Registration - Fall 2021

Incoming Students (Admitted Fall 2021)  


Students admitted for Fall 2021 will receive a tentative schedule from their dedicated faculty-advisor.

  • Students should complete the Academic Advising and Involvement Survey as soon as the deposit is made.
  • When New Student Registration Opens, advisors will register most incoming students within two weeks of their survey date. 
  • The last day to submit a survey is Friday, June 18th.  After the survey closes, registrations will continue according to deposit date.

College of Arts and Sciences, Sara Clark,
College of Business, Melissa Ridley,
College of Music and Media, Laura Jayne,

Scroll down to see registration timetable
Advising  - Undergraduates/Graduates - Begins Monday, March 29, 2021.  Contact your advisor for an appointment.

Registration -  Undergraduate and Graduate Students: Begins Wednesday, April 7th (see timetable below for times and classifications)

Registration/Advising - Law Students: Begins TBA - 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Once registration begins it will continue until the last day of registration for the Fall semester. The list of courses for the fall semester will be available online on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on the Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) site.   Building and Room assignments will appear on LORA approximately 2 weeks before the start of a session.

Student Policies, Responsibilities & Expectations Agreement

  • Prior to registering, you are required to sign into your LORA account, read this agreement and if you agree, click the statement in that reads " I have read and understand the above is a legally binding commitment and I accept and agree...". This link is found under "Registration" on your LORA account.  This agreement must be submitted for each term including summer.

Get Ready to Register

  • Be sure you have access to LORA using your Single Sign On.  You don't want to wait to do this when you are ready to begin registering for your classes.  This is also the portal that you use to access LORA.
  • The Academic Advising web site will provide you with all of the information you need to register and more.  Be sure to visit this site prior to meeting with your advisor.

Registration Holds  

During registration you will not be allowed to register with any type of registration hold.  Please check your LORA account for holds on your record and contact the appropriate office to resolve.

Registration Holds -
Financial Hold
  • Students with a financial block will NOT be allowed to register until they have satisfied their financial obligations to the university. Promissory notes are not an option. You can view your current billing account through LORA on Account Summary.
Health Hold
  • If you have not submitted your state required immunization forms to Student Health, you will not be allowed to register.
Student Affairs Hold
  • New admits with a Student Affairs hold will NOT be allowed to register if the hold is due to not completing the EverFi: Alcohol Education for Freshmen course.  If  you have any questions,contact the Student Conduct office (504) 865-3428 or Milca Palma-Otanez -
Student Records Hold
  • If you are on an approved Leave of Absence, prior to returning to the university you must sign a document stating that while you were away you were not charged with any misdemeanors, been arrested or incarcerated. Additionally, you must state whether or not you attended another school while away.  Upon receipt of this document, your hold will be reviewed and removed, if appropriate. This form will be sent to you prior to registration.

Other Holds -

  • Contact the Entry Office for information on your hold.

When Do I Register?

Undergraduate (day) students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences,  Music & Fine Arts and the College of Business register based on their future classification. For example, if you are currently a junior and the hours for which you are currently registered will make you a senior next semester, your classification for early registration will be senior. Therefore, you register on the dates that are scheduled for seniors.   

Registration Timetable: Undergraduate, Online and Graduate Students

Registration Begins: * Academic Standing Time
Wednesday, April 7th

Online colleges, Evening Undergraduate, and Graduate students

9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 8th

Seniors and Post Baccalaureate Students 

8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Friday, April 9th

Non-Senior OAE approved students

Non-Senior Athletes

Non-Senior Honor Students

Non-Senior Military Veterans (received VA benefits)

8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Monday, April 12th Juniors  (56-89 hours **) 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13th Sophomores (25-55 hours**) 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14th University Holiday   
Thursday, April 15th Freshmen (0 - 24 hours**) 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, April 16th through the end of drop/add period * All of the above students 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

*Check academic calendar for last day to add and/or drop.

** these are the hours you must have earned going into the term you are registering (your current courses are assumed as earned hours for this purpose)

Registration Timetable: College of Law

Registration Begins: * Academic Standing Time
April 19

Law Evening Seniors


9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

April 20

Law Full-time Day Seniors - Major of Common Law Only

Law Full-time Day Seniors - Major of Civil Law Only

Law Full-time Day Seniors - All

9 a.m. -1 p.m.

1 p.m. -5 p.m.

5 p.m. -11:30 p.m.

April 21

Law Evening Juniors

Law Part-time Day Juniors

9 a.m. -11:30 p.m.

