Transfer Applicants

A decision you won't ever second guess

Any applicant who has enrolled in courses at another college or university after the completion of high school must apply as a transfer student. Admission for transfer applicants is selective. The admission evaluation for transfer students is primarily an academic review. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 in previous college work is required.

Transfer Application Requirements

Important Deadlines

Fall Admission

March 15
June 15
  • International student admission application deadline (rolling notification)
July 15

Spring Admission

October 15
  • International student admission application deadline (rolling notification)
November 15

Transfer Scholarships, Financial Aid & Cost of Attendance

Loyola Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students with strong academic records. Scholarships range from $5,000-$20,000 per year. These awards are renewable for up to 3 years of full-time undergraduate study. You will automatically be considered for merit scholarships with your application for transfer admission.

Need-based Financial Aid

To apply for need-based financial aid, you must submit:

For more information about financial aid for transfers, visit

Cost of Attendance 

For information about cost of attendance, visit

Campus Life

ApartmentHousing for Transfer Students

A place to call home that feels like one, our residence halls are so much more than a place to hang your backpack. With a variety of apartment-style housing options to choose from, students have access to a full kitchen, comfortable common spaces for studying and spending time with friends, spacious bedrooms, and semi-private bathrooms. To learn more about campus housing, visit For information about off-campus housing, visit

Additional Resources

Information for Veterans

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill) that provides payment for tuition, fees, a book and supplies stipend, and a housing allowance for veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001. Through our partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Program, Loyola covers a portion of a student's remaining tuition and fees. To learn more about military benefits at Loyola, visit

After You Apply

Transfer Credit Evaluation

An evaluation of transfer credit is completed for each applicant as part of the review process. A detailed course-by course credit evaluation will be included with your offer of admission. A maximum of 20 courses or ~60 credit hours may be applied to the 40 course (120 credit hour) minimum required for graduation. Evaluations are coordinated by the Academic Advising and Support Center and Loyola faculty. For more information, visit

Check the status of your application

Track the progress of your application materials.

Visit Loyola

There’s no better way to learn about Loyola than to experience it firsthand! Visit on a weekday and attend an information session, go on a campus tour, sit in on a class, or schedule one-to-one time with an admission counselor. If you’re visiting on a weekend, consider one of our open houses or Saturday at Loyola programs!

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Download Your Transfer Guide to Loyola University Maryland

Paige Rohde

“Transferring to Loyola was the best decision I could have possibly made.”

Before arriving at Loyola, I was nervous that I would have a difficult time making friends because of my late arrival, but my experience could not be more different. Between my peers and professors, the administration and other members of the community, I have always felt genuinely welcome here, like I belong. I also really like the size of the community and small classes. I get individual attention in and out of the classroom. I have never felt so supported or accepted as I do here. Inside every crack and crevasse at Loyola is an opportunity supported by members of the community. There is something for everyone on this campus, and it really brings the community together when we all are a part of something we enjoy. Roughly 80% of students graduate with some sort of professional experience, so there are a ton of opportunities here for students to succeed during and post college. Additionally, Loyola has a stellar business program. With our university core, I am developing an academic foundation in all subjects in the humanities; with our business core, I am developing a strong foundation in all aspects of the business world; and with major-level electives, I am developing a focused foundation in my specific fields of studies.

—Paige Rohde is majoring in business with concentrations in marketing and management; she serves as manager for the Greyhound’s women’s basketball team and as a Greyhound Ambassador for the office of undergraduate admission.