LIM Policies and Procedures Online Program

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Disability Services

Online Students in the LIM online program with learning, physical or other disabilities may contact the Director of Disability Services at Loyola for information on the services and accommodations which are available. Students may call the Office of Disability Services, they may write directly to the Director of Disability Services at the following address: Loyola University New Orleans, Campus Box 41, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, or e-mail the director at ssmith@loyno.edu. All contacts and information provided are confidential. In order to receive any reasonable special services or accommodations, students will be asked to provide documentation of the learning or physical disability. Copies of the university policy are available from the Office of Disability Services

Writing Assistance

The Writing Across the Curriculum Center provides LIM online students with free assistance with writing assignments. The service gives online students the chance to confer with a trained writing tutor on all phases of the writing process. See the Writing Across the Curriculum Center's web page for online students at http://www.loyno.edu/wac/distance-learning. Detailed information on the writing service is also found in the LIM Guide to Written Theological Reflection, a resource that is available to students registered in LIM online courses.

Library Services

Loyola’s Distance Library Service provides research assistance and free article and book delivery. Online students are encouraged to log on to the library’s homepage. This page provides links to the library’s online catalog and research databases. To log in to library resources, use your Loyola email username and password. The username is the first part of your email address. If you do not know your Loyola e-mail address, you can find it in the Loyola directory, or you can find it in the "Personal Info" section of your LORA account. Learn about the library's Distance Learning Services online or in the LIM Guide to Written Theological Reflection, a resource that is available to students registered in LIM online courses. You may contact Distance Library Services by email libref@loyno.edu or by dialing direct to 504-864-7152  or 504-864-7138 or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada 877-614-0633; during business hours. When you email or call the library, please let them know you are a distance education student in the LIM online program.

Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from the university or from a course may be entitled to a refund of a percentage of their tuition. Students who withdraw must return a completed withdrawal form to the Office of Student Records. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute withdrawal. The date of receipt of the withdrawal notice by the Office of Student Records will determine the amount of tuition refunded. Refunds are a percentage of the tuition payable in the semester in which the student withdraws, not a percentage of the total amount billed. Only tuition is refundable. No refunds are made when a student is suspended or dismissed for academic, disciplinary, or financial reasons. Tuition refunds are made for the fall and spring semesters on the following basis:

  1. If formal notice is received within the first two weeks of beginning a LIM online course, a refund of 100 percent of tuition is made.
  2. If formal notice is received within five weeks after the beginning of the LIM online course, a refund of 50 percent of tuition is made.
  3. If formal notice is received within nine weeks after the beginning of the LIM online course, a refund of 25 percent of tuition is made. No refunds are allowed after this time.

Since special sessions, short sessions, and summer sessions vary in length, please refer to the academic calendar for those refund deadlines.

Participation Expectations/Requirements Policy

Each course outlines assignments for eleven sessions. Online dialogue among participants will take place by way of the course Discussion Board. A discussion board is an asynchronous or time-independent application. This means that you will have no set times or schedules of when you must be in class; however, each course’s instructor will set requirements for how many times during the week you must log into Blackboard. At those times you will be able to read the comments of your instructor and fellow students and you will be able to share your own comments as well.

Admissions Policies

Please view the Graduate Bulletin page regarding Admissions Policies.