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
2019
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 20 - August 9 12 weeks
Summer A session May 20 - June 28 6 weeks
Summer B session July 1 - August 9 6 weeks
Fall 2019 semster  August 26 - December 14
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
Spring 2019 Full
Semester (16 weeks)
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 Full
Semester (12 weeks)
April 1, 2019
April 30, 2019
Summer A
(6 weeks)
April 1, 2019
April 30, 2019
Summer B
(6 weeks)
May 15, 2019
June 1, 2019
Fall 2019 Full
Semester (16 weeks)
July 1, 2019
July 31, 2019
Fall A
(8 weeks)
July 1, 2019
July 31, 2019
Fall B
(8 weeks)
September 1, 2019
September 30, 2019

Important—Placement Test & Orientation Dates (required)

Spring Semester/
Spring A Session
Placement Test: Tuesday, January 8, 9am-12pm
Orientation: Friday, January 11, 9am-12pm
Spring B Session
Placement Test: Tuesday, March 5, 9am-12pm
Orientation: Friday, March 8, 9am-12pm
Summer Semester/
Summer A Session*
Placement Test: Monday, May 13, 9am-12pm
Orientation: Friday, May 17, 9am-12pm
 Summer B Session*
Placement Test: Monday, June 24, 9am-12pm
Orientation: Friday, June 28, 9am-12pm
Fall Semester/
Fall A Session*
Placement Test: Monday, August 19, 9am-12pm
Orientation: Friday, August 23, 9am-12pm
Fall B Session*
Placement Test: Monday, October 14, 9am-12pm
Orientation: Friday, October 18, 9am-12pm
 * Exact dates and times may change - please revisit this page for updates in preparation for the start of your program.