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Welcome

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.

150 phenomenal years.
Countless ways to celebrate.
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Courses and programs

Frequently asked questions

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Calendar

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Featured winter programs

HADM 4180 Technology for Bootstrapped Entrepreneurship
January 2-17, 2015
Taught by Mona Olsen (online)
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

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Winter Session news

What our students are saying

"If you get a chance to take a Winter Session class, TAKE IT! Cornell Winter Session is a great way to meet new friends, delve deep into a new subject of interest, and earn three credits in only three weeks."

Jillian Harmon