SDSU Winter Session

Dec. 19, 2024-Jan. 16, 2025

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

Opens September 2024

Drop Deadline

Dec. 18, 2024 (full refund)

Winter Session Term

Dec. 19, 2024 - Jan. 16, 2025

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

We’re still developing the course list for Winter Session 2025. Below are some of the courses we’ve offered in previous semesters!

Courses Previously Offered

Offering Code Course Title Units
ACCTG 331 Intermediate Accounting I 3
AFRAS 380 Blacks in the American Justice System 3
AFRAS 421 Black Urban Experience 3
ASTR 310 Astrobiology and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Life 3
BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment 1
CFD 135 Principles of Family Development 3
CIV E 444 Applied Hydraulics 3
CIV E 465 Foundation Engineering and Earth Retaining Structures 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
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
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 332/SUST 332 Environmental Ethics 3
PHIL 329 Social Ethics 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
SUST 332/PHIL 332 Environmental Ethics 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.

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 $319 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.