- JanTerm courses are offered on-campus and off-campus. Off-Campus or “Travel” courses are typically planned a year in advance in order to create a meaningful and cost-efficient experience. Because of this, travel arrangements and price quotes must be obtained to give a projected cost for students. If there is not high enough student commitment for courses in the spring enrollments (which ensures that the minimum costs will be covered in the future by student fees), then courses will not “make” and the courses will be canceled. Also, only students who are enrolled in the JanTerm course during spring registration will be eligible for scholarship consideration.
Deposit and Registration
Registration for Off-Campus courses will be open May 3-5, 2016. Students can register using an ADD slip (you can pick one up at the Registrar’s Office). Please note that each Off-Campus JanTerm requires you to pay the $250 non-refundable deposit to the Business Office and get instructor approval. You must present the receipt for your $250.00 non-refundable deposit at the Registrar’s Office when you turn in your ADD slip. Registrations for Off-Campus courses cannot be completed without the deposit receipt from the Business Office.
If you need a loan to help cover the cost of the travel course, please consult with the Office of Financial Aid.
Please understand that deposits are non-refundable and, at any time following your registration into the course, you will be responsible for all unrecoverable payments made on your behalf for the course. If a course is canceled due to low enrollment, or if a student is not able to register due to the enrollment limit being reached for a course, deposits may be refunded to students.
Once the deposit has been made and registration completed, the balance of the course fees must be paid according to the payment schedule established for the specific course. No statements will be sent out.
Dropping a Travel Course
The $250 non-refundable deposit will not be refunded if a student drops a JanTerm course. The only exception is if a course is cancelled by Austin College.
To *drop a course, please:
- Pick up a Drop Slip from the Registrar’s Office
- Get your mentor’s signature/approval
- Return the Drop Slip to the Registrar’s Office
*Please note: You CANNOT add or drop a JanTerm or JanTerm in May travel course on WebHopper. Adding or Dropping a travel course must be done in person. You must complete a drop slip or you could be responsible for additional course fees.
No refunds will be made and no credit will be awarded to students who are terminated from a travel course because of disciplinary or behavioral problems. If a student is terminated from a travel course any time after registering for the course due to disciplinary or behavioral problems, course fees in accordance with the JanTerm Payment Schedule for the course will be assessed and will vary depending on the course and date of termination.
If disciplinary or behavioral problems occur while a travel course is underway, the student will be sent home at his/her expense. Additional fees may be assessed in such instances as necessary.