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Work ahead toward your degree or certificate over winter break. Earn up to four credit hours in four weeks.

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Classes start Dec. 13, 2021, and end Jan. 7, 2022.

The winter session is an excellent opportunity for students to complete a course during the winter break.  It is considered to be part of the fall semester and winter session courses will appear on the transcript as a fall semester course. 

There are several factors that students should consider before enrolling.  Winter session courses are 4 weeks in length and are taught online.  Students may enroll in up to 4 credit hours in the winter session. Students need to be prepared for the volume of work that will need to be accomplished during this short time period.  To assess your readiness for an online course, take our online assessment.

Steps to Enroll in a Winter Session Course

  1. Apply for admission for the fall semester if you have not attended JCCC in the past two years at
  2. Explore winter session course offerings in our Credit Class Schedule Search. Select the “Credit Fall 2021” semester, then click in the Winter Session (fall only) box to search the online courses that will be offered during JCCC’s winter session. See the academic calendar below for the date when the winter session schedule of classes becomes available on the web.
  3. Meet with a counselor for assistance with academic advising, transfer information, personal or career counseling, and disability accommodations. See the Counseling page for contact information.
  4. Students who would exceed the 18 hour credit limit for fall by signing up for a winter session course will need to complete a Course Overload form with a counselor prior to enrolling.
  5. Enroll online through your MyJCCC account.
  6. Pay your tuition. Payment is due at the time of enrollment.  There is no drop-for-nonpayment for winter session courses.  If you decide not to complete the course, you must drop it by the deadline dates listed in the academic calendar.  Financial aid-eligible students should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if aid can be awarded for winter session courses.
  7. If you need help with enrollment or need to drop a winter session course and have a hold, please call 913-469-3803 for assistance.
  8. Purchase your textbook. Go to for the full winter session booklist, online ordering instructions, and a link to the online store.
  9. Log in to your winter session course and review the syllabus prior to the beginning of the course.
  10. Log in and begin your coursework starting on first day of the winter session.

Academic Calendar Winter Session 2021-22

October 2021

1 Winter session schedule of classes becomes available on the web.

4 Winter session open enrollment begins. Payment is due at the time of enrollment.  Students may enroll in up to 4 credit hours. 


6 Winter session courses become available for students to access online in Canvas.

13 First day of winter session.  Last day to enroll in a winter session course.

15 Last day to drop a winter session course and receive a 100 percent refund.

20 Last day to drop a winter session course without a withdrawal “W” on the student’s permanent record. Deadline is 11 p.m. for drops completed on the web.

24-Jan. 3 Winter break. College offices closed.

January 2022

4 Last day to request a pass/fail grade option or to withdraw with a "W" from a winter session course.

7 Last day of winter session.

10 Grades entered online by professors by 5 p.m.

11 Winter session grades available to students by 5 p.m. on the web.