Academic Advising

What is academic advising? 

Academic advising engages students in educational and career planning that will help them move successfully through the college journey. It teaches students to become members of the university community and to think critically about their roles and responsibilites as students.

Loyola University New Orleans is committed to a holistic approach to academic advising anchored in the Jesuit tradition of teaching, reflection, and discernment. Intentional advising helps students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to take full responsibility for completing a program consistent with their educational and professional aspirations. Faculty serve as the primary academic advisors for students in collaboration with professional staff advisors across campus. Successful academic advising at Loyola requires full participation of the faculty advisor, the student, the college, and the university.

What is the purpose of academic advising?

At Loyola, it is our mission to provide quality academic advising that strives to educate the whole person and to empower students to make their own informed decisions. Advisors help their students navigate the requirements and challenges of their academic careers. 

What should I do before I meet with my advisor? 

Spring 2018 registration begins the week of Nov. 6. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to select classes. To prepare for the registration meeting, research course offerings on LORA. Review your degree requirements by checking your DPCL and On Course. 

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Registration timetables, waitlists and registration holds

Read more about advisor and advisee expectations