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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Cornell Winter Session: An opportunity to catch up or get ahead

SCE, October 2, 2017

The "coolest" season at Cornell, Winter Session is a great opportunity to earn up to four credits in just a few weeks—on campus, or off campus through special programs or online learning.

On campus (January 2–20, 2018), Winter Session Cornellians enjoy small classes and the opportunity for intensive study. With most students and faculty gone for the winter break, the campus is breathtakingly quiet and peaceful.

For those who prefer sandy beaches to snow-white hills, as many as twenty online courses are offered during Winter Session, in subjects ranging from art and classics to anthropology, economics, and nutritional science. Most online classes are offered December 26, 2017–January 20, 2018, though dates may vary.

An exciting option for adventurous students are programs off campus, such as an experiential writing program in the Yucatan (January 5–15, 2018) and a service learning course in Baton Rouge (January 8–12, 2018), in which students will help youngsters with video projects.

Students are also able to take courses through independent study, as long as there is a professor willing to supervise the coursework.

For information about Winter Session and to register, visit