Advising

Online Forms

Need to make a change? Most degree changes can now be made digitally! The following information and more and more can be found at the Student Records website and our Online Forms page

  • Application for Degree
  • Change of College Major
  • Enrollment Verification Letter Request
  • Requesting Transcripts

University Bulletin

Answers to frequently asked advising questions can be found at the online University Bulletin.

Registration

Registration is held at the beginning of the fall, spring and summer terms. Early registration for spring is held in October; and early registration for summer and fall begins in April. Working with your adviser, you select courses for each term. Your adviser must sign the advising form. The adviser may register you online or activate your Personal Identification Number needed to access LORA (Loyola’s Web registration system) so you can register.

BE READY!

Don't wait until the last minute to try and access LORA with through the SSO Portal.

If you are a first time user:

Go to sso.loyno.edu

Your user id is the first part of your Loyola email before the @ and your default pin is the first 2 letters of your first name (in CAPS) followed by the last 4 digits of your social security number. 

Follow the instructions to complete your SSO registration. Full out your security information TO COMPLETION. You may encounter errors if you do not finish this step. 

If you have any problems, please contact the help desk - 504-865-2255 or support@loyno.edu

DROP/ADD and WITHDRAWAL

During the first five days of classes, students are permitted to add courses. You may drop courses during the first 10 days. Courses dropped within the drop/add period will not appear on your record. You may drop and add at the Office of Student Records using these online forms or by using LORA.

Beginning with the second week of classes and continuing to approximately one week after midterm, you may receive an administrative withdrawal from a course by completing a withdrawal form. Courses from which you withdraw during the administrative withdrawal period will appear on your record with a W in the grade column. The date of the last day to withdraw from a course is printed in the semester academic calendar available on Loyola’s website and in the Registration Schedule. After the deadline for an administrative withdrawal, you must complete the course. You will receive a grade in the course, even if you stop attending. 

Semester Academic Calendars

Registration Schedule & Information

Consortium Classes

Loyola students may enroll (cross-register) for courses taught at Tulane and Xavier universities and Notre Dame Seminary. Students may not cross-register for a course if it is offered in the same semester or is regularly offered at Loyola. Loyola students taking these courses must be enrolled in a minimum total of 12 hours.

CROSS-ENROLLMENT/CONSORTIUM

Enrolling- Consortium Form

Attach the completed form to an email and send to the following people all at the same time:

Your academic faculty advisor (see the Advisor link in your LORA account)

OR

Your department Chairperson (search loyno.edu for your department and click the Faculty/Staff tab – the Chair will be the first listing)

And Laura Jayne, Ljayne@loyno.edu.

Download the form, and fill it in by hand or using the free Adobe Reader's "Fill and Sign" function:

We will forward your approved request to Student Records, and they will further correspond with your Consortium school. 

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Withdrawing

To Withdraw* from a Consortium class, email the Office of Student Records at both schools at the same time – put your full name and ID# in the Subject, and list the course/s from which you wish to Withdraw.

Loyola – luke@loyno.edu 

Tulane – registrar@tulane.edu

Xavier – rsanche1@xula.edu or astuard@xula.edu

Dillard – rvmitchell@dillard.edu

Notre Dame – registrar@nds.edu

 
*Deadlines are the responsibility of the Student – see and calendar important academic dates on the Academic Calendars according to length of session here:

Loyola Academic Calendars

Common Registration Issues

During registration you will not be allowed to register with any type of registration hold.  Please check your LORA account for holds on your record and contact the appropriate office to resolve.

For more info on Holds and other issues, check out our troubleshooting guide here.