When is Winter Session at SUNY Cortland?

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 Winter Session dates have been confirmed.

Winter Session I: Dec. 18, 2018 to Jan. 18, 2019

Winter Session II: Jan. 3 to Jan. 16, 2019

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I am a SUNY Cortland student. When and how do I register and pay for classes?

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. 

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I am not a SUNY Cortland student. When and how do I register and pay for classes?

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.

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Is financial aid available?

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.

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I am an Excelsior Scholarship recipient. If I take a Winter Session course, will it help me fulfill the requirement of completing 30 credit hours each year?

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.

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How many credit hours can I take during Winter Session?

You can register for a maximum of 5 credit hours during Winter Session.

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If I decide not to complete a course, can I get a refund?

Information regarding refunds is available on the Student Accounts website. Please contact the Student Accounts Office with any questions.

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Will taking a winter course allow me to improve my GPA?

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.

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What campus services are available during Winter Session?

Campus services are available during Winter Session, with reduced hours or availability. Please visit the Available Services page for more specific details.

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I have questions about a course. Whom should I contact?

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 winter@cortland.edu 

Associate Dean, Professional Studies

Associate Dean, Education

Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences

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Contact Us

Phone: 607-753-5643
Fax: 607-753-2959
Miller Building, Room 230

Extended Learning Office
Summer/Winter Programs
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Intersession Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.