Online Consortium of Independent Colleges + Universities

If you are in need of a course that is not offered by Loyola University New Orleans in the spring, you may take a course offered by the Online Consortium for Independent Colleges & Universities (OCICU).

OCICU courses are eight weeks in length with two sessions per semester, including summer. Please note that OCICU courses have different start and ending dates from on-campus Loyola courses. This semester, we are accepting OCICU courses offered by Regis University and Saint Leo University.

Pre-approval is required for all OCICU courses. Please email Melissa Lightell, Director of the Office of Professional & Continuing Studies, at malandr2@loyno.edu for pre-approval.

Skills required to succeed in an online course include the following:

  • ability to work independently
  • high motivation to complete assignments
  • comfort with technology
  • willingness to participate frequently in online discussions
  • good writing skills

Important Dates

Summer 2014

Provider Session Registration Begins Registration Ends Term Starts Drop Deadline* Term Ends
Regis University XXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
SU2 02/10/14 06/13/2014 06/30/14 07/07/14 08/24/14
St. Leo University XXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
SU2 06/10/14 06/13/14 06/30/14 07/07/14 08/24/14

Fall 2014

Provider Session Registration Begins Registration Ends Term Starts Drop Deadline* Term Ends
Regis University FA1 06/09/14 08/11/14 08/25/14 09/02/14 10/19/14
FA2 06/09/14 10/06/14 10/20/14 10/27/14 12/14/14
Saint Leo University FA1 08/05/14 08/11/14 08/25/14 09/02/14 10/19/14

FA2

09/30/14 10/06/14 10/20/14 10/27/14 12/14/14

Course Schedules

Getting Started

  1. Go to the Online Consortium for Independent Colleges & Universities web page at http://www.ocicu.org/studentaccess.asp
  2. Select Loyola University New Orleans from the drop down menu
  3. Click on your course number—all course information needed is listed when you click on your course
  4. Click on ordering books and read directions carefully (they are different for every provider)
  5. Review the online course demo provided when you access your course
  6. Once you receive your username and password, check that it works in the course management system. You may not be able to view your course until the first day of class

Ordering Books

Please order your materials as soon as possible; they should be received the week before your class starts. Directions are posted on the OCICU website. Please make sure to follow them exactly to avoid any confusion.

Materials will not be available through the Loyola Bookstore.

Technical Support

If at any time you have problems, questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Lightell, Director for Professional & Continuing Studies, at (504) 865-2157 or malandr2@loyno.edu.