Online registration for January and Spring 2018 will begin at 8:00 a.m. Central Time on Monday, October 30, 2017 and close at 4:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, November 13. Online registration includes only seminars, colloquia, and workshops. The ReDOC Office will register students for Directed Studies, Inactive Status, Program Proficiency, Writing Candidate, and Program Continuance.
The Spring 2018 semester will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018. Tuition for spring courses is due by Friday, January 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 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.