Undergraduate Admissions

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT:  Roberta E. Kaskel

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: Susan O’Neil Oakes
OFFICE: Thomas Hall, Third Floor
WEBSITE: http://apply.loyno.edu/

Admissions Philosophy

Loyola University New Orleans encourages and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. The Office of Admissions strives to enroll diverse classes of students who can be successful at Loyola and who, upon graduation, will have benefited from Loyola’s Jesuit Catholic values- based liberal arts education.

NOTE: The policies and requirements described on this page relate to traditional undergraduate admissions. Admissions policies and requirements for Evening undergraduates can be found in Professional and Continuing Studies, Graduate programs can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, and the policies and requirements for College of Law programs can be found in the Law Bulletin.

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On this webpage, you will find the following Undergraduate Admissions policies and requirements: 

Admissions Policies 2016-2017

Admissions Policy

The Office of Admissions evaluates secondary and post-secondary school records, standardized test scores, co-curricular activities, and a variety of other personal and academic credentials in order to determine admission.  The Admissions Committee selects students with high standards of scholarship, personal character and serious educational aims. As such, the Admissions Committee does not discriminate based on the applicant’s gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veterans’ status, genetic information or disability in the admissions process. The Committee holistically evaluates all applications for admission and accepts those students whose credentials indicate a high probability for success. The objective of the admissions process is to select the students who will benefit from the courses of study and services offered by Loyola University New Orleans and to maintain the academic standards that have brought recognition to Loyola as a Catholic, Jesuit University.


Applicant Categories & Classifications

An applicant's caterory & classification are used to determine admissions requirements and eligibility for financial aid. When an applicant’s category cannot easily be established, the determination will be made by the Director of Admission. Please see also: Undergraduate Classifications.

Degree-Seeking Categories

Degree-seeking applicants intend to complete an undergraduate degree at Loyola University New Orleans. 

FIRST TIME IN COLLEGE APPLICANTS

First-Year (Freshman)
Applicants that fulfill one or more of the following conditions will be considered to be a first-year:

  • An applicant that, at the time of application, is enrolled in an accredited secondary school (a domestic high school or the international equivalent) or homeschool program.
  • An applicant that has earned a high school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate of completion but that has not enrolled in any other accredited post-secondary institution.
  • An applicant that enrolled in a post-secondary institution but did not earn credit and/or that has completely withdrawn from that institution before credit was earned. Note: complete withdrawal must be verified by receipt of a transcript reflecting the withdrawal and/or a letter from the institution verifying that no credit was earned.

TRANSFER AND SECOND DEGREE APPLICANTS

Transfer
Applicants that fulfill one or more of the following conditions will be considered to be a transfer:

  • An applicant that, at the time of application, is enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
  • An applicant that previously enrolled at a post-secondary institution after earning a high school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate of completion.

Second Degree
Applicants that fulfill one or more of the following conditions will be considered to be a second-degree candidate:

  • An applicant that has earned an undergraduate (or international equivalent) degree.

RE-ADMIT AND PROVISIONAL RE-ADMIT APPLICANTS

Re-admit
Applicants that fulfill all of the following conditions will be considered to be a re-admit:

  • An applicant that previously attended Loyola University New Orleans that left the University in good standing and with a cumulative GPA above a 2.0.
  • An applicant that previously attended Loyola University New Orleans and left the University in good disciplinary standing.
  • An applicant that previously attended Loyola University New Orleans and left the University in good financial standing.

Provisional Re-admit
Applicants that fulfill one or more of the following conditions will be considered to be a provisional re-admit:

  • An applicant that previously attended Loyola University New Orleans and left the university with a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0.
  • An applicant that previously attended Loyola University New Orleans and left the University in with any disciplinary actions.
  • An applicant that previously attended Loyola University New Orleans and left the University with any financial holds or outstanding balance.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

Applicants that fulfill one or more of the following conditions will be considered to be international:

  • An applicant that does not hold United States citizenship or Permanent Residency. Note: applicants that hold dual citizenship with the United States and another country will be considered as US citizens for the purposes of admission.

