Is J-Term required?

All students must successfully complete at least two J-Term courses. The first J-Term course must be completed during a student’s freshman year. The second J-Term course may be completed during a student’s sophomore, junior, or senior year. Many students choose to participate in J-Term every year. Students must consult with their academic advisors to select their J-Term courses.

 

How much does J-Term cost?

Full-time, Full-Year students

One J-Term session per academic year is included in tuition costs for students attending full-time in both the fall and spring terms. Students will be responsible for the study tour and/or material costs.

Students taking an on-campus J-Term course and living in residence halls will not be billed for room and board during J-Term but will be responsible for travel and/or other course activity fees.

Part-time and single-term students

Students attending a single term, fall or spring, who wish to attend a J-Term course on campus or study tour will be billed for tuition at the part-time per credit hour rate and for the study tour and/or material costs.

Students taking an on-campus J-Term course and living in residence halls will be billed for room and board during J-Term and will be responsible for travel and/or other course activity fees.

Second J-Term study tours

Students that wish to enroll in a second J-Term study tour within the same year must petition the Office of the Registrar. Upon approval, students will be billed for tuition at the part-time per credit hour rate and the study tour and/or material costs.

 

Are J-Term courses graded?

On-campus courses, off-campus study tours, and independent studies are graded, and the grade is computed in the student’s grade point average. Field placements receive grades “S” (satisfactory) or “U” (unsatisfactory) and do not affect a student’s grade point average.