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Winter Intersession

December 20, 2021 - January 6, 2022

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In just 3 weeks you can earn up to 5 credits.

Don’t miss your chance to lighten your spring load, fulfill your GEF requirements or the opportunity to diversify your transcript. Departmental approval is required.

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Winter Intersession Details

Everything you need to know about the Online Winter Intersession.

Classes Begin December 20

  • Last Day to Drop/Add December 22.
  • After December 22 students will be charged 100% for the course.
  • The last day to withdrawal with a "W" will be December 31, 2021.


  • $381 Undergraduate; $574 Graduate, per credit hour.
  • Billing will be attached to fall term and generated at time of registration.
  • Problems or questions can be directed to the Office of Student Accounts at (304) 293-1988 (option 1).


Closed for 2021

Important Facts

  • All Winter Intersession Courses are fully online.
  • Due to the rigor and intensity of courses offered and the accelerated format, a student cannot take more than 5 credits or 2 classes.
  • Typically students spend 20-40 hours per week completing coursework.


  • Students who are taking additional courses to graduate early.
  • Students taking under 18 credit hours in the Fall Semester.
  • Students interested in improving their GPA.
  • Students interested in learning a new subject or students looking to diversify their transcript.
  • Dual Campus Students.
  • Non-Degree Students (students not currently attending a WVU-campus).
    * All interested individuals must contact Marie Pavlik for instructions for admission as a non-degree student.

Eligibility Restrictions

  • Students who exceed 20 credit hours with the addition of their Winter Intersession course(s) will need their advisor to send an email to before they will be able to receive departmental approval (DA) to register.
  • Students who exceed 21 credit hours with the addition of their Winter Intersession course(s) will need to email their advisor to complete a course overload petition. The petition will need to be signed by the advisor only and emailed to
  • Students are not permitted to take more than 5 credits, or 2 classes during the Winter Intersession.
  • Dual campus students will need to complete the appropriate dual campus form. WVU Potomac State | WVU Tech

Mark Your Calendar

Important dates for the Online Winter Intersession.

Oct. 20, 2021

Registration opens.

Dec. 20, 2021

First day of the term.

Dec. 22, 2021

Last day to add/drop.

Dec. 24, 2021

Christmas Eve - no class.

Dec. 25, 2021

Chrismas Day - no class.

Dec. 31, 2021

Last day to withdrawal with a “W”.

Jan. 1, 2022

New Year's Day - no class.

Jan. 6, 2022

Last day of class.

Jan. 7, 2022

Grades are due by noon.


Winter Intersession courses are available to any current WVU undergraduate, or visiting student for $381 per credit hour. A 3-credit hour course will cost $1,143.

The WVU graduate student cost is $574 per credit hour. A 3-credit hour course will cost $1,722.

Financial Aid

Students who register for Winter Intersession will automatically have their financial aid eligibility reviewed as part of their Fall Term aid package.

*Please note that financial aid eligibility is based upon your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and student qualifications. Enrolling in Winter Intersession courses could add a balance to your account. Students will need to speak with the Office of Financial Aid prior to the start of Winter classes.


  • Thursday, Dec. 23
  • Friday, Dec. 24
  • Monday, Dec. 27
  • Thursday, Dec. 30
  • Friday, Dec. 31

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Search For Course Availability

  1. Select Fall 2021 Term,
  2. Select WVU Winter Course in Campus section, and
  3. Click on Class Search button to pull course options.
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Follow Instructions For Your Campus or Status

WVU Morgantown

Complete the Winter Intersession Departmental Approval Form.

WVU Beckley

Students from WVU Beckley must submit a WVU Beckley Dual Campus Form.

WVU Keyser

Students from WVU Keyser must submit a Keyser Dual Campus Form.

Non-Degree Students

All interested individuals must contact Marie Pavlik for instructions for admission as a non-degree student.

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See what previous Online Winter Intersession students say about their experience.

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Elisha Oszust

McMechen, WV

Child Development and Family Studies

"I loved being able to earn three credit hours in just three weeks compared to the six months. The suggested calendar of assignments was very beneficial to help stay on track. The professor was very supportive by providing feedback and announcement videos. Help was always a click away!"
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Alex Tennent

WVU Tech

Business Management

"Assignments are given upfront, so you could work ahead of schedule. I can now graduate on time in the spring."
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Abdullah Alibrahim

Saudi Arabia


"Taking a class in winter is easy and fun. I also enjoyed the smaller class size."
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Alicia Soliz

Tinley Park, IL


"I enjoyed how easy it was to access the class, get through the class, the size of the class, and the professor!"
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Dana Mace

Pittsburgh, PA

Finance and Economics

"As an out-of-state student, winter courses are much more affordable than summer. They also do not interfere with a summer internship. They are a great way to get a class out of the way during your free time over winter break."
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Aidan Page

Saint Albans, WV


"I liked how easy the course was to follow. Make sure you read everything and write down due dates."

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Winter Intersession
PO Box 6800
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