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) APPLICANTS

Applicants holding verified DACA status (credentials must be submitted to the Admissions Office) may apply for admission to the University. They will be considered for a waiver of the required Affidavit of Support for International Students, however, they will not be eligible for federal financial aid consideration.

Non-Degree Seeking Categories

Non-Degree Seeking applicants intend to take college-level courses at Loyola University New Orleans without the intention of completing a degree. Categories for Non-Degree Seeking students include Early Scholars/Artist, Reflective Age, and Transient/Visiting Classifications.

Applicants that fulfill one or more of the following conditions will be considered to be non-degree:

  • An applicant that already has an undergraduate degree but wishes to take selected undergraduate classes in order to fulfill pre-requisites needed for graduate school or other professional school.
  • An adult applicant (21yrs of age or older) that has not completed an undergraduate degree but wishes to take selected undergraduate classes in order to fulfill pre-requisites needed for professional school, for personal enrichment or as a pre-cursor to job placement.
  • An applicant that is currently enrolled in high school and wishes to take dual enrollment college courses through the Early Scholars/Early Artist Program.
  • Applicants in the Reflective Age Program (65 years or older) that take non-credit classes (audit).
  • Applicants that are enrolled in another accredited post-secondary institution and wish to apply to Loyola in order to take credit-bearing classes. These applicants will be classified as Transient/Visiting.
  • An applicant that wishes to take non-credit courses is considered to be Auditing.

NOTE: Non-degree students do not qualify for financial aid.

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Application Deadlines & Requirements

Application deadlines govern when an individual's application is reviewed, and provide timely response to applicants regarding their admissions status. 

Deadlines for Degree-Seeking Categories

FIRST-YEAR DEADLINES (Domestic and International)

Early Action– November 15
Early Action is a non-binding, single date notification admissions process for first-year applicants. Students that submit their online application, academic transcripts, standardized test scores, and letter(s) of recommendation will be considered to be “complete” and able to be evaluated for admission. Applicants can be accepted, denied or deferred to regular admission during this process.

Priority Admission– February 15
Priority admission is a rolling admission notification process for first-year applicants. Students that submit their online application, academic transcripts, standardized test scores, and letter(s) of recommendation will be considered to be “complete” and able to be evaluated for admission. Applicants can be accepted, denied or waitlisted during this process.

Regular Admission– April 15
Regular admission is a rolling admission notification process for first-year applicants. Students that submit their online application, academic transcripts, standardized test scores, and letter(s) of recommendation will be considered to be “complete” and able to be evaluated for admission. Applicants can be accepted, denied or waitlisted during this process.

TRANSFER AND RE-ADMIT DEADLINES (Domestic and International)

Early Evaluation– February 15
Early Evaluation is a rolling notification admissions process for transfer and re-admit applicants. Students that submit their online application, academic transcripts, standardized test scores (if applicable), and letter(s) of recommendation will be considered to be “complete” and able to be evaluated for admission. Applicants can be accepted, denied or waitlisted during this process.

Priority Admission– April 15
Priority admission is a rolling admission notification process for transfer and re-admit applicants. Students that submit their online application, academic transcripts, standardized test scores (if applicable), and letter(s) of recommendation will be considered to be “complete” and able to be evaluated for admission. Applicants can be accepted, denied or waitlisted during this process.

Regular Admission– June 15
Regular admission is a rolling admission notification process for transfer and re-admit applicants. Students that submit their online application, academic transcripts, standardized test scores (if applicable), and letter(s) of recommendation will be considered to be “complete” and able to be evaluated for admission. Applicants can be accepted, denied or waitlisted during this process.

