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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

How to register


Cornell has an open-admissions policy for Winter Session that is independent of admission to the fall and spring academic terms.

To attend Winter Session you must

  • Enroll: Enrollment involves letting us know who you are and what course you would like to take. We urge you to enroll as soon as possible to get into the course you want and to avoid paying applicable fees.
  • Register: Registration happens when you pay. All students must pay tuition and fees in full at the time of enrollment. Please refer to the academic calendar for the registration deadline.


Your enrollment is contingent upon meeting any course prerequisites, completing your registration, and fulfilling any other applicable requirements. It is also subject to space availability in your selected class.

Please be sure to review the Winter Session health requirements and take action if needed.

You are also expected to be familiar with the information contained on the Cornell Policies page, including the statements on academic integrity, attendance, and registration.

Enrollment forms

Before downloading and submitting these forms, please read the information linked above to be sure you follow the correct enrollment procedures.

To protect your information, do not fax or e-mail forms containing your Social Security Number and/or date of birth. Instead, we recommend you submit forms containing this information in person or via postal mail.