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Winter Term

The Office of Winter Term coordinates preparation for winter term and supports the work of the Winter Term Committee. Winter term, the month of January, enables students to complete self-directed educational projects of their choice, either individually or as part of a group.  Winter term projects are conceived as half-credit or full-credit and may be completed on or off campus. Students must earn three full winter-term credits to graduate; transfer students must earn one winter-term credit in each winter term during their enrollment at Oberlin, up to a maximum of three. Winter-term credits are not the same as semester credit hours, i.e., winter-term credits are not included in the required for graduation 112 Arts and Sciences, 124 Conservatory, or 152 Double-Degree semester hours. Winter-term credits cannot fulfill the Quantitative Proficiency, Writing Proficiency, or Cultural Diversity requirements.

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