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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

Apply

To apply to Loyola as a transfer student, please fill out the Loyola Application.

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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 Media (all music, theatre, design, visual arts, music industry studies and digital film) please refer to supplemental requirements for admission into your prospective major.

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).

Phi Theta Kappa- PTK scholarships are available for qualified transfer applicants from two-year community colleges. If the student is a Phi Theta Kappa member, she/he will automatically receive $3,000 per year. 

Full-Tuition Transfer Scholarship- A full tuition transfer scholarship is available for transfer applicants. If the student is from a four-year college or university, she/he must have completed at least 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA between 3.75 and 4.0. If the student is from a two-year community college or junior college, she/he must have completed at least 60 credit hours (can include currently enrolled courses) and have a cumulative GPA ranging from 3.75 to 4.0. An interview is required to be considered. The scholarship is only available for Fall semester applicants. The deadline to submit a Fall Transfer Application is March 15. 

Fall Applicant Deadlines

FEBRUARY 15 - Early Evaluation Deadline
If you apply by February 15, you’ll be at the top of our list for early evaluation of your admissions application and for information about financial aid packages. The admissions committee strongly suggests that you submit mid-semester grades if applying for this deadline.

APRIL 15 - Priority Deadline
If you apply by April 15, you’ll be considered for all scholarship and financial aid packages. The admissions committee strongly suggests that you submit mid-semester grades if applying for this deadline

JUNE 15- Regular Deadline
If you apply any time after June 15, your application will be considered as space and funds are available. Final semester grades are required for applicants that are applying for this deadline.

AUGUST 15 - Final Deadline
Due to the beginning of the semester, no applications will be considered after this date. Final semester grades (along with transcripts from summer course work) are required for applicants that are applying for this deadline.

Enrollment Deposit
Transfer students admitted to the university should submit their deposit by May 1. Students admitted to the university should submit their deposit by May 1. Students admitted to the university after April 15 have two weeks from the time of acceptance to submit a deposit.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Applicant Deadlines

OCTOBER 15 - Early Evaluation Deadline
If you apply by October 15, you’ll be at the top of our list for early evaluation of your admissions application and information about financial aid packages. The admissions committee strongly suggests that you submit mid-semester grades if applying for this deadline.

NOVEMBER 15 - Priority Deadline
If you apply by November 15, you’ll be considered for all scholarship and financial aid packages. The admissions committee strongly suggests that you submit mid-semester grades if applying for this deadline

Final Deadline
Final semester grades are required for all transfer students who submit an application after December 1.

 

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

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020

 

Application Requirements | What We Are Looking For

Official Transcripts

Students are required to submit official transcripts from all current or previously attended institutions. Official transcripts can be sent to Loyola New Orleans via the following methods: 

  • Email: electronic copies can be sent to admit@loyno.edu
  • Mail: Physical copies can be mailed via USPS to (see Admissions Office Mailing Address)
  • Fax: Sent from your institution to (504) 865-3383
  • Hand-delivered: With official transcript in a sealed envelope from institution 

Unofficial transcripts will only be reviewed for unofficial degree audits and unofficial transfer evaluations. Loyola will not make admissions decisions based on unofficial copies of transcripts. 

Academic Performance

The average GPA for an admitted transfer student is a B/C+ or 2.5. At Loyola New Orleans, we understand that students share different reasons for transferring from community or junior college and four-year institutions. Should you have any questions about academic merit requirements, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions office. 

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 and Letter of Recommendation

Transfer students with more than 15 credit hours are encouraged but not required to submit standardized test scores (ACT/ or SAT), and one Letter of Recommendation. Should the student choose to submit a Letter of Recommendation, Loyola will accept references from employers, mentors, or teachers, and/ or counselors. References can submit recommendations via mail or email (admit@loyno.edu). For academic references (professors or counselors) suggest that students who choose to submit a recommendation from a counselor or teacher, send this form to his/her academic reference. 

International transfer applicants are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination, unless:

 

  • Student received a passing grade in College English Level coursework
  • Student sat for a standardized test - either SAT or ACT

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).

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.

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