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Get ahead in college with a Winter Session course



The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased once again to offer a wide selection of online courses over the winter break to help students meet their educational goals.

This year, Winter Session runs Dec. 19, 2022, to Jan. 12, 2023, and is open to current undergraduate students and non-degree students from around the globe. The term is not open to graduate students.

Winter Session provides students with an opportunity to study at a nationally-ranked top research university, learn from world-renown faculty, complete a full course in a short time period, and get closer to graduation.

Courses are rigorous yet manageable, allowing students to spend time with family and friends, pick up work hours, travel, and have time to rest and recharge over the break.

Eligible students can take one course, which is offered in an accelerated format. They can choose from scores of course sections across a wide range of disciplines.

Courses are now available in Course Explorer or view them here. Be sure to check back regularly as courses are subject to change.

Here are more great reasons to take a Winter Session course:

  • Get a general education requirement or a difficult course out of the way.
  • Lighten your load in the Spring and Fall semesters.
  • If you’re falling behind, catch up on credits and boost your overall GPA.
  • Increase your credits and fast-track your time to graduation.
  • Take a popular course that’s difficult to get into during the Spring or Fall semester.
  • Take a course that you’re interested in but don’t have time to take during the regular school year.

Don’t just take our word for it. See what students had to say:

“Really enjoyed this option of (doing) an intensive fast-paced course and only focusing on that single course. Hoping that more options continue to be offered in the future,” one student shared in the end-of-course survey.

“The instructor did a great job of teaching the material quickly and fitting everything that was necessary into such a short amount of time,” another added.

Check out what other students are saying about their Winter Session experiences.

For more information about winter courses, visit ONLINE.ILLINOIS.EDU/WINTER, and REGISTER on Oct. 31 when you register for Spring 2023 courses!