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Winter Policies and Procedures

Academic policies and procedures are different for winter session, so please read them carefully to understand your responsibilities.

Audits

Auditing is not available during the winter session.

Drops

Late drops are not permitted. Please review the academic calendar very carefully as the drop period for winter session is very short compared to the fall/spring semesters. 

Matriculated students who need to drop a course should do so online using HomerConnect during the add/drop period. Nondegree students should reach out to the Office of Extended Studies to drop course within add/drop period.

Note: Cessation of class attendance or notification of the instructor is not considered an official drop. Unless students officially drop a course, they are still registered for the course and will receive a grade of F even though they did not attend class. It is the student's responsibility to drop from a course by the designated deadlines.

Enrollment Limits

Students may register for up to 4.0 credits during the winter session. To seek approval for a credit overload, please download and complete the Winter/Summer Credit Overload Approval Form found among the student forms on the Office of the Registrar's site.

Financial Aid

Winter session is not part of the Ithaca College fall or spring semester and is not normally covered in full-time tuition payments for either semester. Please contact Student Financial Services to determine how enrollment in winter session impacts any financial aid award.

Tuition and Fees

Winter tuition for undergraduate courses is based on a per credit hour rate. Please see Tuition and Fees with the Office of Student Financial Services for more information. 

Graduate tuition rates vary by program.

Withdrawals

Students may withdraw, but must complete a Withdraw from a Summer/Winter Course form and submit it to the Registrar's Office with all required approvals. Add/drop and withdrawal deadlines can be found on the relevant term's Academic Calendar.

Note: Cessation of class attendance or notification of the instructor is not considered an official withdrawal. Unless students officially withdraw from a course, they are still registered for the course and will receive a grade of F even though they did not attend class. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from a course by the designated deadlines.