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, that wish to attend a J-Term 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.
- For current year tuition and fee amounts, please visit the Tuition and Fee Information page.
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.
Are refunds provided?
If a student registers for J-Term and then withdraws, no refund will be made after noon of the third day of class. Students registered for off-campus study tours must pay a non-refundable deposit. Students are expected to pay remaining costs according to a schedule determined by the faculty study tour leaders. Additional refunds may not be possible after those payment dates. Students should speak to their instructors and the Director of Education Abroad.