Loyola University Maryland

Academic Advising and Support Center

First-Year Students

Welcome, Class of 2024!

Congratulations and welcome to Loyola University Maryland. The Academic Advising and Support Center staff is excited to begin working with you this summer. We have developed this site to provide you with the information that you will need to prepare for your advising session and registration for fall classes that will take place at Summer Orientation. Please be sure to review the information on this site and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Maryland Hall 138.

Preparing for Summer Orientation

Loyola’s orientation marks the beginning of your journey through the academic curriculum. On the first day of summer orientation you will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor in a small group to discuss the core curriculum and ask general academic questions. On the second day of orientation you will register for your fall courses. Faculty advisors and the AASC administrators will be available to offer assistance throughout your scheduled registration time. 

Careful preparation before you come to campus will enable you to make good decisions while you are here. The links below will guide you through this process. 

The Loyola Curriculum and Course Planning

Education in the liberal arts is central to the mission of Loyola University Maryland. The liberal arts core curriculum encompasses a variety of courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, fine arts, and mathematics. 


Registration is an important part of Summer Orientation. The AASC administrators will pre-register you for Messina courses and introductory major-level courses. You will register for the rest of your courses on WebAdvisor with the guidance of faculty advisors and AASC administrators at Summer Orientation.

Placement Testing

Placement testing for the Class of 2024 will open on April 20, 2020.

Placement testing in mathematical sciences and foreign languages is conducted to ensure that you are placed into courses appropriate for your level of competency.

AP, IB and College Course Credit

Loyola awards credit for AP, IB, and college courses if they meet the standards and requirements set by the University and its academic departments. In order to qualify for credit, students must have official scores and transcripts sent to Loyola.