Enrollment Services
A. Zachary Yamba Building; Room 4124
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.3336



A part of the Spring Semester, Winter Intersession is a condensed course schedule of 3 credits, primarily general education classes. A Winter Intersession course will allow you to satisfy requirements for your degree and will help you spring forward to graduation.


Students can register for two (2) 3.0 credit courses during Winter Intersession. There are 10 session of classes which are condensed and taught in 4 hour class blocks.


ONLINE Registration: November 25 – December 17
IN-PERSON Registration: December 16 – 17 (9am – 4:30pm)


Winter Intersession Important Dates
Winter Intersession Registration Announcement
Spring 2014 Important Dates
Spring 2014 Registration Announcement
Spring II 2014 Registration Announcement


2013-2014 Course Schedule

ART 100 Art Appreciation MWRF 9:00am 1:00pm T203
BUS 201 Principles of Management MWRF 5:30pm 9:30pm T211
CIS 107 Computer Literacy MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T211
CIS 131 Micro Computers in Business MWRF 9:00am 1:00pm T211
ECO 101 Principles of Economics I MWRF 5:30pm 9:30pm T122
ENG 101 College Composition I MWRF 9:00am 1:00pm T103
ENG 102 College Composition II MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T103
ENG 109 Effective Speech MWRF 9:00am 1:00pm T104
FRN 101 Elementary French I MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T212
FRN 102 Elementary French II MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T212
HST 101 World Civilization I MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T104
HST 102 World Civilization II MWRF 5:30pm 9:30pm T104
HST 111 United States History I MWRF 5:30pm 9:30pm T103
MUS 100 Music Appreciation MWRF 9:00am 1:00pm T122
POL 104 American Government MWRF 5:30pm 9:30pm T203
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T122
SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T203
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II MWRF 1:15pm 5:15pm T212

Winter Intersession FAQs


What is Winter Intersession?

Winter Intersession is a condensed 10-day course schedule of 3 credit general education courses that is part of the Spring semester. Taking a 3.0 credit course during Winter Intersession will allow you to satisfy requirements for your degree and will help you spring forward to graduation.


What courses are offered and when will courses be held?

ECC is offering a number of general education courses that meet many degree requirements. View a complete list of available courses at www.essex.edu. Classes meet for 10 sessions: (December 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27 and 30 & January 2, 3 and 6) in the Center for Technology Building.


Who can register for Intersession classes? What about “pre-requisites” for a course?

  • Matriculated ECC students in good academic standing who have met the pre-requisite requirements can register for Intersession courses.
  • Non-matriculated students who have met the pre-requisite requirements can also register, however, they must first fill out an admission application in Enrollment Services and provide transcripts to show pre-requisites are met. Applications will be accepted until 4 pm, December 17, 2013.
  • NOTE: Prerequisites for each course can be found in the online College Catalog, www.essex.edu/onlinecatalog


Who might benefit from taking a Winter Intersession course?

There are many students who can benefit from taking a short-term condensed class. Students who are looking to spring forward to graduating on time and need to take a general education class. Students who received a non-passing grade in an offered general education course can re-take a course; since they are already familiar with the course content, they will hopefully succeed in the condensed timeframe. Students who are looking to quickly earn credits in a required general education course, or who are looking to “lighten their Spring 2014 academic course load,” may benefit from taking a Winter Intersession course.


Is there a maximum amount of credits I can take during Winter Intersession?

NO, however, students are advised to register for no more than two (2) 3.0 credit courses during Winter Intersession.


I’ve never taken a Winter Intersession course, what can I expect?

Winter Intersession classes are being offered weekdays from December 18 – January 6 in ten (10) class sessions of 4-hour time blocks for each session. The classes are offered in the morning, afternoon or evening. All classes will be held in the Center for Technology (CFT). It is important that students attend ALL classes. Because of the condensed schedule, missing one class is equivalent to missing almost two weeks of a regular fall/spring semester class. To support your success in the class, a computer lab will be open in the CFT building every day classes are in session.


What do I do if there is a hold/restriction on my record?

Students who have hold/restriction on their records must contact the office that placed the hold on their record and reconcile the situation with that office before enrolling.


Where and When can I register?

  • Online registration through Web Services: November 25 – December 17.
  • In-person registration at the Enrollment Services Department: December 16 & December 17 from 9 am – 4 pm.


How much will the courses cost?

