Winter Session { College of Extended Learning }

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Winter Session 2016

Welcome to SF State Winter Session

Take advantage of Winter Session to make progress toward your degree — or take a class that sparks your interests:

  • Earn up to four (4) units in December and January.
  • Apply credit toward your degree.

Winter Session is Open to Everyone

Winter Session enrollment is open to everyone - matriculated SF State students, prospective students, visitors, and the Bay Area community. Winter Session classes offer an excellent opportunity to meet the faculty, get to know the campus, and get acquainted with other students. The credit you earn may count toward your degree.

Fees & Financial Aid

Winter Session 2016 course fees are $360/unit. Financial aid is not available.

CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

Transfer Credit & Degree Applicability

Within SF State: For matriculated SF State students, Winter Session course credits are transferable and degree-applicable, as in any other term.

Non-matriculated students may apply up to 24 units toward a bachelor's degree and 6 units toward a master's degree, with the approval of the relevant department chair, should they matriculate into an SF State degree, credential, or credit certificate program.

External institutions: Students who choose to apply for transfer credit at other institutions should recognize that the receiving institution makes decisions about the applicability of transferred courses to a particular degree program.

Important Dates for Winter Session 2016

Date Event
Nov. 2 Registration Begins
Nov. 11 Campus Closed. Veterans Day.
Nov. 26 - Nov. 27 Campus Closed. Thanksgiving Holiday.
Online Registration and Payment systems are open.
Dec. 21 Winter 1 Session - Instruction Begins
(actual start dates may vary from class to class)
Winter 1 Session Add/Drop Deadline**
Winter 1 Session - Last Day for Full Refund
Dec. 22 - Jan. 16 Withdrawal petition required to withdraw from a Winter 1 Session course*
Dec. 25 - Jan. 3 Campus Closed. Winter Break.
Winter 2 Session Online Registration Still Open
Jan. 4 Winter 2 Session - Instruction Begins
(actual start dates may vary from class to class)
Winter 2 Session - Add/Drop Deadline**
Winter 2 Session - Last Day for Full Refund
Jan. 5 Winter 1 Session - CR/NC Deadline
Winter 1 Session and Winter 2 Session - Audit Deadline
Jan. 5 - Jan. 16 Withdrawal petition required to withdraw from a Winter 2 Session course*
Jan. 8 Winter 2 Session - CR/NC Deadline
Jan. 16 Winter 1 Session and Winter 2 Session - Instruction Ends
Jan. 23 Grades Available
Jan. 30 Transcripts Available
* Approval signatures required
** Instructor's approval is not required to add on these dates

How to Register

See the Registration Information & Policies page for details.

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