Academic Regulations

Loyola University New Orleans follows academic regulations and policies that adhere to principles of good educational practice. The following regulations apply to both undergraduate and graduate students. These academic regulations and policies are grouped by topic in the following sections:

Academic Credit & Placement – These regulations govern academic credit received through Advance Placement or examination, academic credit transferred to Loyola from another institution, or student placement in courses through exam scores.

Academic Honesty & Plagiarism – These regulations make up the Academic Honor Code for undergraduate and graduate students at Loyola. This includes definitions of academic dishonesty such as plagiarism, and the processes determining findings of academic dishonesty and governing appeals.

Admissions | Undergraduate - The policies and requirements described on the Undergraduate Admissions page relate to undergraduate admissions only. Admissions policies and requirements for Graduate programs can be found in the Graduate Bulletin and the policies and requirements for College of Law programs can be found in the Law Bulletin.

Enrollment & Registration – These regulations govern types of enrollment at Loyola beyond the admissions process. This includes procedures for initiating actions such as (but not limited to) auditing a course, changing majors, applying for a double major, or filing for a leave of absence or medical withdrawal. Veterans certification and active duty process can be found in this section. Additionally, these regulations describe processes involving classroom discipline and dismissal from the university.

Grades & Grade Point Averages – Grading regulations cover Loyola’s grading policy, including grade-point-average (GPA) calculations used to determine both distinctions to recognize excellence and penalties for students who do not maintain appropriate grades. Grade appeals and academic grievance procedures can be found in this section.

Graduation – Loyola policies involving eligibility for graduation for undergraduate and graduate students.

Privacy, Student Records, & Student Rights – Loyola regulations and practices to ensure information security and accuracy of student academic records.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Records at