J Term

Online Classes: December 15, 2014 – January 16, 2015

Residential Classes: January 5-16, 2015


For a list of classes, go to: Course Offerings

Before You Begin Class

  • Admission: Admission to the College is required. Visiting students must submit approval and verification of good standing from their home colleges.
  • Registration: Register online at myLC or submit registration forms to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Tuition payments: Payment for tuition should be processed concurrent with your course registration for any registration on or after November 15, 2014.
  • Housing accommodations: If you are planning to stay in your campus residence, please contact the Office of Residence Life by December 15, 2014.

Class Meetings

The first meeting of each class will be on the same day as final registration. In some cases, registration may cause students to be late to the first class meeting. All classes will meet for the full period on the first day.

  • Each 3-credit hour course should equal 37.5 contact hours. Each instructor will clearly explain the attendance policy for the course. The director of Academic Advising will be notified in cases of two successive unexplained absences. Final examinations will be held on the last day of class and at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Classes offered in a 2-week J Term will average 4 hours of instruction each day Monday through Friday.
  • Classes will meet at the times and places indicated in the online course schedule.

ID Cards and Computer Accounts

All students are eligible to obtain student identification cards. Use of certain campus facilities and access to email accounts are limited to students who have this identification. Call the College Information Center at 434.544.8100 for further information.

Textbook Purchases and Refunds

Course materials for the J Term session may be purchased new or used online at myLC; click on “buy textbooks” in the left menu bar.

If you would like to rent, be sure to compare to in-store prices first. Used books are sometimes less expensive than rentals and some titles may not be available to rent if we sell them at lower prices in the store. You can also return your rental to the Campus Store at the end of the term if you rent through our rental partner, http://lccampusstore.rentsbooks.com/.

Want to charge on campus? Open a charge or declining balance account online. The College Account may be used on campus at the following locations: Campus Store, campus post office, Westover Room, the dining hall, Domino’s, and Brewed Awakenings in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. Hours for each of these locations may vary during the J Term session. Your LC college ID is required to purchase on account. You do not need to open an account to purchase textbooks at myLC; however, you are restricted to online use for textbooks only if an account is not open.

All online textbook purchases will be charged to a College Account (if the account is not on hold for non-payment) which can be paid online with a credit card at www.lynchburg.edu/payments (pick college account).

Please order your J Term textbooks at myLC at https://mylc.lynchburg.edu or in store prior to December 20. Textbooks for online classes will be shipped to the address indicated unless you state that you want to pick your books up in the Campus Store. Orders require 24 hours to process during the business week. The Campus Store will be closed December 23 through January 1. Orders placed during that time may be picked up on January 5.

If you have an LC Personal Identification Number (PIN) and have registered for a course, you may view your schedules and required course materials:

  1. Go to mylc.lynchburg.edu.
  2. Enter your network username and password.
  3. Click on “Buy Textbooks” link in the upper left portion of the screen.
  4. Select the term you wish to view.

Refunds for textbooks are made only during the first week the class meets if you have dropped the class and have a Campus Store receipt showing purchase. No refunds will be given for textbooks after this time. To sell your used books online, visit the Campus Store pages. Dates to sell your used books in person can be found in the complete refund policy.

Parking Permits

Registration fees are:

  • $50 annual registration for full-time non-resident (commuting) freshmen and all sophomores, juniors, seniors.
  • $20 annual registration for part-time and graduate students.
  • $10 registration for commuting, part-time, and graduate students registering a second vehicle.
  • $20 temporary registration (2-30 days) for full-time non-resident (commuting) freshmen and all sophomores, juniors, seniors.
  • $250 per semester or $500 annual registration for “special permission” parking for resident freshmen.

For additional information, see: Safety & Security.


Students who expect to complete degree requirements during the J Term must advise the Registrar’s Office (Application for BA/BS degree required) or the Office of the Dean of Continuing and Graduate Studies of their intention.

The official date for granting degrees in January is January 16, 2015, even though courses may be completed prior to that date.

To qualify for January graduation, all courses must be completed, and in the case of transfer credit, transcripts must be received by January 16. Formal graduation exercises are not held in January. Candidates may participate and be recognized in graduation exercises on May 16, 2015. Students whose programs are completed after January 16, 2015, will be included as candidates for graduation in May 2015.

Grades and Transcripts

Grade reports for J Term are available to students online at www.lynchburg.edu/studentsonline after January 20.

Academic Record transcripts are usually not available until January 23.

Students who wish to have transcripts sent elsewhere should make such requests in the Registrar’s Office at least two weeks before the transcript is needed. A $3 fee is charged for each transcript requested.

College Regulations

All general regulations of the College governing conduct on the campus and all academic rules and requirements concerning class attendance, grades and credits, examinations, and scholarships are in full effect for the J Term. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 provides for the confidentiality of students’ educational records. For specific information, consult the undergraduate or graduate catalogs and The Hornet student handbook.

Honor System

All enrolled students are bound to honor high standards of conduct and to maintain the spirit of honor and integrity. The Honor Code (see The Hornetstudent handbook) is in effect during the J Term session with the usual sanction for a violation as suspension from the College. Any student who observes a possible violation is expected to contact the professor or the Office of the Dean of Students.

Questions or Concerns

Contact the Office of Enrollment Services for information about admission. For information about graduate-level courses, visit the Graduate Studies web site: www.lynchburg.edu/graduatestudies.

If you need additional information, contact the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at or 434.544.8695.