Academic Credit and Placement

These regulations govern academic credit received through Advance Placement or examination, academic credit transferred to Loyola from another institution, or student placement in courses through exam scores.

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Credit by Examination

Loyola recognizes that students, as a result of study or experience, may possess a mastery of the content of certain college courses. To enable students to profit from their knowledge, Loyola allows students to receive credit or a waiver of a requirement through departmental or external examination.

Freshmen and transfer students 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 may result in the credits not being applied to the Loyola degree.

Credit by examination, including any credit accepted for AP, IB, and CLEP examinations, is governed by the following regulations:

  • The charts below denote equivalencies for the Academic Year the Bulletin was published. 
  • Only registered non-transient students are eligible to receive credits.
  • Credits earned by examination may be posted on the Loyola transcript only during a term in which the student earns credit for completing coursework.
  • The maximum number of credit hours a student may apply to a degree by examination is 30.
  • A student may not receive credit in or a waiver of a requirement in a course in which the student has attended or enrolled, except during the first semester when a student is allowed to drop a course because of inaccurate placement.
  • Students who have enrolled in a course as auditing may petition for credit by examination.
  • A student may not receive credit by examination for a course that is at a level more elementary than one in which he or she is currently or previously enrolled.
  • Credits earned by examination do not qualify students for veterans’ benefits nor are they used in determining registered hours.
  • Credits earned at another university based on that institution’s internal placement exams will not transfer to Loyola.
  • Medical Schools do not always accept IB/AP credit for required courses. Please consult a pre-health advisor if you are considering a career in the Health Sciences.

Departmental Examinations: Students may get in touch with the associate dean for a subject area and petition to be examined on the content of a specific course or to have an examination or evaluation of an academic experience related to a specific area. Upon completion of the examination or evaluation, the associate dean will notify the Office of Student Records who shall, if the student has been successful, post the credit. There is a per course equivalent fee charged. Students should consult their associated dean for this fee information.

External Examinations: Students may petition the university for credit by external examination by having the scores sent to the student’s dean’s office. The dean’s office will evaluate all scores based on the approved external examination.

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Advanced Placement Credit

Students 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 may result in the credits not being applied to the Loyola degree.

Note: Medical Schools do not always accept IB/AP credit for required courses. Please consult a pre-health advisor if you are considering a career in the Health Sciences.

 

AP Test Name

AP Score

Loyola Equivalent Course
Updated for 2020-2021 Academic Year

AP Art History (APARH) 4-5 ARTH O160 Intro to Art History I
AP Biology (APBIO) 3

BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity

AP Biology (APBIO) 4 BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity 
BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity Lab
AP Biology (APBIO) 5 BIOL A106 & BIOL A107
BIOL A208 Ecology & Evolution

AP Calculus AB (APCAB)

3 MATH A118 Pre-Calculus 
AP Calculus AB (APCAB) 4-5 MATH A118 & MATH A257 Calculus 1
AP Calculus BC (APCBC) 3 MATH A118 Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus BC (APCBC) 4-5

