Le Moyne College--in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse--has developed a unique initiative for high school students at Bishop Ludden Sr. High School, Bishop Grimes Prep and Christian Brothers Academy. It's called the Loyola Institute at LeMoyne College and it allows students from these three schools to:
- Experience the benefits of a Jesuit education
- Get acclimated to college life while still in high school
- Meet students at other local Catholic high schools
- Save money while earning up to 12 college credits (see FAQ's at bottom of this page).
- Earn an academic scholarship to Le Moyne (see FAQ's).
The faith-filled and academically-challenging environment of the Loyola Institute at Le Moyne College puts Catholic high school students in Syracuse on the fast track to success and savings in their pursuit of higher education.
Admission to Loyola
Students who are finishing the 10th grade can apply for admission to the Loyola Institute. Applicants must have an 85 academic average or it's equivalent and have some demonstrated participation in school and/or community activities. To apply, students should complete the application form below and submit it to Le Moyne's Office of Continuing Education. Applicants should make arrangements with their high school to have a release form on file so that a grade report can be sent to Le Moyne for review. Admission decisions will be made starting in May.
How the Loyola Institute Works
Students apply for participation as they near completion of the 10th grade. See your school's Guidance office for forms and infromation.
Loyola participants complete a credit-bearing Le Moyne undergraduate course of the student’s choice during the summer prior to 11th grade.
Participants complete 1 or 2 credit-bearing Le Moyne undergraduate course(s) of the student’s choice during the summer prior to 12th grade.
Participants complete 1 or 2 credit-bearing Le Moyne undergraduate courses of the student’s choice during 12th grade. (Note: Students may need to attend classes outside of traditional high school hours).
Participants complete the standard Freshman admission process and be accepted to Le Moyne College.
Important Forms & Documents
Mail forms to Le Moyne College Admission Office c/o Ryan Nellenback, 1419 Salt Springs Drive, Syracuse, NY 13214.
If you have questions call Ryan Nellenback, Admission Counselor at (315) 445-4141 or email him at