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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

BIOPL 2400 Green World
January 2-17, 2015
Taught by Thomas Silva
HADM 4180 Technology for Bootstrapped Entrepreneurship
January 2-17, 2015
Taught by Mona Olsen (online)
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

"You get to focus on fewer classes, absorbing information more deeply. You also get to work at your own pace, allowing flexibility with your schedule."

Ivan Binkerd-Dale