MATH A118 Pre-Calculus
MATH A257 Calculus 1
MATH A258 Calculus 2

AP Chemistry (APCHE) 3 SCIE-T129 Investigating Nature
AP Chemistry (APCHE) 4 CHEM A105 Gen Chemistry 1
CHEM A107 Gen Chemistry 1 Lab
AP Chemistry (APCHE) 5 CHEM A105 & CHEM A107
CHEM A106 Gen Chemistry 2
CHEM A108 Gen Chemistry 2 Lab
AP Chinese Language & Culture (APCHI) 3 CHIN A100 First-Year Chinese 1
CHIN A101 First-Year Chinese 2
AP Chinese Language & Culture (APCHI) 4 CHIN A100 & CHIN A101
CHIN A200 Second Year Chinese 1
AP Chinese Language & Culture (APCHI) 5 CHIN A100, CHIN A101, CHIN A200
CHIN A201 Second Year Chinese 2
AP Computer Science A (APCSA) 4-5 COSC A211 Intro to Programming I
AP Computer Sci Principles 3, 4, 5 COSC A119 Intro Computer Science
AP Economics Micro (APEMI) 4-5 ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics
AP Economics Macro (APEMA) 4-5 ECON B201 Prin. of Macroeconomics
AP English Lang/Comp (APELA) 3 ENGL A100 Expository Writing
AP English Lit/Comp (APELI) 4-5 ENGL A100 Expository Writing
ENGL T122 Critical Reading/Writing
AP English Lit/Comp (APELI) 4-5 ENGL N200 Writing About Literature
AP Environmental Science (APES) 3, 4, 5 BIOL Y230 Human Ecology
AP European History 3 HIST T122 Gobal History 1
AP European History 4 HIST T122 Global History 1
HIST T122 Global History 2
AP European History 5 HIST T122 & HIST T124
HIST A322 Modern European History 1914-1945
AP French Language Level III (APFLC) 3 FREN A100 First Year French 1
FREN A101 First Year French 2
AP French Language Level III (APFLC) 4 FREN A100 & FREN A101
FREN A200 Second Year French 1
AP French Language Level III (APFLC) 5 FREN A100, FREN A101, FREN A200,
FREN A201 Second Year French II
AP German Language (APGLA) 3 GERM A100 First Year German 1
GERM A101 First Year German 2
AP German Language (APGLA) 4 GERM A100, GERM A101, 
GERM A200 Second Year German 1
AP German Language (APGLA) 5 GERM A100, GERM A101, GERM A200, GERM A201 Second Year German II
AP Govt & Pol Comp (APGPC) 3, 4, 5 POLS-A201 Comparative Government II
AP Human Geography (APGEO) 4-5 GEOG-A100 General Geography I 
AP Italian Language & Culture (APITA) 4-5 ITAL A200 Second Year Italian 1
ITAL A201 Second Year Italian 2
AP Japanese Language & Culture (APJAP) 4-5 JPNS A200 Second Year Japanese 1
JPNS A201 Second Year Japanese 2
AP Latin (APLV) 3 LATN A100 Beginning Latin 1
LATN A101 Beginning Latin 2
AP Latin (APLV) 4 LATN A100, LATN A101,
LATN A250 Intermediate Latin
AP Latin (APLV) 4 LATN A100, LATN A101, LATN A250,
LATN A305 Prose/Rep Rome
AP Music Theory (APMUT) 4-5 MUTH M102 Theory 1
AP Physics 1 Algebra-Based (APP01) 4-5 PHYS A115 Physics for Life Sciences 1
PHYS A112 Physics Lab 1
AP Physics 2 Algebra-Based (APP02) 4-5 PHYS A116 Physics for Life Sciences 2
PHYS A113 Physics Lab 2
AP Physics C - E&M (APPEM) 3 PHYS A116 Physics for Life Sciences 2 PHYS A113 Physics 2 Lab
AP Physics C - E&M (APPEM) 4-5 PHYS A102 Intro Electromagnetism & Relativity
PHYS A104 Intro EM & Relativity Lab
  NOTE: Students who receive credit by exam for PHYS A113/A116 are still required to take PHYS A102/A104 if required by major.
AP Physics C - Mech (APPME) 3 PHYS A115 Physics for Life Sciences 1 
PHYS A112 Physics 1 Lab
AP Physics C - Mech (APPME) 4-5 PHYS A101 Introduction to Mechanics PHYS A103 Mechanics Lab
  NOTE: Students who receive credit by exam for PHYS A112/A115 are still required to take PHYS A101/A103 if required by major.
AP Psychology (APPSY) 3, 4, 5 PSYC A100 Intro to Psychology
AP Spanish Language (APSLA) 3 SPAN A100 First Year Spanish 1
SPAN A101 First Year Spanish 2
AP Spanish Language (APSLA) 4 SPAN A100, SPAN A101, 
SPAN A200 Second Year Spanish 1
AP Spanish Language (APSLA) 5 SPAN A100, SPAN A101, SPAN A200,
SPAN A201 Second Year Spanish II
AP Spanish Literature (APSLI) 4-5 SPAN A305 Intro to Hispanic Literature
AP Statistics (APSTA) 3, 4, 5 MATH A241 Intro to Probability & Statistics
AP Studio Art - 2D  4-5 VISA A200 Drawing 1
AP Studio Art - 3D (APARS) 4-5 VISA A320 Sculpture Studio 1
AP Studio Art - Drawing (APARD) 4-5 VISA A200 Drawing 1
AP US Government & Politics (APGPU) 3, 4, 5 POLS A100 Intro to American Govt
AP US History (APUSH) 3 HIST T200 US History to 1865
AP US History (APUSH) 4-5 HIST T200 US History to 1865
HIST T200 US History since 1865
AP World History  3 HIST T122 Global History 1
AP World History 4-5 HIST T122 Global History 1
HIST T124 Global History 2

