Winter Intersession

Winter Intersession FAQ


What is winter intersession?

Winter intersession is a special session that begins after fall commencement (Dec. 15) and ends before spring semester begins (Jan. 11). Courses are accelerated and may vary in length, based on the mode of delivery and instructor.

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Is financial aid available?

The intersession term is a stand-alone term and generates a separate bill. Winter intersession payment is due Dec. 7 – 10 days prior to the start of intersession. For financial aid purposes, winter intersession will be administered in a manner similar to summer term. Winter intersession is considered a subcomponent of spring semester; therefore, disbursement of excess aid will not be made until Jan. 14 – the day spring classes begin.

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What is the cost of a course during winter intersession?

Winter intersession courses are billed at the standard, per credit-hour rate appropriate to their levels (undergraduate, graduate, etc.).

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How are classes taught during winter intersession?

The dates of instruction will be selected by the faculty member. Face-to-face instruction, distance learning or a combination of both will be available. While distance learning or hybrid instruction may begin after Dec. 17, face-to-face instruction may not start until Jan. 2, with the exception of travel abroad courses. Classes will range from 1-3 credit hours.

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Who is eligible to register for winter intersession?

Winter intersession is open to UT students, prospective students, students from other colleges and universities, and interested individuals from the community. If you are not a current UT student, complete the admissions application for spring semester by 5 business days prior to the start of the class.

The following students are eligible to enroll for winter intersession:

  • Students in good academic standing, with a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • NCAA athletes
  • Guest/visiting students
  • Previously enrolled students in good academic standing. Those who have not taken a class during the last two years must reapply as readmit students.

The following students are NOT eligible to enroll for winter intersession:

  • Students with GPAs lower than 2.0
  • Students enrolled in College Credit Plus courses

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When can I register for winter intersession classes?

Registration begins Oct. 17, the same time spring semester registration opens. 

  • Students may opt to audit a course.
  • Late registration will not be permitted, and there will be no wait-listing.

Online registration:

Students may register for classes using any computer with internet access by utilizing the myUT portal. To login to the portal, users enter their UTAD usernames and passwords. To activate a UTAD account, visit the UTAD Account Management page for instructions. The myUT portal allows students to register for classes, as well as print bills and class schedules.

All guest/visiting, readmit, non-matriculating and transfer students must: 

Complete the admissions application for spring semester by 5 business days prior to the start of the class.

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Will winter intersession courses count toward my degree?

Winter intersession courses are regular University courses and count as credit hours. Please consult with your academic advisor to make sure the selected course will count toward your approved plan of study.

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How many courses may I take during winter intersession?

Due to the accelerated nature of the courses, it is recommended that students take no more than one 3 credit-hour course.

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What if my class is cancelled?

Intersession classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Decisions about which intersession classes will be offered are based on the number of registrations. Early enrollment helps ensure classes have enough students to be offered. Students will be notified by email if their class is canceled. Students who enroll in a canceled class have the option of enrolling in another class or receiving full refunds.

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I am a funded graduate student. Will my tuition waiver cover the cost of the courses?

Full-time graduate students receiving tuition waivers can use their 9 credits of waiver toward courses in the winter intersession and spring.

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What institutional services will be available during winter intersession?

Individual college student services offices will be open and advisors will be available during the intersession term. Note that University of Toledo offices will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.

Student services to be open include:

The UT Bookstore will be open all days except Tuesday, Dec. 25.

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Will residence halls be open during winter intersession?

Transitional housing, often referred to as “short stay” or “break” housing, will be available for students living on campus. Please contact the Office of Residence Life  for more information or if you have questions. Meal plans will NOT be available.

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Do I need a parking permit during winter intersession?

Parking permits are not required for winter intersession. Reserved, metered and handicap parking lots, however, will be monitored.

Are transit services available during winter intersession?

The Blue and Gold loops will not run during winter intersession. However, TARTA will operate normal routes, which include stops at the Transportation Center.

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I am eligible for a HR tuition assistance benefit waiver, can this be applied to a Winter Intersession course? 

Students eligible for a HR tuition assistance benefit waivers (employee, spouse and dependent) will be entitled to that waiver for the 2019 Winter Intersession as they are for traditional semesters of enrollment.  This is only approved for the 2019 Winter Intersession the second pilot of UT offering an intersession term.  Eligibility beyond this second pilot (Winter 2019) has not yet been determined.  Dependent waivers that require full-time enrollment will consider the combined enrollment of 2019 Winter Intersession and 2019 Spring Semester to determine full-time status as was done in 2018.

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Last Updated: 6/30/19