Loyola University Maryland

Graduate Programs in Montessori Education/Affiliate AMI Institutes

Frequently Asked Questions

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Admission

Do I have to wait until I’ve collected all my admission documents before mailing them to Loyola?
You can send in your admission documents as you complete them. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from your school(s) to the office of graduate admission.

I have already submitted references to my AMI training institute. Do I need new/different letters of recommendation for my Loyola application?
Loyola will accept copies of your letters of recommendation that were submitted to your affiliate institute; however, these copies must come directly from the institute. Be sure Loyola receives three letters of recommendation in total.

If I choose not to apply for Loyola’s Montessori Graduate program this year, can I apply once I’ve finished my AMI training?
No. You must apply for Loyola’s Montessori graduate program at the same time you apply for admission to the AMI affiliate institute. You must register and pay tuition to Loyola for the semesters you are in training at your affiliate institute in order for that coursework to be graded and credited toward the M.Ed./CAS. You cannot receive credit for AMI courses completed prior to being enrolled at Loyola.

Once my application is complete, how long will I wait to learn if I’ve been admitted?
Once the office of graduate admission has received a complete application, it will be handed over to the admission committee for review. You can expect to receive an admission decision letter within three weeks of completing your application.

When should I apply for financial aid?
In order to have loan funds available when you register for your first semester, we advise applying for financial aid when you apply for the graduate program. For programs beginning in the summer, please apply by April 1. For programs beginning in the fall, please apply by July 1. Please visit Loyola’s financial aid website for more information.

Registration

Can I register for my Loyola courses online? 
At this time, Loyola does not offer online registration to Montessori graduate students. Registration materials will be mailed to you soon after your admission decision. Registration deadlines are highlighted on your tuition schedules.

I have applied for federal financial aid. When will I receive my disbursement?
You must first submit your Graduate Registration Form indicating “loans” as tuition payment type. Once Loyola has received your completed registration form, your loan funds will be accessed to pay Loyola tuition. Any leftover funds for that semester will be sent to you in a disbursement check within 14 days after the start of the semester. Please remember that in order for your loan to be processed, Loyola must receive all necessary documentation. Please visit www.loyola.edu/financialaid and see Steps 1 and 2.

Graduate Summer Session: In-Residence Education Core Courses

When will I receive information about the intensive Graduate Summer Session?
Information including dates, schedule, campus-housing options, and how to reserve a spot will be emailed to all eligible students the January before the summer session. Reservations cannot be requested before this time.

Do I need to attend the Graduate Summer Session immediately following my AMI training?
You have five (5) years in which to complete all course requirements. For example, if you are starting your program Fall 2013, the last year you are eligible to attend the Graduate Summer Session is Summer 2018.

For any other questions, please contact Carrie Stroup, program coordinator at 410-617-7765 or castroup@loyola.edu.