Loyola University Chicago

January Term

Loyola Students


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 course is over-subscribed a waitlist will be created.  To prevent automatic enrollment resulting in late-enrollment fees, waitlists will be active only until December 20th.

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 Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm. For the complete Withdrawal Schedule, please, refer to the J-Term Registration and Class Schedule.

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