All Winter Session courses are conducted completely online. Individual course listings will indicate if the course is conducted asynchronously with no set meetings or synchronously with specific meeting dates and times. 

Winter Session courses are offered at an accelerated 3-week pace (with 1 week Graduate programs in CSD and Screenwriting)  allowing students to complete credits quickly. This is a great opportunity to catch up or get ahead in progressing towards degree completion.

Students may enroll in 2 or 4-credit courses up to 4 credits maximum for Winter Session. Petitions for exceeding the maximum credit limit will not be considered due to the intensive nature of the accelerated pace.

Winter Term Dates

Winter Session runs from December 20, 2021 to January 7, 2022.

Date Activity
December 20 (Monday) First Day
December 24–26 (Friday through Sunday) No Class
January 1 (Saturday) No Class
January 7 (Friday) Last Day

Graduate Communication Disorders Winter Session Dates

Date Activity
January 2 (Sunday) First Day
January 7 (Friday) Last Day

Graduate Screenwriting Los Angeles Residency Winter Session Dates

Date Activity
January 2 (Sunday) First Day
January 7 (Friday) Last Day

How to Search for Winter Courses in the Course Listings

Screenshot of course search interface. Search fields include: Subject(s), Course Number, Keywords (or CRN), Course Title, Schedule Type, Campus, Level, Part of Term and Instructor.

  1. Select the Term "Winter 2021" and then click “Continue”
  2. Click the "Advanced Search" button to expand the search criteria
  3. Enter the subject(s) of your choice 
  4. Click "Full Term" in the Part of Term filter 
  5. Click on the Level filter to select "Undergraduate" or "Graduate" Courses
  6. Click the “Search” button

Registration

Course Permission

Students are responsible to check course prerequisites and course restrictions before registering. If you don't meet the requirements for a course or it's full, you may still ask for permission to register.

  1. Request permission from the appropriate person.
  2. If permission is granted, the grantor will email their department administrator to apply the permission to your account.
  3. You'll receive an email once permission has been put on your account. It is still your responsibility to register for the course!

Registration Dates

  • Friday, October 1: Winter Session Course listings are viewable in eCommon at emerson.edu/students.
  • Tuesday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m. ET: Registration opens in eCommon.
  • Wednesday, October 20: Winter Session bills will be run for students that are currently registered. Students registering after this date will be billed in the next billing cycle.
  • Monday, November 30: Last day to join a Winter Term course waitlist.
  • Wednesday, December 15: Winter Session tuition payments are due. 
  • Friday, December 17: Winter Term waitlisting closed, all remaining students removed from waitlists.
  • Sunday, December 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET: Last date to register for Winter Term classes without permission.
  • Monday, December 20: First Day of Winter Term classes
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET: Last date to register for Graduate Communication Disorders and Graduate Screenwriting Los Angeles Residency classes without permission.

Eligibility to Register

Students who took a Leave of Absence (LOA) before the start of Fall 2021 may return to take a winter course, by contacting the Office of Student Success at studentssuccess [at] emerson.edu to apply for readmission.

Students who deferred their admission to spring, or are starting in the spring as a New First-Time student or Transfer student are not eligible to enroll in Winter courses.

Tuition

  • Tuition for undergraduate courses is $778 per credit.
  • Tuition for Graduate courses is $1,322 per credit.
  • A non-refundable $35 registration fee will also be assessed.
  • Tuition is due December 15, 2021 with your Spring bill.

Winter Session Refund Schedule for Credit-Bearing Courses

  • Courses may be dropped online for a full refund prior to the first day of class (December 20, 2021).
  • If a course has already met once, you are eligible for a 75% tuition refund. (Second day of class is December 21, 2021)
  • If a course has already met twice, you are eligible for a 50% tuition refund. (Third day of class is December 22, 2021)
  • Starting the 4th day of class (December 23, 2021) you must withdraw from the course. Withdrawn courses are not refundable.

Please contact the Office of Student Accounts with any questions regarding billing:

Financial Aid

While Winter session courses are eligible for federal financial aid, students who are already enrolled full-time for Spring 2021 would not be eligible for additional financial aid.

Winter session courses are not eligible for institutional need-based grants or merit scholarships.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions regarding eligibility:

Course Withdrawal

  • Starting the fourth day of Winter Session courses (December 23, 2021) you may withdraw from a course by completing a Course Withdrawal Form.
  • Withdrawn Courses are not refundable.
  • The course instructor must sign the form and mark the grade to be recorded (WP or WF).
  • A grade of WP: Withdraw Pass or WF: Withdraw Fail is recorded for the class, depending on the student's grade at the time of withdrawal. Withdrawal from a course does not impact the GPA. The course and the grade will appear on the student's transcript and schedule.
  • The student must submit the completed withdrawal form to the Registrar's Office by no later than the end of the day on December 30, 2021. 
  • Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the pros and cons of withdrawing from a course before filing the paperwork.

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the pros and cons of withdrawing from a course before filing the paperwork.

Housing

Residence Halls and campus dining are closed between December 15 at noon, and January 7 at 9:00 a.m.  

The College anticipates that there will be some students who do not have an alternative housing option during the break period. Students with extenuating circumstances will be asked to apply for winter break housing in late October, and applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis. As this break period is not included in fall or spring room and board, students who are approved to stay will have separate winter housing room and board fee, and will need to transition to a winter term temporary housing assignment. Prior to appy for winter break housing, students are highly encouraged to consider alternative such as staying with family or friends who may be local. 

More information will be shared from Housing and Residential Education later this semester.


Questions?

Please contact:

Professional Studies for Course Listing Questions
professionalstudies [at] emerson.edu
617-824-8280

The Registrar’s Office for Registration Questions
registrar [at] emerson.edu
617-824-8660

Academic Advising for Assistance in choosing courses
advising [at] emerson.edu
617-824-7876

ITG (Instructional Technology Group) for Assistance with your Canvas or your online course
itg [at] emerson.edu
617-824-8090