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 and J-Term classes meet Monday through Friday for three weeks. Both begin on December 27 and neither meets on January 1.

Important Dates

Fall 2022

  • Intersession and J-Term dates will be posted with the Spring 2023 schedule
  • Online registration follows the Spring 2023 advance registration dates
  • Dec. 27: Intersession begins
  • Dec. 27: J-Term begins
  • Dec. 27: Add/drop ends for Intersession classes
  • Dec. 28: Add/drop ends for J-Term classes

Spring 2023

  • Jan. 2: Last day to withdraw from Intersession classes
  • Jan. 4: Last day to withdraw from J-Term classes
  • Jan. 7: Intersession ends
  • Jan. 13: J-Term 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.