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Admitting International Graduate Students

The Center for International Education (CIE) must be informed as soon as an International student is admitted to a graduate program.  In addition to meeting departmental admission requirements, international students must turn in to CIE other documents required for a non-immigrant visa. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind that international students can only be admitted into programs that are full-time because international students must always be enrolled full-time in order to maintain their student status. Full-time is typically 9 credits per semester for graduate programs, but may vary depending on the program.

International Student Admission Requirements:

  • Proof of financial support by providing an affidavit of support (available upon request from CIE) OR bank statement and a letter clearly stating that funds sufficient to cover Loyola's fees are available (NOTE: the student, his or her sponsor, and Loyola University New Orleans should also be mentioned)
  • English language proficiency, such as LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score.  (NOTE: students from English-speaking countries do not need such proof)
  • Passport Name
  • Physical Foreign Address (no P.O. Boxes)

Please refer to the Checklist for Newly Admitted International Students for more information or contact Dittmar Dittrich at or 864-7550.