Loyola University Chicago

January Term

Visiting Students

January Term 2024

J-Term classes meet for 10 days 

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

Applying as a Visiting Student

  • Apply using our Undergraduate Non-Degree Application.
    • If you have previously attended or applied to Loyola University Chicago (LUC) in the past, please log in as a "Returning User" and use your email address to reset your password.
    • If this is your first time applying to LUC, click "New User".
  • Once in the application:
    • Select 2024
    • Select the Visiting/Non-Degree.
    • Select J-Term 2024 when prompted in the application


  • Registration for J-Term opens on Monday, October 16, 2023, and closes on Monday, January 1, 2024.
    • Visiting Students can enroll beginning at 4:00pm CDT, Monday, October 16, 2023.
    • Registration is through LOCUS
  • Some courses require proof of pre-requisites.
    • If a course in which you wish to enroll has this requirement, please email a copy of your most recent transcripts or academic history to jterm@luc.edu.  
      • In the body of the email, please remember to include the course and your university ID.
  • 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.
  • Please email jterm@luc.edu with any questions.


  • 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.