Students will be billed tuition by credit in accordance with the college tuition and fee schedule. Additional information about tuition and fees is available online at http://www.essex.edu/bursar/tuition/


Once I register, when do I have to pay for the Winter Intersession courses?


  • Non-Financial Aid Students:
    • If you register for Winter Intersession only, full payment is due by December 17.
    • If you register for Winter Intersession AND Spring 2014 classes by December 17, you can combine both terms and choose the ECC Payment Plan option which requires a minimum payment of 1/3 of the total bill and a $50 plan enrollment fee. Payments can be made online through Web Services or at the Bursar’s Office.
  • Financial Aid Students: Students must have been awarded financial aid and registered for the Winter Intersession AND Spring term by December 17. Otherwise, students must be prepared to make a payment on their tuition bill and pay for books.

If you register online, your tuition bill and class schedule is posted in Web Services. If you register in-person, you will be given a printed tuition bill and class schedule.


Can a student receive financial aid for Winter Intersession?

Yes, however, a student must be registered for both the Winter Intersession and the Spring 2014 Semester in order to qualify for financial aid for the Winter Intersession. If you are awarded aid for the Spring 2014 your financial aid award will be used to cover your Winter Intersession course(s). A student’s combined enrollment (for Winter Intersession and Spring 2014) must be at least half-time (at least 6 credits) and the student must be meeting all of the general requirements for federal and state aid eligibility.


What can I do if I don’t have financial aid available for Winter Intersession?

Students must complete and file a FAFSA at fafsa.gov to be considered for aid. If you have not filed your FAFSA, you must do so immediately, but, be prepared to pay your own tuition and fees. Remember, you must be registered for both the Winter Intersession and the Spring 2014 Semester in order to qualify for financial aid for the Winter Intersession. Three to five (3-5) days after you file your FAFSA, you must go to myecc.essex.edu to check to see if your file is complete. If you have been required to submit documents to the Office of Financial Aid, you must submit all missing information immediately. You must allow 6-8 weeks processing time for the office to determine your eligibility status.


Will I be eligible for a Book Voucher?

Yes, if you are registered for both Winter Intersession and Spring 2014 classes. Book vouchers will be available online to students who have been awarded aid and have funds remaining after all tuition and fee charges are paid in full. Book Vouchers will be available at myecc.essex.edu beginning December 16, 2013.


How is my aid affected if I decide not to attend the Winter Intersession after I register?

You must drop the course no later than December 19, 2013 for the Winter Intersession in order to receive a 100% refund. Students who have not officially dropped their courses by that date will be responsible for the entire tuition for the Winter Intersession. You are also responsible for full payment of your bill if you are reported for not attending (“No Show”) the classes you enroll in for the Winter Intersession.


Will the bookstore be open? When can I get my books for winter classes?

The College Bookstore will be open until December 20 from 9:00 am – 4:15 pm.


Can I audit a course during Winter Session?

Students who are interested in taking a course for audit should inform the class instructor or program coordinator by December 26.


If I register and decide not to attend courses for Winter Intersession, what should I do?

If you decide not to attend Winter Session after registering, you must officially drop the Winter Intersession class by December 19. If you stopped attending without officially dropping the class, your instructor will report you as a ‘No-show’ and you will be responsible for the tuition and fees. Not attending classes does not constitute a class drop.


Will I receive a refund if I decide to drop or withdraw from Winter Intersession?

If the course is dropped by December 19, tuition and fees will be refunded at 100%. No refund will be issued after this date.


When is the last day to Withdraw from a Winter Intersession course?

The Last Day to Withdraw from a Winter Intersession course to receive a ‘W’ grade is December 26.


Will an Intersession class count toward my degree?

As long as it fulfills the requirements for your degree or certificate program, it will count toward your degree/certificate. Students who complete their degree/certificate requirement during the Winter Intersession will have a December graduation date. If you are not sure, ask your advisor.


When will my grade be posted?

Grades can be accessed through Web Services starting January 13, 2014.


What student services will be in operation during Intersession?

The College is officially closed from December 24 through January 1, 2014, which means that academic support staff departments will not be open during this time. To assist and support the Winter Intersession students, there will be a Coordinator and support staff members available in the Center For Technology Building, Main Office (973-877-4400) 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and the Computer Lab (Room T105) will be open from 9:00 am – 9:30 pm, each day of the Winter Intersession.