Loyola University Chicago

Athlete Advising

Student Academic Services


New Freshmen and Transfer Oriention

Summer Orientation dates begin in June and are scheduled throughout the summer until school begins in August. Prospective student athletes are expected to attend an orientation date as early as possible; preferably one of the first or second scheduled dates. By the time summer roles around, continuing students have already registered for the fall semester. Therefore, it is imperative that prospective student athletes secure their schedules as early as possible to ensure that they are able to choose classes that are not conflicting with their team practice times and scheduled athletic events.

In order to help facilitate as trouble free an orientation experience as possible we recommend that the following to do list be completed before attending orientation:

Required On-Line Math-English-Language Placement Testing

  • You should have completed your Placement Testing before attending your DL orientation. The information about which placement tests you should take is listed through the Loyola portal. You can access the portal via Undergraduates Admissions & then Next Stop: Loyola OR you can go to www.luc.edu/nextstop. You would then use the ID & Password that you were sent in an e-mail from Admissions. Once you are in the portal then go to the “Checklist” & about halfway through the checklist you will see “Take your Placement Assessments”. Click where it says " click for more information" & it will tell you what you need in terms of testing. If you have any trouble with testing then please contact placementtest@luc.edu (especially after hours) or call 773-508-7700 during regular business hours. However, we also want to make the following recommendations:

a)Everyone, no matter what your major, must take the Math Placement Test (MPT). The reason for this is that there are a number of majors that require a sequence of math courses and while at this time you may not be thinking of majoring in one of those areas there is a reasonable possibility that you will change your mind. Please make sure that you use a calculator when taking the exam.

b)If you are thinking that you want to continue studying foreign language then you should take the Foreign Language Placement test to get an idea of which course you would begin taking at LU. If you want to start studying a new language then you don’t need to take the placement test you would start at the 101 level.

AP/IB Credit

  • If you have taken any AP or IB exams and have a student report with your scores PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE REPORT to your Discover Loyola Orientation. You may have sent the scores to Loyola but that does not mean that they have posted that information yet. If you have taken either an AP or IB exam recently but don't know your scores yet, please make sure that you know the specific NAME OF THE EXAM. For instance, if you recently took the AP exam in English, please know whether it was the Comp/Lang exam vs the Comp/Lit exam.

Dual Transfer/High School Credit

  • If you have taken a college course (or 2) while in high school or are taking a college course this summer PLEASE EITHER BRING AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OR A CLASS SCHEDULE OF WHAT YOU ARE TAKING IN SUMMER.  You may have sent an unofficial transcript to Loyola but that does not mean that they have posted that information yet.  Furthermore, anyone who has taken college coursework while in high school must fill out a form in order for the coursework to transfer.  Please see the following website for further information and access to the required form: http://www.luc.edu/academics/catalog/undergrad/reg_transfercrpol.shtml.