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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Academic calendar

Key dates

Off-campus classes: December 26, 2016 - January 21, 2017*

Online classes: December 26, 2016 - January 21, 2017*

On-campus classes: January 3-21, 2017

*some class dates may vary

Winter Session

September 15, 2016Registration begins
November 9, 2016Registration deadline for off-campus classes (see individual class descriptions as deadlines may vary)
November 30, 2016Deadline for international students taking on-campus courses to submit enrollment and visa-related materials
November 30, 2016Registration deadline for visiting Winter Session students taking online classes
December 1, 2016Financial aid deadline
December 16, 2016Registration deadline for on-campus classes.
Mail-in registrations (with payment) for on-campus classes must be postmarked by this date.

Note: All tuition and fees must be paid in full in order for registration to be complete.

Note: The Winter Session office will close at noon on Dec. 16 and reopen at 8 a.m. on Dec. 19.

December 16, 2016Registration deadline for Cornell students and employees taking online classes.

Note: The Winter Session office will close at noon on Dec. 16 and reopen at 8 a.m. on Dec. 19.

December 26, 2016
- January 21, 2017
Off-campus classes (dates vary)
December 26, 2016
- January 21, 2017
Online classes (dates vary)
December 26-28, 2016100% tuition refund if you drop your class during these dates
December 29-30, 201650% tuition refund if you drop your class during these dates
December 31, 20160% tuition refund if you drop your class on or after this date
January 3-21, 2017On-campus classes
Variable datesVisit the Changes in Registration page to learn about deadlines for class add/drop and credit/grade option changes.
January 3-5, 2017$100 late registration fee applies, plus $100/week after this date
Variable datesCourse evaluation system open for students a few days before the end of class
January 21, 2017Final exams will be held on this date, at a time to be arranged by your instructor
January 27, 2017Grades from Student Center and transcripts are available after this date