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FAQs for Prospective Students

Is Loyola University New Orleans open for campus visits?

No, unfortunately we are unable to offer campus visits through the end of April 2020.

How can I learn more about the campus without visiting?

  • Check out our virtual campus tour, hosted by our own Student Government Association President, Jessamyn Reichmann Young.
  • Students can also get a feel for the size of our campus and some of its amenities through our interactive 3-D map.
  • Our Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Financial Services offices remain accessible via email, phone, and text during this time and we are here to help.
  • If you are an Admitted Student, check out our Virtual Admitted Student Day where we will host weekly "Live with Loyola" webinars! See the full schedule in the next question below. 

Is the April Admitted Student Day still happening?

No, unfortunately, we had to cancel our on-campus Admitted Student Day program on April 19-20, 2020. However, we have created a Virtual Admitted Student Day for you! It includes videos with current students, faculty, alumni, parents of current students and a virtual campus tour! We're also hosting weekly "Live with Loyola" webinars there on a variety of topics where students can watch our presentations and submit questions to our presenters. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, no problem! All past webinars will be available to view on our Virtual Admitted Student Day. 

"Live with Loyola" Schedule: 

March 26, 2020 @ 12 PM CST  WHO DAT: Living and Learning in New Orleans
April 1, 2020 @ 4 PM CST Budgeting for a Loyola Education
April 7, 2020 @ 3 PM CST Sciences & Research Opportunities
April 15, 2020 @ 6 PM CST Study Abroad Options
April 21, 2020 @ 2 PM CST Fun Campus & NOLA Traditions 
April 27, 2020 @ 7 PM CST Division I Athletics & Campus Recreation
May 5, 2020 @ 3 PM CST Open Q&A with a Young Alum.
May 12, 2020 @ 12 PM CST Jesuit Education & Social Justice 
May 21, 2020 @ 3 PM CST Music and the Arts at Loyno
May 29, 2020 @ 4 PM CST The Loyola Core Curriculum & "Exploratory"
June 3, 2020 @ 3 PM CST Next Steps in the Transfer Process


Are you still taking applications?

Yes! We are absolutely still accepting applications and offering scholarships. Currently, we do not anticipate any disruptions to our Fall 2020 semester. Please apply here.

Are you accepting graduate school applications?

Yes! Moving forward, we will communicate with all graduate school applicants via email. Our general graduate admissions email account will be checked daily as normal. Students can still submit applications via the graduate student application online. Students will be asked to submit official transcripts and other supporting documents electronically. However, a process has been implemented for physical mail to be picked up and processed regularly.

Can I still make my deposit?

Yes! You can still make your enrollment deposit online.

  • On-campus students: $500
  • Commuter students: $300

Once I submit my deposit, when will I receive more information?

After May 1st, you will start to receive regular updates from the Admissions Office about next steps leading up to the Fall 2020 semester. In the meantime, please check your Loyno portal for required documents needed before arriving on campus in the Fall.

Can I plan on June orientation?

At this time, all June and August orientations are still scheduled to occur as planned.

My high school year has been extended to make up for lost instruction days. Does this affect my admission decision?

Of course not. After you have completed your senior year, please send us your final transcripts and be sure to check your Loyno portal for other required documents.

How can I talk to a professor about some questions I have about my intended major?

Our wonderful professors are here to help and available via email. Check out our Academics page for your specific program and individual professor contact information.

I want to experience success coaching. How do I do that?

You can book an appointment with one of our Student Success coaches through the following link:

Will you accept unofficial transcripts or test scores during this time?

Yes, we will accepting unofficial transcripts and test scores. With school and business closures, we understand that your school or testing center might not be able to send Loyola an official printed copy of your transcript or test scores. We will accept electronic transcripts or PDFs from the school or student emailed to for undergraduate students. For graduate students, they can be emailed to We will not accept a handwritten form.

Please note that we will require an official copy of the final transcript before the student begins classes in the fall.

I am a prospective transfer student - where do I send my transcript?

We are encouraging all prospective transfer students to send their transcripts electronically at this time. Please contact Jamie Blanch, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, with any further questions about transferring to Loyno.

Who can answer my questions?

The Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Financial Services Offices are working remotely and are available. We recommend emailing the departments at the email addresses below to reach them the quickest.

To reach a specific individual in Admissions, Financial Aid or Student Financial Services, please browse the list below:

Office of Admissions

Out of State - Undergraduate Student Counselors (On Ground Classes)

If you are unsure of who your Admissions Counselor is, please click on one of the bullets to see who is assigned to your region:

Harvey Werner
(504) 814-3185

Doug Umberger
(202) 810-9944

Breylyn Henry
(985) 262-9096

Ricky Alarcon
(469) 634-1303

Michael Cusanza

Andrew Harper
(504) 383-4352

Justin Blackstone
(318) 269-8980

Louisiana - Undergraduate Student Counselors (On Ground Classes)

Kate Massey
(504) 264-2047

Breylyn Henry
(985) 262-9096

Michael Cusanza

Harvey Werner
(504) 814-3185

Transfer Students

Jamie Blanch
(516) 341-2158

Online Degree Program Admissions and Readmits

Tharren "Tee" Poplion
(504) 383-4273

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Students

Nikita Milton
(504) 264-3779

Office of Financial Aid

Anna Daigle
Director of Financial Aid
(504) 383-3769

Linda Osorio
Associate Director of Financial Aid
(504) 383-4346

2020-2021 New and Prospective Students A-Glh

Deshon Robertson
(504) 273-4377

2020-2021 New and Prospective Students Gli-Or

Keisha Williams
(504) 345-8208

2020-2021 New and Prospective Students Os-Z

Tara Johnson
(504) 383-4422

Undergraduate Continuing Students A-M (On Ground)

Keisha Williams
(504) 345-8208

Undergraduate Continuing Students N-Z (On Ground)

Tara Johnson
(504) 383-4422

Online Degree Program Students (New/Prospective Students)

Latasha Hales
(504) 358-0286

Online Degree Program Students (Continuing/Currently Enrolled Students)

Kaitlin Harper-Loendorf
(504) 358-0286

Graduate and Law Students

Deshon Robertson
(504) 273-4377

Student Financial Services Account Counselors

Mary Musso
(504) 656-4081

Vicki Jays
(504) 383-4205

Susan Locasio
(504) 446-0347