Loyola University Chicago

First and Second Year Advising

Student Academic Services

Registration FAQ

When can I register?

I can’t remember how to search for classes, what should I do?

How can I find out what classes I need to take?

I need to update my Four Year Plan before I register, what should I do?

There is a letter in the section number, what does that mean?

I need to take a writing intensive course. How do I know if a class is writing intensive or not?

What should I do if a class is closed?

How can I find out if a class requires a pre-requisite, or if it is restricted?

 

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When can I register?

You can find your enrollment appointment information on the right side of your Student Center in LOCUS under “Enrollment Dates.” (You may need to click on “Details” to change the term.)  Enrollment appointments are typically loaded one week prior to the registration start date.

If you do not have an enrollment time located in LOCUS, please contact your advisor. Your enrollment window date and time can be found at: http://www.luc.edu/academics/schedules/index.shtml. You can find the Registration Access Schedule for various terms on the left banner of this website.

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I can’t remember how to search for classes, what should I do?

LOCUS Help is always a good 1st step if you forget how to navigate LOCUS.  As you can see below, you will find instructions on how to search for classes, how to add/drop classes, how to change your major, etc. 

 

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How can I find out what classes I need to take?

The Academic Requirements Report in LOCUS is the best way to find out what classes you still need to take for core and major requirements. You can access this report by signing on to LOCUS, clicking on your Student Center, and then either using the drop-down box, or clicking on My Academics. You can find instructions on how to access this report, along with additional LOCUS Help links when you open LOCUS (see above for example).

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I need to update my Four Year Plan before I register, what should I do?

It is recommended that you make an appointment with your assigned advisor 2 - 3 weeks prior to registration, as advisor availability becomes more limited toward registration week. If you are unable to get an appointment with your advisor prior to registration, any First and Second Year Advisor will be able to assist you in choosing appropriate classes for your next semester during a walk-in; and you can set up a meeting with your advisor for his or her next available appointment at FSYA's front desk.

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There is a letter in the section number, what does that mean?

The letters and numbers indicate certain notes or restrictions on that section that you should be aware of prior to registering.

 

▫          A – Rome Center only

▫          B – Beijing Center only

▫          H – Honors students only

▫          K – Seminary students only

▫          W – Writing intensive (UCWR 110 pre-req)

▫          700 – Continuing & Professional Studies students only

▫          WTC: Water Tower Campus

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I need to take a writing intensive course. How do I know if a class is writing intensive or not?

Often, writing intensive courses will vary. To be sure you are going to enroll in a course that will fulfill the writing intensive requirement, use the “Engaged Lrn, Honors, Writing” drop-down box in the search function. When you click on the box you will see a number of options. Scroll down until you see “Writing Intensive” by itself and select it. As a result of using this method, all of the courses that come up after you hit search will be writing intensive and you should see a “W” next to the section number.

 

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What should I do if a class is closed?  

Each department has a unique policy on adding students to full classes.  If you need to take a particular class, and there are no open sections available, you should contact the department in which the class is offered.  However, it is advised that you search for an open section to add to your schedule instead. 

 

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How can I find out if a class requires a pre-requisite, or if it is restricted?

When searching for classes on LOCUS, you can click on the blue section number to read more details about the course. 

Pre-requisites and restrictions will be noted under the Enrollment Information, Class Notes, and descriptions sections.