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 ETSU Winter Session



December 16, 2020 - January 10, 2021


Important Winter Session FAQS

*Important Winter Session Dates and Deadlines! *



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).

  • To view courses that were offered during Winter Session 2020-2021,  Click here and then use the "Search by Term" drop-down box to select Spring 2021. Select the subject(s) you'd like to search, and choose Winter Session as the "Part of Term".

  • Course registration begins in November  based on earned credit hours. Current ETSU students should work with their academic advisors during the fall to select appropriate courses. Visiting students will be required to complete a Visiting Student application.

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


How do I pay for Winter Session? 

  • Students need to confirm or pay for Winter Session by 4:30 p.m. December 15th, 2020.  
  • You may pay for Winter Session alone though GoldLink and pay for the Spring term separately.
  • It is important that you notify the that the payment is for Winter Session, not Spring.
  • Be aware that there is not installment plan for Winter Session fees.
  • Visiting students may be eligible to pay the e-rate.
  • For information about scholarships during Winter Session check out our FAQs and Financial Aid's Scholarships page.


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

 If you are a student currently enrolled at another institution and wish to take a Winter Session course from East Tennessee State University, please complete the Visiting Student application. Visiting students may apply here:


Available resources throughout the 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 CertifiedTutors 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. Tutoring

 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.




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