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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I register?

Which Registration Access Code (RAC) do I use to register for winter classes?

How much does it cost to take a winter term class?  When is tuition due?

Can I take a winter session class if I have an unpaid bill with the University?

Why are students required to pay before classes begin?

Can I use financial aid to pay for a winter session?

Can I use an EKU staff tuition waiver to pay for a winter session class?

Do I need to speak with my academic advisor before registering?

What is the maximum number of hours I can take in winter?

What if the class I want to take is full?

What if a class I need isn’t available?

When are final exams scheduled?

What if I need to withdraw from my course?

May I live in the residence hall during winter session?

What are the expectations for course activities during the winter session holiday break?

Can my winter session class be cancelled due to low enrollment?

What if I attend another college or university?

Will tutoring be available? 


When can I register?

Registration opens on September 21, 2020! Register through your EKU Direct student portal.  The last day to add a class is Nov. 27, 2020.

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Which Registration Access Code (RAC) do I use to register for winter classes?

Winter does not require a RAC code to register.

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How much does it cost to take a winter term class? When is tuition due?

All winter session courses will be billed at $386 per credit hour for an undergraduate course and $550 per credit hour for a graduate course.  Some courses may have additional fees; students should contact the instructor of the course for more information concerning specific course fees.

Students must have their winter term balance paid in full or a valid winter term payment plan (with the first payment made) by Nov. 30, 2020.  Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from winter session class(es) after this date.

Please be aware that winter term payment plans are two payments. The deadline for the second payment is Dec. 29, 2020

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Can I take a winter session class if I have an unpaid bill with the University?

Students cannot take winter session classes if they have an unpaid bill with the University.

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Why are students required to pay before classes begin?

Payment before the class begins protects the student from carrying over debt from winter session which would prevent further enrollment at EKU. 

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Can I use financial aid to pay for a winter session class?

Winter Session is considered by the Financial Aid Office to be a part of the nine-month school year; therefore, some financial aid may be available from your fall award.

Students must typically save aid money from any fall semester refund for additional coursework. If no financial aid funds are available, the student will be required to pay out-of-pocket before class begins.

Since each student's individual financial aid package is different, it is recommended that you contact the Financial Aid Office to review your own particular financial aid package in order to determine what may be available to you.

Students will be expected to have payment for winter session arranged by the published deadline – before the start of winter session – or be disenrolled from the winter session classes.

Students must have filed a FAFSA for the academic year of the winter session to be considered for any need-based aid. If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 859-622-2361.

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Can I use an EKU staff tuition waiver to pay for a winter session class?

No, the staff scholarship cannot be used to pay for winter session.

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Do I need to speak with my academic advisor before registering?

You are encouraged to talk to your advisor about EKU Winter courses if you have any questions at all about how to use winter courses to advance your education. 

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What is the maximum number of hours I can take in winter?

Students can register for up to six credit hours for winter session.  Please note that no more than six credit hours will be recorded onto a student’s academic history whether earned exclusively earned at Eastern Kentucky University or in combination with courses from another university.  No student at EKU can earn more than six credit hours during a given winter session.

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What if the class I want to take is full?

Fill out a capacity override request. If a small number of students need admittance to the class past capacity, accommodations can be made based on circumstances. If a large number of students need admittance, the University may open another class. Each of EKU’s six colleges offers its own override request form — they can be found on the college’s website.

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What if a class I need isn’t available?

While you can choose from classes in many subject areas this winter, class selection is more limited in winter than spring and fall. Fill out the contact form on winter.eku.edu and let us know what class you need. We will see what’s available and contact you, and it will let us know if there is enough interest to justify offering the class in the winter. We recommend browsing the course list and working with your advisor to see if rearranging your schedule could help. 

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When are final exams scheduled?

Course Syllabi will provide specific information regarding final exams. 

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What if I need to withdraw from my course?

Students may withdraw from winter session classes through EKUDIRECT.

Please refer to Colonel’s Compass, https://colonelscompass.eku.edu/winter-2020-deadlines-adddrop-refunds, for specific withdrawal deadlines and refund information.

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May I live in the residence hall during winter session?

Students who resided on campus during the Fall Term may reside on campus during Winter Term if the student is returning for the Spring Term.  Students who would like to move onto campus beginning in Winter Term will be able to apply for housing with the Office of Housing & Residence Life.  Please contact us via housing@eku.edu or find the application for housing at housing.eku.edu.

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What are the expectations for course activities during the winter session holiday break?

The instructor of the winter session course will provide a daily or weekly course schedule outlining expectations, assessments, and assignments for the term.  Generally, class assignments will not be required during the holiday break.  Students will not be expected to participate in synchronous or asynchronous online activities.

Students can be assigned readings and projects but the course should allow sufficient latitude such that each student (as well as instructor) may observe holiday activities.

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Can my winter session class be cancelled due to low enrollment?

Yes.  Each class will be required to meet a minimum enrollment.  The minimum enrollment for undergraduate courses is eight and the minimum enrollment for graduate courses is six students.  The University will review course enrollments on the Thursday before the start of winter session.  For courses that do not meet the minimum enrollment, instructors may elect to continue with the course on a prorated pay basis.  If the course does not meet minimum enrollment the instructor will communicate the status of the course to any enrolled students.

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What if I attend another college or university?

We're happy to host visiting students during winter or any time of the year to earn credits to transfer back to their home institution. Ready to put this winter to good use? See our visiting student page

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Will tutoring be available?

Students will have access to online services from the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Student Success Center, and Math/Stats Tutoring Center. Hours for each center will be published in the spring semester. 

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