Winter Session 2019

Jan. 2–19, 2019 — Registration is now Closed

Winter Session Credit

Credit earned during Winter Session is considered resident credit and included in the student’s SDSU grade point average. All grades are included in SDSU transcripts.

Instructional Hours

1-unit courses meet for 1 hour, 25 minutes per day.
2-unit courses meet for 2 hours, 45 minutes per day.
3-unit courses meet 4 hours, 10 minutes per day.

Please refer to the scheduling guidelines in the Curriculum Guide for an understanding of expectations for student work outside the class environment.
All online or hybrid courses will provide the same number of instructional hours as face-to-face courses.


Winter Session fees are $281 per unit for undergraduate courses and $340 per unit for graduate courses (600-level and above).

Financial Aid Information

No separate financial aid is available for Winter Session. Please contact the Financial Aid department for any FA related questions.

Open Door

Enrollment is open to current SDSU students, students from other colleges and universities, high school graduates, and working professionals. International students already admitted to SDSU may enroll, but students from other institutions must maintain their visa status at their home institution and must meet the SDSU TOEFL requirement.

Disqualified Students

Undergraduate students who have been disqualified from SDSU will not be allowed to attend Winter Session or classes through the SDSU College of Extended Studies' Special Sessions until one year from the date of their disqualification. Graduate students will not be allowed for one semester following disqualification.

Unit Limitation

Students may enroll in a maximum of 3 units during Winter Session.

General Education Requirements

Some courses fulfill General Education (GE) requirements as shown in the SDSU General Catalog.

Course Prerequisites

Course prerequisites are listed in the SDSU General Catalog. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all course prerequisites are met prior to registering for a class. Failure to meet course prerequisites will not be accepted as a justification for a refund of fees.

Drop and Refund Schedule

Courses may be dropped online, by phone, or in person at the Registration and Enrollment Services Office.

  • Dec. 31, 2018 — Last day to drop (full refund less $21)
  • Jan. 4, 2019 — Last day to drop (65% refund, less $21 plus ASB/Student Union fees)
  • Jan. 5, 2019 — Beginning of withdrawal period, with no refund, and "W" on transcript

Drop/Refund/ Withdrawal requests made after the last day of class will be by petition only for serious and compelling reasons.


SDSU students may use their Spring 2019 semester permit for Winter Session parking. Weekly permits are available if needed via the Aztec Parking Portal.

SDSU Nondiscrimination Policy

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, or religion in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Federal and state laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Equity in Higher Education Act, prohibit such discrimination. For more information, please see the SDSU Nondiscrimination Policy.

Additional Information

For additional information, please email or call (619) 594-3946.