Transfer Applicants

Apply With the Common Application

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.

Information for Community College Students

Seamless Transfer Program

Most students who complete their associate degree at any Maryland community college will be considered as having fulfilled all Loyola core requirements (with the exception of two courses that would fulfill the theology and philosophy requirements) that serve as the foundation of our Jesuit liberal arts curriculum. Additionally, if students have taken at least two semesters of a college-level foreign language (e.g., Spanish 101 and 102), they will have completed Loyola’s language requirement. (If not, they will need to take two semesters of a foreign language at Loyola.) Students may use their two free Loyola summer courses to fulfill any of these requirements. This new initiative allows transfer students to focus on their major courses at Loyola over their final two years.

Transfer Partnerships & Pathways

We are committed to helping community college students plan for their future at Loyola University Maryland. We will continue to add agreements for students interested in a range of different degree programs offered at Loyola.

See a list of our agreements with community colleges.

Transfer Application Requirements

All application materials can be sent directly to us via email to

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

Application Plans & Deadlines


  Fall Admission Spring Admission
Application Deadlines March 15 (Priority and International Applicants)
July 15 (Regular)
October 15 (International Applicants)
November 15 (Domestic Applicants)
Financial Aid Deadlines March 15 (Priority)
July 15 (Regular)
November 15
Admission Notification Rolling Rolling
Financial Aid Notification Rolling Rolling
Deposit Deadline One month from
date of
admission decision
December 15

Transfer Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Cost of Attendance

Loyola Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students with strong academic records. You will automatically be considered for merit scholarships with your application for transfer admission. For additional information and scholarship ranges, please visit the Scholarships page on our Financial Aid website.

Need-based Financial Aid

To be considered for need-based financial aid, all students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information collected on the FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility for federal forms of financial aid.

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

Cost of Attendance 

For information about cost of attendance, visit our financial aid website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find more answers to all of your transfer admission questions including those about general topics, application processes, admission decisions, and transfer course evaluations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In light of the potential impact of COVID-19 on academic coursework in the Spring 2020 semester, Loyola University Maryland has temporarily relaxed its transfer course policy. Passing grades from the Spring 2020 semester (e.g. “Pass,” “Satisfactory,” etc.) that are equivalent to a minimum letter grade of “C” or higher will be considered for transfer credit at Loyola.

To see our complete transfer credit policy, please visit our Academic Advising and Support Center Transfer Requirements page.

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 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!

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Transfer Admission Brochure