Graduate Web Registration (GWR), has been designed for your convenience. When open, GWR is available seven days a week, 24-hours per day. Access WebAdvisor, Loyola's online administrative system to register for classes and view their schedule of classes, grades, accounts receivable balances, and financial aid awards.
To access WebAdvisor, go to inside.loyola.edu and login, then select WebAdvisor for Students > Registration > Graduate Registration.
To review course offerings, use either of the following methods:
- Go to inside.loyola.edu and login, then select WebAdvisor for Students > Registration > Search for Sections. Select section name and course title hyperlinks for more information, including requisites, restrictions, and course descriptions.
Go to inside.loyola.edu and login, then select Course Listings under Quick Links. Use Course Listings to save to a preferred sections list prior to or during the open registration period; however, you must use WebAdvisor to actually register for those courses.
Web Browser Compatibility
WebAdvisor operates effectively with the following internet browsers:
- PCs: Internet Explorer 9.0, 10, 11; Firefox 19, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36
- Macs: Safari 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 8; Firefox 19, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36
- If you do not see Graduate Registration under WebAdvisor for Students > Registration, it could be the result of a caching issue.
- To clear the cache when using Internet Explorer, hold down the Control key on the keyboard, then press the F5 key. Quit Explorer, then relaunch it and try accessing WebAdvisor again.
- If you are using another browser, contact the Student Technology Center (410-617-5555/Option 1) or the Records Office (410-617-2263) for assistance.
- Always use the WebAdvisor Back button not the browser Back button.
- More than six open tabs results in an error message: You cannot open more than 6 tabs at one time. Please close any you are finished with.
Who is eligible to use GWR?
Currently Enrolled Students
Currently enrolled graduate students are eligible to use GWR.
Newly admitted graduate students are, in most cases, eligible to use this registration feature. This includes students continuing in the same department but going from one degree to another (ex., M.S. to Ph.D.). New students are required to contact their academic advisor and plan their course of study, and discuss the departments' preferred method of registration. Contact the department for details.
They must either use WebAdvisor for Students, mail in their registration, or attend the department's orientation/registration session, if applicable.
New students should use WebAdvisor to access their course schedule, grades, and financial information.
Students who are not currently active (must have registered within the last year to be considered active) are not eligible to use the web registration feature until they reapply and are readmitted. Inactive students must reapply through the admission process and be admitted to a program of study.
Readmitted students are required to contact their academic advisor and plan their course of study. Contact the department for details.
Readmitted students should use WebAdvisor to access their course schedule, grades, and financial information.
What do I need to access WebAdvisor?
Students authorized to use GWR must have their Loyola username and password. Before beginning the GWR process be sure to have both available. If you do not know your username or password and/or to have your password reset, contact the Student Technology Center at 410-617-5555, Option 1. Students should check their login at least one week prior to registration.
The case sensitive username and password convention is as follows:
Username: First initial, middle initial, and last name (there is a counter appended if more than one person shares the same initials).
Password: WebAdvisor passwords are part of the password synchronization system. The system also stores a hint to help students remember their passwords; however, the hint cannot be the password or part of the password. Students are encouraged to change their passwords frequently for security purposes. If you are a new user, a generic password is sent to your personal email address. You should login and customize this password as soon as possible.
How do I prepare for GWR?
Registration for courses is on a first-come, first-served basis. Some courses may close early; therefore, students are advised to register early for the best choice of courses and times. You may experience technical difficulties or delays in accessing the screens during the first two hours of Web Registration due to a heavy volume of Internet traffic. Please be patient and keep trying to login. If the system hangs for a long period, close WebAdvisor and quit your browser, then open your browser and start again.
You should follow the steps listed below to prepare for GWR:
Begin reviewing course offerings using WebAdvisor for Students > Search for Sections or Course Listings on the dates listed below. Select the course title hyperlink for additional section information.
Spring 2017 Semester: October 7, 2016
Summer 2017 Sessions: February 17, 2017
Fall 2017 Semester: April 28, 2017
Consult with your academic advisor, prior to registering, about your preferred and alternative course selections for the semester. Decide whether to take them for credit or audit. Review the Audit Policy in the current Graduate Academic Catalogue before choosing this option.
Prepare your schedule by having the complete course information (ex., GB 601 501) for preferred and alternative courses. This information can be accessed via WebAdvisor for Students > Search for Sections or Course Listings.
Check the credit value assigned to the course. Some courses have several sections with variable credit values. The tuition charges are calculated based on your course selection.
