Loyola University Chicago

January Term

Visiting Students


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

Application Instructions

Please apply using our Undergraduate Non-degree Application . If you have applied to or attended Loyola 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 Loyola, click new user. Once in the application, please select the application Visiting/Non-degree Application 2020. Complete and submit the application, indicating the entry term as J-Term.

Visiting students can apply for J-Term up to Friday, December 13, 2019 for consideration. Please note that course registration closes Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Registering for Courses

J-Term visiting students can enroll for courses in LOCUS starting Monday, November 4, 2019.

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 contact Maria Lettiere at 773-508-3548, or at mlettie@luc.edu, if you have questions.


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.