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Spring 2024 Registration

Incoming Students (Admitted Spring 2024)  

Students admitted for Spring 2024 will receive a tentative schedule from their dedicated advisor.

  • As soon as the deposit is made, students in the College of Arts and Science (CAS) and in the College of Music and Media (CMM) should complete the Academic Advising and Involvement Survey.   Click here for  the survey.  College of Business students do not complete the survey in Spring 2024.
  • When New Student Registration opens in late November,.  CAS and CMM advisors will register already surveyed students within about two weeks.  Registration will continue on a rolling basis, with  newly surveyed students hearing from their advisors within roughly two weeks of completing the scheduling survey.
  • CAS and CMM new-student registrations will pause during the University's holiday period, December 18 - January 1.
  • The last day to submit the survey is Monday, January 1.  After the survey closes, CAS and CMM students without surveys will be registered as soon as possible upon depositing with Admissions.

College contacts:

College of Arts and Sciences, Sara Clark,

College of Business, Brittany Heims,, new first-year students

College of Business,  Melissa Ridley, for transfers and readmits

College of Music and Media, Laura Jayne,

Continuing Students

Advising and Registration Dates for Undergraduate and Graduate Students outside of the College of Law

Advising  - Undergraduates/Graduates - Contact your advisor for an appointment
  • Spring advising begins on October 23
Registration -  Undergraduate and Graduate Students - see timetable below for times and classifications
  • Spring registration begins on Monday, November 13

Once registration begins it will continue until the last day of registration for the spring semester.  See the academic calendar for the terms you are requesting for the specific dates.

The schedule of course offerings for will be available in your LORA Self-Service portal under Course Catalog on the Friday before advising begins.  Building and Room assignments will appear on LORA approximately 2 weeks before the start of a session.

Advising and Registration Dates for the College of Law - Spring 2024

Law Students: 

  • Spring registration begins on Monday, October 30

(see timetable below for times and classifications).  Once registration begins it will continue until the last day of registration for the spring semester. See the academic calendar for the terms you are requesting for the specific dates.

Get Ready to Register

  • Be sure you have access to LORA Self-Service using your Single Sign On and your Loyola Microsoft account.  You don't want to wait to do this when you are ready to begin registering for your classes.  
  • Prior to registration you should resolve any holds you may have that will prevent you from registering. See below for more information.
  • All continuing students must accept the Student Policies, Responsibilities & Expectations Agreement. Beginning this Fall 2023 semester, this agreement was for the Summer '23,Fall '23, and Spring 24 semesters. You will only be required to sign this once per year. Until you do this, you cannot register for classes, nor can your advisor or anyone else register you.
  • The schedule of course offerings will be available in your LORA Self-Service portal under Course Catalog.  Building and room assignments will appear on LORA approximately 2 weeks before the start of a session.
  • Students in most undergraduate and some graduate programs must be cleared by an advisor in order to register; schedule an appointment with your advisor as soon as possible. If you cannot locate your advisor, contact your department chair (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. The Academic Advising web site provides additional useful information about the advising and coaching resources available through the Student Success Center.
  • Some course sections use Respondus (Lockdown or Monitor) for online exams; this information is included in the Course Catalog and on the syllabus. Lockdown is a separate browser that is used to access the test - it locks students into the test screen and prohibits printing, accessing other areas on the internet, and screen sharing. You do not need permission to use Lockdown. Monitor adds onto the lockdown browser and live records students taking the exam and will "flag" problem behaviors such as materials shown on the desk, multiple people on the screen, or students leaving the testing area. Students are required to show some form of picture ID before taking the exam. Monitor is not live proctoring by a real individual, but gives the instructor more view into the student's testing environment and behaviors.


Under the User Options field there are 3 important items: (Note #1 and 2 are required and you will not be able to register until you have provided emergency information and submitted your registration/financial agreement.)

