What They Are

Beyond the standard 16-week fall and spring semesters, some CU Boulder departments now offer classes during four-, five- and eight-week special sessions:

  • 4-Week Sessions 1–4
  • 5-Week Sessions 1–3
  • 8-Week Sessions 1 & 2

These sessions occur during the regular fall and spring semesters, but because their start and end dates are different than the full-semester classes', their add, drop and withdrawal deadlines also differ.

View the Special Session Calendar

If you're taking a special session class, it's your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the academic calendar for your special session.

    Changing Your Schedule

    Since each session's dates and deadlines are unique, you need to take extra care when making any enrollment changes. 

    Each session functions as its own semester, so if you drop all of your classes in a given session (even if it's only one class), you've technically withdrawn from that session. Before you drop any classes, carefully review the special session withdrawal calendar in the sidebar.

    Double-Checking Your Session

    1. Log in to Buff Portal.
    2. On the your classes card, select the class you want to check.
    3. The session is listed near the top of the card.