School of Education

New School of Education Graduate Student Resources


Welcome to Loyola University Chicago's School of Education. To ensure that you have a successful academic experience, we recommend that you complete the following steps before you begin your program.


Confirm your acceptance
Send an e-mail to gradapp@luc.edu to confirm your intent to enroll. You are not required to submit a deposit. Check your e-mail frequently as you will receive important information and updates.

Information for new students
Visit GPEM's information for new students page to learn about housing, registration, financial aid, ID card, campus e-mail account, and important steps in the enrollment process.


Graduate financial assistance: discuss options and procedures
All admitted students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and search for external funding. You can also access information about the School of Education graduate program Financial Aid here.

Register for courses
Course registration take place each semester. Please make sure that you understand the academic policies for withdrawal from a class and for late registration as found in the appropriate Graduate Student Handbook. You are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor prior to registering for your first semester. The listing or program areas and coordinators can be found here. General registration information can be found here.


If you wish to reach out to your specific program chair to be connected to your advisor, please consult the following list:


2020-2021 Program Chairs (Main SOE telephone: 312-915-6300
Administration & Supervision: Dr. Debra Sullivan 
Counseling PsychologyDr. Elizabeth Vera and Dr. Matthew Miller
Cultural & Educational Policy Studies: Dra. Aurora Chang
Higher Education: Dr. Lorenzo Baber
International Higher Education: Dra. Aurora Chang
Research Methodology: Fall 2020—Dr. Meng-Jia Wu; Spring 2021—Dr. Ken Fujimoto
School Psychology: Dr. Pamela Fenning and Dr. Lynne Golomb
Teaching & Learning: Dr. Guofang Wan

Graduate and Professional Enrollment Management mails each new student a Universal ID and password prior to registration. The ID and password are needed to access LOCUS, Loyola's online registration system. If you do not receive your ID or password, call the ITS Call Center at 773.508.7190.


Orientation and Academic Calendar
Fall Orientation will take place August 19, 2020. Classes begin August 24, 2020. Access the full University Fall 2020 academic calendar here.