Wesleyan Students

To register for Winter Session:

  1. Download the registration form from the Winter Session link in the Courses bucket of your portal (Available when registration is open)
  2. Meet with your advisor and get approval to take your preferred course
  3. Bring your registration form, along with payment in full, to the Winter Session office at 74 Wyllys Avenue, the small white house next to Admissions
    • If you intend to use Winter Session grant funds, please print your award email and bring that to the Winter Session office as well
    • If you intend to use student loans to pay for Winter Session, please take your Winter Session award email to Financial Aid
    • Payments made through the Student Account Center can be sent through the "Make a One-Time Payment" button

Once we have your registration form, approval from your advisor, and payment in full, we will process your registration and email you a confirmation of registration. Completed registrations are processed in the order they are received.

Students who have incompletes in the fall term and do not submit work before the start of Winter Session are not permitted to participate in Winter Session. Students will be contacted by their class dean and dropped from Winter Session; tuition charges will be reversed. Please discuss this schedule with your advisor when you request approval to register for Winter Session.

Students must register for housing and dining separately; forms for each will be available in the Winter Session section of your portal. 


  • Because students will be completing (and often handing in) assignments and readings prior to the start of class, Winter Session does not include an add/drop period.
  • Students may not request an incomplete for a Winter Session course
  • Students may enroll in only one course during Winter Session
  • Payment in full is due with the registration for all students, including those receiving financial aid. Students may receive a 100% refund for withdrawal until Friday, December 6, 2019 at NOON; after that date there will be no refund option
  • Students must have a spring housing assignment to qualify for Winter Session housing
  • If you plan to use campus housing and/or the meal plan, you must sign up for those separately. Information about housing and dining are posted on the Housing and Dining page
  • The deadline to withdraw and receive a W grade is January 17, 2020 at 5pm
  • Winter Session course may be taken for credit only; auditing courses is not permitted in Winter Session
  • Students who received student loans to pay for Winter Session should discuss the implication of the withdrawal on student loans with the Financial Aid office
  • Students who are on leave for the Spring 2020 term must comply with the University’s ResLife policy and vacate University housing by noon the day following the withdrawal

Withdrawing from Winter Session Courses

To withdraw from Winter Session, please send a request via email from your "" address to In your email:

1) Please include: Your full name and WESID
2) Please include the course number and name of the course you wish to drop
3) Please include the name and email address of your advisor and class dean so that we can include them in the confirmation email.
4) Students who received student loans to pay for Winter Session should discuss the implication of the withdrawal on student loans with Mary Kelly ( or 860.685.3334) prior to withdrawing.

Once the faculty advisor approval has been received, the withdrawal will be processed.

Switching courses:

To withdraw from one course and add another, please follow the instructions for withdrawing from a course above, but add a request to register for an additional course.

Your advisor must approve the added course before the switch can be made. Please see the Calendar for withdrawal deadlines and tuition liability.