By sending a non-refundable personal check for $300, made out to "M. le Pr J.W. Montgomery" (if there is a memo line in the lower left-hand corner of the check, write there "Apologetics Academy"). The check should be sent by ordinary mail, NOT by registered mail or by a mailing service such as FedEx or UPS requiring a signature. Be sure to provide not only your mailing address, but (and this is key) clearly printed email address and phone number as well. Your deposit holds your place.

The mailing address is:

M. le Pr J.W. Montgomery
2, rue de Rome
67000 Strasbourg

The remainder ($2,695, also non-refundable) is due in two equal payments on March 1, and April 1 of the year you plan to attend. On registration, you will receive via email a full packet of materials in preparation for the July session

You must attend 90% of the class sessions and pass the 3-hour written examination the final Saturday morning of the program.

U.S. undergraduate academic credit for participation in the program of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights may be arranged through Concordia University Wisconsin. Concordia University Wisconsin is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Participants desiring graduate credit for the Academy attendance should contact the Academy directly.

The Academy has had very high success in the acceptance of its credits by third-party institutions of higher learning in the Americas and internationally (Bible schools, Christian colleges, theological seminaries, etc.). At the same time, it is important to recognise that credit acceptance is entirely within the prerogative of the institution where the credit is sought to be transferred or approved.

You need to attend two July sessions (not necessarily in contiguous years) and sit for the written examination each year. At the end of the second July session, you will sit not only for the written examination on the final Saturday morning but also for an oral examination that afternoon. On passing it, you will become a Fellow and can use the letters F.C.A. after your name. The expectation is that you will do extensive reading in the literature of apologetics between the two sessions you attend and will thus be well prepared for the oral examination conducted by the professors who are teaching during the second week of the July session when you sit for your oral.
By the presentation and oral defense of a thesis during a second July session of Academy attendance. The thesis topic must be approved in October of the year preceding your second July attendance, the first draft accepted by March 1 and the final draft by June 1. The candidate presents a lecture on the subject of his/her thesis at the Academy session, and is publically questioned by the professors in residence, fellow students, and guests. If the defense is successful, the candidate supplies bound copies of the thesis to Concordia University Wisconsin and may employ after his/her name the designation Dipl.C.A. (if the thesis is in apologetics) or Diploma (if the subject matter is human rights). Theses are normally of Master's length (approximately 125 pages), but can be considerably longer. Details are provided to candidates at the July Academy sessions.
The final 3-hour written examination consists of 9 essay questions, one each on the mini-courses you have attended. You choose 6 of the 9 questions and write on each for approximately one-half hour (thus a 3-hour examination). The focus then, is on the content of the class sessions; but, to receive an A or B (rather than a C) grade, it is essential to show in your answers that you have assimilated readings relevant to the material and ideas presented in the class sessions. The exam is handwritten on paper you provide.
There is, and it will be sent to you via email as one of the items in the packet of materials you receive on registration.
There are many ways to arrive in Strasbourg. Generally, the best possibilities are by plane to Strasbourg via Paris or Frankfurt. Lufthansa offers a very convenient direct bus service from the Frankfurt airport that arrives at the Strasbourg train station (this popular direct bus sells out in the summer months, so book early). There is also the TGV high-speed train from Paris (just over 1 hour and 50 minutes). To be sure, other routes are perfectly possible, especially if you with to do some European tourist travel before or after the Academy session.
You need to arrive during the business day (before 4:00 p.m. local time) on the Monday preceding the beginning of instruction (classes begin on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.). The address is Foyer Jean Sturm, 2a rue Salzmann, Strasbourg.
If you fly into the Strasbourg (Entzheim) Airport, you can take a taxi directly to the Foyer Jean Sturm. If you arrive by train or Lufthansa bus, take a taxi or walk about 20 minutes to the Foyer.
You will need to arrange accommodations at a nearby hotel since the university rooms will not be available before Monday. There are many hotel options in Strasbourg.
Only if your spouse registers, as you do, in the Academy program and pays normal tuition. University rooms and meal cards are available to those registered in approved programs (such as the Academy). The Academy session is so excellent that we strongly recommend that both husbands and wives take part. If this is not possible, and the couple wish to occupy the same room, the only choice is independently to obtain hotel accommodations for the two weeks. Unhappily, this will not reduce the Academy registrant's tuition fee, since that fee applies to everyone registered in the Academy program whether staying in the university residence or not.
You can probably stay Saturday night. We can let you know whether this is available after you arrive. The university housing manager makes this decision for us. It depends on whether other students need to occupy your room.
Your payment for attendance at the Academy session covers tuition, your accommodations (in university facilities) for the ten days of the session, a university meal card for weekday lunches and several dinners paid for by the Academy, and the July 14 excursion. Thus, only your travel to/from Strasbourg, some meals (where the group plans voluntary social occasions in town or otherwise), and personal purchases will not be covered in what you pay to the Academy. In bringing money with you, we highly recommend you exchange your money for Euros before coming to Strasbourg. For your own convenience, we have found it best to bring Euros from the States or your home country.
In Strasbourg, the only expenses beyond what you pay for the program would be about 25 Euros per day for food (the university restaurants expect students to catch light breakfasts on their own and some dinners will be on your own), plus your lunch on the 14th during our excursion, plus transport to/from the train station or airport at the beginning and end of your stay. There are three optional restaurant evenings together in town; if you do these, each will cost about 25 Euros.