SDSU Winter Session

Dec. 15, 2022-Jan. 12, 2023

Want to leverage your winter break time to accelerate your education? Winter Session classes are a great opportunity to make up ground towards graduation, return to school, or explore a new area of interest.

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This intensive session between the fall and spring semesters offers online courses from SDSU’s degree programs. Everybody can enroll in the online winter break classes — current SDSU students, students from other colleges and universities, high school graduates, and working professionals.

Key Dates

Registration Deadline

Oct. 24-Dec. 13, 2022

Drop Deadline

Dec. 14, 2022 (drop by Dec. 16 for 65% refund)

Winter Session Term

Dec. 15, 2022 - Jan. 12, 2023

Students are limited to 3 units during Winter Session. Courses are fully online.

Winter Session courses are accelerated and rigorous in terms of format and timeline; please plan accordingly to dedicate sufficient time in your schedule.

Student Stories

"Enrolling in a winter course allowed me to stay on track for my graduation date without overloading myself during my first semester at SDSU. Additionally, I was doing a study abroad program for nine days in January and this Global Campus course allowed me to take the class and participate in study abroad at the same time."

- Desiree, Hospitality
"The courses are online, making it easier to schedule hours of studying and watching the lectures, which essentially allowed me to enjoy my winter break but also be responsible. I learned to use my time management and organization skills."

- Valentina, Undergraduate

Course List

Winter Session 2023 courses will open for registration on Oct. 24, 2022.

Offering Code Course Title
ACCTG 201 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
ACCTG 503 Federal Taxation of Individuals
ACCTG 505 Fraud Examination
AFRAS 380 Blacks in the US Justice System
ART 133 Modern Making
ASTR 310 Astrobiology and the search for Extra Terrestrial Life
BA 300 Ethical Decision Making in Business
BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment
BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance
BIOL 336 Principles of Human Physiology
CFD 135 Principles of Family Development
CIV E 465 Civil, Construction, and Environmenal Engineering
CJ 497 Investigation and Report
COMM 371 Intercultural Communication
DANCE 181 Introduction to Dance
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 321 Intermediate Economic Theory
ENS 437A Adaptive Fitness Clinic
FIN 240 Legal Environment of Business
HIST 100 Early World History
JMS 300 Principles of Journalism
MGT 358 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
NUTR 201 Fundamentals of Nutrition
PA 350 Contemporary Urban Issues
PHIL 329 Social Ethics
PHIL 332 Environmental Ethics
PSY 117 Health, Happiness, and Success
PSY 340 Social Psychology
PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 351 Psychology of Personality
REL S 258 Death, Dying, and the Afterlife
RWS 305W Writing in Various Settings
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology: The Study of Society
SOC 330 Cultural and Historical Origins of Surfing
TFM 310 Television, Film, and New Media Criticism

Student Information

Please see the requirements and policies below to ensure you’re getting the most out of Winter Session.

How to Register

San Diego State University is currently undergoing a transition from WebPortal to the new my.SDSU student information system. Please check back for our updated registration process.

Starting fall 2022, we will be switching to a post-pay model, meaning you may enroll in classes without a payment required. You will need to submit your full payment through my.SDSU within 48 hours from the date of enrollment. You will receive an email notification and login information once you have registered. If you do not submit your payment within the specified time frame, you will be dropped from your classes.

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Course Prerequisites

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

Winter Session Credit

Credit earned during Winter Session is considered resident credit and included in your SDSU grade point average. All grades are also included in your SDSU transcripts.


Winter Session fees are currently $282 per unit. Please note that this price may be subject to change.

Financial Aid Information

No separate financial aid is available for Winter Session. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 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 have to maintain their visa status at their home institution and have to meet the SDSU TOEFL requirement (currently, a passing score is 80 iBT/550 paper or higher).

Disqualified Students

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

Unit Limitation

You 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.

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) 594-3376.