Am I required to take a course in December Term?

No. December Term is an optional enrichment program with credit of 3 units per course. No one is required to take a December Term course.

Do December Term courses fulfill general education requirements?

No. December Term courses are for enrichment and do not satisfy general education requirements.  The 3 units do count toward the 216 units required for a Lawrence degree.

Can December Term courses fulfill major or minor requirements?

Some December Term courses may count as an elective for a major, minor, or interdisciplinary area at the discretion of the department or program.

Are the fees part of my regular tuition, room and board costs?

No. There is a separate charge for December Term. D-Term tuition is discounted by 40% for all students. Two weeks of room and board are charged for on-campus courses. A program fee is charged for travel courses as listed in the course description.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is limited to federal and private loans. Contact the Financial Aid Office at financial.aid@lawrence to learn more.

Do I have to live on campus during D-term? 

Students may elect to live off campus during December Term.  Students who want to live off campus must notify the Campus Life office ( by the end of October to avoid being billed for room and board.