About Winter Session

Winter Session offers diverse opportunities (asynchronous online classes, study abroad, or study away) for undergraduate students, allowing you to make the most of the weeks between the fall and spring semesters.

What are the benefits of winter coursework?

  • Lighten your spring courseload - If your fall semester seems overwhelming, taking up to 3 credits in winter can help you focus on challenging coursework in the spring.
  • Prerequisite preparation - Complete a prerequisite course during winter to set yourself up for success in future semesters. Check to see if any of the winter courses can get you ahead for a future semester.
  • Progress towards your academic goals - Use winter to work towards a minor or second major, helping you stay on track with your academic plan.
  • Graduate early - Explore the possibility of graduating early by strategically taking winter and summer classes. Taking three credits during winter and nine over the summer will allow you to complete 12 extra credits per year!
  • Learn new skills or explore interests - Winter is an excellent time to delve into classes of interest that may not fit into your fall or spring schedule.
  • Explore the world - Studying abroad during Winter Session allows you to gain global experience and earn credits. Check the online Program Search for options.
  • Cost Benefits - Enjoy reduced costs; if your major typically charges a differential fee, it will not apply to winter coursework. Standard per-credit tuition or fees apply.
    Student Residency Cost per Credit Cost per Course
    Resident $347.85 $1043.55
    Nonresident $948.30 $2844.90
    International $1,018.30 $3054.90
    Visit the Office of the Bursar to learn more about tuition for online courses and Study Abroad to explore program costs.
  • Student Quotes
    • “It helped keep me on schedule and helped me segue into the spring semester.”
    • “It was a great way to earn 3 credits, understand a topic in-depth ... and earn a good grade.”

Important Dates (Tentative for 2024-2025)

  • Winter Session 2024 - December 16, 2024 – January 3, 2025 - Course Schedule
    • Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20
    • Thursday, December 26 - Friday, December 27
    • Monday, December 30 - Tuesday, December 31
    • Thursday, January 2 - Friday, January 3


Contact us at wintersession@purdue.edu