Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Deadlines and Requirements

There are a number of tasks that need to be completed prior to your enrollment at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Entering JD Deadlines

February 15 Recommended FAFSA deadline
March 1 Deadline for special scholarship and fellowship applications
April 15 First seat deposit deadline ($250 non-refundable) *You may elect to pay a one-time $700 non-refundable seat deposit by this date. If so, your deposit responsibilities will be met.
June 15 Second seat deposit deadline ($500 non-refundable)
August 1 Final transcript from degree-granting institution showing degree conferral date must be submitted to LSAC.
August 31 Final transcript from degree-granting institution showing degree conferral date must be on file with LSAC for the law school’s retrieval. 

Entering Student Checklists

  • May/June Checklist
    This 1st checklist will provide you with a list of initial tasks to be completed prior to your enrollment. 
  • July Checklist
    This 2nd checklist will provide you with the final list of tasks to be completed prior to your enrollment.


Your LOCUS account information will be sent by email from the Law Admission Office in May. You will need to set up your LOCUS account and reset your initial password.

Your Loyola email account information will be sent by email from the Law Admission Office in May. Please begin checking your Loyola email for updates from the University on a regular basis.

Your financial aid award will be posted in LOCUS in July. Once this information is available, you can begin applying for loans. 

Biographical Information Form

Complete the required form by August 1.

Final transcript(s) from your degree-granting institution(s) showing degree conferral date must be on file with LSAC for the law school’s retrieval by August 31.  Transcripts should be sent directly from your degree-granting institution to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

As an admitted student, you have a continuing responsibility, prior to enrollment and throughout your legal education, to disclose matters that may affect your answers to questions asked in the Character and Fitness portion of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law application for admission.  Please contact the Law Admission Office at law-admissions@luc.edu to make any amendments to your application.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Immunization Records

The State of Illinois requires that all incoming students enrolled in 7 or more credit hours must show proof of immunity to certain diseases. Students must complete a two-step process to verify proof of immunity. Incomplete or inaccurately submitted immunization information will block access to registering for classes. All students must enter immunization requirements into LOCUS and then submit supporting documents to the Wellness Center before the 10th day of the term. Failure to provide timely information will result in a $50 non-compliance fee, which may be applied to your account. The non-compliance fee is non-refundable and will not be removed even after immunization information is completed. After registering for classes, you should first enter your immunization information into LOCUS. After that is completed, you must then submit this form or turn in a form from your medical provider. Completed forms should be submitted to the Loyola University Chicago Wellness Center. We recommend completing this process prior to August 1.

Student Health Insurance

  • All law students are required to show proof of health insurance. You will automatically be charged for health insurance unless you are covered by another insurance plan.
  • If you have your own insurance coverage, or are covered by a parent or spouse’s plan, you may waive out of Loyola’s Student Health Insurance by providing proof of other coverage. You will need to complete the waiver through LOCUS, once you have registered for classes. The fall semester waiver deadline is October 1.
  • Students accepting Loyola’s Health Insurance may choose the “fast-track” enrollment option once they have an insurance charge on their student account. Fast-tracking confirms that you have accepted Loyola’s student health insurance coverage, activates your enrollment into the plan, and allows an insurance card to be generated within 7-10 business days.

In late June, you will receive an assigned class schedule from the Law Admission Office. You will be required to register yourself for classes through the University’s LOCUS system.

Once incoming law students have completed their online class registration, they will be able to get their student ID cards. Pictures may be taken Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm at the Student Services desk located in the lobby of the Corboy Law Center.

In order to receive a refund from any loans, after tuition has been paid, you need to sign up for Direct Deposit through LOCUS.  Refunds are typically available 10 days prior to the start of school. Please complete this process by August 1.

Loyola generates electronic bills (E-Bills) for incoming law students on July 15, which will be due on August 5. If you have completed the loan application process and your financial account indicates that funds will be arriving prior to the start of school, you will not be assessed a late fee. Loyola offers several payment plans for those who will be covering some portion of their tuition out-of-pocket. As a reminder, your seat deposit will be paid toward your fall semester tuition. 

Orientation for both Full-time and Weekend JD students is mandatory and scheduled for Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17. Attendance on both days is requiredYou will need to read two books prior to Orientation, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein and A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr. Please direct any questions regarding Orientation to Giselle Santibanez-Bania, Associate Director for Student Affairs, at gsantibanez@luc.edu.