Winter Sessions

Winter Session 2020–2021

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Register for Winter Sessions Starting Oct. 29! 

Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 11, 2021

While you’re staying safe at home over the long winter break, take the opportunity to get ahead in your classes, complete your core classes or explore other interests.

Registration opens Oct. 29 through the NEST.


Reduced tuition pricing, 45 online courses, 2x more than last year, 4, 5 and 6 week session options


Winter Deadlines, Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

Start and End DatesAdd/Drop DeadlineWithdrawal Deadline
Nov. 30, 2020 - Jan. 20, 2021Dec. 2, 2020Jan. 13, 2021
Nov. 30, 2020 - Jan. 11, 2021Dec. 2, 2020Dec. 29, 2020
Dec. 7, 2020 - Jan. 11, 2021Dec. 8, 2020Dec. 31, 2020
Dec. 14, 2020 - Jan. 11, 2021Dec. 15, 2020Jan. 2, 2021

Financial Aid (with the exception of Pell Grants, PLUS Loans, and Alternative Loans) is not available for the Winter Term. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to ensure eligibility for Winter Term. Payment in full is due on the first day of the term.


As I prepare to graduate, I wasn’t sure how to get around filling my last semester of college with a jam-packed schedule. I saw signs around campus talking about the winter term, and knew it was the perfect choice for me. During winter break, while enjoying the comfort of my mom’s home-cooked meals, I could also focus on one class, which made for a great learning experience. I was worried that I wouldn’t have time with all of the holiday festivities, but the class schedule allowed for plenty of time to spend with my family. I’m so glad I can enjoy my last semester and concentrate on my job search!” –Teresa Spagna, Class of 2020


Courses Offered

See the list and more details on the NEST

Many courses fulfill the Magis Core requirements, but students should confirm with their advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I register for the Winter Session?

Registration opens on Oct. 29, for all students using their Spring Semester registration PIN (even if they are not eligible to register for spring courses).

Are all classes online or do they meet face-to-face?

All classes offered are online, so you do not have to be in Omaha to take them.

Do I need to meet with my advisor?

Yes, it is recommended that students meet with their advisor to discuss expectations of a Winter Session course, however not required.

Who is eligible to take a winter session course?

 All students can take courses. Freshmen must request permission from their Dean’s Office to take Winter Term courses using the Override for Winter Term form

How many courses should I take?

Because of the intense nature of each of the courses (taking 15 weeks of material and condensing it into 4 weeks) we allow students to register for only one course or one lecture/lab combination (4-credit hours maximum) in a given Winter Session.

How much does a winter sessions course cost?