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Undergraduate Admissions

Accepted International Students

Welcome to Loyola!

 Congratulations on your acceptance. We’re just as excited as you about joining the Loyola University New Orleans community. 

Affidavit of Support  

To finalize your acceptance as an international student and get an I-20, you need to provide documentation confirming you have funding to cover your expenses for one full year of tuition, room, board and fees at Loyola New Orleans.

Student VISA  

If you’re coming to Loyola University from outside the U.S., you’ll need to have a F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa to enter the U.S. It’s very important that you check the U.S. consulate or embassy in your country, as entry requirements vary with consulates and embassies.

Enrollment Deposit  

Once you’ve been officially admitted, you’ll get an admissions packet with your official acceptance letter and I-20 visa request forms. Please contact your embassy to start the VISA process right away. The deadline to submit your enrollment deposit is May 1.

For us to accept your admission, you must pay the $500 enrollment deposit. This deposit confirms your intent to attend Loyola New Orleans and lets us send you information about orientation, housing, advising and class selection, along with health services, dining services and more.

Again, the deadline to submit your enrollment deposit is May 1, but once you know Loyola is your choice, go to: loyno.edu/deposit to pay by credit card, electronic check or by paper check, which must include this downloadable deposit form.

Final Transcripts

Loyola requires your to submit your final primary school (high school) transcript. Shortly after finishing your high school exams, ask your college counselor to submit your transcript to Loyola. It can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the attention of the Admissions Office.

If you’ve taken college or university classes and want them reviewed for college credit, you’ll need to arrange for your transcript to be sent from that college or university to Loyola admissions before your orientation.

Test Scores

Be sure that all of your scores are on file with the admissions office prior to orientation. Loyola New Orleans uses SAT, ACT, AP, and IB scores for class placement.

Immunizations

Loyola University New Orleans and Louisiana law requires all incoming students to submit vaccination documentation. This means proof of immunization for:

  • tetanus/diphtheria (one dose within the past 10 years)
  • meningococcal disease (one dose of a meningitis vaccine at the age of 16 years or older OR if age 21 years or older and living in a residence hall then one dose within 5 years)
  • MMR (two doses) for students born after 1956

The Proof of Immunization Compliance Form requires a physician, or other healthcare provider, to verify the data on specific immunizations. We encourage you to get any immunizations you may be missing at home so you can avoid long lines on campus. You may, however, complete your immunization requirements once you get to campus by visiting Student Health Services. The MMR vaccine is $70.00 (USD) per dose, the tetanus vaccine is $45.00 (USD), and the meningococcal vaccine is $120.00 (USD).

Visiting Campus  

If you haven’t been here before and can make the trip before orientation, please come for our President’s Open House! It’s a special event for admitted students and their families. You’ll get a taste of Loyola, meet students and faculty in your area of study and be able to meet one-on-one with financial aid. If you can’t make it for our President’s Open House, no problem – we have special “Magis” days set aside throughout April for accepted students.

Orientation  

Once you’ve paid your enrollment deposit, you’ll be eligible to register for orientation. We’ve created a special international student session for you.

Housing  

To apply for on-campus housing or to submit a housing exemption request, you must activate your residence account. After paying the enrollment deposit, you’ll get a link in an email from Residential Life. This email will have a temporary link for your account that expires in just a couple days – so you need to use it right away to set up your account. Once your account is set up, you can complete your housing application, and work on getting a roommate.

New Orleans and life in the U.S.

It’s normal for international students go through a little “culture shock” once they get here. It’s part of getting used to new…everything! One great way to ease that adjustment is to learn a little about New Orleans before you get here

Health Insurance  

All Loyola New Orleans international students with F-1 and J-1 visas are required to have health insurance. It’s for your health and safety, in case you become ill or need medical attention. You’ll be automatically enrolled in a specifically designed plan for international students from Lewermark Insurance. You’ll be responsible for paying for this insurance plan.

International Transfer Students

Affidavit of Support

To finalize your acceptance as an international student and get an I-20, you need to provide documentation confirming you have funding to cover your expenses for one full year of tuition, room, board and fees at Loyola New Orleans.

Enrollment deposit

Once you’ve been officially admitted, you’ll get an admissions packet with your official acceptance letter and I-20 visa request forms. Please contact your embassy to start the VISA process right away. The deadline to submit your enrollment deposit is May 1.

For us to accept your admission, you must pay the $500 enrollment deposit. This deposit confirms your intent to attend Loyola New Orleans and lets us send you information about orientation, housing, advising and class selection, along with health services, dining services and more.

Again, the deadline to submit your enrollment deposit is May 1, but once you know Loyola is your choice, go to: loyno.edu/deposit to pay by credit card, electronic check or by paper check, which must include this downloadable deposit form.

Transferring your SEVIS file to Loyola

If you’re an international student transferring to Loyola from another SEVIS institution in the United States, you must have your current school releases and SEVIS record before we can issue you an I-20.

To learn more, call 1-800-4-LOYOLA or schedule your visit online.