Loyola University Chicago

English Language Learning Program

Loyola’s ESL program

Calendar/Current Course Schedule

  • Students can enroll in a semester or a session
  • 1 semester is two sessions
  • 1 session is one level of study
2018/2019
Fall 2018 semester August 27 - December 15 16 weeks
Fall A session August 27 - October 20 8 weeks
Fall B session October 22 - December 15 8 weeks
Spring 2019 semester January 14 - May 5 16 weeks
Spring A session January 14 - March 1 8 weeks
Spring B session March 11 - May 5 8 weeks
Summer 2019 semester May 13 - August 9 12 weeks
Summer A session May 13 - June 21 6 weeks
Summer B session July 1 - August 9 6 weeks
Fall 2019 semster  August 26 - December 7 16 weeks
Fall A session August 26 - October 11 8 weeks
Fall B session October 21 - December 14 8 weeks

*Students may enroll in multiple semesters

**Students may enroll for one session, which is equal to one level of study

Deadlines for Applying:

Term/Session
Students Requiring F-1 Visa
Transfer Students/
Permanent Residents
Fall 2018 Semester
 July 1, 2018
 August 13, 2018
 Fall A
(8 weeks)
 July 1,2018
 August 13, 2018
 Fall B
(8 weeks)
 September 24, 2018
 October 8, 2018
Spring 2019
Semester
December 1, 2018
December 31, 2018
Spring A
(8 weeks)
December 1, 2018
December 31, 2018
Spring B
(8 weeks)
February 1, 2019
February 25, 2019
Summer 2019
Semester
April 1, 2019
May 12, 2019
Summer A
(6 weeks)
April 1, 2019
April 29, 2019
Summer B
(6 weeks)
June 1, 2019
June 17, 2019
Fall 2019
Semester
July 1, 2019
August 12, 2019
Fall A
(8 weeks)
July 1, 2019
August 12, 2019
Fall B
(8 weeks)
September 1, 2019
October 7, 2019

Important—Placement Test & Orientation Dates (must attend)

Summer Semester/Summer A Session
Placement Test: Wednesday, May 16th at 9 a.m 
Mandatory Orientation: Friday, May 18th at 9 a.m
Summer B Session
Placement Test: Wednesday, June 27th at 9 a.m 
Mandatory Orientation: Friday, June 29th at 9 a.m
Fall Semester/Fall A Session
Placement Test: Wednesday, August 22d at 9 a.m 
Mandatory Orientation: Friday, August 24th at 9 a.m
 Fall B Session
Placement Test: Wednesday, October 17th at 9 a.m 
Mandatory Orientation: Friday, October 19th at 9 a.m