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Lindsy Fagerstrom
Admission Counselor

Admission Ramblings

Welcome to my blog! I'm an admission counselor here at Loyola, and I'm also a recent alum: I graduated from Loyola in May 2012 with a BBA in marketing and a minor in psychology. I was involved with many student organizations during my time as an undergraduate, and I absolutely love the University and the city of Chicago! Hopefully I can share some insights about Loyola and the admission process with you.

Sweet Home CHICAGO

June 16th, 2015

  There is no better place on earth than Chicago and let me tell  you why… Explore: Get to know the city through the CTA (Chicago’s public trains and buses). Students get U-Passes which provide unlimited access and serves as your passport to the city. This is a great way to explore different neighborhoods all over the city. […]


Facing Finals

May 26th, 2015

  Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, you’re final exams are incredibly important to your collegiate futures. Colleges pay close attention to your freshman – junior year grades when making admission and scholarship decisions and colleges can revoke admission or scholarship awards from seniors who let their grades slip. All of this just […]


Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

May 6th, 2015

  This week on campus we are celebrating the 145th annual commencement ceremony of our Class of 2015 graduates! Needless to say, it’s an incredibly exciting time for the thousands of students graduating after putting in years of hard work and effort. You can’t miss the mix of emotions in the faces of the grads […]


Spring on Campus

Spring on Campus

April 21st, 2015

There is nothing better than Spring time on campus when all of the snow has melted away and the flowers begin to bloom. Even on a cloudy or rainy day, Loyola’s campus looks beautiful. Below I’m sharing some of my favorite photos of campus this season:             If these photos […]


Next Steps for Admitted Students

April 7th, 2015

SUBMIT YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT BY MAY 1, 2015 LUC.edu/apply/status The $500 enrollment deposit will save your place in the upcoming Rambler Class and is refundable through May 1st for freshmen (*the deposit is refundable through August 1st for transfer students). Be sure to continue to check your application status page where you may find information about your […]


5 Reasons Why You CANNOT Miss Loyola Weekend

March 16th, 2015

  5 Reasons Why You CANNOT Miss Loyola Weekend: EVERYONE you want to meet will be there. Are you looking to talk to a Chemistry professor, the Director of the Wellness Center, a Campus Ministry Chaplain, Directors of Loyola’s Interdisciplinary or Quinlan Honors Programs, the Dean of the School of Communication? We have faculty, staff, […]


9 Loyola Myths

March 10th, 2015

  Over the past 3 years in admission, I have noticed there are A LOT of misconceptions about Loyola University Chicago. I am going to use my blog this week to set the record straight. Here are what I consider to be the top 9 Loyola myths: We are not the same school as Loyola […]


Defining Different Types of College Visits: Which visit is right for you?

February 24th, 2015

  Daily Presentations & Tours at the Lake Shore Campus Target Audience: Students who have yet to apply and guests Focus: General information about Loyola and the admission process; tour of the Lake Shore Campus Website: https://uao.luc.edu/VisitLSCFreshman/ Daily Presentations & Tours at the Water Tower Campus Target Audience: Prospective and admitted students interested in Business, […]


30 Reasons Why We LOVE Loyola

February 11th, 2015

  With Valentine’s Day approaching and everyone talking about love, it only seemed appropriate to talk about what Loyola staff and current students have to say about their relationship with Loyola. Here are 30 reasons staff and students love Loyola: The ability to go abroad to the Rome center. – Ellen The incorporation of social […]


The Little Things Add Up.

January 27th, 2015

  Here’s a secret – this is really a list of common pet-peeves among admission counselors. Most of us really love our jobs and really love assisting you through your college search/decision process, but those of you who do the following will definitely make us loves our jobs that much more. Research ahead of time. […]