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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.

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. […]


Winning the Scholarship or Honors Program Acceptance Letter

January 13th, 2015

  Congratulations, you’ve been admitted to Loyola University Chicago as a future Rambler! And now, some of you have been invited to apply to Loyola Interdisciplinary Honors Program or the Business Honors Program and some of you have been invited to apply for selective scholarships at Loyola! While being invited to compete for these prestigious organizations and […]


New Year’s Resolutions

December 30th, 2014

  While I’m sure many of you already have  your own New Year’s resolutions lined up for 2015, I am sharing what I would consider to be a helpful list of resolutions for a college-bound, high school senior: Don’t let senioritis get the best of you. Your second semester grades still matter, so don’t risk […]


Scholarship Search Tips

December 16th, 2014

  It’s never too soon to start searching for scholarships. Whether you already have your acceptance letter or if you’re still working on completing that application (which you should try to do as soon as possible!), there are plenty of ways for you to begin your scholarship search process. How to get started with YOUR […]


Using Social Media to Explore Loyola

December 2nd, 2014

  Hopefully, by this point you have a short list of schools left on your list (and hopefully these applications are complete, if not, submit them ASAP!) If you have narrowed it down and are waiting for decisions, use this time to get to know the schools better. Social media is a great way to […]


Thankful Loyolans

Thankful Loyolans

November 25th, 2014

    In order to show their gratitude and thankfulness this year, Ramblers took hundreds of post-it notes to a chalkboard on-campus to share what they were thankful for:   Happy Thanksgiving from our Loyola family to yours!  


Only 13 Days Left!

November 18th, 2014

  13 days or 312 hours or 18,720 minutes or 1,123,200 seconds… until our priority deadline: December 1st! That means you better request your transcripts, test scores (ACT or SAT), and letters of recommendation right away so schools, counselors, teachers, and testing agencies have time to send it all over to Loyola before our postmark deadline. Also make […]


Warning: Due Dates are Closer than They Appear

Warning: Due Dates are Closer than They Appear

November 4th, 2014

  So in a post I wrote earlier this year, I broke down Loyola’s various admission and scholarship-related deadlines. While our priority application deadline is still 26 days away, those days will quickly pass by! DECEMBER 1st – this is the big day. Your application (online application, essay, and optional resume) must be submitted by […]


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 […]