Welcome to Arkansas State University!

2023 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 ends on December 18th and courses run from December 18, 2023 – January 5, 2024. 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 information about the winter session, contact the office of the registrar at registrar@AState.edu.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Winter Session


  • What Courses are Being Offered?

    The following courses are being offered during the 2023 Winter Session:

    • Abnormal Psychology - 70017, 70026
    • Applied Agricultural Stats - 70016, 70031, 70037
    • Basic Physiology Of Activity - 70038
    • Composition II - 70015
    • Drug Use And Abuse - 70006, 70036
    • Educational Psychology - 70032
    • Fine Arts Music - 70023
    • First Aid And Safety - 70005, 70035
    • Intro To U.S. Government - 70009, 70040
    • Introduction To Psychology - 70011
    • Medical Terminology - 70007
    • Microcomputer Applications - 70003, 70024
    • Motor Skills Dvlp Children - 70012
    • Principles Of Personal Health - 70004, 70034
    • Senior Exhibition Capstone - 70041
    • Social Psychology - 70008, 70039
    • Wildlife Program Internship - 70033
  • 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. 

  • 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 2024 aid. Financial aid for spring 2024 will be disbursed the first week of February which is after the winter session courses end. For questions regarding your spring 2024 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 2024 semester you may use winter credits toward your spring 2024 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 enroll, this is a great way to check us out.

    • For students who were admitted to A-State in fall 2023, 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 the Registrar at registrar@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, it will be cancelled.

  • 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.

    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 18 – January 5.  Normal operating hours will resume on January 8, 2024.

    Please use the following information for Library hours:

    Dec 18-19: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Dec 20-26: Closed
    Dec 27: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Dec 28-Jan 1: Closed
    Jan 2-5: 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.