The Office of International Programs encourages students to use a Loyola-sponsored program. We feel there are certain benefits connected to using Loyola-sponsored programs. However, if students have looked into our Loyola programs, exchanges and affiliations and do not want to use one, they can appeal for an exception. Students must submit an Appeal Form to the Office of International Programs and receive approval of the program and secure enough courses to take abroad before applying to the non-Loyola program.
In order to receive approval for a non-Loyola program, the program must meet one of the following criteria:
- The non-Loyola program must be offered through an accredited, four-year, degree-granting institution in the United States providing an American transcript upon completion of the program OR
- the program or university abroad must have a U.S. educational provider that can verify the accreditation of the university abroad and furnish Loyola with a translation of the foreign transcript (courses, grades and credits) at the conclusion of the program.
To learn more about this option, please contact Renee Harris at 410-617-2920.