Saturday Course of Study

Saturday Course of Study School

Emory's Saturday Course of Study School is offered in three sessions throughout the year for both part-time and full-time local pastors.


Winter Saturday courses are hybrid courses that meet for 5 hours online and 15 hours in-person over one weekend (Friday & Saturday) for the completion of one course.

Spring Intensive Weekend courses meet from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. over three consecutive days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) over one weekend to complete one course.

Fall Saturday courses meet from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on three Saturdays for the completion of one course.


We do not offer on-campus housing for Saturday School sessions, but will gladly provide local hotel information.

Registration Form

Click here to see the 2016 Saturday Course of Study Registration Form

Visit the Saturday School Schedule and Precourse Assignments page for a full list of class offerings, assignments, and dates.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you cannot attend classes as planned, you must contact the Course of Study School office at least 48 hours before the session begins for which you are registered. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. No credit hours will be earned for cancelled classes. Students must attend the entire course to be eligible to receive credit. Annual conferences will be charged the entire course fee for any student who begins a course, even if they do not complete the course. Annual conferences will not be charged for students who register and cancel prior to the start of the session.

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Attendance Policy

Each student is expected to attend every class session. All absences require an emailed excuse to the COS Office and the instructor. Students are responsible for the materials covered and make-up work may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor. Unexcused absences may lead to loss of credit or dismissal from the school. A student who misses more than 20% of classroom hours shall not receive a grade for that class. Students attending a Weekend Intensive course will not be eligible to receive credit if they miss any classroom hours.
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"I learned so much just in my first year of COS that helped me become a better pastor; in particular, the course in pastoral care helped me in my work with the elderly and sick."
-Becky Forrest, South Carolina Conference