Winter Session 2021
Photo by Dave Keen October 26, 2020
Students encouraged to register for winter classes
The University of Delaware’s 2021 Winter Session registration is now underway for students who want to earn credits in a short period of time between the fall and spring semesters. Students should log in to their personal UDSIS webpage to initiate the registration process.
The condensed, five-week format of Winter Session makes it an ideal time for students to gain credits needed for on-time degree completion. Many students also use the term to get ahead on their academic path or explore new interests.
Most courses will be delivered online, with 150 new sections available and nearly 1,500 additional “seats” this winter. Approximately 500 undergraduate and 50 graduate courses are available during the day or evening and include academic and breadth requirements, experimental classes and independent study.
“Taking a Winter Session class allowed me to lighten up my load for the spring semester,” said Luke Duran, a sophomore majoring in political science and criminal justice. “Since our break is so long, it was good to take advantage of all the time. I highly recommend students take a Winter Session class because it is completely worth it.”
This year, undergraduate students have the option to “float” up to six credits from the fall semester to the 2020-21 Winter and/or Summer Sessions at no additional tuition cost. In this particular instance (Winter Session 2021), the opportunity to take advantage of up to six “floating” credits will also be extended to students in the Associate in Arts Program. This enables students who felt challenged in fall by the online learning environment the opportunity to catch up on their credits. The maximum number of course credits spread across the fall-winter-summer terms covered by this provision is 18. For example, if a student takes 12 credits in fall, they will have six credit hours left to use in winter or summer. If a student has three floating credits and takes a four-credit class in winter, they will pay for just one credit.
Students also have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and career guidance, virtually, through the UD Career Center’s winter internship and job shadowing programs.
For students hoping to extend their winter break a bit longer, the University will offer about 30 four-week courses. The five-week term begins Jan. 4, while the four-week classes start Jan. 11.
For more details, including drop/add information, financial aid and discounts, visit the Winter Session website.