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Why am I in RSP?

Students are selected for RSP by the admissions office. Selection criteria include standardized test scores, high school GPA and courses among others however each application is reviewed heavily considered for RSP. Nonetheless, being apart of RSP is a privlege that significantly supports your success within your first year. Our research demonstrates that students who participate in the RSP program earn significantly higher grades between their first and second semesters. Thus, you have been selected for a high impact program which 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 Should you choose not to participate in the program, your admission to the University may be rescinded.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. Thus, the activities should fit well around your schedule and be beneficial to your time here. More specifically, students are expected to attend all scheduled programs beginning with the SPARK retreat which runs August 20 – August 24. Additionally, all Rambler Success students will be required to meet with their First and Second Year advisors regularly during the academic year, attend monthly 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 August 21st, which is several days before the rest of the freshmen class.

What are my first steps?

  1. Sign up for Orientation
  2. Review your schedule to make sure you're enrolled in desired and RSP required courses
  3. Prepare for early move-in with SPARK! 

Are there additional costs associated with the program?

The total cost for the 2023 Rambler Success Program is $750.

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