News Gc Offering A Variety Of Online On Campus Courses For Winter Session - Garrett College

For the most up-to-date information on Garrett College’s Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan, visit

Garrett College McHenry campus offices will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offices will be closed for service from 12- 1 p.m. for lunch. Visitors are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments (either virtual or in-person). When on campus, all visitors must follow the College’s health-and-safety measures. Please note the outreach centers (NOC, SOC, CTTC) will have variable hours - please call ahead prior to visiting these locations.

The most up-to-date information on Garrett College's response to COVID-19, can be found online at novel coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page.

Note: the Daily Health Self-Assessment form is located here.

Apply Now
Plan a Visit
Request Info
Make a Gift

Campus News

December 14th, 2018

GC offering a variety of online, on campus courses for winter session

Registration underway for classes beginning Jan. 2nd

As the fall semester is nearing completion, Garrett College is gearing up for the next upcoming series of courses. Winter session will begin on January 2, 2019 and end on January 20, 2019.

A total of 18 classes are available, with eight of those being offered online, including a study abroad trip to Costa Rica.

Winter session presents an opportunity for current and visiting students to catch up or get ahead during the winter break. Students can also improve their academic standing by raising their grade-point average (GPA).

According to Mike Tumbarello, director of enrollment management, “winter session is often overlooked by students, yet is a great opportunity for intensive study to take core courses or electives, retake a course, or to utilize time while home from one’s regular institution.

In addition to advancing their studies, these courses at Garrett College can provide significant cost savings and allow students to complete a degree faster.”

Courses fulfilling a General Education Requirement (GER) include English composition I (ENG 101); college algebra (MAT 105); general psychology (PSY 101); and neotropical natural history (BIO 250), a study abroad trip to Costa Rica. With the exception of BIO 250 (scheduled for Jan. 2nd – Feb. 8th), all other GER courses will be offered online.

The following adventure sports program courses, cold weather outdoor living skills (ASI 117), eastern mountaineering (ASI 212) and ice climbing (ASI 226), will take place in White Mountains, N.H.

On-campus courses include: advanced first aid: wilderness first responder, introductory algebra, intermediate algebra, introduction to college reading, and a basic English workshop.

Phil Malone, Garrett County resident, will be instructing a one-credit course, Drone Technology and Flight Theory, in which participants will build and configure their own FPV tiny whoop racing drone. Early registration is encouraged for this course as there are limited seats available.

Current Garrett College students are encouraged to discuss financial aid opportunities and assistance for winter classes with the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Local residents attending other colleges also are welcome to enroll at Garrett College during winter session. Visiting students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor or the registrar at the college they attend for approval prior to registering for winter session at GC.

For real-time schedule information and to view the complete list of course offerings, visit and click on ‘course search’. For additional information, contact the Garrett College Office of Admissions at 301-387-3044 or