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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

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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 3434 Chinese Empire and the Cambodian Experience
January 2-18, 2015
Taught by Andrew Mertha
ENGRC 3500 Engineering Communications
January 2-17, 2015
Taught by Gerald Gabriel (online)

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Winter Session news

What our students are saying

"I had a positive experience with Cornell University Winter Session. The chaos of spring or fall semester was absent, and I was free to relax and focus on my studies. "

Jay Grollman