Before Fall


Enrolling in classes is a big step on your path to completing your Loyola Experience — congratulations! You have received a lot of information in a short amount of time. Exploring campus, meeting people in the Loyola community, learning about available resources, and enrolling in classes has had you really busy, and so you may be wondering if you have forgotten anything important, or wondering about next steps. Review any materials you have received via email or at Orientation and also consider the following prior to the start of classes on August 29, 2016.

Academic Success Checklist

  1. Send in AP, IB, and CLEP test scores. Loyola Chicago’s school code is 1412.
  2. Send in official college transcripts for any dual enrollment college coursework and complete and send in the freshman transfer credit application. Note: Typically, students who completed dual enrollment or other college-level courses must contact the college or university directly to have official transcripts sent to Loyola.
  3. Students with diagnosed disabilities are encouraged to register with Services for Students With Disabilities (SSWD). You must complete intake paperwork and meet with one of our Disability Specialists to discuss your individual situation. Even if you do not anticipate using accommodations for which you are eligible, you are strongly recommended to register with SSWD.
  4. Start checking your LUC email account on a regular basis. Professors and staff at Loyola will start sending important information to you before school starts.
  5. Create or update your resume. All new students will have access to RamblerLink, LUC’s one-stop shop for job and internship postings, on August 1. Anyone interested in applying for Federal Work Study or other jobs on or near campus must upload a resume to RamblerLink and get it approved prior to applying for a job.
  6. If you plan to live on campus, have easy access to your medical records and discuss with parents or guardians and your doctor or therapist where you should go if you need medical attention or therapy while you are at school. If you currently take prescription medication, make a plan for filling your prescription if it is not possible to return home to do so.
  7. Commuters: do a test commute before classes start to see how long it will take you to get to your first class on time.
  8. Look into ordering books. Required book information is available through the LUC bookstore. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about how to access financial aid to pay for books or supplies prior to the start of the semester.
  9. Complete AlcoholEdu for College and Haven. Details are in your LUC email!
  10. Create and submit your e-portfolio by Friday, August 26..
  11. Show up for classes! The first day of classes is Monday, August 29, 2016. View the academic calendar for other important fall dates. Your class schedule is available to you at any time through LOCUS.
  12. Connect with First and Second Year Advising on social media to stay up-to-date with news, deadlines, and pro-tips!


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After completing orientation, what are you most anxious about as your summer comes to a close? What are you most excited about as you think about the fall semester?



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