Loyola University Chicago

January Term

Loyola Students

January Term 2024

J-Term classes meet for 10 days 

  • Tuesday - Saturday, January 2 -6, 2024; and,
  • Monday - Friday, January 8-12, 2024.


  • Registration for J-Term opens on Monday, October 16, 2023, and closes on Monday, January 1, 2024.
    • Register through LOCUS
  • Please keep in mind that J-Term is not a part of the Spring term.  Students can only register for one course.
  • If a J-Term class needs to be canceled due to low enrollment, staff will e-mail students with information.
  • Decisions regarding class cancellation will be made by or on December 15, 2023.
  • Students should confirm that their J-Term class will be offered by checking in LOCUS on December 15th.
  • Students wishing to take a J-Term Study Abroad course must first apply through the Study Abroad Office prior to October 1, 2023.


  • 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 until December 30.
  • Some courses have waitlists that may open a new section once the list reaches a certain limit.  

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" 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 GPA.
  • An "F" and "W" directly affect course completion rates as required by the Federal Satisfactory Academic Program policy.  For more information, please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy page.

Withdrawing from J-Term

  • Students can only withdraw from J-Term through LOCUS.
  • The last day to withdraw from the term without a grade penalty (no mark of "W" on record) is Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 11:59pm CST.
  • The last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" is Monday, January 8, 2024, at 11:59pm CST.
  • The last day to withdraw with a Bursar credit of 100% is Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 11:59pm CST.
For the complete registration and withdrawal schedule, please refer to the J-Term Registration and Class Schedule site.


If your academic plans change, you must take action to withdraw from your classes.  Failure to attend class does not result in automatic withdrawal or removal of charges from your student account.