Loyola University Chicago

Summer Sessions


The four-week term, which is used for specialized courses, has the same number of class hours as regular academic year sessions and the six-week and eight-week sessions. The classes will meet on a MTThF schedule for 2.5 hour time slots (except for the evening sessions, which will meet MTWTh). The time periods run: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (night classes meet MTWTh).

Your school should make the decision whether to accept Loyola course credits. Please ask your academic advisor about appropriate courses.

Visiting students can acquire a course syllabus by contacting the academic department directly. School and department/unit information can be found at: http://www.luc.edu/academics/schools.shtml. You may also email us at summer-sessions@luc.edu to ask for a specific syllabus. Note that we supply representative syllabuses for courses.

Visiting students should contact Maria Lettiere, Assistant Director of Communications & Academic Affairs, in the College of Arts and Sciences for issues related to Loyola courses. The office is located at the Lake Shore Campus, Sullivan Center, Rm 235. The phone number is 773-508-3500.

It is important that students review and know the withdrawal schedules for courses and for the Office of the Bursar. Students will incur penalties if they drop courses after the late registration period.

Students can withdraw through LOCUS.  Students can add classes up until the end of the second day of each session through LOCUS. Please call the College of Arts and Sciences at 773-508-3500 for questions regarding withdrawals and course additions. 

If you are enrolled in a course, but your plans change, please withdraw from the course before the withdrawal deadline(s). Loyola University staff do not automatically withdraw students if an individual does not attend class sessions. Please review the withdrawal policies in advance.

Please note that by registering for classes, you accept responsibility for paying all tuition and other fees associated with these classes. If your academic plans change, you must take action to withdraw from your classes. Failure to attend class does not result in an automatic withdrawal or removal of charges from your student account.

Loyola students should visit Academic Advising at the freshman and sophomore level and the Dean of their school or college at the junior and senior level. 

Yes, however, restrictions apply regarding who is eligible and which courses can be taken on a pass/no pass basis. You should consult the undergraduate catalog for details and then speak with your academic advisor. The pass/no pass option must be selected by the end of the first week of a Summer Session (Early, A, B, or C). 

Visiting students interested in auditing a course should see the Maria Lettiere in the College of Arts & Sciences.  Students may also audit summer courses.

Students enrolled in classes that fall on Memorial Day and the official Independence Day Holiday will make-up the class time on a designated Friday following that holiday. Instructors will provide students with these dates and some may be listed in LOCUS. Make-up dates are also listed on the summer academic calendar.

Loyola does not schedule a specific time period for finals during Summer Sessions. Check with your instructor for details of when  your final examination will be scheduled.  

Students can register for up to eight credit hours per session (session A, B, or C). Students must see their advisor if they would like to enroll in additional credit hours per session. Note that overlapping Sessions (A and C or B and C) will count towards the full eight credit hours.

We will process your application within 5-7 business days and send you an e-mail with instructions.

After you have been admitted to Loyola, we will send an email to you with instructions. If you have problems with your password or Universal ID, please contact the ITS Information Desk at 773.508.4487. You will need this information to register for classes through LOCUS

  • Please note that some courses may be fully enrolled when you login to register. We suggest that you keep checking LOCUS to see if a seat opens.
  • We also use waitlists in LOCUS for our online sections.

Please visit the Study Abroad Website, contact the Office for International Programs at 773.508.3899, or e-mail intlcntr@luc.edu. Early applications are encouraged for all study abroad programs.

If you are currently studying in the U.S. on a student visa, you may apply and attend Loyola's Summer Sessions. Visa paperwork, however, is not issued for the summer semester. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at a university or college in the U.S. cannot attend classes in the summer. If you would like further information, please contact the Office for International Programs.

Students attending Summer Sessions may live at either the Lake Shore Campus or Water Tower Campus. For more information about summer housing, visit the Department of Residence Life Website, call 773.508.3300, or e-mail 

Speak with an advisor in the Financial Aid Office. For an appointment, contact them at 773.508.7704 or lufinaid@luc.edu.

You can find Summer Sessions undergraduate tuition on the Bursar's website and under Costs and Financial Assistance on the Summer Sessions page.

Review the Bursar's Website for information about e-Billing options and withdrawal schedules. Questions? Contact the Office of the Bursar at 773.508.3180 or bursar@luc.edu. Please note that Loyola University does not mail tuition bills to students. All billing is done through a student's LOCUS account.

Books are available through the bookstore on the campus where your courses will be held.

Water Tower Campus:  26 East Pearson Street

Lake Shore Campus: 6435 North Sheridan Road

Yes, you must have a Campus Card to identify yourself as a Loyola student and to use many campus facilities, including the libraries. At any time after you register for courses, go to the Student Services Center, located on the first floor of the Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson, at the Water Tower Campus or the first floor of the Sullivan Center at the Lake Shore Campus. There is no charge for the card, but you will be assessed a $25 fee for replacement cards. 

Please note that you can obtain your card before the start of each session, however, students need to be registered for courses first.

For information about parking on the Lake Shore Campus, students should visit Campus Transportation or call 773.508.7036. The office is located in the parking structure at the Lake Shore Campus.

Daytime university parking is not available at the Water Tower Campus. Students should take public transportation or park in a private lot. Some discounts are available at commercial parking facilities near the campus.

Some students are eligible for the summer CTA U-Pass. Find out more here: https://luc.edu/upass/u-passdistribution/summerfaqs/

If you are a visiting student, call 773-508-3500 or e-mail summer-sessions@luc.edu. If you are a current Loyola student, please talk to an academic advisor or your dean's office at the Water Tower Campus or the Lake Shore Campus. Staff will be able to answer many of your questions or refer you to someone who can. Also, visit the Hub, a one-stop resource for all your student service questions.