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Winter Session

Taking accelerated online courses over your winter break can be a good way to catch up, get ahead or stay on track for your graduation.

Winter Session is Almost Here! 


Dec. 28, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021


* We are updating our schedule and adding courses regularly.  Check back in the coming weeks for more course information.


Read About the Success of Winter Session [pdf]


Registering for Winter Session

Earn 3 credit hours during winter break with one of our accelerated online courses. Registration for Winter Session will open in the fall at the same time as spring courses, and can be completed at the same time as registration for spring courses. No special requests or forms are required for Winter Session registration.

Something missing?  Click hereto request a course that is not currently scheduled to be offered for Winter Session.

When it's time to register:

1. Go to
2. View Spring 2021 classes. 
3. Choose advanced search.
4.  Select Part of Term “Columbia Winter Session.”

Winter Classes Can Be Taken Off-Campus
All winter break courses are 100% online. You can take them anywhere you have an internet connection.

Tips For Winter Session Success

Read our guide, "15 Tips For Success" to get the most from your 3-week online winter courses.

Now during the semester I only have to focus on four classes instead of all six.  I'm used to taking 18 credit hours every semester, so now it feels strange but amazing only having 12 credit hours.

Winter Session 2020 student

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