Winter-mester Online Courses and Schedule

Posted: September 11, 2020

Gannon has created a “Winter-mester” available for students to enroll in and complete core classes online from Nov. 30 to Jan. 22.

The University has transitioned to beginning the spring semester at a later date than normal in order to limit risks associated with COVID-19. This has created an opportunity for students to enroll in additional classes online during the extended timeframe between traditional semesters. We hope that this will allow students the ability to catch up on credits due to dropped classes last semester, or to get ahead and lighten their spring course load.

There will be more than 10 core classes offered 100 percent online during the winter-mester. This will include courses such as Intro to Philosophy, Leadership Seminar, US Government & Politics, Literature & Film, and more. Click here to view the winter-mester course listing and schedule.

Please discuss registering for winter-mester courses with your advisor prior to or on Advising Day on Nov. 3.

Students should register for winter-mester courses while registering for spring classes beginning Nov. 4.

Credits taken during the winter-mester will count toward students’ spring semester credits. For example, if you take a three-credit course during the winter-mester and 15 credits in the spring semester, you will have 18 total spring semester credits.

Financial aid for the spring semester can also be applied to winter-mester courses. Please note, an additional per-credit charge will be applied for every credit over 18. Click here to view per-credit rates. 

Gannon Online Winter-Mester Schedule (6 weeks)
Nov. 4 – Registration for winter and spring courses begins.
Nov. 30 – Classes start.
Dec. 1 – Last day that dropped courses can be removed from transcript.
Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 – No classes.
Jan. 1 – Last day to: a) withdraw from a course; b) elect pass-fail; c) revert to a letter grade for courses being taken pass-fail. Consult the dean regarding pass-fail. If the dates of a course are different from the regular semester dates, the student can withdraw from a course before 60 percent of the course is complete.
Jan. 22 – Last day of classes.

We hope that these winter-mester course offerings will provide you with additional flexibility to your academic schedules as we work together to make this a successful year for all our students.