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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2018 will run from December 26, 2017 to January 20, 2018, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2018. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Refund schedule

A student who drops a course (see Changes in registration), or who has an approved refund petition, may receive a tuition refund according to the prorated schedule below.

If you have questions about this process, please check with the Winter Session office when you submit your change-in-enrollment form or refund petition.

Note: If you withdraw without officially notifying the Winter Session office, you will not receive a refund (and will receive a grade of F). For more information see "Withdrawal" under Changes in registration.

Course fees are nonrefundable.

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on special circumstances, please download the petition form, complete it, and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.


Refund Schedules

Tuition-refund schedule for a class that runs December 26, 2016–January 21, 2017

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

Tuition-refund schedule for a class that runs January 3–21, 2017

January 3-5, 2017100% tuition refund if you drop your class during these dates
January 6-7, 201750% tuition refund if you drop your class during these dates
January 8, 20170% tuition refund if you withdraw from your class on or after this date

If your class dates do not appear above, contact the Winter Session registrar's office.

Tuition-refund schedule for an online course

To withdraw from an online course, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the course that you withdraw.

Refund schedule (based on course start date):

  • Days 1-3: Withdrawal period with a 100% tuition refund
  • Days 4-5: Withdrawal period with a 50% tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0% refund

Tuition-refund schedule for a special program

To withdraw from a special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.

Refund schedule (based on program start date):

  • Days 1-3: Withdrawal period with a 100% tuition refund
  • Days 4-5: Withdrawal period with a 50% tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0% refund