Winter Session includes two terms.
Winter Session I is a five-week session that begins in December, after the end of the Fall Semester.
Winter Session II is a two-week session that begins in early January.
The dates for Winter Session 2019 will be posted soon.
As a SUNY Cortland student, you can begin registering for Winter Session when you register for your Spring Semester courses, typically in November. Specific dates and details will be posted here early in the Fall Semester.
Visiting student registration for Winter Session typically begins in November. Specific dates and details will be posted here early in the Fall Semester.
For general information about visiting student registration, consult the Visiting Student Guide.
Financial aid is not offered specifically for Winter Session. However, Winter Session charges can be included in a SUNY Cortland student’s cost of attendance to allow for additional loan eligibility for the academic year. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Credits earned during Winter (and Summer) Session can help you meet the Excelsior Scholarship requirements. We highly recommend consulting with your academic advisor and the Financial Aid Office before committing to a Winter Session course. Your advisor can help you choose the best course to fulfill your degree requirements. And, the Financial Aid Office will work with you to ensure that you are on track with this, and all other Excelsior Scholarship requirements.
You can register for a maximum of 5 credit hours during Winter Session.
Information regarding refunds is available on the Student Accounts website. Please contact the Student Accounts Office with any questions.
If you are a matriculated SUNY Cortland student, Winter Session classes will be included in your GPA and on your transcript. However, no academic decisions from the Fall term will be changed for Spring because of a Winter Session grade. For example, if your GPA at the end of the Fall term was too low for student teaching, to get into a major, or go on an internship, a Winter course grade will not be reported and computed in time to change that decision.
Campus services are available during Winter Session, with reduced hours or availability. Please visit the Available Services page for more specific details.
You are welcome to contact the academic departments or schools with course-specific questions. If you are unsure of whom to contact, you can start with the Extended Learning Office or the Associate Dean for the specific school.
Extended Learning/Winter Session Office
607-753-5643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Dean, Professional Studies
Associate Dean, Education
Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences