Visiting Students

Office of Summer and Special Academic Programs


University of Virginia students do not need to apply for on-Grounds January Term classes.  Students from other colleges and universities are welcome  to apply for admission to January Term. To be eligible for admission, applicants  must be at least 18 years of age and be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their home institution. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75.  

The Non Degree Student Form should be completed no later than December 6, 2024. Note that course registration for visiting students begins on Thursday, November 14. Many classes fill shortly after registration opens; thus, interested students are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Visiting international students should click here to complete application documents.

Individuals admitted for study in January Term receive a notice of acceptance via email. They are subject to all the academic, non-academic, and financial policies and procedures of the University of Virginia. Students are expected to attend each class meeting.

Visiting students enrolled in a J-Term course have all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of UVa students during the term of study. Admission to January Term does not constitute admission to the University, nor does it allow students to register for courses in subsequent semesters.