Students normally take five three- or four-credit courses each semester plus any related laboratories. Undergraduate courses are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. so your courses may be spread throughout the day.
WebAdvisor is the electronic tool used at Loyola to provide students with real-time information. It is accessed through the Inside.Loyola portal and is essential for the summer orientation and registration process. Please review the WebAdvisor instructions prior to summer orientation. You are required to bring your login information in order to register at summer orientation.
**Please make sure you have used WebAdvisor to complete the following tasks prior to summer orientation:
Update Your Information
Visit WebAdvisor to update your intended major and demographic information by June 1 so that you can be pre-registered for the appropriate courses. This is a necessary step for the registration process even if you are still undecided about your major.
View Fall 2016 Course Offerings
Fall 2016 courses can be found on WebAdvisor. After logging into the “Students” menu of WebAdvisor, select “Registration” and then “Search for Sections.” To view the courses that you are eligible to register for in your first semester, select the Fall 2016 term and then select “FR – Orientation (Fall only)” in the Course Type drop-down box.
Prepare to Register
Some programs are more structured than others but all students have a degree of flexibility in their course requirements. You may see which courses are required for each major by reviewing the academic worksheets for your class year. Write down some courses that you would like to take so that you can build a preliminary schedule. Although your faculty advisor will help you select courses that best serve your needs and interests, you should come to orientation prepared with suggestions.
Sample First-Semester Schedule:
A typical non-honors program first semester includes a Messina course and four courses from the categories listed below:
- Either Effective Writing (WR*100) or another introductory-level humanities course (EN*101, PL*201, TH*201, or HS*100-level)
- A modern or classical language course
- An introductory major-level course
- A science, mathematics, statistics, or fine arts core course
- An elective course