Certificate and Non-Degree Programs
- Certificate Programs
- Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Programs
Loyola University offers undergraduate certificates through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to non-degree-seeking students in many areas, including:
- Actuarial Science
- Business Communication
- Computer Science
- Corporate and Organizational Communication
- Criminal Justice
- Graphic Design
- Operations Research
- Organizational Development & Leadership
- Public Relations in a Digital World
- Social Services and Nonprofit Management
All students must be admitted or currently enrolled before registering. Students who have had a lapse of more than one semester in enrollment must apply for re-admission. For assistance with or advice about registering for certificate courses, contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.915.6501.
For more information about Loyola's certificate programs, visit the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Lewis Towers, 4th floor.
Half-Tuition Audit Program
Non-degree students who wish to take a course without receiving academic credit may elect to audit courses. Non-degree auditors are charged full tuition and fees unless they wait to register until the first week of the term, at which point they will be charged only half tuition. The late registration fee is waived for such students. None of the following may be audited: writing-intensive sections; ENGL 100, 102, 103; UCWR 110; studio art and music classes.
Auditors must file an audit form (and for those eligible, the tuition reduction request form for the half-price tuition) in the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences (Sullivan Center 235 or Lewis Towers 900) before the end of the second week of classes. Failure to file the form(s) will result in the student taking the course for credit and being charged full tuition. The half-tuition audit program is only available during the Fall and Spring terms. For more information, call the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences at 773.508.3500.
Senior Citizen Tuition Rates
Students aged 62 or older who enroll during the late and change of registration period (the first week of classes) may request the senior citizen rate: 50% tuition if they are taking the course for credit and 25% tuition if they are auditing the course. If students register before the first week of classes, they will be charged the regular tuition rate. Participants must file a senior citizen tuition program request form (and an audit form, if applicable) within the first two weeks of the term. The senior citizen tuition rate is only available during the Fall and Spring terms. For more information, call the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences at 773.508.3500.