Special Session Courses


  • Pre-Fall Intersession: August 10 – 21, 2020
  • Fall Intensive Session: November 30 – December 20, 2020
  • Winter Intersession: December 21, 2020 – February 7, 2021
  • Spring Intensive Session: January 19 – February 7, 2021

Yes, all special session courses are held online.

Spring intensive classes will count as electives in the College of Arts and Sciences. Some may count toward major, minor, or certificate requirements. See your academic advisor for more information.

Students are limited to 9 lifetime credit hours of COLL-X 101 and 5 lifetime credit hours of COLL-X 311. You may take as many credit hours in the special sessions as your schedule allows up to the semester limit set by your school. You are advised to be sensible about these enrollments, as an entire semester’s worth of work will be compressed into a short time period and may overlap with regular-semester courses. It is highly recommended that you consult with your academic advisor before enrolling in the special session courses.

Special session classes are taught by College faculty and advanced graduate students.

If you have already registered for classes, you may adjust your schedule by following the instructions for “Late Drop/Add” at the Student Central Website. If you have not yet enrolled for Spring, you can enroll as you would any other Spring term course by following the instructions for “Continuing Student Registration” at the Student Central Website. If you have questions, contact your academic advisor or contact us at collavsg@iu.edu.

Students enrolled on other IU campuses would need to apply to take classes at IUB as a temporary intercampus transfer student and additional tuition and fees may apply. You can find the application and more information about taking classes at IU Bloomington as a non-degree student here: https://nondegree.indiana.edu.

Students who remain within the flat tuition rate limits for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters will see no additional tuition cost. The Winter Intersession is counted as part of the Spring semester for billing and financial aid purposes.