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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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Featured winter programs

HD 3490 Positive Psychology
January 2-17, 2015
Taught by Anthony Ong
BIOPL 2400 Green World
January 2-17, 2015
Taught by Thomas Silva
NBA 5841 Global Business Management
December 26, 2014-January 17, 2015
Taught by Elena Iankova (online)

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Winter Session news

What our students are saying

"Winter Session was a great experience enabling you to really focus on one thing, learn very quickly, and feel accomplished."

Brice Cooke