St. Andrews is aware that the altered schedule for the 2018 fall semester may pose special challenges for some students. The schedule change is necessary first to ensure that you have the time to acquire the essential knowledge and skills that are an integral part of each of your courses, and second to meet federal Department of Education course credit requirements. In particular, the schedule change may pose some special challenges for international students who have already made long-distance travel arrangements – and perhaps for others as well. I want you to know that St. Andrews is committed to working with each of you for whom the altered class schedule presents a special burden, and with your professors, to develop a reasonable and appropriate plan based on your individual situations.
If you believe that you fall into this category, once you return to campus, please contact Dr. Edna Ann Loftus, the Academic Dean, to discuss your situation. You can schedule an appointment through Ms. Julie Willis, the Academic Affairs administrative assistant, at extension 5240. And you can also write directly to Dean Loftus, at email@example.com, to explain your situation in advance of your appointment.