Loyola University Chicago

Pre-College Summer Scholars


Due to COVID-19 concerns, we will not offer the 2021 summer program. Please check back late fall for information regarding summer 2022.

The total cost of the programs depends on the specific program that your student wishes to attend.  Please refer to the specific program web page for tuition and fees.

We do not offer financial aid; however, we do accept outside scholarships and grants that students wish to apply towards their participation in the program.

Loyola employees should inquire about tuition assistance through the university.

Our staff will meet residential students, ages 17 and under, who are traveling without an adult at the airport or train station. We encourage our participants to utilize ride share services such as, Uber, Lyft, and Curb to provide transportation to and from the Pre-College Summer Scholars program as well. Please visit our Airport Companion Service section located on the “For Parents” page for detailed information.

In this instance, you will be able to check-in. There will be a staff member at the designated residence hall front desk who will assist you with the check-in process.

It depends on the course. One-Week Seminar classes average 10 - 15 students. Most classes have a maximum capacity of 20 students. However, there may be courses that can only accommodate smaller class sizes. We encourage students to contact summerscholars@luc.edu for specific questions regarding class capacity.


Throughout the summer we have over 250 student participants. Each week there is an average of 25-30 students on campus participating in the Summer Scholars program.

Commuter students are encouraged to participate in our full planned program experience. Programs that fall outside the timeframe of their scheduled classes are inlcuded in the program fee. However, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that their student has transportation to and from campus for classes and programs.

Commuter students may socialize with others students in the residence hall until 8:30pm. Commuter students are restricted to the designated first floor lounge.  Also, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that their student has transportation home.

Parents/guardians must provide written permission at least 48 hours before the family visit. Please email all requests to summerscholars@luc.edu and include each visitor’s name. Upon arrival each visitor must show valid identification. Non-family member visits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Similarly, if a student wishes to leave campus during a residential stay, parents/guardians must provide written permission at least 48 hours before the visit home. Please email all requests to summerscholars@luc.edu and include the days and times, and the name and contact information for the individual charged with transportation to and from campus. Please note that students will not be permitted to miss classes or other academic components of the program, and students will not be released to unauthorized persons (i.e. non-parent/guardians) except for emergency situations.   


All meals and scheduled cultural activities costs are included in the program fees. However, students will need pocket money for laundry, snacks, souvenirs, and any activities which are not part of the program.

Orientation provides the opportunity for students and their families to get acclimated to the campus, the program, and is mandatory for all program participants. Orientation will consist of the following sessions: Loyola Department Presentations, Staff & Faculty Introductions, Parent Account Access, and Student Guidelines and Expectations.

All cancellations must be made 7 days in advance of the session start date. Request for cancellations must be in writing and sent to summerscholars@luc.edu by 5:00pm on that date in order to receive a refund.