The Fall 2016 semester begins on Monday, August 22, 2016. Tuition for fall courses is due by Friday, August 19.
Students who need to make changes to their schedules should contact the ReDOC Office. The drop-add deadline is Friday, September 2.
In June 2016 the ATS Board of Commissioners approved a three-year experiment allowing an exception to the Commission's PhD residency requirement that "courses, seminars, and colloquia for research doctoral degrees shall normally be completed on the main campus" (Degree Program Standard J, section J.3.1.1). This experiment is limited to offering those courses (roughly two-thirds of the PhD program's total credits) through synchronous interactive video, not through asynchronous means.
Approval of this exception means that beginning in the Fall 2016 semester, students who are unable to take advantage of the campus scholarly environment can participate fully in seminars and colloquia through live Internet connections. Some workshop courses still will require travel to the main campus in January or summer breaks.