LIEP Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to take a test to enter the LIEP program?
- How much is the LIEP deposit and how do I pay it?
- How long does it take to process my application?
- Can I transfer to LIEP?
- When will I receive my I-20?
- How much does it cost?
- How and when do I pay my tuition and fees?
- What will I study as a LIEP student?
- When does the program begin and end?
- Can I take classes part-time?
- Where will I live?
- Can LIEP provide a special program for a group?
- I am a U.S. permanent resident or in another visa status besides F-1. How do I enroll in the LIEP program?
- Can I attend Loyola after I complete the LIEP program?
- Does Loyola offer conditional admission?
- Do I need to have health insurance?
- Can I get a refund if I withdraw from the program?
Do I need to take a test to enter the LIEP program?
NO. You do not need to take a test to enter the LIEP program, but you do need to submit evidence of intermediate (or higher) level of English. To read more about what this means, click the "Apply to LIEP" tab at the top of the page.
There is no LIEP deposit.
How long does it take to process my application?
Once you complete all of the requirements for your application, your application should be processed within 10 working days.
When will I receive my I-20?
Once you complete all of the requirements for your I-20, your I-20 should be processed and mailed to you within 1 week unless you are in New Orleans or will be transferring from another school within the U.S. If you are in New Orleans or will be transferring in from another school, the I-20 will be created and kept in the Center for International Education for you to pick up.
Can I transfer to LIEP?
YES. To transfer to LIEP, you will need to have your current institution fill out a transfer form and submit it to Loyola.
How much does it cost?
The cost for LIEP depends on the length of the program in which you enroll. To read more about the cost of the program, click the “Dates and Costs” link on the left of the page. (Note: individuals needing student visa paperwork must show proof of financial support. To read more about this, click the “Apply to LIEP” tab at the top of the page)
How and when do I pay my tuition and fees?
You must pay your tuition and fees by the end of the first week of classes. You can pay through the Bursar’s office either online or in person. Payments can be made by traveler’s check, cash, personal check, or credit card.
What will I study as a LIEP student?
Your studies will depend on your level of English level. LIEP's curriculum is academically-focused. That is, we want to provide you with the language and study skills necessary to succeed in academic and professional settings. Classes include Writing, Grammar, Reading, Listening-Speaking, and elective topics such as: Test Skills, New Orleans Culture, and Pronunciation.
When does the program begin and end?
The program begin and end date varies depending on the length of program that you choose. To read more about the program options, click on the “Costs and Dates” link in the left column.
Can I take classes part-time?
YES, but only if you are NOT on a student visa. Individuals in F-1 student status must be enrolled in classes full-time (there are a few exceptions to this rule). For more information, contact the Loyola Intensive English Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-504-864-7550.
Where will I live?
It is possible to live on-campus or off-campus. For more information about on-campus housing, visit the website for Residential Life. Students attending a 7-8 week session during the Fall or Spring may not be able to live on campus due to limited housing. To reserve a spot in the Residence Halls, be sure to fill out the Housing Application with your LIEP Application.
I am a U.S. permanent resident or in another visa status besides F-1. How do I enroll in the LIEP program?
As a U.S. permanent resident or U.S. citizen, you still need to complete an application. You do not need to provide proof of financial support. If you are in another visa status and you do not want to switch to F-1 student status, you do not have to submit proof of financial support, either. If you are in another visa status, you might not be able to study at LIEP full-time. If you would like to switch to F-1 status or if you have questions about your status, contact LIEP at email@example.com or +1-504-864-7550.
Can I attend Loyola after I complete the LIEP program?
YES. If you complete the requirements of admission to a degree program, you can continue your studies at Loyola. For more information about applying for a degree program visit www.apply.loyno.edu
Does Loyola offer conditional admission?
YES. If you meet all other requirements for admission to a degree program except for your level of English ability, it is possible to be admitted conditionally. For more information about conditional admission contact LIEP at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-504-864-7550.
Do I need to have health insurance?
All students on an F-1 or students living in the residence halls are required to have health insurance. Loyola University offers international insurance at an affordable cost. Students who have insurance in their own country that is at least equivalent to what Loyola offers can submit a health insurance waiver. For more information on the health insurance requirement, visit http://www.loyno.edu/cie/healthcare-medical-insurance
Can I get a refund if I withdraw from the program?
A 40% refund of tuition is available to students only if they withdraw from the program in writing before the end of the first full week of the program. No refunds are made for housing.