Final Admission– August 15
Final admission is a rolling admission notification process for transfer and re-admit applicants. Students that submit their online application, academic transcripts, standardized test scores (if applicable), and letter(s) of recommendation will be considered to be “complete” and able to be evaluated for admission. Applicants can be accepted or denied during this process.

Application Requirements for Degree-Seeking Categories 

Required Application Materials for each category govern when an application has been completed and is ready for review. 

Note: The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional and/or supplemental credentials from any applicant. Requirements for credentials may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Admission.

First-Year Applicants

  1. A complete and accurate online application for admission submitted via the Common Application or the University- hosted Loyola Application. Paper applications are available by request only and may be subject to an additional processing fee.
  2. Personal essay is required. Personal Statement is highly recommended.
  3. Official, verified high school transcript complete, up to the time of application, from an accredited secondary school and/or homeschool. Applicants possessing a General Educational Development Test (GED) may satisfy this requirement by presenting an official, verified copy of test results.
  4. Results of the standardized SAT and/or ACT test. Students must request that official test scores be sent to the University directly from the testing agency. Loyola New Orleans’ SAT code is 6374 and the ACT code is 1592.
  5. Letter of recommendation. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, academic counselor or person who can attest to the strength of their academic potential. Applicants may submit more than one letter of recommendation if desired.
  6. Students who completed post-secondary work, including dual-credit, while in high school must submit official transcripts of their college work, whether or not they expect to receive credit. 

International Applicants

International applicants are defined as any student that does not hold US citizenship or US Permanent Residency. These applicants are required to provide additional documentation. In addition to submitting first-year or transfer application materials, international students must provide proof of English proficiency and certification that they have adequate funds to meet their educational expenses. These documents include, but are not limited to:

  1. A copy of their current passport ID page, national ID card or VISA ID page. (a) A copy of the (F1-type, J1-type, H-type, R-type, J-type, etc.) visa ID card is required, if applicable. (b) A copy of the student’s permanent residency card is required, if applicable. (c) Documentation from the U.S. State Department regarding progress towards either a permanent residency card or naturalization proceedings, accompanied by a personal statement from the student outlining the anticipated timeline for establishing residency is required, if applicable.
  2. An official copy of secondary and/or post-secondary transcripts, with English translations. A course-by-course evaluation of post-secondary work (university-level course work or 13th year of secondary school) from any non-U.S. institution. For transfer credit to be issued an official evaluation must be submitted from a credential evaluation agency. The list of preferred evaluation services can be found at http://apply.loyno.edu/international-applicants and includes: (a) World Education Services, Inc. (b) AACRAO’s International Education Services (c) Educational Perspectives and (d) Educational Credential Evaluators.
  3. Official results of standardized tests. Loyola requires the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE for international applicants from non-English speaking countries. Results of the SAT and/or ACT may be submitted for scholarship consideration and for applicants from English-speaking countries such as the U.K. or Australia. Students must request that official test scores be sent to the University directly from the testing agency. Loyola New Orleans’ SAT code is 6374 and the ACT code is 1592.
  4. Applicants must provide an Affidavit of Support that gives specific information on their ability to meet the financial demands of tuition, fees, room, board, insurance and cost of living at Loyola University New Orleans. The documentation to be provided includes: (a) the Affidavit itself, completed and signed appropriately by all involved parties (b) bank statements, wage statements, and/or letters from the bank confirming the ability of the applicant to pay.

NOTE: the Affidavit of Support may be waived for certain applicants who hold a VISA which permits them to study in the US and for applicants that hold certified official status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act. 

Transfer Applicants

  1. A complete and accurate online application for admission submitted via the Common Application or the University- hosted Loyola Application. Paper applications are available by request only and may be subject to an additional processing fee.
  2. Personal statement/essay is required.
  3. Official, verified transcripts from every institution attended, regardless of whether or not credit was earned. Applicants with less than 15 credit hours must also submit high school transcripts. Applicants possessing a General Educational Development Test (GED) may satisfy this requirement by presenting an official, verified copy of test results. Standardized test scores are highly recommended but not required for applicants with less than 15 credit hours.
  4. Letter of recommendation. Transfer applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a current professor or a recent academic counselor or any person who can attest to the strength of their potential as a student at Loyola. 
  5. Students who completed post-secondary work, including dual-credit, while in high school must submit official transcripts of their college work, whether or not they expect to receive credit.

