Earlham College

Winter session 2025

Catch up on studies, get ahead of credits or stay on track to graduate.

Earn three credits   •    Join from home   •    Stay on track

Information about Winter Session 2025

Earlham College’s three-week winter session provides an opportunity for students to earn credits toward their degree. Students can catch up if they fell behind in their studies, get ahead on their credits or stay on track for graduation while spreading their course load.

Winter session courses are taught by Earlham faculty and offered 100% online to allow for the convenience of taking a class from home while on winter break.


If you have any questions about winter session not answered below, please contact the registrar at [email protected].


Jan. 6 to Jan. 24, 2025

Monday, June 17, 2024Winter Session registration opens (no pins required)
Monday, January 6, 2025First Day of Classes
Last Day to add a course
Last Day to drop a course with tuition refund (by 11:59 p.m.)
Friday, January 17, 2025Last Day to withdraw from a course with a grade of W
Friday, January 24, 2025Last Day of Classes
Wednesday, January 29, 2025Winter Session Grades Due



Winter session courses

CS 383/BIOL 383 – Bioinformatics: Code & ChromosomesCharlie Peck
Emmett Smith
ENG 182 – Work Smarter, Not Harder!Marya Bower
ENG 221 – Introduction to Creative WritingOnyinye Ihezukwu
ENGR 251 Socially Responsible EngineeringWhitney Blackburn-Lynch
MUS 350 – History of RockKeith Cozart Steele
PSYC 364/WGSS 364 – Psychology of WomenMaggie Thomas

Registration policies

  • The last day to drop a winter session course is by midnight on the first day of classes (Monday, Jan. 6). There will be no refunds for course tuition after that time.
  • The last day to withdraw from a winter session course with a W grade is Friday, Jan. 17. After this date, the class will appear on your transcript and a grade of F will be assigned.
  • Winter session courses may not be audited and must be taken for credit.
  • If the college cancels a winter session course due to low-enrollments, students will be emailed and any tuition and fees paid will be issued as a refund.

Why take a winter session course?

Earn three additional credits

Lighten your courseload during the semester

• Accelerate your graduation date

• Improve your GPA

• Fulfill general education requirements

• Immerse yourself in a new subject

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to enroll in a winter session course?

Winter Session is open to continuing Earlham students, former Earlham students who left before completing their degrees, as well as visiting undergraduate students pursuing a degree at another institution who wish to transfer credits back to their home institution.

Note: Students are responsible for verifying with the registrar at their home institution that the course completed at Earlham College will transfer back to their primary institution.

How much does it cost?

Winter session courses cost a flat fee of $1,400. This represents a slightly lower cost than the average three-credit course during the fall and spring semesters. These courses will be billed separately and in addition to fall semester and spring semester course loads.

What should I expect?

All courses will include a significant synchronous component. Students are expected to login to participate on specific days and times as listed in the course syllabus. All courses are three-credit courses, which corresponds to about 35 hours per week of total classwork. Courses will make extensive use of Moodle.

Is there a limit to the number of winter session courses I can take?

Due to the accelerated format of the course, students may only enroll in one course per session.

How do I register?

Undergraduate students attending another college or university who are in good academic standing must complete the Visiting Student online application and provide a copy of their unofficial transcript by Friday, December 13 at 1 p.m.

What support services are available during winter session?

The following will be available during the winter session:

  • Library services such as eBooks and library instruction 
  • Information Technology Services
  • Writing Center (asynchronous services)
  • Instructional Technologies team (Moodle, etc.)

Will I have access to Disability and Accessibility Services?

Earlham College Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS) supports students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services. DAS will be closed for the winter break beginning Dec. 18 and reopen on Jan. 2.

Students who require accommodations in winter session courses should request accommodations prior to the break. Accommodations may take up to ten days from the request date to be issued. Therefore, students should make every effort to request accommodations no later than Dec. 4.

Who should I reach out to with questions?

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