Deadlines and Requirements

There are a number of tasks to complete prior to enrolling at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Entering JD Deadlines

March 1 -Recommended FAFSA Deadline
-Deadline for specialized scholarship and fellowship applications
April 15  -First seat deposit deadline ($250 non-refundable payment online)
*You may elect to pay a one-time $700 non-refundable seat deposit by this date. If so, your deposit responsibilities will be met
June 15  -Second seat deposit deadline ($500 non-refundable payment online) 
August 1  -Final transcript from degree-granting institution showing degree conferral date must be submitted to LSAC
-Immunization Requirements must be complete

Entering Student Checklists

  • May/June Checklist
    Checklist will be available in May.
  • July Checklist
    Checklist will be available in July.

Entering Student Requirements


LOCUS is the University's main student information system. Your LOCUS account information will be sent by email from the JD Admission and Scholarships Office. You will need to set up your LOCUS account and reset your initial password.

Loyola Email

Your Loyola email account information will be sent by email from the JD Admission and Scholarships Office. Please begin checking your Loyola email for updates from the University on a regular basis.

Financial Aid Awards

Your financial aid award will be posted in LOCUS. Information about accepting your award and applying for loans will be sent by email from the Financial Aid Office. 

Biographical Information Form

Complete the required form by August 1. (available in June)

Official Transcripts

Final transcript(s) from your degree-granting institution(s) showing degree conferral date must sent to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) by August 1.

Continuing Duty to Disclose

As an admitted student, you have a continuing responsibility, prior to enrollment and throughout your legal education, to disclose matters that may affect your answers to questions asked in the Character and Fitness portion of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law application for admission. Please contact the JD Admission and Scholarships Office at law-admissions@luc.edu to make any amendments to your application.

Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Immunization Records

The State of Illinois requires that all incoming students enrolled in 7 or more credit hours must show proof of immunity to certain diseases. Students must complete a two-step process to verify proof of immunity. Incomplete or inaccurately submitted immunization information will block access to registering for classes. All students must enter immunization requirements into LOCUS and then submit supporting documents to the Wellness Center before the 10th day of the term. Failure to provide timely information will result in a $50 non-compliance fee, which may be applied to your account. The non-compliance fee is non-refundable and will not be removed even after immunization information is completed. After registering for classes, you should first enter your immunization information into LOCUS. After that is completed, you must then submit this form or turn in a form from your medical provider. Completed forms should be submitted to the Loyola University Chicago Wellness Center. Please complete this process prior to August 1.

Class Schedule and Registration Information

In late June, you will receive an assigned class schedule and section assignment from the JD Admission and Scholarships Office. You will be required to register yourself for classes through the University’s LOCUS system.

Campus Cards

72 hours after you register for classes, you will be able to visit campus to obtain your campus card for use in the Law Library, bookstore, etc. Pictures may be taken Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at the Campus Card Office located in the lobby of the Corboy Law Center.

Direct Deposit/Refunds

To receive a refund from any loans, after tuition has been paid, you must sign-up for Direct Deposit through LOCUS.  Refunds are typically available 10 days prior to the start of school. Please complete this process by August 1.

Tuition Payment

Loyola generates electronic bills (E-Bills) for entering JD students on July 15, which will be due on August 5. If you have completed the loan application process and your LOCUS account indicates that funds will be arriving prior to the start of school, you will not be assessed a late fee. Loyola offers several payment plans for those who will be covering some portion of their tuition out-of-pocket. As a reminder, your seat deposit will be applied to your fall semester tuition. 

Student Health Insurance

All law students are required to show proof of health insurance. You will automatically be charged for Loyola's health insurance unless you are covered by another insurance plan. If you have your own insurance coverage, or are covered by a parent or spouse’s plan, you may waive out of Loyola’s Student Health Insurance by providing proof of other coverage. You will need to complete the waiver through LOCUS, once you have registered for classes. The deadline to complete this process is October 1. Students accepting Loyola’s Student Health Insurance may choose the “fast-track” enrollment option once they have an insurance charge on their student account. Fast-tracking confirms that you have accepted Loyola’s Student Health Insurance coverage, activates your enrollment into the plan, and allows an insurance card to be generated within 7- 10 business days.


First-year orientation, scheduled for Wednesday, August 12 through Friday, August 14, 2020 is mandatory for both Full-time and Weekend JD students. Please direct any questions regarding orientation to Jenna Silver, Associate Director for Student Affairs, at jsilver2@luc.edu.