Transfer of Coursework and Credit Evaluation

Evaluation of transfer credit will be conducted by the Office of Admissions. In instances where a course does not have a pre-determined Loyola equivalency, the Dean of the applicant’s intended college will review the transcript in order to determine transferability of the course. In many instances, the applicant will be required to provide catalog descriptions and/or syllabi from the course to aid in the determination of transferability.

No more than 64 hours of coursework from an accredited two-year school may be applied to a Loyola degree program. Transfer credit will be awarded only as earned hours for approved courses in which grades of C or above have been earned. Transfer quarter hours will be converted to semester hours. Regardless of the number of hours accepted in transfer, students are required to meet the residency and degree requirements of their program of study. At least 25 percent of credit hours required for the degree must be completed in residence at Loyola University New Orleans. Also see: Residency Undergraduate.

Earned hours from another college in remedial, technical, and/or courses not considered to be "college level" will not be accepted for transfer. Credit for proprietary and vocational programs is not transferable. Experiential learning programs and correspondence credit taken at an accredited university may be counted, only if approved. Military and other extra-institutional credits evaluated by the American Council on Education may be accepted when approved. It is the applicant’s responsibility to report discrepancies and/or request review/appeal of credit evaluations. If the student later changes colleges within the university, such work will be evaluated by the dean of the new college.

AP Credit, IB Credit, and Credit for International Students

  • For Advanced Placement credit eligibility, please see Advanced Placement Credit rules.
  • For International Baccalaureate credit, please see International Baccalaureate Credit by Exam rules. 
  • Credit for International Students: 
    Loyola awards academic credit for Advanced Level (A Level) exam results on the GCE (General Certificate of Education). The academic credit to be awarded is at the discretion of the Dean's Office in consultation with the academic department.

Application Requirements for Re-Admission

Students that did not take an official leave of absence, those who withdrew from the University voluntarily or had a medical withdrawal, and those who were suspended and/or dismissed must reapply for admission through the Office of Admissions.  No application will be considered for any student with an outstanding financial balance owed to the university, or who has an active hold on his/her record. No application will be considered for students who are ineligible to return to a previous college or university. Various criteria may be considered during the evaluation of the student’s application for readmission, including but not limited to: cumulative grade point average, major grade point average, prior academic record and prior disciplinary issues. A student's academic status at the time the student withdrew, or was withdrawn from the university, remains in effect at the time of re-admission. Re-admission to the university is distinct and separate from financial aid eligibility and review. Re-admission decisions are made at the discretion of a committee consisting of members from the Offices of Admission, Scholarships and Financial Aid, and the Associate Dean of the College in which the student was most recently enrolled, among others.

Applicants with a 2.0 GPA or below
Applicants that left the university with a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 or below will be subject to joint evaluation by the Director of Admissions, Dean of the student’s receiving college and others to determine the potential for academic success and future graduation. 

Applicants that were suspended and/or dismissed from Loyola University New Orleans
Students that were suspended and/or dismissed from Loyola must first report to the Office of Admissions to receive introductory counseling for re-admission and instructions for competing the re-admit application. Applicants will be subject to joint evaluation by the Director of Admissions, the Dean of the student’s receiving college and others, in order to determine the potential for academic success and future graduation. In many cases, an interview will be required.

