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.

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 2–10 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

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.

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. All programs are designed with practicality and affordability in mind. Students are able to fulfill core requirements while experiencing full cultural immersion. Scholarships are available to eligible students, and CIE will even help with the applications! Applications are due February 1 – March 15, 2024. 

  • 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 in Paris studying music, literature, and the contributions of French scientists.
  • 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.

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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