Advising at Loyola
First and Second Year Advising
All Freshman and Sophomore students are assigned an Academic Advisor in First and Second Year Advising located in the Sullivan Center for Student Services, Suite 260. Advisors in this office are able to provide students with information related to all undergraduate majors across the different colleges and schools at Loyola. Students are considered Freshman if they have earned less than 30 credit hours, and Sophomores if they have earned more than 30 but less that 55 credit hours.
Junior and senior Year Advising
Junior and senior students are assigned to an Academic Advisor in their college or school that hosts their major. Those advisors will work with students from the beginning of their junior year through graduation to help make sure that degree requirements are being fulfilled. Advising appointments will take place in each school's respective advising offices. Students are considered Juniors if they have earned more than 55 but less than 90 credit hours, and Seniors if they have 90 or more credit hours.
Students who are declared in a major may also have an assigned Faculty Advisor. The role of the Faculty Advisor is to provide guidance in a student's progression through completion of the major. As an example, a student may have various options of courses that they can take towards completion of the major and a Faculty Advisor can assist in advising which course sequences students should choose from. Faculty advisors may also be good resources for information on departmental internships or career opportunities in their field.
Students who are interested in meeting with an advisor who specializes in the pre-health and pre-law professions may meeting with a staff or faculty member in these specialty advising offices. For more pre-health information, students may go to http://www.luc.edu/prehealth. For more pre-law information, students may visit http://www.luc.edu/prelaw.
The Career Development Center (CDC) at Loyola University Chicago works with Loyola student and alumni community to help to clarify the connection between self-identity and satisfying work. They do so by providing guidance, support, resources and opportunities that help students and alumni implement their personal and professional goals. The CDC serves all Loyola students and alumni as a source for career assessment, career education and assistance with the job search. The center plays an active role in facilitating contact and relations among students, alumni and employers, as well as providing students and alumni with access to job opportunities. For more information, please visit http://www.luc.edu/career.
Special Population Advising
Athlete Advising and Support Services collaboratively works with the athletic department, faculty and other University offices in support of the student athletes' academic success. They assist the students in major and vocational discernment by being adaptive to the capabilities and needs of the individual student athlete. To ensure that student athletes are in compliance with the NCAA Conference rules and regulations, and University policies. Student athletes are advised through the Office of First and Second Year Advising from the student’s date of entry and continually through graduation. Once a major is declared students are also assigned a faculty advisor in that department. Athletes who have reached 55 credits or more are also assigned an advisor in their respective college or school. For more information please visit: http://www.luc.edu/athleteadvising/
Students in the University Interdisciplinary Honors Program will have assigned advisors to assist in their progress in the program. Their contact information can be found by clicking here.
Learning Community Advising
Students in Loyola's Learning Communities are assigned an academic advisor in the First and Second Year Advising office. To find out who your Learning Community advisor is, check your LOCUS Student Center "Advisor" box. If you wanted to learn more about Loyola's Learning Communities visit: http://www.luc.edu/learningcommunity/index.shtml.