Skip to main content


Why am I in RSP?

Students are selected for RSP by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Selection criteria include standardized test scores, high school GPA and high school coursework. Each application is reviewed heavily when considered for RSP. That being said, being apart of RSP is a privilege that significantly supports your success within your first year. Our research indicates that participation in RSP contributes to significantly higher academic performance between a student's first and second semesters. Active participation in the Rambler Success Program, considered to be a high impact program, will help you make the most of your freshman year. 

What if I don’t want to participate in the Rambler Success Program?

Your acceptance to Loyola University Chicago is contingent on your participation in the Rambler Success Program. Should you choose not to participate in the program, your admission to the University may be rescinded. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.

What is the commitment?

RSP requirements are designed to support your academic and social transition. Students are expected to attend all scheduled programs beginning with the SPARK retreat which runs the week before the fall semester begins. Additionally, all Rambler Success students will be required to meet with their First and Second Year advisors regularly during the academic year, attend cohort meetings, and utilize supplemental instruction for at least one course. Any further requirements will be relayed by your academic advisor. 

Am I required to live on campus during the summer program?

No. Students who will be commuting to Loyola will commute during the summer component. Residential students will be able to move into their residence hall on the first day of SPARK!, which is earlier than the typical freshman move-in date. 

What are my first steps?

  1. Sign up for Orientation
  2. Take any placement assessments you're required to take if you haven't already (i.e. math, writing, language)
  3. Review your schedule to make sure you're enrolled in desired and RSP required courses
  4. Prepare for early move-in with SPARK! 
  5. Email us if you have any questions - ramblersuccess@luc.edu 

Are there additional costs associated with the program?

The total cost for the 2024 Rambler Success Program is $750.

The fee for RSP covers the SPARK program, specialized Supplemental Instruction for the academic year, and activities throughout the academic year.