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What is Winter Mini-mester?

Winter Mini is a great opportunity to get ahead and finish your degree faster! 

Grayson College offers five and three week winter terms with online courses.

  • Winter 1: 5 week semester (Dec 8 - Jan 4)
  • Winter 2: 3 week semester (Dec 13 - Jan 5)

These classes will be recorded on a Fall 2023 transcript. 

Information on how to enroll is provided below. Online visiting students only need to provide an unofficial college transcript or letter of good standing and no proof of shot records. Please review the following FAQs and contact GC at with further questions.

Important Dates

Last day to Register and Pay for Winter 1 (5-week) December 7, 2023
Winter 1 Begins December 8, 2023
Last day to Register and Pay for Winter 2 (3-week) December 12, 2023
Winter 2 Begins December 13, 2023

Available Courses

Search courses with our online course planner.

  1. Choose 'Fall 2023'
  2. Select the 'advanced options' and filter for minimester courses.

How to Enroll

Current Students

Register online in the MyViking Course Planner

Visiting Students

  1. Apply to Grayson College
  2. Send unofficial transcript OR letter of good standing from home institution to
  3. Complete the TSI Assessment (Texas public college students only - contact admissions for specific requirements)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No. If your home institution is not in Texas or is a private school in Texas, you can waive the TSI requirement by completing and submitting the document below.

    Private / Out of State Waiver

  • Grayson College is a regionally accredited institution whose courses are typically transferrable to other institutions; however, you should consult with your academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office at your home institution regarding course selection. Once you have completed the course as a visiting student, you will need to request Grayson College send a transcript to your home college.

    Transcript requests can be made at the National Student Clearinghouse.

  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) prevents Grayson College personnel from discussing your academics or account with a third party without prior consent. If you would like to give Grayson permission to speak with other individuals about your record you may complete and return the consent for student release information found in MyViking or by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 903.463.8604.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be evaluated after the mini-mester courses end to determine if students met the standards to continue to receive federal or state aid.
  • In most cases, students will be responsible for paying for tuition and fees out of pocket.

    Current Students

    If you did not receive a financial aid disbursement in Fall 2022, mini-mester courses may increase the amount of aid you are eligible to receive. Contact the Financial Aid office to determine eligibility.

    Transfer Students

    If you did not receive a financial aid disbursement in Fall 2022 at your home institution, you may be eligible for financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid office to determine eligibility.

    New Students

    If you did not attend any college in Fall 2022, you will need to verify your 2022-23 FAFSA has been completed and sent to us. Grayson can be added as a correction to your original FAFSA submission. It will take approximately 3-5 business days for us to recieve FAFSA applications. Our school code is 003570