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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

"I was able to take a course that met some of my class requirements during a period of time when I would not normally be able to take classes."

Travis Van Caster

Courses and programs

Frequently asked questions

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Featured winter classes

ASIAN 2250 Introduction to Asian Religions
January 4-23, 2016
Taught by Jane-Marie Law
ENGRC 3500 Engineering Communications
January 4-22, 2016
Taught by Gerald Gabriel (online)
AMST 2020 Popular Culture in the United States, 1950 to the Present
December 28, 2015-January 23, 2016
Taught by Glenn Altschuler (online)

See more featured classes and meet a few of our faculty

Winter Session news