For online assistance, select the Help icon in WebAdvisor.
Determine the method(s) of payment. Have your credit card information available prior to registering if this is the preferred payment method. Credit card payments are processed immediately through PayPal and will incur a 2.5% convenience fee.
Students who wish to use Federal Direct Stafford Loan proceeds must have completed the loan application process. The status of a Stafford Loan may be verified by accessing the Financial Aid section of WebAdvisor. The loan application and approval process has been completed if the loan has an application status of A or Accepted. Loans with an action status other than Accepted may not be used to pay tuition and fee charges.
Login Access Eligibility and Registration Holds
At login you may receive a message indicating that you are not eligible to use GWR. If you receive either of the following messages, contact the Records Office, 410-617-2264/2659/2263:
If you have a registration hold, you are denied GWR access until the hold has been released by the initiating office. If you attempt to register before the hold is released, you receive a message instructing you to contact the office which placed the hold. The possible holds and contacts follow:
Outstanding financial obligations, contact Student Administrative Services, 410-617-5047/5802.
Outstanding admissions documents, contact Graduate Admissions, 410-617-5020.
When can I begin using GWR?
GWR opens/closes on the dates/times listed below; however, access is available approximately one week prior to the opening of GWR for you to preselect courses.
Spring 2017 Education Eight-Week Sessions: November 18, 2016, 7 a.m. (Rescheduled) – January 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
Spring 2017 Semester: November 18, 2016, 7 a.m. (Rescheduled) – January 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
Summer 2017 Session I: April 10, 2017, 7 a.m. – May 22, 2017, 4 p.m.
Summer 2017 Session II: April 10, 2017, 7 a.m. – July 10, 2017, 4 p.m.
Summer 2017 Alternate Session: April 10, 2017, 7 a.m. –5 days prior to start of course or July 10, 2017, 4 p.m., whichever comes first
Fall 2017 Education Eight-Week Sessions: July 17, 2017, 7 a.m. – August 21, 2017, 4 p.m.
Fall 2017 Semester: July 17, 2017, 7 a.m. – August 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
Summer GWR will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the following dates for Fall 2017 undergraduate orientation:
- June 16, 20,23, 27, and 30 (tentative)
Registrations mailed-in prior to the opening of registration are not processed until 7 a.m., according to opening dates listed above. Registration requests made after the end dates above must be submitted in person prior to the end of Late Registration.
When registering for summer alternate courses, you may use GWR for up to 5 days prior to the course's start date; thereafter, you must register via Mail-In Registration or in person prior to the end of Late Registration.
How many times can I access GWR?
You may access the GWR system as many times as needed throughout the web registration period to register for, add, and drop courses. Any changes in course selection must be made in person at the appropriate office(s) after Web Registration ends, but prior to the end of Late Registration.
You may add courses to your registration request throughout the web registration period. This involves making payment for the additional course(s). Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your entire registration.
You may also drop courses throughout the web registration period. When dropping summer alternate courses you may use GWR for up to 5 days prior to the course's start date; thereafter, you must drop courses using the Change of Registration form until the close of the withdrawal period. If your dropped courses result in a credit balance on your student account, you are refunded via check. The $25 registration fee is non-refundable.
If you drop courses via the GWR system, you must email a request for a refund to email@example.com. Please include your name, student ID, and the specific type of refund required. You may not be able to drop your entire schedule using WebAdvisor. Contact your department if you wish to drop all courses.
To protect your information, time limits are built into the GWR system. You are allotted five minutes per screen. Each time you Submit to move to the next screen, the five minute clock begins again. If you do not Submit, your session times-out after five minutes, and you have to log in and begin your registration session again.
How do I use GWR?
To access WebAdvisor, go to inside.loyola.edu and login, then select WebAdvisor for Students > Registration > Graduate Registration and complete the series of screens that follow.
Step 1: Verify your demographic information and social security number
Review the demographic information the University has on file for you, and make changes to the data as necessary. You have the opportunity to review this information each semester. (Note: Changes can be made here at any time, even when GWR is closed.)
You must apply to graduate from a degree or advanced certificate program by the start date of your final semester. The Application for Graduation is available on WebAdvisor at WebAdvisor for Students > Academic Profile > Apply to Graduate: Graduate Students.
When you complete your review, Submit. Some changes are immediate, and some are updated by the Records Office within two (2) business days.
The second screen verifies the accuracy of your social security number. After the initial verification of this information, this screen does not appear again. Subsequently, only the last four digits of your social security number appear on the first screen.
