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Winter Session FAQs

Winter 2021-2022 will be offered from December 20, 2021 - January 16, 2022. For questions about winter session, please email

All classes are offered exclusively online and registration opens on October 18, 2021. Students may take only one course during the winter session in either the four or five week session. Each class is three credit hours. 

No incoming, first-time spring 2022 freshmen or students taking fall 2021 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.). 

Winter 2021-2022 Course List 

Arts and Sciences

  • ANTH 1200: Introduction to Anthropology 
  • ASTD 3020: American Mosaic: Literature and Diversity 
  • BIOL 1460: Exercise and Health 
  • CATH 2930: Special Topics* 
  • ENGL 3650: Technology, Media and Literature 
  • ENGL 3180: Film: Representations of Business 
  • FRSC 2600: Survey of Forensic Science 
  • HCE 2010: Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics 
  • HIST 1110: Origins of the Modern World to 1500 
  • HIST 1120:  Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present) 
  • PHIL 1050:  Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 
  • PHIL 2050: Ethics 
  • PHIL 2930: Special Topics* 
  • POLS 1100: Introduction to American Government
  • POLS 1510: Politics of the Developing World 
  • PSY 1010: General Psychology 
  • PSY 3310: Personality Theory 
  • PSY 4390: Abnormal Psychology 
  • THEO 1000: Theological Foundations 
  • THEO 2710: Religions of the World 
  • THEO 2930: Special Topics* 
  • WGST 1900: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

*Cross-listed with HUM 2930: Moral Thought of J.R.R. Tolkien 

Doisy College of Health Sciences 

  • HSCI 2200: Medical Terminology 

School for Professional Studies 

  • ARTH 1005: Approaching the Arts **
  • HUM 2930: Moral Thought of J.R.R. Tolkien **

**Traditional undergraduate students wanting to take a winter course in the School for Professional Studies must receive approval from their college or school. Please see the below FAQ titled "Who can enroll in classes during the winter session?" for more information. 

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 2021 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 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 to begin the approval process. 

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 October 18, 2021 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, program coordinator, at 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 October 18, 2021. 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 and an SPS academic coach will assist you. 

When will registration close?

The registration period for the 2021-2022 winter session will begin on October 18, 2021 and end at noon on December 9, 2021. 

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 for the winter session. Smarthinking is an online tutoring tool, offering students course-based tutoring sessions for select courses and writing feedback. 

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 December 7 through January 16 (please note: University Writing Services will be closed December 24 to January 1).

For more information on University Writing Services and Smarthinking, please contact Kelly Herbolich, director of Academic Support at

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 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 on December 10, 2021. 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

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

The tuition refund schedule for winter 2021-2022 is as follows: 

  • Last day to drop with 100% refund (last day to drop): December 26, 2021
  • Last day to withdraw with 60% refund: January 2, 2022
  • Last day to withdraw with 0% refund (last day to withdraw with a "W"): January 9, 2022

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 during winter break 2021-2022: 

  • Dec. 20-23: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Dec. 24-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-30: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Dec. 31- Jan. 3: Closed 
  • Jan. 4 - 8; Jan. 10 -16: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (library is closed on Saturday, Jan. 9) 
Simon Recreation Center

Simon Recreation Center winter break hours will be announced soon. 


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