Upon re-admission to Loyola, the student will be required to fulfill criteria outlined by the admissions committee, including but not limited to: the development and implementation of an academic plan, financial aid counseling, and student success services advising.  All students who have previously been suspended from the university and have been granted re-admission will be admitted provisionally. As per that policy, these students will be required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average and to make satisfactory academic progress, as established by the admissions committee upon acceptance. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the student being dismissed from the University. The admissions committee may apply additional stipulations to a student’s readmission, depending on the specific circumstances of their case.

In some cases, the admissions committee will exercise the right to re-admit a student who has been previously suspended, or dismissed from the university and whose cumulative GPA cannot mathematically be brought up to the required 2.0 within one semester. In this instance, the admissions committee will provide the student with the required GPA that he/she must earn in order to continue in coursework at Loyola. 

Application Requirements for Special Populations

GED Applicants
Applicants that opt to take the General Educational Development Test (GED) as opposed to a traditional high school diploma must fulfill all other first-year application requirements. If any high school coursework was completed, applicants may be required to submit transcripts along with a personal statement outlining the student’s academic timeline and rationale for earning a GED.

The results of the GED will normally be used in place of the high school diploma only if the applicant left secondary school at least two years before intended enrollment at the University. The minimum acceptable GED score for admission is the score used for awarding an equivalent secondary school diploma in the state where the test was taken. All students are required to submit final transcripts verifying graduation or, if a GED is submitted in place of a high school diploma, a record complete through the most recent period of high school attendance.

Applicants with a Criminal and/or Disciplinary History
Applicants with a criminal and/or disciplinary history may apply for admission to Loyola University New Orleans. Applicants are subject to a thorough evaluation by the Director of Admissions and the Office of Enrollment Management. Applicants that have been admitted to the University and then disclose that they have a criminal and/or disciplinary history are subject to a review and potential recension of their admission.

Applicants to the College of Music and Fine Arts (CMFA)
In addition to fulfilling all application requirements for general admission, applicants that have selected a major housed within the College of Music and Fine Arts must complete and submit a supplemental application for direct admission to that degree program. CMFA applicants must audition, interview and/or submit a portfolio of work in order to complete the supplemental application and be considered for admission and talent scholarships. Admission to CMFA is separate and distinct from that of the general University. As such, applicants can be admitted to Loyola but not granted admission to their degree program within the College of Music and Fine Arts. In such cases, the applicant will be given the option to switch majors to another degree program housed elsewhere within CMFA or the University.

Applicants to the University Honors Program (UHP) 
In addition to fulfilling all application requirements for general admission, applicants that have selected to apply to the University Honors program must complete and submit a supplemental application to the UHP. Applicants can be admitted to Loyola but not granted admission to the UHP. In such cases, the applicant will be given the option to enroll as a general admission student. 

Application Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

Non-degree status indicates that a student is taking coursework for credit but not in pursuit of a degree. Students within this status may continue enrollment in consecutive terms or apply for an official leave of absence. Any gaps in attendance will result in the need for re-application for the following term. Students within this status that wish to pursue a degree program must apply for degree-seeking admission through the Office of Admissions and provide all required documentation as applicable under their application classification (transfer or re-admit). Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. Coursework taken while in a non-degree status is subject to evaluation for the purposes of fulfilling degree requirements. Non-degree students may choose to audit courses if they desire. Additional paperwork will be required and, as per the Audit policy, no credit will be awarded for coursework taken in this status.

Dual Enrollment (Early Scholars and Early Artists Program)
Qualified high school students may participate in dual enrollment coursework at Loyola through the Early Scholars and/or Early Artist programs. These programs are available to high school students only and provide the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Applicants must re-apply for admission each term and must have earned a C or better in coursework to be eligible to re-apply for a future term. Academically challenging college-level courses are available during the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be evaluated for admission:

  1. Complete and submit the Early Scholars/Early Artist Non-Degree Seeking Application and personal essay.
  2. Be currently enrolled in an accredited local high school (grades 9-12 only) with the intention to graduate OR be enrolled in an accredited local homeschool with the intention to either earn a state diploma or GED.
  3. Submit an official verified high school transcript (or homeschool transcript) with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  4. Submit official verified standardized test scores. Students must present SAT and/or ACT testing scores. Students wishing to pursue courses in mathematics must present a Math sub-score of at least 580 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Admissions if the student presents compelling evidence of success in the classroom.
  5. Letter of permission and recommendation from the high school guidance counselor and/or principal.
  6. Letter of permission and signature of approval from the student’s parent or legal guardian.
  7. Complete an interview with a designated university official, if necessary.
  8. For Early Artist applicants: an audition, interview and/or portfolio review is required.

