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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2020 will run from December 26, 2019 to January 18, 2020, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2020. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an email when this happens, please join our email list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Academic calendar

Key dates

Off-campus classes: December 26, 2018 - January 19, 2019*

Online classes: December 26, 2018 - January 19, 2019*

On-campus classes: January 2-19, 2019

*some class dates may vary

Winter Session

October 1, 2018Registration begins
November 1, 2018Deadline for international students taking on-campus courses to submit enrollment and visa-related materials
November 8, 2018Registration deadline for off-campus classes (see individual class descriptions as deadlines may vary)
November 30, 2018Registration deadline for visiting Winter Session students taking online classes
December 1, 2018Financial aid deadline
December 15, 2018Registration 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.

 Registration deadline for Cornell students and employees taking online classes.
December 26, 2018
- January 19, 2019
Off-campus classes (dates vary)
 Online classes (dates vary)
December 26-28, 2018100% tuition refund for classes that run December 26, 2018 to January 19, 2019
December 29-30, 201850% tuition refund for classes that run December 26, 2018, to January 19, 2019
December 31, 20180% tuition refund for classes that run December 26, 2018, to January 19, 2019
January 2-19, 2019On-campus classes
January 2-4, 2019$100 late registration fee applies, plus $100/week after this date
Variable datesVisit the Changes in Registration page to learn about deadlines for class add/drop and credit/grade option changes.
 Course evaluation system open for students a few days before the end of class
January 19, 2019Final exams will be held on this date, at a time to be arranged by your instructor