Welcome to VCU Winter Sessions

Winter Sessions offers courses during winter break so students can earn credit hours in order to catch up, stay on track, or get ahead. Intersession classes meet Monday through Saturday for two weeks. Classes will begin on December 27 and not meet on December 31 and January 1. Due to the structure of the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar, VCU will not be offering J-term courses this year.

Important Dates

Fall 2024

  • Oct.: Intersession courses will be posted with the Spring 2025 schedule
  • Online registration follows the Spring 2025 advance registration dates
  • Dec. 27: Intersession begins
  • Dec. 27: Add/drop ends for Intersession classes

Spring 2025

  • Jan. 2: Last day to withdraw from Intersession classes
  • Jan. 9: Intersession ends

How can we help you?

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Stay on track

Take a class from either Intersession or J-Term and earn an additional three credits toward your degree.

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Not a VCU student?

Take a course at VCU — no admission process necessary for most courses.