Step 2: Verify your home address information
Review the home address information that the University has on file for you. Make changes to the data as necessary. Once the information is updated, Submit.
Note: International students must provide a foreign home address and a local United States address. Only the foreign address appears, and it should be left unchanged unless it requires correction. To have a local address updated, please contact the International Student Advisor (410-617-2920) to complete the AR-11 form.
Changing your address can be done via WebAdvisor at any time during the year. Changes are updated by the Records Office within two (2) business days.
Be sure to fill in your Personal Email Address each registration period. This ensures that confirmation emails are received.
Step 3: Registration Options (choose one):
Express Registration: Using the dropdown menus, select the course subject (eg., GB – Graduate Business), enter the course number (eg., 661), enter the section number (eg., 501), and select the term (eg., 16/SU – Summer 16, 16/FA – Fall 16, 17/SP – Spring 17). Be sure to enter the course number information in the appropriate blocks. If you do not, you receive the following message, Section is not available for this registration period. If you are registering for multiple courses, enter course information horizontally, rather than vertically. Submit when you have finished entering your courses.
Search and Register for Sections: Using the dropdown menu, select the term (required); eg., 16/SU – Summer 16, 16/FA – Fall 16, 17/SP – Spring 17. To narrow the results of your search, complete at least one additional field, then Submit. Review the Section Selection Results screen, and select the checkbox to the left of each course you wish to put in your preferred sections. Submit when you have finished making your selections. Courses placed on your preferred sections list remain there until you either register for or remove them.
Register for Previously Selected Sections: Access is available approximately one week prior to the opening of GWR for you to preselect courses. When the button is activated with a GWR open date (ex., Opens April 9), you may begin preselecting your sections. Once GWR officially opens, use this option if you have already placed sections on your preferred list and would now like to register for these courses.
Drop Sections: Use this option if you have already registered and would like to drop a section.
Step 4: Register and Drop Sections
This is your opportunity to review your course selections. Use the dropdown menu to select one action to the left of each selected course. Your choices are to Register, to Register as Pass/Fail, to Audit, or to Remove from the preferred sections list. Before selecting Pass/Fail or Audit, review any catalogue policies that may affect completion of your degree. You also have the option to drop sections by selecting in the Drop column under Current Registrations. You may also drop classes by selecting Drop a class from the options listed.
No courses are processed if there are any registration problems for any of the courses listed. Contact your department prior to registration concerning any courses that require written permission of the instructor, as the decision to allow web registration for these courses rests with them. Submit to register, to remove courses from the list, or to drop sections. Registration actions occur immediately upon submission.
Step 5: Registration Results
Carefully review the results to make certain that you have been registered for your selections. If your selections do not go through, error messages display at the top of the page (in red). Read the error messages, remove those courses from your list, and resubmit any other courses for which no error messages occur.
New: WebAdvisor enforces all requisites. Review requisites by selecting the link under the Section Name and Title. You are unable to web register if you do not have the requisites and should contact your department advisor to determine another course of action, if necessary. Select Submit to continue to the Account Statement screen to view the total charges for your course selection
To register for additional classes, close the Registration Results screen, then select the Registration button and begin again. You are returned to the beginning of the process (Step 1). On the demographics and address change screens, scroll down to the bottom of each screen, and Submit until you reach the Registration screen again. DO NOT use your browser's Back button to return to the Registration screen.
Step 6: Review Account Statement/E-Bill Screen
Use the dropdown menu to select the term for which you wish to view registration charges (eg., 16/SU, 16/FA, 17/SP).
Submit to continue to the next page.
Step 7: Account Statement/E-Bill
The E-Bill shows charges and credits for the selected term, as well as balance forward from previous terms. After reviewing the charges and amount due, choose one of the following payment methods:
Select Financial Information > Payment Options from the menu on the left if you intend to use more than one payment option to pay the full amount of tuition and fees.
Select Financial Information > Make a Payment from the menu on the left if you intend to pay the full amount of tuition and fees using a credit card (2.5% convenience fee) or E-Check (no fee).
Step 8: Payment Options or Make a Payment
If you use Make a Payment, you must do the following:
Enter the amount to pay next to each term indicated. Please note, credit balances from previous terms are not part of the tuition and fee calculation for the term charges, but they are used by Student Administrative Services in determining the amount due.
Select the payment type (credit card or e-check) from the dropdown menu.
If using a credit card, accept the University's 2.5 percent convenience fee.