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit by Exam Scale

Students 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 may result in the credits not being applied to the Loyola degree.

Test Name Min Score Loyola Course Equivalent CRS
American Government 50 POLS A100 Intro to American Govt 3
Biology 50

BIOL A106 Cells an&Heredity
BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms
(Lecture credit only)

6
Calculus 50 MATH A257 Calculus I 4
Chemistry 50 SCIE T129 Investigating Nature 3
College Algebra 50 MATH A11 Concepts in College Algebra 3
College Composition  50 ENGL T122 Critical Reading & Writing 3
College Mathematics 50 MATH T122 Math Models 3
French I 50 FREN A100 First Year French 1 3
French II 50 FREN A101 First Year French 2 3
History of the US I 50 HIST T200 US History to 1865 3
History of the US II 50 HIST T201 US History from 1865 3
Humanities 50 SPST Elective 3
Intro Psychology 50 PSYC A100 Intro to Psychology 3
Intro Sociology 50 SOCI A100 Intro to Sociology

3

Natural Science 50 SCIE T129 Investigating Nature 3
Pre-Calculus 50 MATH A118 Pre-Calculus Math 3
Spanish I 50 SPAN A100 First Year Spanish 1 3
Spanish II 50 SPAN A101 First Year Spanish 2

3

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit by Exam Scale 

Students 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 may result in the credits not being applied to the Loyola degree. For IB credit not listed, please contact your Dean’s Office. 

For all IB areas, unless otherwise stated, Loyola only accepts scores of 5 or above to award course equivalency credit. Please list any other tests you may have taken where the score or the anticipated score is 5 or higher. Include whether the course was Standard Level or Higher Level.

Note: Medical Schools do not always accept IB/AP credit for required courses. Please consult a pre-health advisor if you are considering a career in the Health Sciences.
 

IB Test Name Loyola Course Equivalent
Updated for 2020-2021 Academic Year
Biology SL SCIE T129 Investigating Nature
Biology HL BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity
Business & Management SL "IB Business" General Elective for 3 crs
Business & Management HL BA B100 Intro to Business
Chemistry SL SCIE T129 Investigating Nature

