Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Newly Admitted RN-BSN Students

 Program Start Dates 

Admit TermStart Date

Fall 2019

August 26, 2019


All new RN-to-BSN students must attend the new student orientation. The session includes general information, an introduction to faculty and staff, and lunch.

Admit TermOrientation DateTimeLocation

Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

8:30AM - 5:00PM

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Building, Room 2535A

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Conditional Admission

If you received conditional admission to Loyola, registration for your second term will be blocked until you submit all final official high school and college transcript(s) or other required documents showing your degree conferred.  Photocopies, faxes, scanned images, and opened transcripts are not considered official. Official documents must be received in an unopened envelope, sealed by the institution.

For those who have or will complete their degree at an institution outside the United States, documents may include either a transcript with a degree posted or mark sheets with a separate degree certificate.  As requesting and receiving these documents may take time, those admitted conditionally are advised to contact their institution(s) as soon as possible to ensure documents will be received before registration for the second term opens.

Computer ID & Loyola Student E-Mail

Your registration user name and password also serve as your Universal ID and Password (UVID). Your UVID allows you to access University computers and student e-mail, along with other software programs, such as Sakai and your student e-mail through Microsoft Office 365.

For more information about Loyola's computer centers or e-mail program, visit the Information Technology Services Website.

A personal computer or laptop is essential for academic success in the RN-BSN program.

Course Registration

Students register for courses using Loyola's Online Connection to University Services (LOCUS). Through LOCUS, you can enroll in courses, view and process financial aid information, change addresses and phone numbers, request official transcripts, and more.

All new students will receive an e-mail with a LOCUS username and password a few weeks before registration begins. Students admitted after registration begins will receive their LOCUS information shortly after admission. For more information about using LOCUS, view the LOCUS tutorial or watch the tutorial video.

Please note that you will receive a letter from your academic advisor regarding your course selection. Your advisor's contact information was included with your admission letter. If you need additional assistance, please contact Matt Lewis mlewis10@luc.edu or 708-216-8213.

All incoming students are required to complete the Online Learning Tutorial. The tutorial introduces students to Sakai, Loyola’s Collaborative Learning Environment. After completing the tutorial students will be familiar with the tools and resources needed to begin online courses. Even if you have taken online courses before, you can still benefit from the information in this tutorial as a good portion of the content is tailored to online learning in the School of Nursing at Loyola University.


Textbooks and related materials can be purchased online through the University Bookstores. The bookstore has a complete list of required and recommended materials needed for each class. 

Tuition & Fees

To access the most up-to-date information on tuition and fees, billing, and payment plans, please see Tuition & Fees.

Financial Assistance

Many students rely on student loans to assist with paying for graduate or professional education. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will work with you to answer questions about financial aid policies and procedures, as well as give you important information on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Health Insurance

All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. The health insurance premium is automatically added to your account balance unless you qualify for a waiver. To opt out of the Loyola plan, log on to LOCUS, then click on "Student Health Insurance" in the "Campus Finances" section. You may then waive out of the plan after providing the information for your current plan. For more information about Loyola's student health insurance policy, visit the Bursar - Health Insurance page.

Summer Admits

Students who begin the program in the Summer term at Loyola and come directly from a different institution should check with their prior institution's Financial Aid office to clarify Stafford loan eligibility. Students who have used all their eligibility at the prior school during the academic year may have to find other methods of payment.  Students are also able to check the National Student Loan Database System www.nslds.ed.gov to verify borrowed loan amounts.