For several years, distance education students have been able to enroll for the next semester shortly after the close of the previous semester. Effectively, this provided 12 CLL start dates each year, one per month and four for each of the three semesters.
Recent changes in federal regulations, however, mean that this will no longer be possible. Starting this fall, enrollments must fall within the published beginning and ending dates of each of our three semesters. With this new national standard, we must say a fond farewell to our early start dates.
So what does this mean for our students, particularly those who were anticipating enrolling for an early-fall semester start date? There will be no early fall semester start dates. For distance education students the 16-week fall semester begins August 27th and ends December 15th.
We know our students greatly value scheduling flexibility. Many times that is the reason students choose a CLL distance education course. Please know that we are working diligently with others in the seminary to provide as much scheduling flexibility as possible within the federal guidelines. You will see some of these efforts reflected on our WSCLL.net Start Dates page as we introduce students to “A”, “B” and “C” session scheduling options that will be in effect as of Fall 2012.