Loyola University Chicago

January Term



J-Term 2017 begins on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and ends on Friday, January 13, 2016.  Classes will be held Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 7 and Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 13, 2017.


Registration for J-Term courses opens on Monday, October 17, 2016 and closes Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Students should register for a J-Term class via LOCUS by selecting J-Term 2017 from the Term selector menu.  For detailed information on registration and important J-Term dates, please visit the J-Term Registration and Class Schedule.

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.


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 21.

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 through LOCUS.  The last day to withdraw from the term without a grade penalty (no mark of W recorded) is Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  The last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" ("WF" thereafter) is Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  The last day to withdraw with a Bursar credit of 100% is Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm. For the complete Withdrawal Schedule, please, refer to the J-Term Registration and Class Schedule.