January Term (J-Term)

The January Term or J-Term is a three week mini-term that occurs during the first three weeks of January. It is an opportunity to earn 1-6 credits. For federal aid financial aid processing, the J-Term is considered part of the spring semester.

Matriculated student must secure approval from an appropriate academic adviser to register for more than 6 credit hours.  Probationary students seeking to override the 6 credit limit must make the request at their dean’s office.

There is no cross-registration during summer or January Term.

Tuition and Fees

Students are charged per credit hour for J-Term (in addition to their spring charges). Students that attend during J-Term cannot gain federal eligibility for spring. A separate aid application is required for J-Term financial aid. The application is available in November of each year.  suny.buffalostate.edu/applying#sessions