Loyola University Chicago

January Term



J-Term 2020 classes will meet for 9 days, Thursday-Saturday, January 2-4, 2020 and Monday-Saturday, January 6-11, 2020.


Registration for J-Term courses opens on Monday, October 14, 2019 and closes Thursday, January 2*, 2020.  Students should register for a J-Term class via LOCUS by selecting J-Term 2020 from the Term selector menu.  For detailed information on registration and important J-Term dates, please visit the J-Term Registration and Class Schedule.

*January 2, 2020 serves as the late registration period. A $50 late registration fee will be applied.

Please keep in mind that J-Term is not part of the Spring term.  Students can only register for a maximum of 3 credit hours for J-Term.

If a J-Term class needs to be cancelled due to low enrollment, the course instructor will e-mail the student.  Decisions regarding class cancellation will be made by December 20, 2019.  Students may confirm that their J-Term class will be offered by checking in LOCUS on December 20th or later.

The visiting student application will be closed December 18. 


A waitlist will be created once a course section reaches full enrollment.  To prevent automatic enrollment resulting in late-enrollment fees, waitlists will be active only until December 20th.

Impact of Incomplete Grades or Course Withdrawals for the January Term

It is in your best interest to complete all attempted course work for the January term. Incomplete grades that convert to the mark of “F” and the mark of “WF” will impact a student’s GPA as both marks count toward attempted hours. The mark of “W”, as an approved withdrawal from a course, does not factor into a student's attempted hours of GPA. However, these grade statuses will directly affect your course completion rate as required by the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. For more information, please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Withdrawal from J-Term

Students withdraw from J-Term through LOCUS.  The last day to withdraw from the term without a grade penalty (no mark of W recorded) is Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  The last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" ("WF" thereafter) is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  The last day to withdraw with a Bursar credit of 100% is Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm. For the complete Withdrawal Schedule, please, refer to the J-Term Registration and Class Schedule.