Why Take a Wintersession Course?
- Learn in a highly focused environment that allows for immersion in a specific topic
- Take an innovative course not available during the academic year
- Spread out coursework throughout the year or earn the additional credit
- Have more time for an internship or research during the academic year or summer
Enrollment and Credits
Wintersession courses may count towards a concentration or elective. Students will earn one unit of credit, equivalent to four semester hours.
Students may view and register for courses using the Courses@Brown site. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
The registration period for Wintersession 2018 is November 15 - December 1, 2017.
Destination courses have an application process before students may register; applications will open in mid-October, and will be due on November 1st. Please visit the Destination Courses page for details and deadlines.
Note: Courses may be canceled if they do not meet the minimum number of students required. Active courses will be confirmed in early December after the initial registration period.
Unless otherwise indicated in the course description, Wintersession courses default to the ABC/NC grading scale. Students may change their grade option before January 8, 2018. Grade options cannot be changed after this date.
Dropping a Wintersession Course
Registered students who would like to drop a course during the University break (December 21, 2017 - January 2, 2018) should see the refund schedule and complete the course drop form.