Doctoral Studies FAQ’s

Registration

How do I know what class to register for?
How do I register for classes?
Do I still need to register after completing all seminars?
What if I miss the registration period?

Billing

When does my billing start?
How can I make my monthly payments?

Project/Thesis Writing

Where can I find the ethics forms?
When do I get assigned a supervisor?

Seminars

Where should I stay when I come to Louisville for seminars?
How long are seminars?

 

Registration


How do I know what class to register for?

Students will register for a seminar each January and July for the first two years of their program as well as an online writing course each spring/fall semester. Please refer to the D.Ed.Min. and D.Min. course plans to determine which writing course to register for.

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How do I register for class?

Students will register through their my.sbts.edu account by clicking on “Student Tools,” then “Registration.”

Registration for summer and fall courses is open March 1-April 30. Registration for winter and spring courses is open October 1-November 30. If there is a registration hold on your account, please fill out the “Information Form” under “Student Tools” and try again. If the hold remains, please email the PDS Office at dmin@sbts.edu

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Do I still need to register after completing all seminars?

Yes, students must register for fall/spring writing courses each semester until graduation. Please reference the D.Min. or D.Ed.Min. course plans to see which course to register for.

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What if I miss the registration period?

When students fail to register within the registration period, they will need to contact the PDS Office at dmin@sbts.edu for assistance. Any student who fails to register each semester will be subject to the charge of a late registration fee in the amount of $250.

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Billing


When does my billing start?

After students pay the initial deposit, monthly billing will begin the month that a student starts the program (either January or July).

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How can I make my monthly payments?

Students can pay through their my.sbts.edu account by going to “Student Tools,” and then clicking on “Account Information.”

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Project/Thesis Writing


Where can I find the ethics forms?

The Ethics Forms can be found at the bottom of the PDS Writing Resources page. Students should start with the document titled, “Permission to Use Human Subjects in Research” to create their research profile. Once the forms have been completed, students will submit them to their supervisor for approval and then to the PDS office.

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When do I get assigned a supervisor?

Students are assigned a faculty supervisor during their second semester and after completing the Project Methodology seminar. During this seminar, students will develop their project proposal, which will be sent to a supervisor upon submission. The PDS Office will notify students when they have been paired with a supervisor.

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Seminars


Where should I stay when I come to Louisville for seminars?

Many students choose to stay at the Legacy Hotel, located on Southern’s campus, or a nearby AirB&B.

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How long are seminars?

Concentration seminars are four days (Tuesday-Friday), from approximately 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. (the exact class times are set by the course professor). During the student’s second semester, he/she will take Project Methodology in addition to the concentration seminar. The Project Methodology class is a full week (Monday-Friday).

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