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Winter Session FAQs

Winter 2022-2023 course offerings will be announced on this page soon. Winter 2022-2023 will be offered from December 19, 2022 to January 15, 2023. 

For questions about winter session, please email winter@slu.edu

All classes are offered exclusively online and registration opens on Oct. 17, 2022. Students may take only one course during the winter session. Each class is three-credit hours. 

No incoming, first-time spring 2023 freshmen or students taking fall 2022 Madrid courses can enroll in the winter session.

Find frequently asked questions and general information below. Visit Banner Self-Service  for specific course details and registration. 

All courses are online asynchronous (self-paced with deadlines for assignments, exams, etc.). 

What are the benefits of a winter session?

Participating in our optional winter session allows undergraduate students both online and on our physical campus to take courses required to complete their degree in a flexible way that fits into their schedule. 

Can winter session be taken on campus?

The winter session will be offered entirely online.

Who can enroll in classes during the winter session?

The winter session is open to current undergraduate students in good academic standing at Saint Louis University, including Visiting Students and students enrolled in the School for Professional Studies. No incoming, first time freshmen or Madrid students are permitted to take classes through the winter session, including students who take Madrid fall 2022 courses. Additionally, a winter session course cannot be your first class at Saint Louis University. 

Traditional undergraduate students wanting to take a winter course in the School for Professional Studies (please see course listings above) must fill out form 35 to receive approval from their college or school. In conjunction with your academic advisor, submit the Petition to Enroll in SPS Course by non-SPS Student (form 35) to begin the approval process. For questions, please email winter@slu.edu

Please note: Tuition reduction for School for Professional Studies partnership students does not apply to the winter session.

How can I register for a winter session course? 

If you are a current SLU student, you can register for a winter session course starting on Oct. 17, 2022 via Banner Self-Service through your MySLU account. 

If you are a non-SLU student, please fill out the visiting student application and a staff member will assist you with registration. 

Students can only take one winter session course. 

Will I be able to contact a staff member during the winter session?

A staff member at Saint Louis University will be available to answer questions during the winter session. Contact  Jacob Wierson, assistant director, at jacob.wierson@slu.edu for assistance. 

Registration and Class Information

When can I sign up for classes and how many credits may I take?

Registration will be open for the winter session via Banner Self-Service on Oct. 17, 2022. Winter 2022-2023 will be offfered from December 19, 2022 to January 15, 2023. Students may take only one course during the winter session. Each class offered in the winter session is three credit hours.

If you are a traditional undergraduate student at SLU registering for a course in the School for Professional Studies and need assistance, please contact the School for Professional  Studies at 314-977-2330 or sps@slu.edu and an SPS academic coach will assist you. 

When will registration close?

The registration period for the 2022-2023 winter session begins on Oct. 17, 2022. 

Where can I get my textbooks? 

Students can acquire textbooks at the Saint Louis University Bookstore located in the Busch Student Center on campus. To  purchase textbooks online or for store hours during the winter session, please visit their website

Will there be final exams during winter session?

Consult the class syllabus for specifics on all class information, including assignments and examinations. There will be no class or assignments due on Dec. 24, 25, or Jan. 1. 

Is tutoring and writing support available during winter session? 

The department of Academic Support has partnered with Summer and Extended Studies and the Distance Education Office to provide Smarthinking, which is an online tutoring tool that offers students writing feedback and course-based tutoring for select courses. 

In addition to Smarthinking, University Writing Services will also offer asynchronous and synchronous consultations. Students may schedule an appointment with a writing consultant through EAB Navigate, available in the Tools section of the MySLU portal. Consultants will be available from Dec. 20 through Jan. 16 (please note: University Writing Services will be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 3).

For more information on University Writing Services, please email writing@slu.edu. For questions about Smarthinking, please contact Kelly Herbolich, director of Academic Support at kelly.herbolich@slu.edu.

What if I need an accommodation for a winter session class? 

If you have questions or need assistance in submitting an accommodation for the winter session,  please contact Kendra Johnston, Director of the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources, at kendra.johnston@slu.edu or by phone at 314-977-2372.

Tuition and Fees

What are the tuition and fees for the winter session?

Winter session tuition  is $770 per credit hour. There are no additional fees.

Winter session bills will be sent out to students in mid-December. Tuition is charged separately from the spring semester.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available on a limited basis for the winter session. Please contact Student Financial Services at 314-977-2350 or via email at sfs@slu.edu

Will I be refunded if I drop a class during the winter session?

The tuition refund schedule for winter 2022-2023 will be announced soon. 

Campus Facilities

Students have access to certain campus facilities during the winter session. Below are the special hours for each building. 

Pius Library

Pius Library hours will be announced soon. 

Simon Recreation Center

Simon Recreation Center winter break hours will be announced soon. 

Dining

For the latest information on hours for on-campus dining facilities, visit DineSLU.