Winter Study Registration

The Winter Study registration period is different than fall and spring semesters—there is no drop/add period—after registration closes you may not make changes.

Pay close attention—different types of courses (travel, internships, etc.) may have different registration deadlines and processes.

The following information provides guidance when selecting and registering for a Winter Study course. Check below to see if any exceptions apply.

Winter Study 2022

November 10 – November 14

  • Here is the list of Winter Study course offerings.

    Some students have already been enrolled in a Winter Study course by the Registrar's Office. Check your schedule and the exceptions below to determine if you need to register.

    Williams Student Records will be open from:

    Wednesday, November 10 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, November 14 @ 11:59 pm

    Coming Up...

    After registration ends and instructors review enrollments, students will:

    • be notified if dropped from a course, and
    • have a second chance to register on a first come, first served basis during the final round registration period.

    If you were not dropped from a course, you are expected to complete the course you are enrolled in—course changes are not allowed.

November 29 – December 2

  • Here is the list of Winter Study course offerings.

    Williams Student Records will be open to students who are not currently enrolled in a Winter Study course:

    Monday, November 29 @ 7:00 pm - Thursday, December 2 @ 11:59 pm

    At this point, any open spots in courses are available on a first come, first served basis—register early for the best selection.

    Students who have not registered by the deadline will be randomly assigned to a course with available space.

    Once this registration period has concluded, all students are expected to complete the course they are enrolled in—course changes are not allowed.

January 3

  • Students are expected to complete the course they are enrolled in—there is no "drop/add" period.

    Plan travel accordingly, students are required to attend the first Winter Study meeting on:

    Monday, January 3

    Instructors have the right to drop students who do not attend the first meeting of a Winter Study course. If you encounter travel problems or other emergencies that prevent you attending the first meeting, please contact the instructor.

    Here are class days, times, and room assignments, instructors will provide any additional schedule information during the first meeting.

    Meeting times for travel or TBA courses should be arranged with the instructor.

Exceptions

There may be Winter Study exceptions that will impact course selection and registration.

  • First-years are required to register for a regular Winter Study course that takes place on campus.

  • If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it without the instructor's consent.

    If not approved, you will have time to register for another Winter Study course.

  • Students can only apply for one Winter Study travel course:

    November 11 @ 11:59 pm ET

    Prior to the deadline:

    • Carefully review travel course descriptions.
    • Attend the travel course meetings to understand the requirements of the course and the selection process—if unable to attend the meetings, please contact the course instructor directly.
    • Submit the Winter Study Travel Registration form, making sure to thoroughly read the terms of enrollment.

    If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    If not approved, you may register for another Winter Study course.

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid is provided for 50%, 80% or 100% of the travel course costs based on a student’s level of financial need (low, medium, high). Students receive notification of the percentage of their eligibility in late September.

  • Seniors who are currently enrolled in a thesis will be enrolled for the Winter Study course that correlates to that thesis prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm.

    If you plan to start a thesis during Winter Study, you will need to sign up for the appropriate Winter Study thesis.

    If you are considering taking an additional Winter Study course, your thesis advisor will need to confirm this course complements your thesis work. Once confirmed, our office will register you for the extra course.

  • For beginning language courses, you are required to take the Winter Study Sustaining Program in addition to your regular course.

    Once the regular Winter Study registration process is complete the Registrar's Office will enroll you in the Sustaining Program—check your class schedule to confirm.

  • If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    If not approved, you will have time to register for another Winter Study course.

  • Based on a list provided by the Center for Learning in Action, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    Students who are still working with the Center for Learning in Action on their internship placement when registration opens will have to register themselves for PSCI 21.

  • If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    If not approved, you will have time to register for another Winter Study course.

  • If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    If not approved, you will have time to register for another Winter Study course.

  • If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    If not approved, you will have time to register for another Winter Study course.

  • Based on an approved application list provided by the '68 Center for Career Exploration, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    If not approved, you will have to register for another Winter Study course.

  • If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you prior to the registration period—check your class schedule to confirm. You have committed to this course and may not drop it and add a different course.

    If not approved, you will have time to register for another Winter Study course.

  • If you have been advised to take an Intensive course during Winter Study, you will be notified by the Dean's Office.

    In the meantime, please register for a regular Winter Study course.

    If you need to enroll in an Intensive course, the Registrar's Office will drop your regular course and enroll you.

  • Plans to Study Away

    Students who plan on participating in a Study Away program will be enrolled in a placeholder "Study Away" Winter Study course.

    If plans change, or you are not accepted, contact our office.

    Current Study Away

    If you need to register for a Winter Study course and are having difficulty registering off-campus, contact us for assistance.

  • During the first two days of Winter Study, with permission of the instructor, a student may add a second Winter Study course:

    • This course will be graded P, PP, or F.
    • The grade for this extra course will be recorded on your transcript.
    • This extra course will not count toward the four required for graduation.

    Students may not drop their original Winter Study course, but may drop the second course through the tenth day of the Winter Study term.

    Before submitting the Winter Study Add/Drop Second Course form, please discuss adding or dropping the course with the instructor.