2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Arrupe Academic Standards and Regulations

Student Academic Policies Handbook

Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago


Arrupe College is a two-year college of Loyola University Chicago that continues the Jesuit tradition of offering a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse population, many of whom are the first in their family to pursue higher education.

Using an innovative model that ensures affordability while providing care for the whole person – intellectually, morally, and spiritually – Arrupe prepares graduates to continue on to a bachelor’s program or move into meaningful employment. Heeding the call of its namesake, renowned Jesuit leader Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the college inspires its students to strive for excellence, work for justice, and become “persons for others."


We are delighted that you have joined Arrupe College! Arrupe College is a collaborative and engaging community of students, staff and faculty dedicated to transformative education. At Arrupe College, you will have the opportunity to attain the knowledge, skills and values to thrive academically, professionally and personally so that you can help make our city, nation, and world more just and peaceful. 

We understand that adjusting to college can be exciting but also stressful as you set academic and professional goals, develop new schedules, routines and helpful habits, and seek to balance academic and other responsibilities like caring for your health, working, and spending time with friends and family. The purpose of these academic standards and regulations is to communicate important information and expectations about academic policies and procedures that will help you to be successful! You will find helpful information on curriculum and degree requirements, registration, grades and academic progress, academic integrity and misconduct, and transfer credit. Please review the contents of these standards and regulations and please reach out to your advisor or academic dean(s) if you have questions.

Arrupe College is named after Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J., a Jesuit priest and former Superior General, who dedicated his life to helping others.

It is the goal of the program to offer a rigorous two-year curriculum promoting the Jesuit ideals of cura personalis (concern for the individual), acquisition and development of knowledge, and social justice while providing three core benefits:

  • Affordability – The institution’s tuition structure is designed to ensure students whose families have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) at or near $0 graduate with an Associate’s degree with minimal debt.
  • Accessibility – Near the intersection of CTA and METRA transit lines, Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus is a commuter-friendly ecosystem for learning, working, and personal development.
  • Achievability – The curriculum aligns with the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), which allows students to transfer their credits upon competition to any institution part of the state-wide agreement.

Arrupe students have access to the University’s Wellness Center, tutoring and writing services, libraries, gyms, computer labs, and most student organizations at the Lakeshore and Water Tower campuses. Within Arrupe, students enjoy on-site tutoring, transfer- and career-counseling, social work services, and academic advising.