Loyola University Maryland's Center for Montessori Education

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to wait until I’ve collected all my admission documents before mailing them to Loyola?

You can send in your admission documents as you complete them. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from your school(s) to the Office of Graduate Admission.

I have already submitted references to my AMI training institute. Do I need new/different letters of recommendation for my Loyola application?

Loyola will accept copies of your letters of recommendation that were submitted to your partner institute; however, these copies must come directly from the institute. Be sure Loyola receives three letters of recommendation in total.

If I choose not to apply for Loyola’s Montessori Graduate program this year, can I apply once I’ve finished my AMI training?

No. You must apply for Loyola’s concurrent Montessori graduate program at the same time you apply for admission to the AMI partner institute. You must register and pay tuition to Loyola for the semesters you are in training at your partner institute in order for that coursework to be graded and credited toward the M.Ed. You cannot receive credit for AMI courses completed prior to being enrolled at Loyola.

However, if you miss the application deadline for the concurrent program, you will have the option of applying to the post-diploma M.Ed. instead, which can begin immediately after your AMI training.

Once my application is complete, how long will I wait to learn if I’ve been admitted?

Once the Office of Graduate Admission has received a complete application, it will be handed over to the admission committee for review. You can expect to receive an admission decision letter within three weeks of completing your application.

When should I apply for financial aid?

In order to have loan funds available when you register for your first semester, we advise applying for financial aid when you apply for the graduate program. For programs beginning in the summer, please apply by April 1. For programs beginning in the fall, please apply by July 1. Please visit Loyola’s financial aid website for more information.


Can I register for my Loyola courses online? 

Yes. All course registration takes place online through WebAdvisor. To access WebAdvisor, go to your inside.loyola.edu student portal and login, then click WebAdvisor for Students Registration Graduate Registration.

For further instructions, please visit the Records Office Web Registration page.

I have applied for federal financial aid. When will I receive my disbursement?

It is strongly recommended that you apply for financial aid four weeks prior to the date you plan to register for courses in order to ensure that your loans will be available at the time of registration. Any leftover funds for that semester will be sent to you in a disbursement check within 14 days after the start of the semester. Please remember that in order for your loan to be processed, Loyola must receive all necessary documentation. Please visit the financial aid website and see Steps 1 and 2.

Graduate Summer Session: In-Residence Education Core Courses

When will I receive information about the intensive Graduate Summer Session?

Information including dates, schedule, campus-housing options, and how to reserve a spot will be emailed to all eligible students the January before the summer session. Reservations cannot be requested before this time.

Do I need to attend the Graduate Summer Session immediately following my AMI training?

You have five (5) years in which to complete all course requirements. For example, if you are starting your program Fall 2019, the last year you are eligible to attend the Graduate Summer Session is Summer 2024.

For any other questions, please contact Greta Brueck, program administrator at 410-617-1590 or gabrueck@loyola.edu.