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2016-2017 ETSU Winter Session dates: 

December 14, 2016 - January 13, 2017


What is Winter Session?

  • Winter Session is considered part of the Spring term.

  • Winter Session offers numerous online courses selected by the academic departments and colleges.

  • Winter Session is limited to one course or a max of 4-credit hours per student.

  • Support services are available throughout winter break in areas such as the Charles C. Sherrod Library, the Office of Information Technology, Tutoring Services, the Registrar's Office, and D2L support (Office of e-Learning & Distance Education).

  • The course listing for Winter 2016-2017 is available for viewing on Goldlink. To view courses that are offered during Winter Session,  Click here and then use the "Search by Term" drop-down box to select Spring 2017. Select the subject(s) you'd like to search, and choose Winter Session as the "Part of Term".

  • Course registration begins in November. Current ETSU students should work with their academic advisors during the fall to select appropriate courses. Visiting students will complete a Visiting Student application and be able to enroll for one course.

**Please note that the Winter Session IS NOT designed for students to complete spring prerequisite courses.**


 Interested in studying at ETSU as a visiting student during Winter?

Visiting students may apply here:



Student Support Resources for Winter Session:

Charles C. Sherrod Library: ; Ask a Librarian: ; Text Reference: (423) 781-0863

ITS (Information Technology Services) :

Office of the Registrar:

Student Tutoring: For online tutoring over Winter Session, the CFAA at ETSU recommend finding a tutor through Tutor Matching Service (TMS). TMS helps students and parents find, schedule, and book quality tutors across a broad range of academic subjects. ETSU Certified Tutors in the TMS network often live in the area and may be available to meet students in person or online. In addition, the TMS network gives students access to tutors nation-wide who have expertise in over 150 subject areas. Hourly tutoring rates apply and are listed on each tutors' profile.


D2L Information:

For those of you who are new to online classes, ETSU uses Desire to Learn (D2L) as the online course delivery platform. You can access D2L at: . Your D2L login is your ETSU login username and password. You will be able to find your courses under the "My Courses" pane in the middle of your screen. Please e-mail if you are registered and your course is not visible to you on December 14th. On December 27th Goldlink will be inaccessible for a few hours, between 7:00 am and 11 am. You will not be able to access D2L via Goldlink during this time, but you will be able to log in by going directly to:



  Click HERE for important Winter Session facts and information! 


**Important Fee Payment Information** 

  • Students who are not eligible to apply financial aid and are paying for the course need to post payment by 4:30pm EST on Tuesday, December 13th and notify the Bursar’s Office that payment has been made .


  • Students who are using financial aid and/or scholarships do not have to pay in advance of the course, but will have to confirm attendance by 4:30pm EST on Tuesday, December 13th.  Charges will be paid when financial aid and/or scholarship funds are disbursed in January. 


            Bursar's Office:
            Burgin Dossett Hall, Room 202
            Phone: 423-439-4212,  


              Financial Aid Office:
              Burgin Dossett Hall, Room 105
              Phone: 423-439-4300


You can confirm your registration through GoldLink by ONE of the following methods:


  • Confirm by making payment in full of your bill by check or credit card.


  • If you are a Veteran please provide your Veteran Deferment to the Bursar’s Office no later than December 13th by 4:30pm EST.


  •  Confirm by using financial aid that has been offered to you:


  •  If you have been offered enough financial aid to cover the student account balance and it is authorized on your Student Account  Detail  then you can “Confirm” your registration with Financial Aid through Goldlink.
  • If you are unable to “Confirm” your registration online with Financial Aid please contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.


Questions related to Financial Aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid, questions related to the account charges, and online or in-person fee payment should be directed to the Office of the Bursar.






ETSU Winter Session Dates and Deadlines:



Registration based on earned credit  hours begins

Monday, November, 14, 2016

Classes Begin

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Last day to add a course (Online or in person)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Last day to receive a 100% refund

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Last day to change a course to/from Audit Pass/Fail

Friday, December 16, 2016

Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last day to receive a 75% refund

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Last day to receive a 25% refund

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last day to drop a course without Dean's permission

Last day to withdraw

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Wednesday, January 11, 2017







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