Winter Session at EmersonEmerson campus during the winter

We offer a variety of undergraduate credit-bearing courses open to the general public and students from other institutions. Whether you are looking to earn credits during the winter break to transfer back to your home institution or simply interested in taking a class for your personal or professional development, we have a course for you. All courses for Winter 2021 will be offered online so you can continue your studies no matter where you are.

Important Dates
Course Schedules
Refund Policy
Emerson Degree-Seeking Students

Important Dates:

  • Winter Session registration opens for Visiting Students: Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Semester Dates: December 20, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Course Schedules:

All courses are delivered 100% online. Individual course listings will indicate if the course is conducted asynchronously with no set meetings or synchronously with specific meeting dates and times.

Classes run from December 20, 2021 to January 7, 2022. Due to holidays, classes will NOT be held on the following dates: December 24, 25 and January 1; but WILL be held on December 31, and (Sunday) January 2.

Winter Session courses are delivered at an accelerated pace, allowing students to complete credits quickly. This is a great opportunity to catch up or get ahead in progressing towards degree completion.


All credit-bearing courses charge tuition based on an hourly tuition rate calculated by the number of academic units (credit hours) assigned to a course. Each course on our website will indicate the specific number of credits and the calculated tuition rate so you will know upfront how much your course will cost. Tuition rates are determined on an annual basis for the College. Payment is due at the time of enrollment and may be paid online with a credit card during the secure checkout process. During the winter semester, undergraduate courses are significantly discounted (over 50% off) from the regular academic year rates, so it's a great time to catch up, get ahead, or make progress towards your learning goals.


For credit-bearing undergraduate or graduate courses, Emerson charges a $35 registration fee assessed once per part of term, regardless of how many courses you decide to take within that part of term. This fee will be visible during the checkout process. Learn more about Undergraduate fees and Graduate fees.

Registration for Non-Degree / Visiting Students

Learn more about enrolling as a Non-Degree or Visiting Student in credit-bearing courses. As courses are intensive, students may enroll in up to 4 credits (1 course) maximum for Winter Session.

When you are ready to register, navigate to the Course Search page to find courses in which you wish to enroll or use these links to view courses by Term:

Each course page contains the specific dates for the course section, number of credits offered, instructional delivery method (online, remote synchronous online), tuition prices, instructors assigned, course descriptions, and other details. Course sections available for registration will have an Add to Cart button to complete your purchase. Courses currently full or closed for enrollment will include a Request Information button which enables you to sign up for an automatic email alert when a new section of the course becomes available for registration or if a seat becomes available in a sold out course.

Refund Policy

View our refund and withdrawal policy. During the registration checkout process, you will be asked to confirm you have reviewed the policy prior to completing your registration.

Emerson Degree-Seeking Students: 

If you are currently enrolled in an Emerson degree program, you should use this website only to enroll in non-credit (CE) courses. To register for undergraduate or graduate credit courses applicable toward your degree, follow the instructions provided to you by the Registrar's Office. Additional information for degree-seeking students regarding registration dates, deadlines and tuition rates may be found on the Registrar's Office Registration page.

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