Admitted Freshman

Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance—and welcome to the Loyola family! We are all excited and can’t wait to see you on campus. When you join Loyola, you are joining a community that embodies the Jesuit traditions of intellectual curiosity, spiritual growth, and being a person for others. Here, we really are preparing you to lead an extraordinary life.

Say yes!

Submit your deposit and reserve your spot at Loyola. You can submit the $500 deposit through your student portal.

Don’t forget

If you haven’t already done so, make sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Loyola’s school code is 001710. 

If you have submitted your FAFSA already, Financial aid award letters will be mailed beginning in mid January.

There are plenty of options

Research housing options and find out more about our Learning Communities. Deposited students will be able to access the housing contract beginning in early February. 

We are here to help

Do you want to connect with a current student to talk about what the Loyola Experience is really like? E-mail Or, check in with your admissions counselor.

Plan Your Trip to Campus

Whether you are planning your first trip to Loyola or refreshing your memories from an earlier visit we want to make sure you get all your questions answered. Check out some of the special visit options available for admitted students on your student portal.

From now to the start of school, we will continue to provide updated information on your status page. Be sure to check there for your next steps as a Rambler! If you’re having trouble accessing your status page, e-mail us at

February 1

Application deadline for merit scholarships

March 1

Priority filing deadline for FAFSA

March 15

Application deadline for Interdisciplinary Honors and Business Honors programs

May 1

Enrollment deposit date for freshmen applicants to reserve a place in the class.


Free online applications available for upcoming Spring and Fall terms beginning in August. Admission is rolling.

October 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available

December 1

Priority deadline for academic scholarships

Have questions about Loyola University Chicago's application process? Wondering about the status of your application? Contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 800.262.2373.