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International Admission Requirements


Applications for Fall 2016 admission are available at this time only via the Common Application. The Loyola Application will be available in mid-August, contact your admissions counselor for details. 

In order to apply to Loyola University New Orleans as an international student, you will need to fill out and submit the following information:

Application For Admission 
The application includes a required personal statement.  

Official standardized test scores

To be considered for a merit scholarship, all applicants must submit SAT and/or ACT exam results. *If you will not need scholarships, you will be considered for admissions based on your TOEFL or IELTS results.  

SAT Code: 6374

ACT Code: 1592

- Internet based, minimum score 79
- Computer based, minimum score 213
- Paper based, minimum score 550

- Minimum score 6.5 

Official High School Transcript(s) 

We require official transcripts for all years of primary school. These may be uploaded through Naviance, emailed, or mailed via post.  If transcripts are written in a language other than English, certified official translations must be submitted.

Letter of Recommendation

We require one letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor or a high school teacher.

Affidavit of support 

along with a photocopy of the picture page of your passport. 

*Music and Fine Arts Applicants

an audition, interview and/or portfolio review is required.  


First- Year Student Deadlines

  • November 15 - Early Action Deadline
  • February 15 - Priority Admissions Deadline*
  • April 15 - Regular Admissions Deadline

* First- year applicants that wish to be considered for the Ignatian Scholarship must complete their application by this date.  

Transfer Student Deadlines 

  • February 15 - International Transfer Early Deadline
  • June 15 - International Transfer Priority Deadline 
  • July 15 - Final International Transfer Deadline

Conditional Admission  

The admissions committee may consider an applicant for conditional admission through our Intensive English Program if that is academically admissable but has scored below the minimum requirments on an English proficiency exam. In order to be considered for the Loyola Intensive English Program, a student present a minimum test score of: 

IELTS: minimum score 5.5

- Internet based, minimum score 61
- Computer based, minimum score 173
- Paper based, minimum score 500