Tips for Class Registration
Get familiar with Loyola's academic foundation
At Orientation, you'll get to create your class schedule for your first semester at Loyola. This is your first opportunity to explore your academic interests in the classroom, and begin learning about the studying and lifestyle habits that will help you be successful as a Loyola student.
Please note that Honors and International students register for classes in early June.
- Familiarize yourself with the Core Curriculum. The Core is your academic foundation at Loyola.
- Get acquainted with the First-Year Seminar, which is required for all first-year students.
- Understand credit hours. First semester students are encouraged to register for 15–17 credit hours. A typical full-time schedule includes five 3-credit hour classes.
- Log on to LOCUS using the same username and password you use to access Next Stop. LOCUS is your first stop for academic, financial aid, and many other resources.
- Explore LOCUS and take a look at the wide variety of available classes. You should also review your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) after Orientation to get an idea of your Core and major requirements. Note that Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits may not be present on your ARR until you arrive for Discover Loyola.
- Select 10–12 courses from your requirements that interest you. Some classes may be unavailable when you register, so being prepared with backup choices is a good idea.
- If you are an Honors or Learning Community student, remember that your registration will take place in June. Make sure you attend the registration preparation webinar prior to registration.
- Review your Technology Roadmap for a refresher on how to navigate LOCUS.
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