Frequently Asked Questions

winter session

 

General Questions

What are the dates for Winter Session?
UConn’s Winter Session runs for three weeks, beginning on December 26, 2017 and ending January 12, 2018, enabling you to complete a course in just three weeks.

Where do I find a listing of courses being offered this summer?
There are two ways to search for classes by using the class search page or the Student Administration site.

I’m not a UConn Student. Can I take a course during Winter Session? How do I register?
Yes! You may take a course and become a Visiting UConn Student!

  • Visiting/NonDegree students:  Registration is a 2-step process for Visiting students: Application and Registration (Opens October 23rd). Click here for registration details. Once you receive your confirmation email and receive access to the Student Administration System , you will search for and register (add/drop) for courses.

How many credits can I register for during Winter Session?
You may register for up to four credits during Winter Session.

How can I obtain a course syllabus?
Please contact the course instructor for the course syllabus. You may find the instructor email by using the UConn Phonebook. If a course is online, you may find the syllabus at eCampus.

How can I find a course description?
You can find course descriptions in the Online Course Catalog.

How do I learn whether a Winter Session course is still available?
To search for the most up-to-date class offerings and availability, use the class search.  Be sure that the “open classes” button has been selected for your search and all classes with available seats will appear.

Will additional courses be added if a popular course fills up?
This is decided on a case-by-case basis with the academic department offering the course. The class search lists up-to-date course offerings and their availability for all Winter Session classes.

What is the schedule for each Winter Session course?
Please check the class search for exact class details. The three-week classes meet daily, with the majority beginning at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, how do I know if classes are cancelled?

  • In rare cases we determine it is necessary to cancel or delay classes, or to close business operations at the University, the community will be notified as quickly as possible. UConn’s alert webpage (http://alert.uconn.edu) is the definitive source of information about the University’s operating status and should be your primary source.
  • When storms occur overnight, we will endeavor to make this notification by 5 a.m. Sometimes conditions change rapidly, however, and we may need to adjust decisions about class schedules and business operations.
  • You can also check the University’s 24-hour emergency closing information number: 860-486-3768.
  • While the University makes every effort to notify the news media about operating changes at UConn’s campuses, we cannot guarantee that details provided by news outlets represent the most current or complete information.
  • On-line courses will still require your participation unless unforeseen circumstance occur such as a power outage. Faculty members will provide further instruction and course of action.

Do Winter Session classes have papers, final exams, or multiple exams?
The coursework for each class depends on the individual class. Most courses have one final exam administered on the last class meeting.

Can I take Winter Session courses online?
Yes, online courses are offered this Winter Session. Please note: Online classes are not cancelled due to inclement weather.

Are Online courses held entirely online?
Most online courses are held entirely online.  Some classes may require in person class meetings or exams.  A note in the “Notes” section of the course will list the detail for exams, etc. if applicable.

What is a hybrid course?
A course that combines both online and face-to-face instruction.

Are courses that filled up in the fall and spring semesters being offered this winter?
Yes. To search for the most up-to-date class offerings and availability, check here. Accepted UConn students may also log into the Student Administration site to view and register for all Winter Intersession classes.

What are the deadlines for adding or dropping Winter Session courses?
UConn undergraduates may add/drop classes through their Student Admin System account until the add/drop deadline date of December 28, 2017. A class dropped after December 28, 2017 must be processed through the Registrar’s Office.

You must e-mail registrar@uconn.edu to be withdrawn from a class. The last day to withdraw from a class is the day before the final exam for the particular class you are registered for.

 

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FAQs for Newly Accepted Students

Why should I take a Winter Session course?
As a new UConn student, taking a UConn Winter Session course will allow you the following benefits:

  • try a college-level course before you begin your first semester at UConn
  • focus your efforts on one course at a time in smaller classes with greater faculty interaction
  • complete a general education requirement
  • take an online Winter Session class, at the main campus in Storrs, or at one of UConn’s regional campuses (Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, or Waterbury)

Where can I see which Winter Session courses are offered?
You can view the list of course offerings online. The list of courses provides the following general information:

  • A brief course description
  • The meeting time and location for the class
  • The number of course credits to be earned for completing the class
  • Other information, including the University’s specific subject and department code for the course (e.g., “ANTH 1006” represents a UConn course entitled Introduction to Anthropology).

For a full description of all courses offered across the University, visit the online Undergraduate Course Catalog.

How do I find out whether a Winter Session course is still available?
When searching our online course offerings, the search automatically defaults to display only courses with open seats. The search results will also show how many seats are currently available in the course.

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Winter Housing

Are campus housing and meal plans available at the main campus in Storrs during the winter?
Yes. Residential housing and meal plans are available for current UConn students taking intersession courses. See below for more information.

  • 2018 Winter and Housing information TBD


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Cost/Financial Aid

How much does Winter Session cost?
Winter Session courses are paid on a per-credit basis for in-state and out-of-state UConn students. For more specific information, please visit our Dates & Fees Page.

Can I apply for financial aid for Winter Session?
For more information about financial aid opportunities, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services Website.

Are Winter Session scholarships available?
There are currently no such scholarships available through the University.

Does my full-tuition UConn scholarship include Winter Session?
No. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at (860) 486-2819 for more information regarding loans and work study opportunities.

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Registration

I’m a college student, but I don’t attend UConn. Can I take classes at UConn this winter? How do I register?
Yes, you would register as a non-degree student.

  • Visiting/NonDegree students:  Registration is a 2-step process for Visiting students: Application and Registration (Opens October 23rd). Click here for registration details. Once you receive your confirmation email and receive access to the Student Administration System , you will search for and register (add/drop) for courses.
  • Winter Session classes are offered online, at the main campus at Storrs, and at the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury regional campuses.

I’m a Storrs campus student. How do I register for Winter Session classes at a UConn regional campus?
Log in to search for classes and register online. You may also register by mail, fax, or in person at any UConn Registrar’s Office. Winter Session classes are offered online, at the main campus at Storrs, and at the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury regional campuses.

I attend one of UConn’s five regional campuses. How do I register for classes on the Storrs campus?
Log in to search for classes and register online. You may also register by mail, fax, or in person at any UConn Registrar’s Office.

I’m currently studying abroad, but will be back in Connecticut this winter. How do I register for Winter Session classes?
Log in to search for classes and register online. You may also register by mail, fax, or in person at any UConn Registrar’s Office.

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Parking

Is a parking permit required?
Yes, please visit the Department of Transportation and Parking Services website for more information. For parking information for regional campuses, please visit their respective websites.

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Textbooks

How do I purchase a textbook for a Winter Session course?
Please visit the UConn Bookstore website for more information.

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