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Stay on Track. Save Money. 

Loyola offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses from each of our colleges (Business, Arts and Sciences, Music and Fine Arts, and Law). Many of the courses on the schedule are selected to help students get ahead on their degree plan or catch up on classes they missed so they can graduate on time. You can view the full list of Summer 2020 classes by running a Course Section Search on LORA

Summer school saves you money in the long run. If you take just one summer class between the freshman and sophomore, sophomore and junior, and junior and senior years, you will accumulate 9 credit hours which may enable you to reduce your time at Loyola by an entire semester. This not only helps you graduate on time, it also saves you money.

Undergraduate students benefit the most from Summer Session. Tuition for undergraduate Summer Session courses is set at $692/credit hour. With residence hall availability based on class schedule, and lower student fees for Summer Session, catching up on coursework during the summer is more economical than staying an extra semester in the Fall to finish your degree.

Science & Pre-Health

This is especially helpful for Natural Science majors and students in Pre-Health programs, as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics all offer Summer Session courses that are required for science degrees as major and adjunct courses. Loyola is also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health program for interested students.

Loyola Core

And Summer Session isn't just for major courses. By taking Loyola Core Courses offered during Summer Session, undergraduate students get ahead with their degree plan or catch up on courses missed during the year. 

Wherever Your Summer Takes You

You can take online classes! Loyola faculty have been working hard to bring you classes you can take no matter where you are for the summer. Now you can take classes if you're staying in New Orleans, are planning to work at home over the summer, or if you've got travel plans.


And if you are planning to stay in New Orleans and take classes in the Summer, here are Loyola's housing options for Summer students


May Term Is Back!

The May Term offers students an option to complete a class in a short amount of time early in the summer, giving students a chance to complete a 3 credit hour undergraduate class in 10 days. May Term classes meet from 9AM-3PM Monday - Thursday.

Loyola students should ask their advisers which May Term class works best for their degree.

Not a Loyola student, but still want to get a class completed in May? Applications are open now for Summer Visiting students! 

May Term classes are considered part of the Summer Session for purposes of financial aid, and are discounted the same as other Summer courses for tuition - $692/credit hour - and fees. Further details about May Term and Summer Session cost can be directed to the Office of Student Finance.  

For information about May Term on-campus housing costs and Meal Plan options, contact Residential Life for more details at 504-865-2445. 

Summer Visiting Students

Do you attend another university, but want to get in on classes at Loyola this Summer? You can enroll in May Term and Summer Session classes as a Summer Visiting Student.  Summer courses usually transfer back to other colleges and universities. Visiting students are more than welcome. Check with your home institution's adviser about which Loyola class work with your degree.

First-Year & Transfer Students

If you are a student who is new to Loyola, welcome!  In order to make the summer school registration process easier, we ask that you fill out this form and you will be contacted by a school official who will help you register for Summer School.


May Term and Summer Session registration is open now! Course information is available on the university's Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) system. Course information and times are included.