (e.g., A-2, G-4, L-2) must complete the following requirements as part of the admission process:

  • Loyola International Student Supplement
    Applicants are required to complete the International Student Supplement. This document must be typed and sent via email to intladmission@loyola.edu.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Student
    Submit a copy of the biographical pages of the applicant's passport, U.S. visa, and most current U.S. entry stamp.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Principal Visa Holder
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of the principal visa holder’s passport, U.S. visa, and most current U.S. entry stamp.
  • Current copy of Electronic Form I-94 card OR most current U.S. entry stamp in passport

Scholarships & Aid

First-Year Students

International freshman applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships but are not eligible for need-based financial aid. There is no separate application process for scholarships. All admitted students will be considered for each merit-scholarship offered. Students are notified of their scholarship award at the time of admission.

Transfer Students

International transfer applicants are not eligible for need-based financial aid.