Chemistry HL
Score of 5

CHEM A105 Gen Chemistry 1
CHEM A107 Gen Chemistry 1 Lab
Chemistry HL
Score of 6
CHEM A105, CHEM A107
CHEM A106 Gen Chemistry 2
CHEM A108 Gen Chemistry 2 Lab
Classical Greek SL GREK A101 Beginning Greek 2
Classical Greek HL GREK A250 Intermediate Greek
Classical Latin SL LATN A101 Beginning Latin 2
Classical Latin HL LATN A250 Intermediate Latin
Computer Science SL "IB Computer Science" General Elective for 3 crs
Computer Science HL MATH Y135 Math, Logic, Language
Dance SL "IB Dance" General Elective for 3 crs
Dance HL "IB Dance" General Elective for 3 crs
Economics SL "IB Economics" General Elective for 3 crs
Economics HL ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconoics
Film SL "IB Film" General Elective for 3 crs
FIlm HL FILM M150 Film Theory & Process
Global Politics SL "IB Global Politics" General Elective for 3 crs
Global Politics HL "IB Upper Level Global Politics"
General Elective for 3 crs
Language A/Literature SL ENGL T122 Critical Reading & Writing
Language A/Literature HL ENGL N200 Writing About Literature
Language A/Lang & Lit SL ENGL T122 Critical Reading & Writing
Language A/Lang & Lit HL ENGL N200 Writing About Literature
Language A2 or B, SL Arabic ARAB A101 First Year Arabic 2
Language A2 or B, SL, Chinese CHIN A101 First Year Chinese 2
Language A2 or B, SL, French FREN A101 First Year French 2
Language A2 or B, SL, German GERM A101 First Year German 2
Language A2 or B, SL, Italian ITAL A101 First Year Italian 2
Language A2 or B, SL, Japanese JPNS A101 First Year Japanese 2
Language A2 or B, SL, Spanish SPAN A101 First Year Spanish 2
Language A2 or B, HL, Arabic ARAB A201 Second Year Arabic 2
Language A2 or B, HL, Chinese CHIN A201 Second Year Chinese 2
Language A2 or B, HL, French FREN A201 Second Year French 2
Language A2 or B, HL, German GERM A201 Second Year German 2
Language A2 or B, HL, Italian ITAL A201 Second Year Italian 2
Language A2 or B, HL, Japanese JPNS A201 Second Year Japanese 2
Language A2 or B, HL, Spanish SPAN A201 Second Year Spanish 2
Mathematics SL MATH A110 Concepts in College Algebra
NOTE: Students with IB credit for
MATH A110 are still required to
complete MATH T122 if required by major.
Mathematics HL, Score of 4 MATH A115 Intro to Finite Mathematics
MATH A118 Pre-Calculus
Mathematics HL, Score of 5 MATH A115 & MATH A118
MATH A257 Calculus 1
Music SL "IB Music" General Elective for 3 crs
Philosophy SL "IB Philosophy" General Elective for 3 crs
Philosophy HL PHIL R122 Philosophy of the Human Person
Physics SL SCIE T129 Investigating Nature
Physics HL

PHYS A115 Physics for Life Sciences 1
PHYS A112 Physics Lab 1
PHYS A116 Physics for Life Sciences 2
PHYS A113 Physics Lab 2

Note: Students who receive test credit
for the above courses are still required
to take PHYS A101/A103 and
PHYS A102/A104 if required by degree plan.

Psychology SL "IB Psychology" General Elective for 3 crs
Psychology HL PSYC A100 Intro to Psychology
Theatre SL "IB Theatre" General Elective for 3 crs
Theatre HL THEA O260 Theatre in Contemporary Culture
Visual Arts SL "IB Visual Arts" General Elective for 3 crs
Visual Arts HL "IB Visual Arts" General Elective for 3 crs
World History SL "IB History" General Elective for 3 crs
World History HL HIST T124 Global History 2
Other SL "IB General Elective" credit assigned
Other HL "IB General Elective" credit assigned

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Other Credit by Exam

Includes American Council on Education (ACE) credit for military service and General Certificate of Education (GCE) programs.

The American Council on Education (ACE) recognizes the educational value of military training and experience. ACE continuously evaluates military school courses and occupations and makes recommendations for college level credit. ACE credit recommendations are present on the Joint Services Transcript (JST) of the military service member. Loyola University New Orleans accepts military service records and will award credit for ACE recommendations (where applicable) in the baccalaureate and master’s programs. In order for Loyola University to evaluate ACE recommendations for credits, students must submit their official JST to the dean’s office of their major.

While ACE recommendations that meet criteria will be considered for credit during the evaluation of the JST, they are not binding to the University. Duplicate credit recommendations will not be allowed. In most cases, credits will be awarded as elective credit. At the discretion of the student’s academic department, some elective credits may be allowed to satisfy specific degree requirements by substitution. Any credit awarded may be comprised of direct Loyola University equivalencies, discipline specific electives, or general electives as determined by Loyola University Transfer Credit Evaluators. A maximum of 15 credit hours of specific coursework or general elective credits will be awarded for educational experience in the military. Military courses in which ACE has declared optional credit recommendations will be viewed on a case-by-case basis to determine the appropriate credit.

Loyola may award academic credit for Advanced Level (A Level) exams 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.

