Winter Session includes two terms.
Winter Session I is a four-week session that begins in Dec., after the end of the Fall Semester.
This session will be held Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 through Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Winter Session II is a two-week session that begins in early Jan.
This session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 through Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
As a SUNY Cortland student, you can begin registering for Winter Session when you register for your Spring Semester courses.
|Student Group||Registration Start Date|
|Graduate Students||Monday, November 1|
|Seniors||Tuesday, November 2|
|Juniors||Thursday, November 4|
|Sophomores||Monday, November 8|
|Freshmen||Wednesday, November 10|
Registration via myRedDragon closes on Friday, Dec. 17 for Session I (Dec. 21, 2021 - Jan. 18, 2022) and on Wednesday, December 29 for Session II (Jan. 4 - 18, 2022). Alternate Registration may be used between the time myRedDragon closes and noon on the first day of each term.
Pay your tuition and fees online. Winter Session 2022 bills are due on Friday, December 3.
Online registration for visiting students opens at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 8. Formal admission to SUNY Cortland is not required to take courses as a visiting student.
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.
Students can register for a maximum of 5 credit hours during Winter Session. Six credits is allowed with Associate Dean overload approval.
Information regarding refunds is available on the Student Accounts website. Please contact the Student Accounts Office with any questions at 607-753-2313.
Additional information is available regarding dropping or withdrawing from a course. Students intending to withdraw from a course should adhere to the instructions provided on the form. However, online courses in Winter have a shorter time frame for withdrawing. If you are trying to withdraw from a course and are concerned about meeting the deadline, you may speak with your associate dean. Scroll to the bottom for contact information for the associate deans' offices.
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 email@example.com
Associate Dean, Professional Studies
Associate Dean, Education
Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences