Semester Online Opens Enrollment for Fall 2013

Semester Online

Semester OnlineTM Opens Enrollment for Fall 2013
New Consortium Offers For-Credit, Online Undergraduate Courses Taught Live for Students Globally

LANDOVER, MD. — May 1, 2013 — Semester Online, the first education initiative to offer online, for-credit courses from top colleges and universities, announced today its fall 2013 course offerings. Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in 11 courses. For the first time, academically qualified college students will have access to an online learning experience that features live class sessions with renowned professors, richly produced and self-paced course materials, and a strong social network that allows them to collaborate, engage in conversations, and establish meaningful relationships. Semester Online course providing schools are partnering with 2U, the leader in creating online academic experiences for top universities.

Fall 2013 Semester Online course offerings include:

Boston College:
  • How to Rule the World
  • Vietnam: America's War at Home and Abroad
  Emory University:
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Baseball and American Culture
  • History of Religions in America
  Northwestern University:
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Leading and Managing: An Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  University of Notre Dame:
  • Shakespeare and Film
  • The Rise of Christianity
  Washington University in St. Louis:
  • Environmental and Energy Policies

Semester Online is now accepting applications from high-achieving students to enroll in the inaugural semester this fall. Students who are currently enrolled in a four-year, regionally accredited institution and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply.

"Semester Online provides a new educational experience of the highest quality, as rigorous as traditional on-campus instruction. The program offers innovative undergraduate courses from world-class research universities along with small discussion groups, personal engagement with leading professors, and full credit towards one's degree. Notre Dame is pleased to join 2U and the outstanding consortium schools in this exciting venture," said Thomas Burish, Provost of the University of Notre Dame.

The fall application deadline is May 24, 2013. Students who apply on or before this deadline will be notified of the admission decision by June 7, 2013.

Information about Semester Online courses and the application process is now available at You can follow Semester Online at and About Semester Online Semester Online is the first-of-its-kind program to offer for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities. In partnership with 2U, Semester Online offers rigorous, online, for-credit courses to college students from anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit   About 2U, Inc. 2U partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online. Founded in 2008 by John Katzman and a team of education veterans, the company provides universities with the technologies, infrastructural support and capital they need to transform their on-campus programs into high-quality, web-based programs. 2U is one of the highest-funded education technology start-ups in the United States. 2U has partnered with prestigious colleges and research universities to deliver the following groundbreaking online programs:
  • USC Rossier Online: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching –TESOL and Master of Education in Advanced Instruction from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
  • MSW@USC: Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California School of Social Work
  • Nursing@Georgetown: Master of Science degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • MBA@UNC: Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • MPA@UNC: Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
  • @WashULaw: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law from Washington University School of Law
  • MPH@GW: Master of Public Health (MPH) from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  • International Relations Online: Master of Arts in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service
  • Semester Online: For-credit undergraduate program through a consortium of leading colleges and universities