Does Loyola Offer Test-Blind Admissions?
Loyola University New Orleans offers a test-blind admission process. This means that Loyola does not require a standardized test score for our admission application, and we do not consider a test score, should a student choose to submit one. In test-blind admissions, the SAT or ACT score is not considered for admission or merit scholarship decisions. This allows the admission process to be more focused on GPA, academic rigor, student involvement, and the student’s personal statement.
What is Test-blind Admissions? Is it the same as Test-optional?
For test-blind admissions, your test scores (ACT or SAT) will not be considered in your admission or merit-based scholarship decisions. Test-optional schools will consider your test score if you choose to submit it. As a test-blind institution, Loyola will not consider your test score even if it is submitted.
Will my test scores be required to officially enroll?
No. Loyola will need your official high school transcript with proof of graduation.
What if I want my test scores considered in my Admissions review?
You can send your test scores to Loyola, but they will not have an effect on your admissions or scholarship decision.
Will you use weighted or unweighted GPAs?
We will review the GPA that is reported on your high school transcript and will honor the weighted GPA if it is higher.
For International Students: Will I need to submit a test score?
Per federal regulations, international students are still required to provide proof of English Proficiency. This can be demonstrated a number of ways: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test. Students completing English courses in the AP/IB curriculum, as well as students enrolled at a U.S. accredited high school where instruction is delivered completely in English will also satisfy this requirement.
For Transfer Students: Will I need to submit a test score?
No. Loyola only requires transcripts from all current and former institutions.
For Athletes: Will I need to submit a test score for NAIA eligibility?
Currently, the NAIA requires a test score for eligibility for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, an exception was made by NAIA for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please visit the NAIA Eligibility Center for the most current information.
For the University Honors Program: Will I need to submit test scores?
No, ACT or SAT scores will not be considered as part of the Honors Program application process.
For Louisiana students: Will I still get TOPS if you do not receive my test score?
No. Currently the state agency (LOSFA) that awards TOPS requires an SAT or ACT score to award the TOPS Scholarship. You must take and submit a qualifying test score to both LOSFA and Loyola if you want to use TOPS. Loyola will only use the score to determine TOPS eligibility; it will not factor your test score into your admissions decision.
What if I do not have an official high school diploma? Can I still be accepted?
Yes. For students who have completed a homeschool curriculum or taken and passed the GED, we will review your application holistically for admission and scholarship.
Is Loyola University New Orleans open for campus visits?
Yes, but by appointment only. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Loyola is limiting campus access to outside guests. The Office of Admissions is offering small, student-led and modified campus tours Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. Please review our tour schedule and register for a tour with us today!
How can I learn more about the campus without visiting?
- Sign up for a virtual guided tour! Your student tour guide will answer your questions and share their experiences as a student at Loyola while virtually taking you through a tour of campus.
- Students can also get a feel for the size of our campus and some of its amenities through our campus tour video and our interactive 3-D map.
- Our Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Financial Services offices remain accessible via email, phone, and text during this time and we are here to help.
Are you taking applications?
Yes! We are absolutely accepting applications and offering scholarships. Please apply here.
Are you accepting graduate school applications?
Yes! Moving forward, we will communicate with all graduate school applicants via email. Our general graduate admissions email account will be checked daily as normal. Students can still submit applications via the graduate student application online. Students are encouraged to submit official transcripts and other supporting documents electronically when possible, but Loyola is receiving physical mail regularly.
How can I make my deposit?
Welcome to the Wolf Pack! You can make your enrollment deposit online.
- On-campus students: $500
- Commuter students: $300
Will you accept unofficial transcripts during this time?
Yes, we are accepting unofficial transcripts. With school and business closures, we understand that your school might not be able to send Loyola an official printed copy of your transcript. We will accept electronic transcripts or PDFs from the school or student emailed to email@example.com for undergraduate students. For graduate students, they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not accept a handwritten form.
Please note that we will require an official copy of the final transcript before the student begins classes.
I am a prospective transfer student - where do I send my transcript?
We are encouraging all prospective transfer students to send their transcripts electronically at this time. Please contact Jamie Blanch, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, 516.341.2158, email@example.com, with any further questions about transferring to Loyno.
How can I talk to a professor about some questions I have about my intended major?
Our wonderful professors are here to help and available via email. Check out our Academics page for your specific program and individual professor contact information.
I want to experience success coaching. How do I do that?
You can book an appointment with one of our Student Success coaches through the following link: Loynosuccess2020.youcanbook.me
How can I make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor to review or answer questions about my schedule before I arrive?
Within two weeks of your deposit, you should receive your schedule from your advisor. You’ll be able to discuss your schedule, and make adjustments to your registration if appropriate. If you’ve been considering changing your major, let your advisor know—they will get you connected with the new department, and a new advisor who can update your schedule for your new major.
For first-year students, advising occurs across several offices, and you will have access to advisors in each office before and after school starts. In the Pan-American Student Success Center, the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching assigns each deposited student a first-year advisor-coach, who will guide you through the transition to academic life in college and connect you with the Loyola community throughout your first year at school. You can expect to hear from your advisor-coach soon after depositing. Learn more about the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching.
I have a medical, mental health or disability-related need. Can I talk to someone before I arrive on campus?
The University Counseling Center, Office for Accessible Education, and Student Health Services are open. We encourage you to reach out to coordinate continuing care and ensure that any accommodations can be in place before the semester starts.
- Office of Accessible Education: Schedule a virtual appointment with an Accessibility Counselor.
- University Counseling Center: 504.865.3835
- Student Health Services: 504.865.3326
Is Loyola merchandise available for purchase?
Yes, you can order Loyola merchandise via our online shop via the campus bookstore. Remember to visit often for coupons and sales!
Who can answer my questions?
The Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Financial Services are working remotely and are available to you. We recommend emailing the departments at the email addresses below to reach them the quickest.
- Admissions: 504.865.3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financial Aid: 504.865.3231 or email@example.com
- Student Financial Services: 504.865.3337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To reach a specific individual in Admissions, Financial Aid or Student Financial Services, please browse the list below:
Office of Admissions
Out of State - Undergraduate Student Counselors (On Ground Classes)
If you are unsure of who your Admissions Counselor is, please click on one of the bullets to see who is assigned to your region:
Louisiana - Undergraduate Student Counselors (On Ground Classes)
Online Degree Program Admissions and Readmits
Tharren "Tee" Poplion
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Students
Office of Financial Aid
Director of Financial Aid
Associate Director of Financial Aid
2020-2021 New and Prospective Students A-Glh
2020-2021 New and Prospective Students Gli-Or
2020-2021 New and Prospective Students Os-Z
Undergraduate Continuing Students A-M (On-ground)
Undergraduate Continuing Students N-Z (On-ground)
Online Degree Program Students (New/Prospective Students)
Online Degree Program Students (Continuing/Currently Enrolled)
Student Financial Services Account Counselors