9 a.m. -11:30 p.m.

April 22

Law Full-time Day Juniors - Major of Common Law only

Law Full-time Day Juniors - Major of Civil Law Only

Law Part-time Day Sophomores - All

Law Evening Sophomores 

Law Full-time Day Juniors - All

9 a.m. -1 p.m.

1 p.m. -5 p.m.

3 p.m. -11:30 p.m.

3 p.m. -11:30 p.m.

5 p.m. -11:30 p.m.

April 23 All law students 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

*Check academic calendar for last day to add and/or drop.


Advising - Undergraduates/Graduates (if required by your program)

Advising begins on Monday, March 29th. Schedule an appointment with your advisor as soon as possible. Your advisor may activate your registration access code so you will be able to access Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) or your advisor may register you on-line on your appropriate day. If you cannot locate your advisor, contact your department chairperson (CAS & CNH) or your associate dean (other colleges). Law and non-degree seeking students are not required to meet with an advisor and your access will be automatically activated and you may register through LORA at your appropriate time.

You may register from any personal computer with web access. Follow the LORA directions to register for your courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Records at (504) 865-3237 during normal business hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. or email (Please note, the office will be open at 8:00 a.m. on those days noted on the timetable.)

If you need assistance registering, please come to the Office of Student Records, Thomas Hall 204, during your designated registration time.

The course availability is found on Loyola Online Records Access (LORA):

  1. Click on Single Sign On
  2. Select LORA

To determine your eligibility and classification, please read the following instructions:

  1. Click on Registration and Scheduling
  2. Click on Registration Status – This section will give you information on registration holds and your classification for registration purposes (your registration priority is based on your future classification. For example, if you are currently a junior with 80 earned hours and you are registered for 15 hours this semester, next semester you will be a senior and eligible to early register as a senior).

Respondus for Online Exams

If a course uses Respondus, as shown in the blue box below the course on LORA, it means the course uses Lockdown Browser and may also use Respondus Monitor. LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted. You should assume the course also requires the use of LockDown Monitor and a webcam for online exams. The webcam can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. At this time, Respondus cannot be installed on Chromebooks. For more information for students, see this video.

Closed Courses & Courses Requiring Permission *

  • If a course is closed you may be allowed to register with a New Seat Card. Obtain a New Seat Card from the Office of Student Records or from your Dean’s Office. The appropriate signatures must be obtained. Bring the form and the student copy of your signed Course Request Form with you to the Office of Student Records  or your Dean’s Office (Law students only) on or before the last day of late registration.  NOTE:  New seat cards will not be processed until the Friday before classes begin
  • To register for courses for which the instructor’s permission is needed, you must obtain an Instructor Authorization Card from the Office of Student Records or from your Dean’s Office. The appropriate signatures must be obtained and bring the card and the student copy of your signed Course Request Form with you to the Office of Student Records (CAS, & MA only) or your Dean’s Office (BU & Law students only) on or before the last day of late registration.

* During the pandemic an email from the instructor to Kathy Gros ( is sufficient.

Wait Listing A Course

  • Most course sections in the schedule have been created with a wait list option. If you request such a section and the section is closed, you have the option of being placed on a wait list. You are placed on the wait list in the order of your request.  If a seat becomes available and you are next on the list, you will be added to the course.


You cannot wait list for one section of a course and be registered in a different section, nor can you wait list for multiple sections of the same course, nor can you be waitlisted for a course that conflicts with another.  

========>  You will not be able to enroll and/or wait list over the # of hours your program allows you to schedule.  For example, if  you are authorized to take up to 20 hours, you cannot enroll in 18 hours plus 3 hours of wait listed courses.  This would put you at 21 hours.  


General Information

View and update address - You may update your current mailing address. Please note that you should not change your local dorm address. Please report that change to the Residential Life Office. If we do not have a local address on file, you must submit one prior to gaining access to LORA.

Upload your Photo - You may update your favorite photo of yourself which will be displayed on your professors roster and your advisor's list.  This photo will only be used to assist your advisor and/or professors.  The photo must meet university guidelines and will never be released.  This is optional.

Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) is available at all hours EXCEPT the following scheduled maintenance times.
Tuesday - Friday 4 a.m. - 7 a.m.; Saturday - 3:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

If you have technical problems, please call Information Technology at (504) 865-2255. If you have questions or non-technical problems, please call the Office of Student Records at (504) 865-3237 during normal business hours. The Office of Student Records is open until 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, you may email for non-technical issues.