Winter Session key dates

  • Off-campus classes: December 26, 2019 - January 18, 2020*
  • Online classes: December 26, 2019 - January 18, 2020*
  • On-campus classes: January 2–18, 2020

*Some class dates may vary

Winter Session 2020

October 1, 2019
Registration begins
Note: All tuition and fees must be paid in full in order for registration to be complete.
November 1, 2019
Deadline for international students taking on-campus courses to submit enrollment and visa-related materials
November 8, 2019
Registration deadline for off-campus classes (see individual class descriptions as deadlines may vary)
November 29, 2019
Registration deadline for visiting Winter Session students taking online classes
December 2, 2019
Financial aid deadline
December 16, 2019
Registration deadline for on-campus classes.
Mail-in registrations (with payment) for on-campus classes must be postmarked by this date.

Note: All tuition and fees must be paid in full in order for registration to be complete.
Registration deadline for Cornell students and employees taking online classes.
December 20, 2019
Deadline to add a class that runs December 26, 2019–January 18, 2020
December 26, 2019
- January 18, 2020
Off-campus classes (dates vary)
Online classes (dates vary)
January 2, 2020
Deadline to add a class that runs January 2–18, 2020. Instructor permission required on first day of class.
January 2-18, 2020
On-campus classes
January 2-4, 2020
$100 late registration fee applies, plus $100/week after this date
January 3, 2020
Deadline to drop a class that runs December 26, 2019–January 18, 2020
Note: If you drop a class after these dates, the letter "W" will appear on your transcript.
Deadline to change a credit or grade option for a class that runs December 26, 2019–January 18, 2020
January 6, 2020
Deadline to drop a class that runs January 2–18, 2020
Note: If you drop a class after these dates, the letter "W" will appear on your transcript.
Deadline to change a credit or grade option for a class that runs January 2–18, 2020
Variable dates
Course evaluation system open for students a few days before the end of class
January 18, 2020
Final exams will be held on this date, at a time to be arranged by your instructor