Loyola University Chicago

First and Second Year Advising

Student Academic Services

Advising Model


The Advising Relationship—Student & Advisor Expectations

What We Expect of Students

  • Take primary and increasing responsibility for your educational plans and achievements.
  • Keep current on your academic progress in classes; know your test and assignment dates and implement effective study strategies.
  • Be involved in the advising process by assuming responsibility for degree planning and coming to appointments prepared to discuss goals and educational plans; bring necessary materials.
  • Plan ahead when scheduling appointments, which may need to be scheduled up to 2-3 weeks in advance based on the academic calendar.
  • Attend academic advising appointments as scheduled; if you are running late or need to cancel, please notify your advisor via emai.
  • Be open and willing to consider recommendations from faculty, advisors, and other mentors, and be open to asking questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern.
  • Display respect for your academic advisor and your peers.

 What Students Can Expect From Us

  • Help you plan your course of study at Loyola, choose a major, create an academic plan, and decide which courses to take
  • Explain university policies and procedures and other important academic information.
  • Guide you in identifying and pursuing resources throughout campus, and provide you with
  • information about academic success strategies.
  • Empower you in gaining decision making skills and in assuming responsibility for your educational plans and achievements.
  • Create an environment where mutual respect and trust allows you to define and develop realistic academic goals.
  • Maintain confidentiality pursuant to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).
  • Respond to your email inquiries within two business days (this timeline may be extended during high traffic times such as registration week).