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Spring Intersession: January 4 - 19, 2021

What is an intersession?

An intersession is a short session that happens in the three weeks before the full fall and spring semesters. Intersession classes are intense, because they deliver a full semester class in a very short time frame. Because of the intensity, students can only take one class (up to four credit hours) during an intersession.


How are intersession courses different from regular classes?

Because of the short time period, classes are intense and require a significant amount of work outside the classroom. Many students find that being immersed in a single subject they are studying every day helps them learn and retain better.

Do intersession classes count as part of the full semester for credit hours/financial aid?

Yes. The January intersession is considered part of spring semester, so any class you take then will be part of your spring semester hours for enrollment and financial aid purposes. For example, if you take three hours in the intersession and twelve hours in the regular full session, you will have 15 hours for spring.


Who should take an intersession class?

There are many reasons to take an intersession course. Students may have fallen behind or switched majors and need an extra class to stay on track for timely graduation. They may want to reduce their course load the following semester so they have more time to focus on each class. They may have had difficulty passing a course, and want to retake it in an immersive atmosphere without the distraction of 3–5 other classes.


How much do intersession classes cost?

Tuition is included in full-time tuition provided you are within the 12-19 hour window the following semester, but there is a $20 per credit hour course fee, so a 3-credit intersession course costs $60, which is folded in to your charges for the following semester. If you are on financial aid, be sure to speak to a financial aid counselor about your options for intersession courses.

Where can I find intersession classes?

Intersession classes are listed in the class search in SOAR. You can identify them by the dates in the “meeting dates” column (and they are in red). You can also use the pull-down “Session” menu from the search window to select “intersession” and then you will only see the intersession options.

How to find an interseesion class in SOAR


January 2021 Intersession Classes


ACC 220 - Managerial Accounting

AEC 101 - History of the Built Environment

ART 130 - Art Appreciation

CJ 445 - Drugs and Society

COA 490CA - Special Topics in Coastal Sciences

ENG 203 - World Literature

FRE 102 - Beginning French II

FSC 445 & FSC 445L - Crime Scene Documentation (with Lab)

GHY 341 - Geography and World Political Affairs

HON 303 - Honors Seminar

KIN 302 - Exercise Testing and Prescription

MAT 101 - College Algebra

MCJ 310 - Digital and Social Media

MCJ 329 - Introduction to Advertising

MUS 165 - The Enjoyment of Music

MUS 401 - Instrumentation

PSY 110 - General Psychology

PSY 360 - Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

SOC 101 - Understanding Society

THY 414. Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease


ENG 627 - Introduction to Publishing

NUR 601 - Theory Development in Nursing

PSE 880 - Selected Topics I (Polymer Science)









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