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Placement Exercises

Loyola must verify incoming student placement in college-level courses. While initial placement is determined by SAT/ACT scores, completion of placement exercises are required for college level English composition. Placement exercises are available for students with program requirements that include languages other than English.

Students only bypass placement exercises if they have officially submitted the appropriate credit by examination scores or transcripts itemizing appropriate transfer credits in the areas of English, mathematics, or languages other than English.

 

Composition (English) Requirements and Placement

Based on ACT/SAT scores, students are placed in ENGL A100 Expository Writing or ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing / ENGL A205 Writing About Texts for English majors.

Placement by ACT/SAT scores will be verified by means of a diagnostic writing exercise administered during the first week of class in all composition courses. On the basis of the results of this diagnostic exercise, composition faculty can recommend that students registered for ENGL A100 be reassigned to ENGL T122 and vice versa. The Director of Composition will review these recommendations and adjust students’ placements and schedules accordingly. Such changes in placement are considered definitive.
 

ACT/SAT Scores Required Placement
ACT English: 21 or above ENGL T122 or ENGL A205*
ACT English: 20 or below English A100

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing:
501 or above

ENGL T122 or ENGL A205*
SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing:
500 or below
English A100

* ENGL-A205 is required of all incoming freshman English majors, regardless of placement or other Credit by Examination such as AP, CLEP, or IB. ENGL T122 is required of students even if they have AP, CLEP, or IB credit for a Writing About Literature course. 

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Language Requirement & Placement

Language requirements are determined by academic program or major. Students with a language requirement or an interest in taking language courses must take the online Language Placement Test if they have 2 years or more of high school language study in French, Spanish, Latin, or ancient Greek. Anyone who places at the 200 level or above for French or Spanish, or at the 250 level or above for Latin and ancient Greek, may not drop back more than 1 semester-level if she or he decides to continue in that language. Any student who did not study French or Spanish, but speaks the language at home, should take the Language Placement Test and then consult with the Chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures about placement.

For major academic programs that participate in a two-semester language requirement, the convention is Placement + 1. Students in these majors take the level course they place into plus one additional semester. Proficiency beyond the A201 level is not required. Students with the two-semester language requirement should complete it within two consecutive semesters.

Placement Tests – Classical Languages: Placement tests in both Latin and ancient Greek to all entering students who have had two or more years in either language.  While language requirements are specific to each student’s major, these exams help determine whether students may be exempt from an undergraduate language requirement or determine the appropriate level for them to complete a language requirement. Exemption from the language requirement does not prevent students from pursuing additional language study in Latin, Greek or any other language offered at Loyola.

Placement Tests – Modern Languages: Placement tests in French and Spanish are available to entering students. While language requirements are specific to each student’s major, these exams help determine whether students may be exempt from an undergraduate language requirement or determine the appropriate level for them to complete a language requirement.  Exemption from the language requirement does not prevent students from pursuing additional language study in French, Spanish, or any other language offered at Loyola.

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Mathematics Placement

Loyola University New Orleans must verify incoming student placement in college level Math courses. Placement is determined by SAT/ACT scores or AP exams. Students who took AP Calculus or Statistics credit exams can receive credit for Math courses as stated in the AP Credit by Exam Scale

In the absence of appropriate ACT/SAT scores or AP, CLEP, or IB scores, default placement is MATH T122 Math Models or MATH A110 Concepts in College Algebra & MATH A111 depending on major requirements. Exemptions for MATH T122 and MATH A115 do not apply for Honors Program Mathematics requirements. 

Math Placement for Science and Math majors.

Criteria Placement
ACT: 25 or above
SAT: 620 or above
MATH A257 Calculus I
ACT: 19-24
SAT: 500-610
MATH A118 Pre-calculus
Otherwise MATH A110 Concepts in College Algebra
MATH A111

 

Majors that require MATH T122 Math Models

Criteria Placement
ACT: 29 or above
SAT: 690 or above
Exempt from MATH T122 Math Models* 
Credit requirements added to General Electives
Otherwise MATH T122 Math Models

 

Majors that require MATH A115 Intro to Finite Math

Criteria Placement
ACT: 29 or above, or
SAT: 690 or above.

