Loyola University Chicago

First and Second Year Advising

Student Academic Services

About Us

Our Services

Student meeting with academic advisor

The Office of First and Second Year Advising provides the following services to Loyola first and second year students:

  • Advising Appointments - Students may schedule 30 minute one-on-one appointments with their assigned academic advisor throughout the school year and during some breaks. Appointments are appropriate for in-depth conversations about major/minor discernment, academic difficulties, future course planning, and more.
  • Express Advising - Students may utilize express advising for quick questions that can be resolved in about 10 minutes, such as a policy clarification, assistance enrolling in or dropping a course, etc. Express advising is offered during specific windows, and students will speak with the first available advisor. More information about joining express advising can be found on our homepage at www.luc.edu/fsya

Additional services such as workshops are offered on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Common Advisor Questions

You may have a number of advisors at Loyola, such as an academic advisor, faculty advisor(s), and pre-professional advisors for experiential learning opportunities. Your assigned academic and faculty advisor(s) can be viewed under your "Student Center". 

Academic Advisors meet enrolled undergraduate student's administrative and educational needs related to course enrollment, academic success and a timely degree completion. Academic Advisors complement your faculty advisors. Faculty advisors are expert instructors and advisors in your major field, advising on numerous topics such as research opportunities, major-related internship opportunities, independent studies, major-related career options, graduate and professional school exploration.

You may contact your advisor directly with their contact information listed in LOCUS. to view your academic advisor and, if assigned, your faculty advisor's contact information. If you have questions regarding your academic advisor please send us an email at fsyadvising@luc.edu

Depending upon your school or college, you may have a faculty advisor assigned by the department in which you declare your major. Your academic advisor is assigned by First and Second Year Advising for your first two years and will be your UNIV 101 instructor your first-term at Loyola. After your sophomore year you will be re-assigned an academic advisor in your school or college until graduation.