  1. Emergency contact - if you have previously entered this information and it is still correct, please select “confirm”.
  2. Student Policies, Responsibilities & Expectations Agreement - located under Required agreements (Note - this is now an annual agreement. When you sign for summer, fall or spring you are signing this agreement for the entire academic year.)
  3. User Profile - confirm or correct your address, emails and phone number

Also under the User Profile are 2 optional fields:

  1. Proxy access - any proxy user you assign will have access to view your student account.  You may update or remove access for proxy users at any time using this form.  Loyola will not interpret the existence of a proxy account as authorization to disclose any additional educational information with that person beyond what the proxy user will be able to view for themselves in LORA Self-Service.
  2. Student Records Release Information  - You may choose to grant complete or selected access to your educational record. Be sure that the individuals you authorize know the PIN you choose as they may be asked to provide it when requesting information. You can review the individuals who are authorized to access your educational record by revisiting this page. You may revoke or modify this authorization at any time by contacting the Office of the Registrar at
  3. Clean up your Course Planner - Please delete planned courses from present and prior semesters that you did not enroll or do not plan to enroll in. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 governs access to and release of student records. Under FERPA, Loyola University New Orleans may not disclose non-directory information without a student's consent. If you do not want your information released outside of the university, you must submit a written request to withhold all information. This request should be sent to

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.  Click on your name at the top of the Self Service page and you will see any hold that need your attention.

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 in your LORA portal.
Health Hold
  • If you have not submitted your state required immunization forms to Student Health, you will not be allowed to register.
Other Holds -
  • Contact the Entry Office for information on your hold.


Registration Classifications for Undergraduate (Day)Students

Undergraduate (day) students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences,  Music & Media,  Business, City College and Nursing and Health will register based on your current classification at the beginning of this semester OR if you have graded classes from the 1st session, those hours will be taken into consideration when assigning your priority.   You will be notified prior to November 6th

Your classification is based on your current earned hours:

First Year - 0 - 24 hours

Sophomores - 25 -55 hours

Juniors - 56 - 89 hours

Seniors - 90+ hours


  • Course sections in the schedule have been created with a waitlist option. If you request such a section and the section is closed, you have the option of being placed on a waitlist. You are placed on the waitlist in the order of your request. 
  • It is extremely important that you do not place yourself on a waitlist if you have a time conflict, if you are missing a prerequisite, if you are already enrolled in a different section of the same course, or if you have any other issue that would prevent you from enrolling in the class.  These may include, but may not be limited to:
    • The student is on the waitlist, but their advisor has not cleared them to register, if required
    • The student is on the waitlist, but they do not meet the prerequisites or restrictions for the section
    • The student is on the waitlist, but they have university holds on their record that prevent them from registering
    • The student is on the waitlist, but is already enrolled in a different section of the same course
    • The student is on the waitlist, but has a time conflict with the waitlisted section
    • The student is on the waitlist, but there is no room in their schedule to add more credit hours without going over maximum (overload)
    • The student is on a waitlist for half of a lecture or lab combination where the lecture and the lab are corequisites. 
  • NEW PROCESS: If a seat becomes available, you will receive an email stating that the course is now available.  It is up to you to enroll yourself into the course.  You will be given until midnight the following day to take care of this enrollment.  If you fail to process the registration, you will be dropped from the waitlist, and if you would like to waitlist again, you will be placed at the end of the list.


Spring 2024 Registration Timetable: Undergraduate, Online and Graduate Students

Registration Begins: *  CURRENT Academic Standing Time


November 13

Online colleges and Graduate students

8:30 a.m.  


November 14

Current Seniors and Post Baccalaureate students 

8:30 a.m.  


November 15

Non-Senior OAE Approved Students

Non-Senior Honor Students

Non-Senior Athletes

Non-Senior Military Veterans (receiving VA benefits)

Non-Senior Exchange Students

8:30 a.m.  


November 16

Current Juniors  (56-89 hours )

8:30 a.m.  


November 17

Current Sophomores (25-55 hours)

8:30 a.m.  


November 20

Current First Year (0 - 24 hours ) and Non-degree

8:30 a.m.  


November 21

Registration continues for all

8:30 a.m. - through last day to register *



College of Law

Law Spring Registration Timetable:

Monday, October 30

Current Part-Time Seniors (4L's)

Current Full-Time Seniors (3L's)

8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 1 Current LLM's and MA's to be registered by Law Records  

Thursday, November 6

Current Part-Time Sophomores (second year part-time) and Part-Time Juniors (third year part-time)

Current Full-Time Juniors (2L's)

8:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 6

Registration Continues through the beginning of the spring semester.  Please check the academic calendar for add/drop dates:  Academic Calendar (College of Law at the bottom of the page)


  NOTE:  All current 1L full-time and part-time and 1L and 2L Evening part-time students will be registered                                                                                          in their courses by Law Records.


*   Check the academic calendar for last day to add and/or drop.  Law calendars are located at the bottom of the page.


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 the Registrar at (504) 865-3237 during normal business hours. The Office of the Registrar is open until 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, you may email for non-technical issues.