Summer session

Where Will Summer Session Take You?

With Summer Session at Loyola University New Orleans, you can catch up on credits, get ahead in your degree, or spend your summer traveling abroad.

Earn three credits in just two weeks during May Term or check off a core requirement before you return in the fall—summer courses are flexible and cost-effective to help you stay on track. Scroll down for registration dates, program information, and frequently asked questions. For individual questions and support, please email

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Advising begins on February 27, 2023. Registration opens on March 6, 2023.
Study abroad applications are due February 17 – March 22, 2023. 

College of Law Students 

Registration starts on March 6, 2023. 


Summer Session Start Dates

Get ahead this summer on the schedule that works best for you. With multiple start dates, many online options, and sessions ranging in length from 2–10 weeks, the Summer Session is flexible so you can stay engaged without disrupting your summer plans. 

May 15, 2023

May Term (2-Week Session) 

First 7-Week Session

May 30, 2023

First 5-Week Session

10-Week Session

Law 8-Week Session

June 5, 2023

7-Week Counseling Session

July 5, 2023

Second 7-Week Session

Second 5-Week Session

Get Ahead 

Summer school can help save 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.

Catch Up 

Summer session is also an effective way to catch up if you had to withdraw from a course, or if you only took 15 or fewer credits in a previous semester. With 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.

Study Abroad

With summer study abroad programs, you can earn credit while also gaining invaluable social and cultural experiences as you explore a new country. Summer programs are more affordable and require less of a time commitment when compared to semester and year-long study abroad programs.

Summer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For individual questions not addressed here, please email

Who can take Summer Session courses at Loyola?

Loyola offers undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional courses over the summer, including online and on-campus offerings. Additionally, students from other schools and non-degree seeking students are welcome to take Summer Session courses at Loyola. Learn about the admission process for non-Loyola students.

When is enrollment for Summer Session?

Summer advising for current undergraduate and graduate students starts on February 27, 2023, and registration starts on March 6, 2023. 

Summer registration for law students starts on March 6, 2023. View a schedule and course descriptions on the Law Academic Affairs page.

Visiting and non-degree seeking students can learn more about applying on this page

What courses are offered during Summer Session?

The full listing of Summer 2023 courses is available to view in the Course Catalog, which is accessible to the public without a login required. Select "Summer 2023" for the term and filter your search according to subjects, academic level, and other specifications. Law students can view a schedule and course descriptions on the Law Academic Affairs page.

How many sessions are available and when do they start?

  • May Term (2-Week Session): Classes start May 15 
  • First 7-Week Session: Classes start May 15
  • First 5-Week Session: Classes start May 30
  • 10-Week Session: Classes start May 30
  • Law 8-Week Session: Classes start May 30
  • 7-Week Counseling Session: Classes start June 6
  • Second 7-Week Session: Classes start July 5
  • Second 5-Week Session: Classes start July 5

How much do Summer Session courses cost?

Tuition for undergraduate Summer Session courses is set at $780 per credit hour for all traditional on-ground students taking either online or on-ground courses. For students enrolled in 100% online undergraduate programs, tuition is set at $450 per credit hour. Students can find tuition information for all undergraduate, graduate, law, and online courses on the Tuition & Fees page. For guidance about summer financing, please review our Summer Financial Aid page.

Will my credits transfer to another university?

Please talk to your home institution about their transfer credit policies prior to enrolling in Loyola Summer Session. You may be required to submit the chosen course syllabus for review to determine if the course credits will be accepted.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students, please reach out to our admissions team at with questions.
  • Law students can reach law admissions at

Can I take Loyola summer programs online?

Yes! We offer a wide variety of Summer Session courses available entirely online. When you search Loyola's Course Catalog, you can filter the results by selecting “Online Campus” for the location. Please note: Summer 2023 courses will be available starting on February 24, 2023. 

How many May Term courses can I take? 

Students may only enroll in one May Term course during the Summer Session. 

Is on-campus housing available for the Summer Session?

Yes, Loyola offers housing for students enrolled in Summer Session. Please reach out to Residential Life to learn about housing options. Call 504-865-2445 or email to speak to a member of the Res Life team.

Are meal plans available for Loyola Summer Session?

Loyola offers a Wolf Buck-only plan for students staying in the residence halls over the summer. Wolf Bucks are a declining balance account that can be added to your university-issued ID card. Wolf Bucks may only be used on food purchases at approved campus dining locations. The Summer Wolf Buck Only Plan costs $350 per summer lease/term. Learn more about meal plans and email with your specific questions.

What student services are available to students during the summer?

All Student Affairs offices are open over the summer to assist you and answer your questions. 

  • The University Sports Complex is open and available to all enrolled students. 
  • Iggy’s Cupboard is open during the summer to serve any member of the Loyola community in need of a little extra help. 
  • The University Counseling Center offers mental health services to enrolled students. Call 504-865-3835 to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
  • The Danna Student Center is open with dining, meeting spaces, a post office, Barnes & Noble bookstore, and many other campus services available. 

If you have questions about specific student services, please reach out to Student Life and Ministry:

Are library services available during the summer?

Yes, although the library has slightly different hours during the summer, the library faculty and staff offer the same support and services all year round! Students can check the Monroe Library hours online.

Librarians are available to help with research assistance. If you’re not sure which librarian works with your major or program, or if yours is out of the office, you can email to connect with a librarian. You can also use the online directory and select "Library Liaisons" from the department dropdown menu to see a list of contacts and find a liaison with expertise on your subject matter. 

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is available year round for students and faculty who need to consult books, articles, and other resources not available at Loyola’s library. Please keep in mind that the process for requesting books can take up to two weeks.

Is parking available for students during the summer? 

Yes, parking is available to students enrolled in Summer Session courses. A parking permit is required. Current students can access the permit application via Loyola’s Single-Sign On (SSO) to view rates based on the desired purchase date. If registered, the permit will be charged to the summer bill. Parking is also available for hourly and daily rates via the ParkMobile app. Learn more about parking.

Submit a Course for Your Summer Wishlist

We want to hear from you. Fill out our Summer Wishlist form to let us know what courses you'd like to take over the summer. We’ll use your input to help plan future Summer Session course offerings.

Study Abroad This Summer

Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

Faculty-led program applications are now open! We have so many amazing programs to choose from, and all of them promise to make your summer unforgettable. Applications are due February 17 – March 22, 2023. 

  • Learn about culture and communication in Buenos Aires
  • Explore Scandinavian history and culture in Copenhagen
  • Engage in sustainable community development and music events in East Africa
  • Develop an understanding of Ireland's history and traditions
  • Learn about spirituality, nature writers, and Indian and Tibetan communities in North India 
  • Fulfill core requirements for International Business in Italy
  • Study Mexican muralism and the historic representations of the Virgin Mary in Mexico City
  • Work at an NGO in Puebla, Mexico
  • Study international relations and develop intercultural competency in South Korea

There are also many ISEP Exchange and Loyola Partner Summer Programs available in other locations. Check the Study Abroad website for application information and deadlines. Contact the Center for International Education with any questions regarding study abroad by phone at 504-864-7550 or email at

Law Students 

Visit the law study abroad website for information about exciting upcoming study abroad opportunities that can enrich your law school experience.

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