Exempt from MATH A115 Intro to Finite Math
Credit requirements added to General Electives

ACT: 19-28
SAT: 500-680
AP Calculus Exam 3
AP Statistics Exam 4
MATH A115 Intro to Finite Math
Otherwise MATH A110 + MATH A111

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Other Placement Exercises

Required Placement Tests – Music: Placement and proficiency tests and auditions are given in the area of music for the purpose of assigning students to private applied music study and to ensure homogeneity in some classes. Extraordinarily able music students may receive advanced placement in some music study on an individual basis

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Transfer of Academic Credit – Undergraduate

Awarding College Credit for Transfers

For undergraduates enrolled in on-campus programs, official transcripts from other accredited colleges and universities should be sent to the Office of Admissions. For undergraduates enrolled in online programs, official transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent by email to onlinetranscripts@loyno.edu (transcripts for online students may also be mailed). 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. 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.

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. 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. 

Freshmen and transfer students 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 transfer credits not being applied to the Loyola degree.

Military Service: ACE

The American Council on Education (ACE) recognizes the educational value of military training and experience. ACE continuously evaluates military school courses and occupations and makes recommendations for college level credit. ACE credit recommendations are present on the Joint Services Transcript (JST) of the military service member. Loyola University New Orleans accepts military service records and will award credit for ACE recommendations (where applicable) in the baccalaureate and master’s programs. In order for Loyola University to evaluate ACE recommendations for credits, students must submit their official JST to the dean’s office of their major.

Loyola University does not award credit for military occupations or for courses with ACE recommendations that are considered technical in nature. While ACE recommendations that meet the aforementioned criteria will be considered for credit during the evaluation of the JST, they are not binding to the University. Duplicate credit recommendations will not be allowed. In most cases, credits will be awarded as elective credit. At the discretion of the student’s academic department, some elective credits may be allowed to satisfy specific degree requirements by substitution. Any credit awarded may be comprised of direct Loyola University equivalencies, discipline specific electives, or general electives as determined by Loyola University Transfer Credit Evaluators. A maximum of 15 semester hours of specific coursework or general elective credits will be awarded for educational experience in the military. Military courses in which ACE has declared optional credit recommendations will be viewed on a case-by-case basis to determine the appropriate credit. In order for Loyola University to evaluate ACE recommendations for credits, students must submit their official JST to the dean’s office of their major.

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Transfer of Academic Credit – Graduate

Students who have earned academic credit at another accredited college of university may be allowed to transfer a maximum of six credit hours with a minimum grade of "B" and with the approval of the department chair and/or the dean of the college. Each degree program has certain restrictions concerning acceptance of courses completed at other institutions.  Transfer of credits earned more than five years prior to enrollment will not ordinarily be considered, nor will credit from unaccredited institutions. Courses that were taken on quarter hours will be converted to semester hours.

In all cases, course work and recognized competency based assessments will be evaluated for equivalence to Loyola requirements. Students must provide course descriptions and/or other supporting materials to assist faculty in the evaluation process.

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 their first academic term in which they are enrolled.

Jesuit MBA Articulation

The College of Business has a consortium agreement with selected AACSB-accredited Jesuit schools.  Students may transfer up to 50% of their course requirements of the MBA program, exclusive of the BA 850 capstone course, at the 700- or 800-level under this agreement.  A grade of "B" or higher is required in any course taken at another school to apply to degree requirements.  Students must also meet the admission requirements of the other school.

Transfer of Doctoral Academic Credit

Students may transfer up to 6 doctoral course credits into a doctoral program with a minimum grade of 'B'.

Graduate Transfers within Loyola

Students who transfer from a Loyola University New Orleans master's degree into a different Loyola master’s degree may be allowed to transfer a maximum of nine credit hours with a minimum grade of "B" and with the approval of the department chair and/or the dean of the college. Transfer of credits earned more than five years prior to enrollment will not ordinarily be considered.

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 their first academic term in which they are enrolled.

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