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International First-Year Deadlines & Requirements

Any student who will need a visa to study in the United States, or who already holds a valid U.S. visa, will be considered as an international student.

A first-year student is defined as any student who is currently enrolled in secondary school, or who has graduated secondary school but has never enrolled in post-secondary courses at a college or university.

A transfer student is defined as any applicant who has enrolled in courses at college or university after the completion of secondary school. Go to International Transfer Admission Deadlines & Requirements.

Application Plans & Timelines

Application Plans & Timelines
Application Plan Application Deadline Notification Reply Date
Early Decision I November 15 by late December January 15
Early Action November 15 by mid-January May 1
Early Decision II January 15 by early March March 15
Regular Decision January 15 by mid-March May 1
Spring Admission October 15 Rolling Two weeks from the date of
admission decision
Early Decision I

Early Decision I is the ideal option for academically strong students who view Loyola as their top college choice. Applying Early Decision enables students to learn of their admission status months before other applicants. Early Decision is binding, meaning that students who apply and are accepted to Loyola are expected to enroll. Students accepted via Early Decision I must withdraw all other applications and submit their enrollment deposit to Loyola by January 15.

Learn more about applying Early Decision to Loyola

Timeline

Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline November 15
Admission, Scholarship & Financial Aid Notification by late December
Deposit Deadline January 15
Early Action

Early Action is non-binding at Loyola and enables students with strong interest in attending to learn of their admission status months before the Regular Decision round. Students accepted through Early Action have until May 1, the National Candidates鈥 Reply Date, to make their enrollment decision.

Timeline

Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline November 15
Admission, Scholarship & Financial Aid Notification by mid-January
Deposit Deadline May 1
Early Decision II

Early Decision II is the ideal option for academically strong students who view Loyola as their top college choice. Early Decision is binding, meaning that students who apply and are accepted to Loyola are expected to enroll. Students accepted via Early Decision II must withdraw all other applications and submit their enrollment deposit to Loyola by March 15.

Learn more about applying Early Decision to Loyola

Timeline

Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline January 15
Admission, Scholarship & Financial Aid Notification by early March
Deposit Deadline March 15
Regular Decision

The Regular Decision deadline is January 15. Students will be notified of their admission decision in writing no later than Mid-March. Students accepted through Regular Decision have until May 1, the National Candidates' Reply Date, to make their enrollment decision.

Timeline

Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline January 15
Admission, Scholarship & Financial Aid Notification by mid-March
Deposit Deadline May 1
Spring Admission

Loyola offers a spring semester entry term for first-year students who have not completed any college coursework after high school graduation. Students who apply for spring admission will be notified of their admission on a rolling basis. 

Timeline

Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline October 15
Admission, Scholarship & Financial Aid Notification Rolling
Deposit Deadline Two weeks from the date of admission decision

International Student Application Requirements

  1. Common Application
  2. $60 application fee 
  3. Two letters of recommendation 
    • High school teacher recommendation
    • High school counselor recommendation (if your high school does not have a school counselor, you may submit a second letter of recommendation from a teacher)
  4. SAT/ACT (optional) 
    • Submission of SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for admission or scholarship consideration.
  5. Official test of English score report 
    Loyola accepts the following test of English scores:
    • 80+ on the  iBT, iBT Special Home Edition, or iBT Paper Edition
    • 6.5+ band score on the  or 
    • 9.0+ on the 
    • 115+ on the 
    Applicants must achieve a score at or above the minimums listed here in order to be considered for admission 
  6. Official high school/secondary school transcript 
    Transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If the educational system is exam-based, then Official International Examination Results issued by the examination board are also required (e.g. WAEC WASSCE, CSEC & CAPES, GCSE/A-Levels). 
  7. International Student Certification of Finances 
    Applicants are required to submit the International Student Certificate of Finances at the time of application. 
  8. Bank Letter or Statement 
    Provide a current bank letter or bank statement, in English, dated within the last three months. The letter or statement should indicate a current balance. This document will be used in conjunction with the International Student Certification of Finances form in our need-aware review process, which allows us to consider international applicants for need-based financial aid. If you submit a bank letter, the document must be on bank stationary, translated in English, and signed by a bank official.
  9. CSS Profile 
    Applicants who wish to be considered for need-based aid must also submit the  at the time they apply for admission. When completing the CSS Profile, Loyola University Maryland's CSS School Code Number is 5370.

Submitting Academic Records and Test Scores

Academic records and test scores will only be considered official if they are received directly from the school or testing agency. An appropriate school official may submit these materials through the Common Application or by email to intladmission@loyola.edu as long as the official is using a school email address. Student-supplied copies of original IELTS Test Report Forms can be verified by the university online, and considered official.

Original Documents may also be mailed to:

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Office of Undergraduate Admission
4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210