Information for New and Current Students

 

ACADEMIC POLCIES
For an overview of Loyola University's academic policies, please go to: http://www.luc.edu/gradschool/academics_policies.shtml


LOCUS/COURSE REGSITRATION:
 To register, please go to Loyola University's On-line Student Information System (https://locus.luc.edu/psp/cs92prd/?cmd=login). Please contact the ITS Service Desk for technical support: itsservicedesk@luc.edu

SAKAI ACCESS (online course system): http://sakai.luc.edu Sakai is accessed using LOCUS user ID and Password. Sakai Video Tutorial: http://www.luc.edu/itrs/sakai/sakai-student-tutorials.shtml


DEGREE STATUS CHANGE:
Please complete this form and email to Robbin Hiller (rhiller@luc.edu): Change of Degree Status Request Form


DISABILITY SERVICES FOR STUDENTS: 
http://www.luc.edu/sswd/

DOCTORAL DEGREE PRACTICUM, CAPSTONE, EXAM INFORMATION
In addition to completing their regular coursework, doctoral students in our program are required to complete a practicum, pass a written and oral exam (Doctoral Qualifying Exam FAQs) and then complete a two-semester doctoral capstone course sequence. More information here...

E-MAIL ACCESS: https://outlook.luc.edu  Log in with LUC ID and Passord.

FINANCIAL AID: The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) works with both graduate and undergraduate students to finance a Loyola education. In addition to putting together customized assistance packages using various financial resources, OSFA provides graduate students with assistance or more information about federal financial aid programs, alternative student loans and more: http://www.luc.edu/finaid/graduate.shtml


HEALTH INSURANCE, "Online Waiver to Opt Out"
Students who take 3 courses a semester, or more, will be billed for mandatory health insurance through Loyola University. Please see here to waive out of insurance converage: https://www.luc.edu/bursar/insurance.shtml


LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA)

Students are required to maintain continuous registration (excluding summer).  If unable to enroll in courses for fall or spring semesters, please request a leave of absence through the Graduate Student Progess System (GSPS) https://gsps.luc.edu. Log in using LUC ID and Password (used for Locus/Sakai). Click for instructions.

LIBRARY SERVICES
The Health Sciences Library service desk is available [Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 7pm, Fridays, 8:30am - 5pm] at hslsso@luc.edu, or 708/-216-9192.
Access here: http://library.luhs.org/hslibrary/index.htm

 
STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: http://www.luc.edu/online/resources/student-grievances/


TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS:
https://www.luc.edu/hub/requesttranscript.shtml


TUITION INQUIRIES: http://luc.edu/bursar


WHAT TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE FOR THIS PROGRAM?

Personal computer; Up to date web browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari; Microsoft Office 2000 or newer: Word, Excel; Adobe Acrobat Reader; CD-ROM drive; Headset with built-in microphone (we recommend Logitech brand); Email accessibility; Broadband connection strongly recommended.