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2022 Winter Session

Arkansas State is bringing back Winter Session for undergraduate students this year.  The three-week online semester provides students the opportunity to pick up a course during the holiday break between the fall and spring semesters.

Winter Session is Back!

Had a class that didn’t fit into your fall? Want to get a class ahead on your spring? Or, you want to try out Arkansas State? Winter Session is for you – check out the listing of current courses in the FAQ below.

Registration opens October 26th and courses run from December 19, 2022 – January 6, 2023.  Classes are open to traditional Arkansas State University students and visiting students.

The Winter Session advantages

  • Stay on-track for degree completion
  • Accelerate time to degree
  • Catch up on credits
  • Take a required course to fulfill a prerequisite
  • Single course focus
  • Maintain a non-institutional scholarship
  • Eligible for financial aid

For more in about the winter session, contact the office of Outreach at outreach@Astate.edu.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Winter Session


  • What Courses are Being Offered?

    The following courses are being offered during the 2022 Winter Session:

    • 70026 - Applied Agricultural Statistics
    • 70024 - Advanced Drawing: Color Pencils
    • 70025 - English Composition 2
    • 70016 - Personal Asset Management
    • 70010 - Principles of Personal Health
    • 70011 - First Aid & Safety
    • 70012 - Drug Use & Abuse
    • 70013 - Medical Terminology
    • 70009 - Micro Computer Applications
    • 70023 - Seminar in Dig. Media & Design
    • 70001 - Fine Arts Music: Rock and Roll
    • 70020 - Motor Skills Dev. for Children
    • 70015 - Intro to U.S. Government
    • 70017 - Intro to Psychology
    • 70027 - Abnormal Psychology
    • 70014 - Intro to Social Psychology
  • How do I register?

    Registration is open now, but you can consult with your advisor now to see if one of the courses offered this year fits into your curriculum. Registration for winter session works like class registration for any other semester.  Access Self Service Banner through your my.AState.edu account.

  • How many classes can I take?

    Most students are limited to two classes.  The goal of Winter Session is to have students intensely focused on a couple classes for the three-week period.

  • How much does Winter Session cost?

    The cost per credit hour is the same as any other A-State course, including any differential tuition charged by individual colleges.  A three-hour class is roughly $950.

  • Can I use my financial aid to pay for it?

    For the purposes of financial aid, Winter Session classes are attached to and will be paid by your spring 2023 aid. Financial aid for spring 2023 will be disbursed the first week of February which is after the winter session courses end. For questions regarding your spring 2023 financial aid please email our Financial Aid & Scholarships office at finaid@AState.edu.

  • Can I use my A-State Institutional scholarship to pay for Winter Session?

    Institutional Scholarships may not be used for winter session. However, non-institutional scholarships may be used, and if you are also enrolled for the spring 2023 semester you may use winter credits toward your spring 2023 hours. Check with our Financial Aid & Scholarships team at finaid@AState.edu

  • What if I’m not a current A-State student?

    No problem. If you were considering coming to A-State this fall but didn’t due to pandemic or economic concerns, this is a great way to check us out.

    • For students who were admitted to A-State in fall 2022, but decided to not take any courses, please contact the undergraduate admissions office at Admissions@AState.edu or (870) 972-2782.
    • For transient students (students who are enrolled at a different university) and wish to take an A-State Winter course you will need to apply through A-State’s Transient Application.  Apply Here.

      Please select Undergrad Transient/NonDegree when choosing the Application Type.

      Transient students will need to submit an official transcript from their current institution.  Please have your official transcript electronically sent to AStateOnline@AState.edu or sent physically to

      A-State Online
      P.O. Box 2520
      State University, AR 72467

    For more information about the Winter Session please contact the Office of Outreach at outreach@astate.edu or (870) 680-4236.

  • Who is teaching Winter Session?

    While the delivery method is online, these are traditional A-State courses taught by our Jonesboro faculty members.

  • Will my class make?

    Each class does need a minimum number of students, but by hosting the course online, the threshold number is much lower.  If a class does not make enrollment by December 14, 2022, it will be cancelled.  This allows you the chance to register for a different class before classes start.

  • Will the A-State Library be open during Winter Session?

    The Library’s online articles, eBooks, streaming media, and other resources will be available throughout winter session via the Dean B. Ellis Library website: http://www.astate.edu/a/library/.

    Additionally, the Ask a Librarian live chat services will be available on that website throughout the three-week term. The physical Dean B. Ellis Library will be open limited hours during December 19 – January 6.  Normal operating hours will resume on January 9, 2023.

    Please use the following information for Library hours:

    Dec 19-20: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Dec 21-27: Closed
    Dec 28: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Dec 29-Jan 2: Closed
    Jan 3-6: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

    During these hours, computers, printers, and physical books and journals will be available inside the Library, and students will be able to get in-person research assistance by coming in or calling 870-972-3208 when the Library is open.