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Institute for Paralegal Studies


Graduates should complete the following:

The ABA compliance form is completed and submitted online.
If you missed the LOCUS deadline, DO NOT submit a LOCUS graduation application. Submit only the ABA Compliance.

LOCUS deadlines:

Graduation TermDeadline
Fall I/II (December) March 1
Spring I/II (May) October 1
Summer (August) October 1

*If you are not attending the annual commencement ceremony, you still must apply for graduation. All students must apply for graduation in order to graduate and receive their certificate. 

Certificate Order and Delivery Schedule

GraduatesShould receive certificates in the:
Spring (May) 1st or 2nd week in June
Summer (August) 1st or 2nd week in September
Fall (December) 1st or 2nd week in February

Certificates are ordered only 3 times within each year, at the end of each semester, and are only ordered for students who have completed the graduation application process and all program requirements.

Honors Certificate

An honors certificate is awarded if your cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher at the time of graduation.

Commencement & December Celebration

Paralegal Studies graduates participate in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) commencement ceremonies. Further information regarding Loyola's commencement ceremonies can be found on the commencement Website.

The 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Mundelein Auditorium on the Lake Shore Campus in early May. The exact date will be posted in January 2015.

The 2015 Commencement Ceremony will include:

You can order your cap and gown through the commencement Website. When you pick-up your cap and gown, you should receive undergraduate apparel (maroon in color) with a gold tassel.

The 2015 Graduation Dinner will be held in May 2015. Invitations will be sent closer to the event.

The 2014 Graduation Dinner will include:

The 2014 December Celebration will be at the end of the Fall II session. Invitations for the December Celebration are sent in early November each year.

Illinois Paralegal Association

Graduates should consider joining the IPA, if they have not already done so.

Please consider participating in the IPA's mentoring program for new paralegals. Several of our graduates have told us how helpful this program is as they start their careers. Information is available on the IPA Website.


Institute for Paralegal Studies
Loyola University Chicago · 820 N. Michigan Ave. · Lewis Towers 621 · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915-6820 · Fax: 312.915.6508 · E-mail: paralegal@luc.edu

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