Registration for summer and fall 2019 courses is scheduled to open at 8 AM Central Time on Monday, April 22 and close at 4 PM Central Time on Monday, May 6. Tuition for each summer miniterm course is due the business day before the course begins. Tuition for the fall 2019 semester is due by Friday, August 16, the business day prior to the beginning of the semester on Monday, August 19.
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 were unable to take advantage of the campus scholarly environment could participate fully in seminars and colloquia through live Internet connections. Some workshop courses still require travel to the main campus in January or summer breaks.