SDSU Winter Session

Dec. 14, 2023-Jan. 11, 2024

Want to leverage your winter break 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. Anyone can enroll in these online winter break classes — current SDSU students, students from other colleges and universities, high school graduates, and working professionals.

Key Dates

Registration Period

Sept. 25-Dec. 14, 2023

Drop Deadline

Dec. 13, 2023 (drop by Dec. 15 for 65% refund)

Winter Session Term

Dec. 14, 2023 - Jan. 11, 2024

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

Diran Deukmajian photo and story"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
Diran Deukmajian photo and story"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 2024 courses will open for registration on Sept. 25, 2023.

Click on one of the course titles below to read the course description. Once you’ve chosen a course you’re interested in, click the button below to begin the Winter Session registration process.

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Offering Code Course Title Units
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting Fundamentals 3
ACCTG 325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting 3
ACCTG 331 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCTG 503 Federal Taxation of Individuals 3
ACCTG 505 Fraud Examination 3
AFRAS 170B Afro-American History 3
AFRAS 380 Blacks in the American Justice System 3
AFRAS 421 Black Urban Experience 3
ART 133 Modern Making 3
ASTR 310 Astrobiology and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Life 3
BA 300 Ethical Decision Making in Business 1
BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment 1
BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance 3
CFD 135 Principles of Family Development 3
CIV E 444 Applied Hydraulics 3
CJ 497 Investigation and Report 3
COMM 245 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 371 Intercultural Communication 3
ECON 301 Introduction to Applied Econometrics 3
ECON 455 Environmental Economics 3
ENS 437A Adaptive Fitness Clinic 1
FIN 240 Legal Environment of Business 3
HIST 100 Early World History 3
JMS 300 Principles of Journalism 3
JMS 462 Advertising Strategy and Social Media 3
JMS 495 Advanced Topics in Media Writing and Skills: Food and Culture Writing 3
MGT 358 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
NUTR 201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
PA 350 Contemporary Urban Issues 3
PHIL 120 Introduction to Logic 3
PHIL 140 Technology and Human Behavior 3
PHIL 322 Environmental Ethics 3
PHIL 329 Social Ethics 3
POL SCI 321 State Politics 3
PSY 117 Health, Happiness, and Success 3
PSY 340 Social Psychology 3
PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 351 Psychology of Personality 3
REL S 258 Death, Dying, and the Afterlife 3
RTM 404 Cross-Cultural Perspecitves in Tourism 3
RWS 305W Writing in Various Settings 3

Course descriptions and prerequisite requirements may be found by searching the online SDSU General Catalog.


Student Information

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

How to Register

SDSU Global Campus has a new registration process for Winter Session courses. Follow the steps below to sign up for Winter Session:

  1. Browse the available courses on our website. Click on the course title to view course descriptions.
  2. Once you’ve chosen your course(s), click the Begin Your Registration button.
  3. Fill out and submit the form to indicate you’d like to register for Winter Session courses.
  4. You’ll receive a confirmation email from SDSU Global Campus within 2-3 business days with the next steps to complete your registration.
  5. Complete your full payment in my.SDSU after your registration has been submitted. Click here for more information on our payment and drop policy.

Please note that this process applies to all students, including current SDSU student.

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.

Fees and Payment

Winter Session fees are currently $302 per unit. Please note that this price may be subject to change.

Click here for more information on our payment and drop policy.

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) 594-7700.