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January Program options include courses for credit, independent  study, internships, non-credit courses, and faculty-led courses abroad.

Selected courses offered in January may be used to fulfill the  January Program requirement, which is described in the Academic Policies section. A complete list of offerings is available through the Curriculum Search link on the registrar’s Web page in  October, when students elect a course for the January term. Enrollment  is limited to 30 or fewer students in nearly all courses. First-year  students have priority in all noncredit and 100-level courses unless  otherwise indicated.

A more complete description of the January Program with material about previous Jan Plan activities is  online. An online list  of Jan Plans is updated each year during the fall semester.

Most courses to be offered in January are described under the  sponsoring academic department or program in this catalogue along with  the regular semester offerings (a “j” following the course number  indicates a January Program course). Some courses, however, are  independent of any specific department and can be found by searching for  “JP” courses in “Curriculum Search” on the registrar's website.

Examples of such Jan Plans offered in recent years include  Introduction to Career Planning, Emergency Medical Technician Training,  Furniture Making, Blacksmithing, Principles of Residential Design and  Construction, Audio Technology and Recording, and Introduction to Figure  Painting.


Colby College reserves the right in its sole judgement to make changes of any nature in its program, calendar, academic schedule, fees, deposits, or any other matters in this catalogue.