Registration Details

As of noon on December 10, the following changes have been made to allow you to register for a Winter Session course and normal course load in the regular Spring term. 

    • For students in Arts & Letters maximum credits have been increased to 19.
    • For sophomores in Mendoza, maximum credits have been increased to 18.
    • All first-year students will have a maximum credit limit of 19.

Please note that this overload is only to allow for the registration of a Winter Session course together with a standard load during the regular Spring Semester.  Students wishing to take more than the standard spring semester load, as dictated by their college or level in the regular Spring Semester (Feb 3-May 11) must still seek overload approval from their advising deans.  Students who register for an overload of credits for the regular Spring Semester without dean’s approval will be removed from the last course added to their schedules.

Winter Session online classes will utilize the following dates:

  • November 9: Browse classes activated to view Spring 2021 courses, including the Winter Session
  • December 2-9: Registration during the Spring registration time period
    • Seniors: Wednesday, December 2
    • Graduate: Thursday, December 3
    • Juniors: Friday, December 4
    • Sophomores: Monday, December 7
    • First Year: Wednesday, December 9
    • Holy Cross College (Gateway and Driscoll Scholars) and Saint Mary's College: Friday, December 11
  • January 4: First class day for Winter Session
  • January 5: Last day to drop/add a Winter Session class via web
  • January 15: Last day for Winter Session class discontinuance
  • January 27: Final day for a Winter Session class
  • February 1: Winter Session class grades due to the Office of the Registrar. (Please note, Winter Session grades will be displayed on insideND, but will not be calculated into the GPA until the conclusion of the Spring 2021 semester in mid-May)

All Winter Session classes now have a temporary additional meeting date and time of January 27 from 11:58 pm-11:59 pm.  This is for administrative purposes only for use by the Registrar’s Office.  Faculty, staff, and students should disregard this date and time. No class will be held at that time and there are no obligations for anyone regarding this placeholder date and time.  It will be removed from all classes and student schedules on January 6, 2021.


Alyssa DiPaolo ‘22

Neuroscience and Behavior

“I'm going to study for the LSAT and work with Dr. Nancy Michael on neuroscience research. I've previously participated in programs hosted by the Center for Social Concerns, and recommend other students consider the Winter Virtual Service Corps opportunity this winter break.