Test Blind FAQ
Loyola University New Orleans offers a test-blind admission process. This means that Loyola does not require a standardized test score for our admission application, and we do not consider a test score, should a student choose to submit one. In test-blind admissions, the SAT or ACT score is not considered for admission or merit scholarship decisions. This allows the admission process to be more focused on GPA, academic rigor, student involvement, and the student’s personal statement. Please see below for answers to your questions.
For test-blind admissions, your test scores (ACT or SAT) will not be considered in your admission or merit-based scholarship decisions. Test-optional schools will consider your test score if you choose to submit it. As a test-blind institution, Loyola will not consider your test score even if it is submitted.
No. Loyola will need your official high school transcript with proof of graduation.
You can send your test scores to Loyola, but they will not have an effect on your admissions or scholarship decision.
We will review the GPA that is reported on your high school transcript and will honor the weighted GPA if it is higher.
Per federal regulations, international students are still required to provide proof of English Proficiency. This can be demonstrated a number of ways: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test. Students completing English courses in the AP/IB curriculum, as well as students enrolled at a U.S. accredited high school where instruction is delivered completely in English will also satisfy this requirement.
No. Loyola only requires transcripts from all current and former institutions.
Currently, the NAIA requires a test score for eligibility for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, an exception was made by NAIA for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please visit the NAIA Eligibility Center for the most current information.
No, ACT or SAT scores will not be considered as part of the Honors Program application process.
No. Currently the state agency (LOSFA) that awards TOPS requires an SAT or ACT score to award the TOPS Scholarship. You must take and submit a qualifying test score to both LOSFA and Loyola if you want to use TOPS. Loyola will only use the score to determine TOPS eligibility; it will not factor your test score into your admissions decision.
Yes. For students who have completed a homeschool curriculum or taken and passed the GED, we will review your application holistically for admission and scholarship.