Once directed to the appropriate check or card entry page, enter the credit card or banking information. DO NOT enter dashes when entering a credit card number.
Check the email address listed on this screen. Confirmation of your payment is sent to this email address.
Submit and wait to view the confirmation screen indicating your payment has been approved by Verisign. When using more than one credit card, select Make Another Credit Card Payment which returns you to the first screen of this process. DO NOT use your browser's Back button to return to this screen.
If you use Payment Options, you must do the following:
Select the box to the left of the appropriate term.
Select method(s) of payment (e.g., check, cash, etc.). You must select at least one payment option. Select the Help icon if you need to see a description of each payment option.
Submit. If you do not select a term or payment method, you receive an error message asking you to provide the missing information.
Step 9: Confirmation/Remittance Form
View each payment method you selected on the Payment Options page. Next to each payment option, enter the amount of money you intend to pay. All options should total the full amount due as indicated on the Account Statement. If Credit Card Payment/E-Check is one of the options selected, you are directed to the Make A Credit Card Payment/E-Check Payment screen when you Submit.
Remember: Print this form before selecting Submit. This form must accompany any payment authorization documents. Select the Help icon to determine what forms are needed for each payment option.
Step 10: Receipt of registration request
At the conclusion of your web registration session, the University sends a confirmation to your preferred email address verifying receipt of your registration request. This correspondence does not mean that your registration request has been approved by your academic advisor. If the advisor has questions concerning course selection, you are contacted to discuss your choice of classes and possible alternatives. If you do not hear from your academic advisor, then your registration selection is approved.
During the GWR process, you are asked to select a method(s) of payment for the requested course(s). Before selecting a method of payment, you must verify that the method is available to you. Verify Financial Aid awards, complete all third party paperwork, and have your credit card or checking account information available.
All payments or required payment authorization documents must be received by the University no later than 10 days after the registration request is submitted via WebAdvisor. Failure to meet the 10-day due date result in a financial hold being placed on the student account, leaving you unable to register for future semesters, add or drop courses, and receive grade reports. Non-payment may also result in cancellation of the registration request. There are no exceptions to this policy.
The registration system calculates the total tuition and fee charges for the semester based on the selected courses. You may select more than one method of payment to cover the total charges for the semester. If you select multiple payment options, it is your responsibility to determine how much of the total charge is applied to each payment method selected. All methods of payment must be received by Student Administrative Services at the same time; otherwise, you run the risk of being placed on a financial hold or cancellation of your registration request due to insufficient funds.
Those students given permission to co-op into another area of study may experience an overpayment of charges (ex., an MBA student taking an undergraduate course). Students in the co-op category generally pay the lesser of two rates depending on program selection. The automatic billing feature may not always use this criteria in calculating tuition charges. Any overpayment is refunded by Student Administrative Services.
How do I make my payment?
At the completion of the registration and payment process, print a Confirmation/Remittance Form and mail it to Student Administrative Services—along with payment or any accompanying payment authorization documents—within the 10-day period. The address of Student Administrative Services is on the form.
Credit Card/E-Check Payment: Loyola accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for credit card payment with a 2.5 percent convenience fee. You must enter your credit card number, expiration date, and total amount on the payment screen. WebAdvisor and PayPal are secure sites, designated by a solid key or lock icon at the bottom of your browser screen. Your credit card transaction is protected by standard security and encryption.
E-checks are also accepted at no charge. You need your bank routing number and checking account number.
If full payment of all tuition and fees is made using a credit card or an e-check, submission of the Confirmation/ Remittance Form is not required since this is the only method of payment.
If partial payment of tuition and fees is made via credit card and the balance is paid using another payment method, submission of the Confirmation/Remittance Form is required.
All other payment options require the submission of the Confirmation/Remittance Form.
Check/Money Order: Make payable to Loyola University Maryland accompanied by the Confirmation/Remittance Form. All checks must be drawn on U.S. banks in U.S. dollars.
Cash: While this method of payment is not recommended, it is an option. If you elect this option, you should plan to deliver the Confirmation/Remittance Form with cash payment directly to Student Administrative Services on the Baltimore Campus. Do not send cash through the mail.
Credit Balance: If a credit balance from a previous semester was reflected on your AR Statement, you may apply that to the current charges. If you have a credit balance that does not cover the total cost of the tuition and fee charges, you must select another payment method to cover the remaining charges.
