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Institute for Paralegal Studies


  • I missed the LOCUS deadline, can I still apply?
  • I completed the LOCUS graduation application, now what?
  • I'm not attending the ceremony. Do I need to apply?
  • When will I receive my certificate?

Graduates should complete the following:

ABA Compliance - Graduation Audit Forms are submitted online and sent electronically to the Institute.

Certificate Order and Delivery Schedule

GraduatesShould receive certificates in the:
Spring (May) 1st or 2nd week in June
Summer (August) 1st or 2nd week in September
Fall (December) 1st or 2nd week in February

Certificates are ordered only 3 times within each year, at the end of each semester, and are only ordered for students who have completed the graduation application process and all program requirements.

Honors Certificate

An honors certificate is awarded if your cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher at the time of graduation.

Commencement & December Celebration

Paralegal Studies graduates participate in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) commencement ceremonies. Further information regarding Loyola's commencement ceremonies can be found on the commencement Website.

The 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Mundelein Auditorium on the Lake Shore Campus on May 4, 2014 at 1pm.

2014 Commencement Ceremony will include:

You can order your cap and gown through the commencement Website. When you pick-up your cap and gown, you should receive undergraduate apparel (maroon in color) with a gold tassel.

The 2014 Graduation Dinner will be held in May 2014. Invitations will be sent closer to the event time. The 2014 Graduation Dinner will include:

The 2013 December Celebration will be held during the second or third week of December. Invitations for the December Celebration are mailed in early November each year.

Illinois Paralegal Association

Graduates should consider joining the IPA, if they have not already done so.

Please consider participating in the IPA's mentoring program for new paralegals. Several of our graduates have told us how helpful this program is as they start their careers. Information is available on the IPA Website.


Institute for Paralegal Studies
Loyola University Chicago · 820 N. Michigan Ave. · Lewis Towers 621 · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915-6820 · Fax: 312.915.6508 · E-mail: paralegal@luc.edu

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