January 14, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Northeastern Junior College has seen an increase in enrollment for its January (J) Term. There are currently 269 unduplicated students on campus now who have been taking classes between January 7 and 18th, up 20.6 percent over last year’s J-Term enrollment. The J-Term option offers students an accelerated format where they can earn up to three credits in two weeks. Students are in the classroom for 4 hours per day during this term. Many students use J-Term as a springboard to jump ahead on some college credit, or to pick up a class that they might not otherwise be able to fit into their schedules.
Northeastern has made it a point to offer degree level classes during this term and most of them are guaranteed transfer courses so that a student attending a university elsewhere may earn the credits here and have them transferred to the college or university where they attend full-time. The college offers a housing and meal package to students who opt to return early from Christmas break and enroll in a J-Term class.