Winter Session 2021

Winter Session 2021

Earn up to four units in January. Apply credit toward your degree. Open to all.


Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Find Winter Session classes — remote only for 2021

Important Dates

Important Dates

Find important dates & deadlines

Support Services

Support Services

iLearn, library & registration support

Grades and Transcripts

Grades & Transcripts

Academic credit information



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Student with laptop and tablet taking Winter Session online at San Francisco State University
Student taking Winter Session online courses at San Francisco State University from home


About Winter Session


What is Winter Session?

Take advantage of Winter Session to make progress toward your degree — or take a class that sparks your interests:

  • Earn up to four units in January.
  • Apply credit toward your degree.


Winter Session is Open to Everyone

Winter Session enrollment is open to everyone — matriculated SF State students, prospective students, visitors and the Bay Area community. Winter Session classes offer an excellent opportunity to meet the faculty, get to know the campus, and get acquainted with other students. The credit you earn may count toward your degree.

Winter 2021 Session Dates

Classes Posted
October 12, 2020

Registration Starts
November 3, 2020

Winter Session
January 4 - 20, 2021

Fees & Financial Aid

Winter Session 2021 course fees are $360/unit. Financial aid is not available.

CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

Transfer Credit & Degree Applicability

Within SF State:

For matriculated SF State students, Winter Session course credits are transferable and degree-applicable, as in any other term.

Non-matriculated students may apply up to 24 units toward a bachelor's degree and 6 units toward a master's degree, with the approval of the relevant department chair, should they matriculate into an SF State degree, credential, or credit certificate program.

External institutions:

Students who choose to apply for transfer credit at other institutions should recognize that the receiving institution makes decisions about the applicability of transferred courses to a particular degree program.