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Transfer Students

Big Decision. Big Easy. Why Loyola?

On our beautiful campus in historic Uptown New Orleans, you'll be inspired to push yourself in2022 Transfer Honor Roll | Phi Theta Kappa Honor Ssociety new ways—every single day. Whether you're from a community college or a 4-year university, living on campus or commuting, no matter your age,

Loyola will provide you with an education that will allow you to achieve your goals.

We're glad you're interested in transferring to Loyola. We hope you decide to join the Wolf Pack.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply to Loyola as a transfer student, you will need to fill out the free online Loyola Application. There is no fee to apply and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Unsure of the major you want to declare? Take this quiz to help discover possible majors that align with your interests. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at admit@jpjianfei.com.

If you've completed 15 or more hours of college-level work, please submit:

  • Transfer application and personal statement
  • Transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended*
  • A letter of recommendation

If you've completed less than 15 hours of college-level work, please submit:

  • Transfer application and personal statement
  • Transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended*
  • High school transcripts*
  • A letter of recommendation

Loyola is a test blind institution and does not require the SAT and/or ACT for admissions consideration. For more information on this, please review our Test Blind FAQs.

Please remember to send us your FAFSA if you intend to apply for financial aid. It's not automatically submitted to Loyola when you apply as a transfer student. You need to enter Loyola's code 002106. 

*Official transcripts can be sent directly from your University and/or High School by email (admit@jpjianfei.com) or by mail:

Office of Admissions

Loyola University New Orleans

6363 Saint Charles Ave., Box 18

New Orleans, LA 70118


  • Spring 2024
    • Accepting for all majors on a rolling basis.  
    • We do not accept students directly into our BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program for spring terms.  You will need to apply for Fall 2024.
    • If you are a CMM applicant, please reach out to Kayla Mejia for your specific program's deadline.
  • Fall 2024
    • Accepting for all majors on a rolling basis.
    • We are accepting students directly into our BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program until May 1, 2024. Students must have a 3.0 or higher and must meet the pre-requisites. If you do not meet these pre-requisites and/or can not complete the application by May 1, we will still be accepting students into our Pre-nursing program. 
    • If you are a CMM applicant, please reach out to Kayla Mejia for your specific program's deadline.

Credit Evaluation

The credits you already have will likely transfer to most of our 110+ majors. Credit evaluations are automatically completed upon admittance. We accept courses with a grade of C or higher from any accredited two-year or four-year institution. Your academic advisor will help make your schedule to ensure completion of your degree. Loyola offers articulation agreements with several colleges, making the transfer process even easier.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Loyola also offers generous financial aid packages. 99 percent of Loyola's students receive some form of financial aid — and you're automatically considered for competitive merit and talent based scholarships just by submitting your transfer application. If you have any questions about the scholarship and financial aid process, please let us know. Loyola’s FAFSA code is 002016, and you can submit your FAFSA application before being receiving an admission decision.

Once You've Been Admitted

Congratulations! Pay attention to your Admissions Application Portal for more information. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Loyola we accept credits with a C or higher from any two-year or four-year accredited college or university. We do not accept any remedial, technical, or physical education courses.

Credit evaluations are automatically provided to accepted students within ten days of admission.

Yes, a credit evaluation can be completed prior to an application being submitted and/or a decision being released upon request from the student. They must provide an unofficial transcript from each school they previously attended in order for a credit evaluation to be completed. (This applies to Dual Enrollment students as well).

If you notice a course you completed is not included in your credit evaluation, and you feel that it should be, please question this. Oftentimes, different colleges and universities may title courses differently than we do, and therefore we may ask for a course description or syllabus to determine if it is equivalent to a course we offer here at Loyola.

The final application deadline for transfer applicants is two weeks prior to the start of each semester. All supplemental materials must be submitted by this deadline.

90+ credit hours → Senior class standing

56 to 89 credit hours →  Junior class standing

25 to 55 credit hours → Sophomore class standing

24 or less credit hours → Freshman class standing