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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

What our students are saying

"You learn so much and don't have competing classes or obligations--you can spend time with the material and schedules are more free. It's a great time to take a course you might find challenging."

Sasha Mack

150 phenomenal years.
Countless ways to celebrate.
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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)
HD 3490 Positive Psychology
January 5-17, 2015
Taught by Anthony Ong
NBA 5841 Global Business Management
December 26, 2014-January 17, 2015
Taught by Elena Iankova (online)

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Winter Session news