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?
Tuition for one J-Term session per academic year is included for students attending full-time in both the Fall and Spring terms. Tuition does not include any study tour or material costs. Students wishing to attend two J-Terms in an academic year must petition the Office of the Registrar and, if approved, will be billed per credit at the part-time student rate for the second J-Term.
Students taking an on-campus course and living in residence halls pay no additional room and board for J-Term. This is limited to full-time residential students registered for either the Fall or Spring terms. Off-campus study tours and some on-campus J-Term courses require an additional fee to cover cost of travel and other course activities. Payment of these nonrefundable fees is due at registration.
To learn J-Term tuition fees for special/part-time students, please contact the Carthage Business Office.
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.