- How can you cover the same amount of material in four weeks that we generally cover in six weeks? Will we be in class all day?
The four-week term has the same number of class hours as regular academic year sessions and the six-week and eight-week sessions. The classes will meet on a MTThF schedule for 2.5 hour time slots (except for the evening sessions, which will meet MTWTh). The time periods run: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (night classes meet MTWTh).
- If I am a visiting student during the summer, do my credits transfer to my college or university?
Your school should make the decision whether to accept Loyola course credits. Please ask your academic advisor about appropriate courses.
- I need to locate a course syllabus for review. How should I do this?
Visiting students can acquire a course syllabus by contacting the department directly. School and department/unit information can be found at: http://www.luc.edu/academics/schools.shtml. You may also contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies for additional assistance.
- As a visiting student, whom do I see for advising or related issues?
Visiting students should contact the College of Arts and Sciences for issues related to Loyola courses. The office is located at the Lake Shore Campus, Sullivan Center, Rm 235. The phone number is 773-508-3500. Loyola students should visit Academic Advising at the freshman and sophomore level and the Dean of their school or college at the junior and senior level.
- If I want to withdraw from a class, when can I do it without a penalty?
Students can withdraw through LOCUS. Students can add classes up until the end of the second day of each session through LOCUS. Please call the College of Arts and Sciences at 773-508-3500 for questions regarding withdrawals and course additions.
Please note that by registering for classes, you accept responsibility for paying all tuition and other fees associated with these classes. If your academic plans change, you must take action to withdraw from your classes. Failure to attend class does not result in an automatic withdrawal or removal of charges from your student account.
- I don't need academic credit. Can I take a course without receiving a grade?
Yes, however, restrictions apply regarding who is eligible and which courses can be taken on a pass/no pass basis. You should consult the undergraduate catalog for details and then speak with your academic advisor. The pass/no pass option must be selected by the end of the first week of Summer Sessions. Visiting students should see the Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Students can also audit summer courses, however, the tuition remains the same.
- Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday fall on days when my class is scheduled. When do we make up these classes?
Students enrolled in classes that fall on Memorial Day and the official Independence Day Holiday will make up the class time on a designated Friday following the holiday. Instructors will provide students with these dates. Make-up dates are also listed on the Summer Academic Calendar.
- Is there a final exam schedule for each Summer Session?
Loyola does not schedule a specific time period for finals during Summer Sessions. Check with your instructor for details of how your final examination will be scheduled.
- Is there a limit of credit hours I can enroll in during the summer?
Students can register for up to eight credit hours per session (session A, B, or C). Students must see their advisor if they would like to enroll in additional credit hours per session.
- If I am not a current or recently admitted Loyola student, how soon will I know about my admission?
We will process your application within 5-7 business days and send you an e-mail with instructions.
- Once I've been admitted, when and how do I register for classes?
After you have been admitted to Loyola, please contact the Information Desk at 773.508.7190 for your universal ID and password. You will need this information to register for classes through LOCUS. Please note that some courses may be fully enrolled when you login to register. We suggest that you keep checking LOCUS to see if a seat opens.
- I am interested in a study abroad program during the summer. What are my options and what is the registration/acceptance process?
- I am an international student. Is it possible for me to attend Loyola's Summer Sessions?
If you are currently studying in the U.S. on a student visa, you can apply and attend Loyola's Summer Sessions. Visa paperwork, however, is not issued for the summer semester. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at a university or college in the U.S cannot attend classes in the summer. If you would like further information, please contact Tami Renner in the Office for International Programs at email@example.com. You may also review the Office for International Programs website for additional information.
- If I live on campus, where will I live?
- Who can answer my questions about financial assistance?
- What is the tuition for Summer Sessions?
Summer Sessions 2013 undergraduate tuition is $675 per credit hour. Learn more about tuition and fees.
- How will I be billed?
Review the Bursar's Web site for information about e-Billing options and withdrawal schedules. Questions? Contact the Office of the Bursar at 773.508.3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Loyola University no longer mails paper bills to students. All billing is done through a student's LOCUS account.
- Where do I purchase books for my classes?
Books are available through the bookstore on the campus where your courses will be held. At the Water Tower Campus, the bookstore is located at 26 E. Pearson St. At the Lake Shore Campus, the bookstore is located at 6435 North Sheridan Rd.
- Do I need a student identification card? How do I obtain one?
Yes, you must have a Campus Card to identify yourself as a Loyola student and to use many campus facilities, including the libraries. At any time after you register for courses, go to the Student Services Center, located on the first floor of the Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson, at the Water Tower Campus or the first floor of the Sullivan Center at the Lake Shore Campus. There is no charge for the card, but you will be assessed a $25 fee for replacement cards.
Please note that you can obtain your card before the start of each session, however, students need to be registered for courses first.
- Is student parking available?
For information about parking on the Lake Shore Campus, students should visit Parking Services or call 773.508.7036. The office is located in the parking structure at the Lake Shore Campus.
Daytime university parking is not available at the Water Tower Campus. Students should take public transportation or park in a private lot. Some discounts are available at commercial parking facilities near the campus.
- What is the best resource for any other questions I may have?
If you are a visiting student, call 773-508-3500 or e-mail email@example.com. If you are a current Loyola student, please talk to an academic advisor or your dean's office at the Water Tower Campus or the Lake Shore Campus. Staff will be able to answer many of your questions or refer you to someone who can. Also, visit the Hub, a one-stop resource for all your student service questions.