Loyola University Chicago

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Academics

 

The academic structure of the Rome Start program is similar to the Learning Communities at Loyola University Chicago. Rome Start students will take a portion of their classes together as a small cohort. This ensures that Rome Start students will have access to the required first-year and Core Curriculum courses they will need. This also ensures that Rome Start students will receive plenty of personal attention from faculty and academic mentors.

Course registration for Rome Start students will take place in mid-July. The Academic Services Advisor at the John Felice Rome Center will personally walk you through the registration process during a telephone registration appointment. You will receive an e-mail at the end of June regarding your appointment time and date.

PREPARING FOR COURSE REGISTRATION

To prepare for course registration, students should familiarize themselves with the course options at the John Felice Rome Center. 

Before your registration appointment, please review the Rome Start Schedule Builder. All Rome Start students are automatically enrolled in the courses listed on the Schedule Builder.  

In addition to the courses listed on the Schedule Builder, you will need to select two elective courses. Please review the list of available elective courses prior to your registration appointment. If you need help selecting courses, our Academic Services Advisor can help you chose your classes during your registration appointment. 

To view course descriptions, please see Loyola’s online course catalogue located in LOCUS. Log on to LOCUS using your Loyola username and password.  In the left-hand menu, select “Search for Classes” and then select “View Course Catalogue.” 

PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS

All students are required to take online placement exams before registering for classes. Students will receive an e-mail at the end of June with instructions on how to access the online placement exams and a list of which exams are required.   

Ensure you’ve sent your final high school transcript and any AP or IB credit to Loyola by July 15. Loyola must have a copy of your final high school transcript on file.

By registering for classes, the student acknowledges that he/she is responsible for paying all tuition and other fees associated with these classes. Loyola will generate an electronic bill (e-bill) by the 15th of the month following the student’s course registration appointment.