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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.

Open House Recap

Open House Recap

October 22nd, 2014

  Open Houses are some of my favorite events of the year. They are simply fantastic, and I’m not just saying them because I coordinate them. Here are my TOP 5 Reasons for LOVING Open House: 1. Reconnecting with prospective students – I absolutely love recognizing students from college fairs and high school visits and […]


Find Yourself at Open House!

October 7th, 2014

  As the on-campus event coordinator in the Undergraduate Admission Office, some of my favorite weekends of the year are coming up – our Fall Open Houses! This year we will be offering two Fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 18th and Saturday and Saturday, November 8th on our Lake Shore Campus for High School Seniors, High School […]


Writing Your Resume

September 30th, 2014

  While resumes are NOT required as part of the Undergraduate Admission application process at Loyola University Chicago, I highly encourage that you submit one anyway. Resumes are a great way to show your Admission Counselor who you are outside of the classroom. Not to mention, they can also potentially help with scholarship opportunities. As many […]


Advice from Current Ramblers

Advice from Current Ramblers

September 23rd, 2014

  The start of the Fall semester is always my favorite time of year – the campus is buzzing with energy as we welcome the students back after a quiet summer. This year the student workers of the Undergraduate Admission Office decided to share their application and college selection advice for prospective students: “Always keep an […]


Breaking Down Loyola’s Deadlines

September 9th, 2014

Every school has their own set of deadlines and it can be a lot to remember. Below I have outlined all of Loyola’s major deadlines and share some helpful tips to follow throughout the process. My #1 tip: create a calendar that lists ALL of the Loyola’s deadlines (and other collegiate/scholarship deadlines) so you have all of the […]


A Summer To Do List for Prospective Students

July 14th, 2014

While the start of application season is still about a month away, there is still plenty to do for rising seniors this summer before the school year begins: The first step, create an appropriate email address to use for the college application process. Keep in mind that your parents, admission counselors, and high school counselors/teachers […]


What to do When Waiting for a Decision

November 19th, 2013

It’s that time of year when applications are complete and the waiting game for decisions and acceptance letters begins! Here are a few tips on what you should be doing with this admission process down-time:   Check your Applicant Status page and send in any missing documents by December 1st, our priority deadline. (Loyola requires […]


Don’t Miss Your Chance to Explore Campus!

October 14th, 2013

  Only 26 days until the first Undergraduate Admission Fall Open House of 2013 at Loyola University Chicago! This year’s Open Houses will take place on Saturday, November 9th and Saturday, November 16th starting at 9:00 a.m. Many students & parents have been asking questions about the event, so hopefully this post will provide some […]


College Essays

September 3rd, 2013

It’s officially application season! Loyola University Chicago‘s 2014 application is live, so be sure to start your application right away. While December 1st (the priority deadline) is still pretty far away, you don’t want to wait until the last minute to submit your application or your required supporting documents.  Loyola’s application requirements include: submission of […]


Choosing the Right City

Choosing the Right City

November 1st, 2012

Throughout the travel season, I’ve noticed that quite a few students are applying to a wide array of schools. Applying to many schools can be a good way to keep your options open, but it can also be quite time consuming. I would recommend narrowing the list to save your self some time (and money if […]