Loyola University Chicago

Rambler Success Program

Rambler Success Program


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The Rambler Success Program is designed for you, a determined new student who wants to excel at Loyola University Chicago. This yearlong program is your on‑ramp to a successful college experience at Loyola University Chicago. The Rambler Success Program is a structured, tailored learning module customized for you, based on assessments, skills, interests and ongoing achievement.

Filled with enriching learning experiences, the Rambler Success Program offers academic and opportunities that will benefit you through graduation and beyond. Designed to be a collaborative effort that you lead, the program will help prepare and stretch you for new academic challenges with engaging learning activities, assessment workshops, guidance opportunities and fun college experiences.

The Rambler Success Program kicks off with Summer Transition, a 4-day pre-semester program prior to the start of the fall semester and concludes at the completion of your freshman year in the spring semester. Participants will then synthesize everything they've learned and  present a successful Rambler Success Program portfolio.

A successfully completed Rambler Success Program portfolio would include:

  • Full implementation of individualized learning plan(s) and agreement(s)
  • Successful completion of all classes including a combination of Core, Writing, Major, and UNIV courses
  • Complete participation in required strategy sessions, academic advising, peer mentoring, etc.
  • A satisfactory cumulative GPA 
  • The absence of a conduct record

*Rambler Success Students cannot participate in Loyola’s Learning Communities due to scheduling conflicts.