Summer session

Where will the Summer Session take you?

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

Earn three credits in just two weeks during May Term or check off a Loyola Core requirement before you return in the fall—summer courses are flexible and cost-effective to help you stay on track.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

Advising begins on April 2, 2024.
Registration starts on April 15, 2024.
Study abroad applications are due February 1 – March 15, 2024. 


Registration begins on March 4, 2024. 


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 to 14 weeks, the Summer Session is flexible so you can stay engaged without disrupting your summer plans. 

May 13, 2024

May Term (2-Week Session) 

First 7-Week Session

Nursing 14-Week Session

May 28, 2024

First 5-Week Session

10-Week Session

Law 8-Week Session

June 3, 2024

7-Week Counseling Session

July 1, 2024

Second 5-Week Session

Second 7-Week Session

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Save the Date: Summer Kickoff Event

Join us on Tuesday, April 16, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the Peace Quad for giveaways and pizza! We can also answer questions and help you register for classes.

Catch Up 

Summer Session is an effective way to catch up if you had to drop a course, or if you took 15 or fewer credits in a previous semester. With lower student fees for Summer Session, catching up on coursework over the summer is more economical than staying an extra semester in the fall.


Get Ahead 

Summer classes can help you save money in the long run. If you take just one summer class after your freshman, sophomore, and junior years, you will accumulate nine credit hours, which may enable you to reduce your time at Loyola by an entire semester.


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.


What Students Are Saying About Summer Session

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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.

Sessions range from 2–14 weeks in length. Loyola offers the following sessions over the summer: 

  • May Term (2-Week Session)
  • First 5-Week Session
  • Second 5-Week Session 
  • First 7-Week Session
  • Second 7-Week Session
  • 7-Week Counseling Session
  • Law 8-Week Session
  • 10-Week Session
  • Nursing 14-Week Session

Undergraduate and graduate students: 

  • Advising begins on April 2, 2024. 
  • Registration starts on April 15, 2024. 
  • Study abroad applications are due February 1 – March 15, 2024. 

Law students: 

  • Registration begins on March 4, 2024.

Students may enroll in more than one Summer Session course, but they should be mindful of their workload due to the accelerated learning style. Talk to your advisor to determine the best schedule of courses to fit your goals and availability. 

Please note: Due to the intensive nature of the two-week May Term, students may only enroll in one May Term course.

Tuition for undergraduate Summer Session courses is set at $815 per credit hour for all traditional on-ground students taking either online or on-ground courses. Students can find tuition information for undergraduate, graduate, law, and online courses on the Tuition & Fees page. For guidance about summer financing please review our Summer Financial Aid page. 

May 13, 2024

  • May Term (2-Week Session) 
  • First 7-Week Session
  • Nursing 14-Week Session

May 28, 2024

  • First 5-Week Session
  • 10-Week Session
  • Law 8-Week Session

June 3, 2024

  • 7-Week Counseling Session

July 1, 2024

  • Second 5-Week Session
  • Second 7-Week Session

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

Yes! We offer a wide variety of Summer Session courses available entirely online. When you search the Course Catalog, you can filter the results by selecting “Online Campus” for the location.

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. 

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

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

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.

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.


Summer Session Frequently Asked Questions

For questions not answered in the FAQs below, please reach out to to discuss Summer Session one-on-one with a Loyola staff member. View Faculty FAQs here.

Submit a Course for Your Summer Wishlist

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

Study Abroad This Summer

Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

We have so many amazing programs to choose from, and all of them promise to make your summer unforgettable. All programs are designed with practicality and affordability in mind. Students are able to fulfill Loyola Core requirements while experiencing full cultural immersion. Scholarships are available to eligible students, and the Center for International Education will even help with the applications! 

  • Compare and contrast different communication and media norms on the Mass Communication Program in London
  • Study global music business on the Music Industry Program in London
  • Fulfill requirements for International Business and Loyola Core in Italy
  • Explore Mexican muralism, democracy, and communications in Mexico City
  • Spend a month studying music, literature, and the contributions of French scientists in Paris
  • Immerse yourself in Czech literature, travel writing, and photography in Prague
  • Study Korean history in political and economic development and cultivate intercultural competency in South Korea

Applications are due February 1 – March 15, 2024. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact to inquire about submitting a late application to one of these programs. 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. For questions, contact the Center for International Education:

Law Students 

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

Why study abroad over the summer?

LOYNO students share their study abroad experiences.