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The "coolest season at Cornell," Winter Session is a great opportunity to earn up to four credits in just a few weeks, enjoy small classes, concentrate on intensive study, and get to know your professor and classmates.


Welcome guide

Open admissions

Cornell's open-admissions policy for most Winter Session courses makes enrollment easy.

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Courses and programs

Frequently asked questions

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Calendar

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Featured winter programs

AMST 2020 Popular Culture in the United States, 1950 to the Present
December 26, 2014-January 17, 2015
Taught by Glenn Altschuler (online)
GOVT 3141 Prisons
December 26, 2014-January 17, 2015
Taught by Danielle Thomsen (online)
BIOPL 2400 Green World
January 2-17, 2015
Taught by Thomas Silva

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Winter Session news

What our students are saying

"During Winter Session, the class sizes are small, and the professors are very accessible."

Zachary Bell