Applications for admission to the Early Scholars/Early Artist program are due on August 1 for the Fall term, December 1 for the Spring term and May 1 for the summer term. Availability of classes may vary from semester to semester.

Reflective Age Program
Applicants, age 65 or older, who wish to audit (non-credit) up to two (2) undergraduate courses on a space available, “open-seat” basis may apply for admission to the Reflective Age Program. Applicants must complete the non-degree application, submit verification of age, and obtain permission of the instructor(s) in order to complete the application process. Applicants must wait until the late registration period before being enrolled in courses. Applicants must maintain continuous enrollment, otherwise, they will be required to re-apply for admission.

Transient/Visiting
Students currently enrolled at another institution may apply to take undergraduate classes as a non-degree transient/visiting student. Applicants must be in good standing with their home institution (cannot be classified as on probation suspension, dismissal and/or exclusion) and must complete the application for non-degree admission. Applicants must submit current college transcripts in order to be considered for admission. Students are only eligible to take classes for the term in which they were admitted. Students must re-apply for each term thereafter in order to continue taking courses. Financial aid is not available to Transient/Visiting students. Loyola is not responsible for ensuring that the courses a student opts to take are transferrable to their home institution.

Audit (also see Auditing a Course)
Students who do not want to earn university credit for a course may elect to audit the course. Such courses are considered part of the student's term course load and are recorded on the transcript. Regular tuition and fees apply for audited courses. To audit a course, an audit request card signed by the student, his or her adviser, as well as the instructor and must be filed in the Office of Student Records before the last day to add classes. The instructor of the course will advise the student what is expected as an auditor in the class. A course previously audited may be taken for credit by enrolling in the course in a subsequent term. A student may not change his/her status from audit to credit or from credit to audit without permission from his/her advisor and the student's dean's office. Such approval must be filed in the Office of Student Records before the last day to add classes as indicated in the academic calendar for the term. Upon completion of the semester, the audited course will receive a final grade of (AU) Audit, (AI) Audit Incomplete, or (FA) Failed Audit.

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Admission Types

General Admission

Acceptance to the University is granted without condition for the term the student applied for. Students must pay an enrollment deposit in order to confirm acceptance of a general admission offer.

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission is determined at the Admissions Committee’s discretion and may be granted to applicants whose academic credentials do not typically meet Loyola’s standards but whose potential for future success is evident through other means.

An undergraduate student (first-year or transfer) may be provisionally admitted to the University. Re-admit students returning from suspension will be provisionally re-admitted to the University. Provisionally admitted students begin coursework at Loyola on academic probation and must earn the required cumulative 2.0 GPA to be removed from academic probation and continue into the subsequent semester. Students must pay an enrollment deposit in order to confirm acceptance of a provisional admission offer.

The Magis Program
First-year students that are admitted provisionally may also be placed into the Magis program. First-year students enrolled in the Magis Program must complete the fall semester with a GPA of 1.5 or higher in order to continue into the spring semester. In order to continue into the fall semester of the sophomore year, students must achieve a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and have made satisfactory academic progress per the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Students must sign the “Magis Contract” during their orientation advising appointment in order to finalize their provisional admissions process.

Deferral to Regular Admissions

First-year applicants that apply for Early Action may be “deferred to regular admissions.” In this instance, the applicant has the opportunity to submit new, updated and/or additional credentials (grades, test scores, letters of recommendation) for consideration in the final admissions evaluation. If students opt not to send new, updated and/or additional materials, the admissions committee will make a second evaluation of the student’s application and render a final decision.

Denial of Admission

Applicants that have been denied admission to the University have the right to appeal the decision. The appeals committee requires the submission of updated documentation in addition to a written statement from the applicant outlining the rationale for appeal. The appeals committee will review the applicant’s credentials along with the written appeal and updated information before rendering a final decision.

Waitlist

Once all available admissions slots have been given, candidates that remain eligible for admission may be waitlisted. The admissions committee may exercise the right to remove applicants from the waitlist at will in order to render a final decision of acceptance, provisional acceptance or denial.

Deferral of Acceptance (GAP semester or year)

The Office of Admissions permits accepted students to defer their acceptance for a period of no more than two terms. Students are not permitted to take coursework elsewhere unless granted prior-approval by the Director of Admissions. A clear criminal and/or disciplinary history is required in order to complete the terms of the deferral and receive re-instatement. Academic performance following the student’s acceptance to Loyola must have been maintained in order to complete the terms of the deferral. Merit- based scholarships will be held, provided the student abides by the terms of the deferral. Talent based scholarships are not eligible for deferment and must be re-evaluated for the term in which the student wishes to enroll. Students must complete a new admissions application for the term in which they wish to enroll.

Admissions Recension

Acceptance to Loyola University New Orleans is contingent upon continued successful academic performance following initial acceptance and is subject to final review by the admissions committee prior to enrollment. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind admission in cases where the student’s academic performance has fallen below the standard.

If Loyola University New Orleans has reason to suspect an applicant's essay, high school diploma, academic transcript, test scores or other information is fraudulent or not valid, the Director of Admissions or his/her designate will investigate the matter. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind admission in cases where fraudulence is found.

Applicants that have been admitted to the University and then disclose that they have a criminal and/or disciplinary history are subject to a review and potential recension of their admission.

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Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Deposit

All incoming students must submit an enrollment deposit in order to secure their place in the incoming class. The amount of the deposit can be found online at http://apply.loyno.edu/ . The deposit is payable online via the Loyola website with a credit card or electronic check or by personal check made payable to Loyola University New Orleans. Students who wish to pay by money order or cash must pay directly at the Bursar’s Office with a receipt given to the admissions office.

NOTE: Enrollment deposits or a portion of enrollment may be waived only at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and/or their designee.

High School Diploma

Applicants must have earned either an American high school diploma, international equivalent, or the General Educational Development Test (GED) prior to enrolling. This criteria will be verified by submission of an applicant’s final high school transcript (or international equivalent) reflecting successful graduation.

Final Transcripts

All incoming students must provide proof of high school graduation and proof of good standing with any previous institutions no later than the last day to drop classes as defined by the academic calendar. Students may certify these requirements through one of the following means:

First-Year Students
First-year students must supply an official copy of a certified final high school transcript reflecting the graduation date, receipt of diploma, and final grades. Students who are enrolled in homeschool must supply a final accounting of grades via a transcript or other official documentation, certification of a state awarded diploma or GED certification. Students that have opted to take the GED must submit the most recent high school transcript (if applicable) certifying complete withdrawal, GED test results and any other supplemental documentation requested by the admissions committee.

Transfer Students
Transfer students must supply official transcripts from all institutions attended, including those where no credit was earned (a letter from a school official may be substituted where no transcript is available).

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Admissions Index

This is a list of informational items on this webpage. 

Admissions Philosophy

Admission Types

Admissions Policy

Applicant Categories & Classifications

Application Deadlines & Requirements

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Degree-Seeking Categories

Enrollment Requirements

First-Year Category

International Category

Non-Degree Seeking Categories

Transfer Category

Transfer of Coursework & Credit Evaluation

Re-Admission Category

Second Degree Category

Additional Application Requirements for:

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