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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.

Enrollment and registration

Independent study

Class you want not listed? Take it independently! You can register for practically any Cornell class listed in Courses of Study if you can find a professor willing to supervise the coursework. Read more about independent study.

To register for an independent study course:

  1. Complete an independent study form. The signature of the instructor is required on this form, but not on the Winter Session registration form. All other requested information must be provided.
  2. Follow the steps under instructions for undergraduates and general registrants.
  3. Mail the form to us at B20 Day Hall by the registration deadline. After that deadline, you will be charged a registration fee and any applicable late fees.

If, after registering, you decide not to pursue your indepdendent study, complete a change-in-enrollment form immediately at B20 Day Hall. If you don't, you will receive a grade of F and may be liable for the tuition and any fees.