Transfer of Academic Credit - Undergraduate

Awarding College Credit for Transfers

Official Transcripts from other accredited colleges and universities should be sent to the Office of Admissions. After having been evaluated by admissions, they will be forwarded to each dean's office for review and application of credit toward Loyola degree requirements in the student's chosen major. No more than 64 hours of coursework from an accredited two-year school may be applied to a Loyola degree program. The dean's office will notify the student of the evaluation of transfer coursework. The transfer GPA will be computed and used for admission purposes only. 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 at Loyola.

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 by the dean's office of the college to which the student applies and the student attends. Military and other extra-institutional credits evaluated by the American Council on Education may be accepted when approved by the dean's office of the college to which the student applies. It is the student's responsibility to report discrepancies or question evaluations. If the student later changes colleges within the university, such work will be evaluated by the dean of the new college.

Transfer students will be informed of the amount of credit which will transfer prior to their enrollment, if possible, but at the latest, prior to the end of the first academic term in which they are enrolled.

Awarding College Credit for Freshmen

Freshmen entering Loyola with transfer credits from an accredited college located within the United States must submit official transcripts for evaluation of credits within 60 days from the date of registration. Freshmen entering Loyola with transfer credits from an accredited college located outside the United States must submit official transcripts for evaluation of credits within 90 days from the date of registration. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the credits not being applied to the Loyola degree.

Awarding College Credit by Examination

Freshmen entering Loyola who wish to be awarded college credit on the basis of acceptable credit by examination instruments must submit official results from the testing agencies for evaluation of credits within 60 days from the date of registration. International students must submit official results from the testing agencies for evaluation of credits within 90 days from the date of registration. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the credits not being applied to the Loyola degree.