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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


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

"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

Courses and programs

Frequently asked questions

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See the full academic calendar.

Featured winter classes

GOVT 3141 Prisons
Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 21, 2017
Taught by Mary Katzenstein (online)
ENGRC 3500 Engineering Communications
January 3-21, 2017
Taught by Gerald Gabriel (online)
NS 1150 Nutrition, Health, and Society
January 3-21, 2017
Taught by David Levitsky (online)

See more featured classes and meet a few of our faculty

Winter Session news