Welcome to Loyola University Chicago! General information pertaining to the School of Continuing & Professional Studies is listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 312.915.6501.
Academic Advising & Course Registration
Computer I.D., Student E-mail, and Your Technology Roadmap
Housing & Parking
Student Health Insurance
Tuition and Fees
Update Your Address in LOCUS
You should contact your academic advisor or program director regarding your course selection. Your advisor's contact information was included with your admission letter. If you need additional assistance, please call 312.915.6501. Online students attending remotely should arrange to have a virtual meeting with their advisor.
Through Loyola's Online Connection to University Services (LOCUS), you can enroll in courses, view and process financial aid information, change addresses and phone numbers, request official transcripts, and more.
All new students will receive an e-mail with a LOCUS username and password a few weeks before registration begins. Students admitted after registration begins will receive their LOCUS information shortly after admission. For more information about using LOCUS, view the LOCUS tutorial or watch the tutorial video.
To view the registration schedule and a calendar of important dates for most graduate programs, see the academic schedule.
All new students are sent a registration user name and password via e-mail. This serves as your Universal I.D. (UVID) and Password and allows you to access the Loyola network, including University computers, student e-mail, Sakai, and the library system. You must access LOCUS to change the password you were given. After you change your password, you may access your e-mail through Outlook. As a Loyola student, it is essential that you use your Loyola e-mail account and check it frequently for messages and updates. All University communication is conducted via your Loyola e-mail.
Current Loyola students will not receive a new UVID. You should continue to use your existing UVID and password. If you were admitted to or enrolled at Loyola anytime within the past seven years, you have an ID on record. Please contact the University Help Desk at 773.508.4487 and they will reactivate your UVID and/or reset your password as needed.
To learn more about the computer systems and technology you'll be using while at Loyola, check out our Technology Roadmap. You can also visit the Information Technology Services website for further information regarding Loyola's technological resources.
If you received conditional admission to Loyola, please contact your academic advisor to schedule an advising appointment. You must speak with an academic advisor before you can register.
Please review the below terms of conditional admission carefully:
- You are authorized to take one course per 8-week session in the first semester.
- You must take the Intro Course in the first two semesters.
- You must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in these first 12 credit hours of coursework.
- You may only take courses approved by your advisor.
At the completion of 12 credit hours, your file will be reviewed for either unconditional admission or dismissal for poor scholarship.
The Financial Aid Office can answer your questions about financial aid policies and procedures, as well as give you important information on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Nina Patel is the primary contact for students in SCPS and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about on-campus housing for full-time, degree-seeking students is available here. You can also search for off-campus options through Iggy's List, Loyola's online classifieds.
Remember to update your new address in LOCUS once you have it.
For information about parking at Loyola, visit the Parking Services website.
After you register for classes, you should obtain your Campus Card (student I.D.). Your Campus Card grants you access to University buildings, allows you to check out materials from University Libraries, and more. Get your card at one of these Campus Card office locations:
Lake Shore Campus
Sullivan Center for Student Services
6339 N. Sheridan Rd.
Water Tower Campus
25 E. Pearson St.
First floor lobby
Health Sciences Campus
First floor, Room 1606
Students must show proof of required immunizations by filling out the immunization form and submitting it to the Wellness Center. Failure to submit this form will block your registration for your second term at Loyola. For more immunization information, visit the Wellness Center website.
Newly admitted international students should visit the Office for International Programs website for valuable information about preparing for your first term at Loyola, including details on F-1 and J-1 visas. You can also download any forms you may need, such as the Declaration and Certification of Finances Form and the Transfer Verification Form, among others. The Division of Student Development also hosts several Graduate Compass events every fall for incoming Water Tower and Lake Shore Campus programs.
Online students should visit Loyola’s Online Learning website for guidance about preparing for online classes. Online students can meet with their advisor by phone and via a virtual meeting room, and all SCPS staff are available by phone and e-mail to assist with any questions or concerns. Online orientation sessions take place in August and December (prior to the Fall and Spring semesters). Dates for these sessions will be posted on the SCPS website.
All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. The health insurance premium is added automatically to your account balance unless you qualify for a waiver. To opt out of the Loyola plan, log on to LOCUS, then click on "Student Health Insurance" in the "Campus Finances" section. You may then waive out of the plan after providing the information for your current plan. For more information about Loyola's student health insurance policy, visit the Bursar Health Insurance page.
Textbooks and related materials can be purchased at the University Bookstores, located in Baumhart Hall at 26 E. Pearson St. at the Water Tower Campus (312.915.7420), and on the first floor of the Granada Center at the Lake Shore Campus (773.508.7350). You may also order your books online and have them shipped to you. The bookstores have complete lists of required and recommended materials needed for each class.
To access the most up-to-date information on tuition and fees, billing, and payment plans, please visit the Bursar website.
When you access LOCUS for the first time, check the current address listing in your Student Center. This is the address on file with the University and to where the University will send all mail. You can edit or update this address at any time.