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If you’re a student who’s graduated from high school and completed any college or community college classes, then you’re considered a transfer student.

Use the instructions below to submit your application to Loyola.

Depending on the number of courses you’ve completed, the application will be evaluated based solely on your college level work or based on a combination of high school work, standardized test scores and college-level work.

If you’ve completed 15 or more hours of college level work:

  1. Submit transfer application and personal statement
  2. Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  3. A letter of recommendation
  4. Standardized test scores aren’t required but should be submitted if available

If you’ve completed less than 15 hours of college level work:  

  1. Submit transfer application and personal statement
  2. Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  3. Submit high school transcripts
  4. Submit all standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT)
  5. A letter of recommendation

Loyola offers two options for applying – (1) through the Common Application or (2) through the Loyola Application. There’s no difference between the two – it’s just what you prefer.

Learn about transferring credits

Once you’ve been accepted, your transcripts will be forwarded to the college to which you’ve applied to be evaluated for credit at Loyola. Please review the general guidelines for transferring credit below.

Learn more about transferring academic credit

  • Only courses in which grades of a C or better have been earned will be evaluated for transfer credit.
  • Earned hours in courses classified as remedial, technical and/or any courses not considered to be “college-level” courses will not be accepted. Credit for propriety and vocational programs is not transferrable.
  • Military credit and other extra-institutional credits may be accepted when approved by the dean’s office of the college to which you apply.
  • You may transfer in a maximum of 90 credits from a four-year college/ university.
  • If you have AP or IB credits, you must provide original scores from the testing agency in order to be evaluated for credit.
  • 25% of the credits required for a specific degree must be completed at Loyola. This may impact your ability to transfer credits and/or complete a specific degree at Loyola.
  • If you’re applying for a major within the College of Music and Fine Arts (all music, theatre, design, visual arts, music industry studies and digital film) you must complete the supplemental application for that college.
Transfer Student Scholarships

Merit Scholarships range from $9,000 to $16,000 for qualified transfer applicants with competitive cumulative college GPAs. Please note: second-degree seeking applicants are not eligible for merit-based scholarships. All applicants, regardless of qualification, should submit the FAFSA so they may be considered for Loyola grants as well as federal need-based aid. Transfer applicants with less than 12 semester hours are required to submit their standardized testing scores (ACT and/or SAT).

Transfer Student Full-Tuition Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa- PTK scholarships are available for qualified transfer applicants from two-year community colleges. Students must have completed at least 60 credit hours (including currently enrolled courses) and have a cumulative GPA ranging from 3.75 to 4.0. An interview is required to be considered. This scholarship is only available for fall applicants and has a deadline of March 15.

Full-Tuition Transfer Scholarship- A full tuition scholarship is available for transfer applicants from four-year colleges or universities. Students must have completed at least 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA between 3.75 and 4.0. An interview is required to be considered. This scholarship is only available for fall applicants and has a deadline of March 15.

Fall Deadlines
Spring Deadlines
College of Music and Fine Arts Deadlines
Applicants will register for an on-campus audition via their College of Music and Fine Arts application. The university’s on-campus audition dates are:

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Articulation Agreements

Loyola New Orleans has transfer agreements with three regional community colleges:
Delgado Community College
Houston Community College
Miami Dade Community College
If you’re transferring from one of these institutions, you have a unique opportunity to take advantage of our pre-set transfer RoadMaps. These courses have been pre-approved for transfer by Loyola.

What we're looking for in our applicants
Academic Performance

We seek students who’ve challenged themselves in an academically rigorous course of study throughout high school. Advanced, honors, AP, and IB courses are strongly encouraged, but not required for admission to the university. We suggest that applicants take advantage of a full range of courses and try to exceed the minimum graduation requirements. Specific coursework may be considered with regard to certain majors. Overall, the average GPA for accepted students is an A/B.

Students on suspension, exclusion, or dismissal by another university are ineligible to be considered for admission to Loyola until the period of suspension, exclusion, or dismissal is met.

Standardized Tests

Loyola only requires standardized test scores for transfer applicants that have less than 15 credit hours. While we typically see test scores in the same range as our first-year applicants however we do not have minimum test score requirements.

International transfer applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination. SAT and ACT test scores may be submitted for scholarship consideration.

Personal Statement

This is all about you. The personal statement is your chance to speak directly to the admissions committee. It’s your chance to go beyond filling out forms to show us how you’d fit into the Loyola community.

We encourage you to make this statement. We’re looking not just for your academic leadership, but also your community involvement, personal achievement and, truly, who you are as a person.

If you’ve experienced any personal hardships, this is a chance to tell us and to explain your circumstances to the committee.

Mid-Semester Grades

The admissions office may require mid-semester grades depending on the applicant's initial eligibility. You may also choose to submit this information in order to supplement your application for admissions (suggested for applicants applying for early and priority deadlines).

Letter of Recommendation

Loyola New Orleans encourages, but doesn't require, students to submit letter of recommendation. It should come from a teacher or educator who can speak to your academic ability and can be submitted electronically via common application, emailed, faxed, or mailed.

Our admissions counselors are here to help: (504) 865-3240, contact form, email, or staff contact info.