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Winter Session

Winter Session at SUNY Schenectady

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Earn three credits in three weeks online this winter at SUNY Schenectady. At $196 a credit (NY state residents), SUNY Schenectady is an affordable choice. Stay on track to graduate or get ahead this winter. Visiting students home on vacation welcome! Take a course over the holidays and transfer the credits back to your current college.

Please note: At maximum a student may take one course (3 credits) during the 3-week Winter Session.

Winter Session runs December 27, 2022 - January 13, 2023.

Offices Open Virtually at the Start of Winter Session:

The College is closed from December 24-January 2 for Winter Break. Certain offices will have limited virtual hours to assist students starting Winter Session classes.

  • The Office of Academic Advising can be reached by emailing or calling 518-381-1277 during the following days and times:
    • Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 28 – 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • The Registrars Office can be reached via two contact methods, and 518-381-1348.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 28 – 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • The IT Help Desk can be reached by submitting a ticket via Self Service at or calling 518-381-1487 (please leave a message and someone will return your call)
    • Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 28 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Bookstore will be open on campus on Tuesday, December 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students needing to purchase textbooks. 

Visiting students:

  1. Select the course you would like.
    1. On the first screen under "Search by Term," select "Spring 2023" and hit the "Submit" button
    2. On the second screen in the "Part of Term" selection box, scroll to select "Winter Term (Late December)"
    3. Hit the "Class Search" button at the bottom of the page to view all the Winter Session courses
  2. Download and complete the Registration Form.
  3. E-mail the Registrar your completed Registration Form.

Current students:

  1. Consult with your Academic Advisor.
  2. Select and register for your course using College Scheduler.


Important Winter Session dates:

  • Last day to Drop a course IN-PERSON with no financial liability: Fri. Dec. 23 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Last day to Drop a course ONLINE with no financial liability: Mon. Dec. 26 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Last day to Add a course: Tues. Dec. 27 (online or through email)
  • Can Drop course with 25% tuition refund: Tues. Dec. 27 - Wed. Dec. 28 until 4:30 p.m. To make this election email Include your student ID in the email.
  • Withdraw (grade of W) with 25% refund: begins Wed. Dec. 28 starting at 4:31 p.m. and continues through Tues. Jan. 3 when the College reopens. Withdraw request received by email during this time period will be processed on Jan. 3.
  • Withdraw with no refund (full tuition liability): Wed. Jan. 4 – Tues. Jan. 10. The last day to withdraw is Jan. 10.
  • Ordering course material through the College Store: 
    • All online orders for Winter Session must be placed through The College Store by noon on Thursday, December 22.
    • All course materials must be purchased in person before 2 p.m. on Friday, December 23.
    • The College store will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 23 and not reopen until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3.
    • Financial Aid bookstore credit for Winter Session only will be available December 13 through December 23. 

Important info for visiting students:

  • Certificate of Residence
  • Transcript Information - if you are a visiting student from another college and would like to transfer your SUNY Schenectady credit, you will need to request an official transcript be sent at the completion of the winter session. Always check with your home institution for transferability of the course(s) you are taking.
  • Tuition and Fees