Third Party Billing Authorization: Signed documents authorizing billing must accompany the Confirmation/Remittance Form. If the authorized amount does not cover the total tuition and fees, an additional payment method covering the remaining charges must also accompany the documentation.
Loyola University Maryland Employee Tuition Remission Benefits: Signed authorization documents must accompany the Confirmation/Remittance Form. Tuition charges or fees not covered through these agreements must be remitted through another method of payment and must also accompany the documents.
Applications for tuition remission benefits are available on the Human Resources website (www.loyola.edu/department/hr/forms) and must be completed, authorized, and returned to Student Administrative Services prior to the beginning of the fall/spring semester or summer session. Failure to receive proper approval by Human Resources and submitting the form to Student Administrative Services by the due date results in the billing charges being your personal responsibility.
Scholarship: Signed authorization documents must accompany the Confirmation/Remittance Form. Tuition charges or fees not covered through these agreements must be remitted through another method of payment and must also accompany the documents. Samples of scholarships might include state grants, Archdiocese scholarships, and private donor grants.
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Purchase Order: Signed authorization documents must accompany the Confirmation/Remittance Form.
Federal Direct Stafford Loan: Students who have completed the Federal Direct Stafford Loan application process may use loan proceeds for tuition and fee payment when registering on the Web, by mail, or in person. Course registrations submitted before the completion of the loan application process must include full tuition and fee payment.
The status of a Federal Direct Stafford Loan may be verified by accessing the Financial Aid section of WebAdvisor. The loan application and approval process has been completed if the loan has an action status of A or Accepted. Loans with an action status other than Accepted may not be used to pay tuition and fee charges. Students who register before the Federal Direct Stafford Loan application and approval process has been completed must use another payment option.
Loan Disbursements: The proceeds from a Federal Direct Stafford Loan are disbursed in one, two, or three equal payments directly to Loyola University Maryland. Loan proceeds that result in a credit balance are available by check within the later of 14 days after the first day of the enrollment period or 14 days after the loan proceed deposit occurs.
Minimum Enrollment: Federal Direct Stafford Loan regulations require that a student maintain at least half-time enrollment each term during the period of the loan. Half-time enrollment is defined as a minimum of six (6) credits per term for the fall or spring semesters or three (3) credits for summer sessions. Half-time enrollment is verified before loan proceeds are credited to a student's account.
Loan proceeds will be withdrawn from a student's account in any term in which the student fails to maintain enrollment on at least a half-time basis. To verify the status of financial aid awards, choose Financial Aid from WebAdvisor to ascertain whether your loans are accepted. You may also contact the Office of Financial Aid, 410-617-2576.
Graduate Student Payment Plan: Semester promissory notes are offered for each semester. To sign up, students must contact Tuition Management Systems (TMS), www.afford.com/loyolagrad or 1-800-722-4867. A $40 administrative fee is assessed by TMS.
For questions concerning financial matters, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions concerning academic issues, contact your departmental advisor.
When is my registration request considered final?
After reviewing and updating your demographic and address information, registering for classes, and selecting payment methods, you are returned to the students menu. If you need to adjust your payment methods, select WebAdvisor for Students > Financial Information > Make a Payment or Payment Options.
You receive your registration confirmation and payment notification via your email. However, it is important to confirm your final registration request by selecting WebAdvisor for Students > Registration > My Class Schedule.
After completing the registration process, you receive an initial email informing you that your registration request has been received. It is important for you to know that while the registration request has been received and processed, approval for the course selection is pending departmental academic approval.
If your advisor has questions concerning your course selection, you are contacted to discuss your choice of classes and possible alternatives. If you do not hear from your academic advisor, then your registration selection is approved. View your schedule electronically by selecting WebAdvisor for Students > Registration > My Class Schedule.
If selecting a payment method other than credit card/e-check payment, full payment for your coursework must be received in Student Administrative Services within 10 days of registering. If full payment is not received within 10 days, your requested registration may be cancelled.
Logging Out of GWR
At the completion of the registration process, you receive a message that reads, Your payment options have been submitted. At this point, your registration is complete. To log out of GWR, select the Sign Out icon at the top of the screen. If you are in a Loyola lab, make sure you log off both inside.loyola.edu and the computer. Failure to do so does not ensure proper security.
Digital signature means any letters, characters, or symbols manifested by electronic or similar means, executed or adopted by a party with an interest to authenticate a writing. A writing is electronically signed if a digital signature is logically associated with such writing.
Any student who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the registration request of another student or improperly uses demographic or financial information of another student may be subject to disciplinary action.