Summer Session

Loyola's Summer Session offers students a chance to acquire additional coursework in a variety of time schedules. Two five-week sessions along with an eight week session, a ten week session, a seven week session, and two six-week sessions are available. The courses offered are, in most instances, standard offerings which usually transfer to other colleges and universities. Visiting students should check with their home institutions about transferring coursework.

Our summer programs offer study at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.

The summer session schedule is available on the Summer Session homepage and the Academic Calendars maintained by the Office of Student Records. Course information, class schedules, registration, and additional resources are available through the Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) system.


All Loyola students, any student in good standing at another university, and all entering freshmen are eligible to attend the summer sessions. Instructions are available on the Summer Session webpage. Students who are interested in summer law classes should contact the Office of Law Records at (504) 861-5575 for information on summer school.


All the general rules of the university apply, as described in this bulletin, with the following exception: a student may schedule no more than six hours per session (or seven, if one course is a laboratory science course) without the written permission of his or her dean, and only then if the student has a cumulative average of 3.0 or better. Loyola students desiring to attend summer sessions elsewhere must have prior written permission from their dean if they want such credits to apply toward a Loyola degree. Students are hereby cautioned that deans will only grant permission to take courses elsewhere when the student can demonstrate compelling reasons to do so.


Campus housing is available during the summer. For further information, refer to the Office of Residential Life.