For Undergraduate International Students:
Thank you for your interest in Loras College. Please be sure to read ALL the bullet points below for responses to your questions.
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Where do I go to submit the documents required for my application?
Please submit your documents on your personal Student portal page that was created when you started your application. Click here if you would like to start your application.
I received an email about missing something from my application. What should I do?
Please log into your Loras Student Portal Page and review your checklist. If the item we are missing from your application is a final transcript, please contact your high school or university directly and request to submit an official transcript through one of our approved electronic services or by mail. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, please arrange for us to receive it as soon as possible.
When and how will I be notified of my admission/financial aid decision?
Your admission decision letter and financial aid notification (if applicable) will be posted to your Loras application portal (Also referred to as the “applicant status page”). We post decisions no later than April 1 for regular decision applicants. All applicants will be able to see their decision letters and financial aid offers, if applicable, in the application portal exclusively; they will not receive letters via postal mail.
Does Loras offer full scholarships?
No, Loras does NOT provide full scholarships for any student, foreign or domestic. On average, undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) international students enrolled at Loras College will receive between $18,000-$20,500 to put toward their bills annually. Loras does not offer scholarships or financial aid to graduate (master’s degree) students.
Do I need to submit any additional requirements?
Other requirements: Students from a country that has a national leaving certificate after secondary school should have a minimum passing score in all subject areas and an overall average above passing.
Students from Africa, for example, are required to submit their National Exam Scores. The name of the exam changes depending on each country:
The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone: West African Examination Council (WAEC). These countries are Anglophone so the Proof of English Proficiency can be waived.
Ethiopia: Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination (EHEECE).
Kenya: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Students from Bangladesh and Nepal, submit their Secondary School Certificate Examination.
For applicants looking to have their English proficiency test waived must show a certified letter from their high school stating that the classes were taken in English, as well as, a translated transcript. If not, an examination might be required.
What do I do when I am ready to attend Loras?
You will need to click here to submit your safe and secure deposit fee.
How does financial aid work?
We will need your declaration of finances with a bank statement.
What scholarships am I eligible to apply for?
Upon acceptance, you can log into your Loras Student Portal Page and see the available scholarships that you are eligible for. You can apply directly through your student portal page.
Do I need to submit all my application documents at the same time?
No. You may submit your documents in any order when they become available. Each document must contain your full name and your date of birth so that it can be correctly assigned to your application file.
How will I know when my application to Loras is complete?
You will be granted access to an online application portal (i.e., applicant status page) where you are able to view the checklist of documents that you are required to submit. It will show you which documents have been processed into your file and which ones are still outstanding. You are highly encouraged to monitor the status of your checklist requirements regularly to ensure that all your documents arrive at our office as planned and by the application deadline. Your application file will be considered complete when there are no red “x’s” appearing next to any of the required fields.
If your questions do not fall into the above categories, we will respond to your message soon. Again, thank you for your interest in Loras College!