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Accepted First Year Students

Welcome to Loyola!

Congratulations on your acceptance. Use this page to determine your “next steps” for enrollment, ask questions, and join us on social media.

Pay your enrollment deposit  

In order to accept your offer of admission you will need to pay the $500 enrollment deposit no later than May 1.

This deposit confirms your intention to attend Loyola and allows a variety of offices to begin sending you information about orientation, housing, advising and class selection as well as health services, dining services and more!

As soon as you have decided that Loyola is the place for you, go online to to pay via credit card, electronic check or download this paper deposit form and mail a check.

Please note: all first- year students are required to live on- campus for the first two years unless you qualify for a housing exemption.

Complete the financial aid process

In order to receive a full financial aid offer, students must file the FAFSA. Contact your financial aid counselor if you need assistance.

Admitted Student Days  

Make plans to attend our special event for admitted students and their families. You’ll experience a taste of Loyola, meet current students, faculty in your area of study and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with financial aid. If you cannot make it to one of these events, we have a variety of special Admitted Student Fridays throughout the month of April especially for accepted students. Accepted Honors students are also invited to join us for Honors Experience Days.

Register for Orientation  

Once you have paid the enrollment deposit, you will be eligible to register for an orientation session. Choose from four available dates during the summer. Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

Activate your Residence account  

In order to apply for on- campus housing or to submit a housing exemption request, you must activate your Residence Account. Shortly after paying the enrollment deposit, you will receive a link from Residential Life, be sure to act quickly as this email contains a unique link for your account that will expire within several days. Once your account is created, you will be able to complete the housing application, work on roommate matching or submit exemption paperwork.

Submit your final transcripts

Loyola requires all students to submit their final high school transcript. Shortly after finishing exams, be sure to ask your guidance or college counselor to submit this information to Loyola. Transcripts may be sent electronically, faxed or mailed to the attention of the Admissions Office.

If you took college classes while in high school and would like them to be evaluated for college credit, please arrange for the transcript to be sent from the college or university directly to Loyola admissions prior to orientation.

Submit all test scores

Loyola New Orleans uses SAT, ACT, AP, and IB scores for class placement. Be sure that all of your scores are on file with the admissions office prior to orientation.

Submit required immunization paperwork

Loyola University New Orleans and Louisiana law requires all incoming students to submit vaccination documentation. This requirement includes proof of immunization for:

  • tetanus/diphtheria (one dose within the past 10 years)
  • quadrivalent meningococcal A,C,Y,W-135 (one dose at age 16 years or older OR if age 21 years or older and living in a residence hall then one dose within 5 years), and
  • for students born after 1956, MMR (two doses)

The Proof of Immunization Compliance Form requires a physician, or other healthcare provider, to record the data on specific immunizations. Please refer to Student Health Services for any questions or call (504) 865-3326.

Graduate Students  

Learn more about enrolling, attending orientation, registering for classes and more!

To learn more, call 1-800-4-LOYOLA or schedule your visit online.