January Term

Course Load Policy

Due to the intensive format of January Term, ALL students are limited to registering for one* course and a maximum of 4 credits.

*One Course Exception: Students may register for more than one course provided the courses DO NOT meet concurrently and the total credits DO NOT exceed the 4 credit maximum.

Deadlines January Term 2015

  • October 20: Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. No RAC, instructor or advisor signature required. New students must register in person, by phone, fax or mail. Please note: payment is due at the time of registration for all non-degree students; degree students will be billed.
  • December 24 at 1pm - January 2: Office closed for holiday break. Regular business hours resume Jan 5.
  • December 27: LAST DAY to register on Webcat for students with active UNH accounts. Webcat registration closes at 6 pm.
  • December 29: Online/Hybrid courses and Study Abroad trips begin.
  • January 5: On Campus courses begin.**
  • January 5: LAST DAY to ADD Professor's written or emailed permission required. Send to registrars.office@unh.edu.*
  • January 5: LAST DAY to DROP with REFUND. No signatures required. Send email to registrars.office@unh.edu and copy your instructor. Full tuition and tech fee refunded.
  • January 8: LAST DAY to DROP without petition or academic liability. No refund available. No signatures required. Send email to registrars.office@unh.edu and copy your instructor. W grade will appear on transcript.
  • January 17: Classes end.**

* Registration changes are accepted by phone or in person during regular business hours, M-F, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Rm. 180, Stoke Hall. After hours and during holiday break, send/forward an email with instructor permission to add or request to drop by the deadlines above to registrars.office@unh.edu.

**PLEASE NOTE: On campus classes will meet weekdays beginning January 5th and will also meet on two consecutive Saturdays - January 10th and 17th.

Registration Instructions

Note: Pass/Fail option is available for degree students only. Download pass/fail form.
Auditing a course is not permitted during January Term.

UNH Students
Online registration via WEBCAT is available to students with a MyUNH/Blackboard account and the preferred method of registration. Download the study abroad permission form if applicable.

Non-UNH Students

Download and complete a registration form, and submit by any method below.
(If you have difficulty accessing the registration form, you may download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Mail: UNH Registration, 11 Garrison Ave., Stoke Hall, Rm 180, Durham, NH 03824.

Fax: (603) 862-0655

In-Person: Office of the Registrar, 11 Garrison Ave., Stoke Hall, Room 180, Durham.

Phone: (603) 862-2015 or 1-800-313-5327


Payment Methods & Information

Cash, check, credit card, TMS payment plans (only for students currently enrolled in TMS for spring semester), graduate assistantships (full year or spring) or financial aid credit from fall or spring semester accepted. Employee/dependent tuition waivers and NH Senior Citizen tuition waivers also accepted.

UNH Degree Students
If you are enrolled in a UNH degree program and you are registering for January Term your tuition and fees will appear on your bill. Late fees will be assessed if payment is not made by the due date. You must drop January Term courses by the published deadlines (above) to avoid tuition and fee liability and additional late fees. Failure to attend or to participate in a class does not constitute an official drop. Tuition charges can be viewed on the Registration Fee Assessment page.

Financial aid may be used if you have a credit from fall or spring packages. If you use a portion of your spring semester financial aid package and subsequently do not enroll in the spring semester, you are liable for any January Term course charges.
Students currently enrolled in the spring TMS payment plan may add January Term charges to their accounts. Students must contact TMS to increase their monthly budget payment.

UNH Non-Degree and Non-UNH Students
If you are not enrolled in a UNH degree program and you are registering for January Term or Spring semester you must pay at the time of registration or your class(es) will be dropped.