Winter Session

This winter, Carroll is offering a variety of classes across several disciplines - at discounted rates!

Catch up on requirements or get ahead this Winter Break!

During the winter break between the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, Carroll is offering several winter intersession classes in a variety of disciplines that will fulfill Core and/or major requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What instructional method will be used?
All winter courses will be taught in an online (asynchronous) or remote (synchronous with a scheduled class time) instructional format, for either a three-week or six-week long session. Students need to ensure they will have a high quality internet connection for the entire duration of the course.

How often will courses meet?
All winter courses will require daily work to include some combination of class meetings, recorded lectures, discussion forums, readings, papers, projects, quizzes and exams, and other assignments. Remote courses will meet every weekday, although the six-week courses will observe 12/23 - 12/ 25 as class holidays for Christmas, and 12/31 - 1/1 as class holidays for the New Year. No matter the course format, students should expect to devote several hours each day to their winter class.

How much will winter courses cost?
Winter courses are technically tied to the Spring 2021 academic semester, but they will be charged at an additional tuition rate of $680 per credit, plus applicable course fees. So while winter courses are billed separately, the winter tuition is discounted over 55% from the regular undergraduate rate. Note: if a winter intersession course pushes a student above the 12-19 credit range for regular full-time tuition in the spring, the student will not be charged additional overload tuition on top of the $680/credit charge for the winter course.

Can I apply financial aid?
Students may be eligible for financial aid in the form of loans (no gift aid available) for winter courses, depending on their circumstances. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (406) 447-5425 or for more information. Important note: students must be enrolled full-time (12+ credits) in regular spring courses to retain eligibility for merit and other Carroll scholarships.

When is winter tuition due?
The tuition charge for the winter course will be added to your student account bill in late November, and then payment will be due by January 1st (the same as regular spring tuition). Winter courses must be dropped by November 30th for 100% refund or by December 2nd for 50% refund. 

Will winter courses count toward athletic eligibility for the spring semester?
Because winter intersession courses are tied to the Spring 2021 academic semester, these credits cannot be used toward eligibility determinations for Spring 2021. Please consult with your coach or email Cassie Hall at for more information.

How do I search for Winter Session courses?
All winter courses are listed under the Spring 2021 term, but they have a unique section number of WNT and the winter session course dates will show up as part of the offering information and the section details:
Winter Class Screenshot

Winter 2020-2021 Session Dates

Three-week and six-week sessions are available during December 2020 and January 2021.

Undergraduate CoursesDates
Winter 3WDecember 2-22, 2020
Winter 6WDecember 2, 2020 - January 12, 2021
No classes 12/22 - 12/25 or 12/31 - 1/1 in observation of Christmas and New Year's

Winter Session Academic and Payment Policies for Undergraduates:

  • Once registration opens, courses may be added through the first day of class on December 2.
  • Payment for winter courses is due on the same schedule as Spring 2021, but winter courses must be dropped by end of business on Monday, November 30 for a 100% refund.
  • From December 1 through the first day of class on December 2, courses may be dropped for a 50% refund and without a "W" grade.
  • Beginning December 3, students will receive a "W" grade for dropping a course and no refunds will be issued.
  • Students may continue to drop with a "W" grade through the first 3/4 of the class.

20-21 Winter Session Course List

Registration Instructions

If you need instructions in order to register for winter classes, please select an option below.

Carroll students, visit your Student Planning account to view available winter courses and register. Please note that all winter courses will be listed as part of the Spring 2021 term.

Visiting students and auditors, follow these steps to register:

  • Check out the Class Schedule to view the full list of available courses
  • Under Term, select Spring 2021 and select Search. The initial list will display the available courses and their descriptions.
  • Select the View Available Sections drop-down arrow to see more detailed information about each offering. For even more details, select the title of the course.
  • Complete the Non-Degree Application and Registration Form.

Financial Information

Winter session requires an earlier financial commitment than the typical add/drop period for the spring semester, so please pay special attention to the relevant payment and refund deadlines and cost of attendance information.

Students interested in applying Financial Aid to the winter session should contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about eligibility requirements at (406) 447-5425 or

Consumer Information

Visit our Consumer Information webpage for links to the Carroll Consumer Information Directory, the college's annual Consumer Information Disclosure Notice, and further information about Carroll College policies, disclosures, and reports.