Application Instructions

Summer Study Abroad 2016

Application and Payment Deadlines

PARIS
LONDON
Program Dates June 6-July 2, 2016 July 4-July 30, 2016
Application Deadline April 1, 2016 April 29, 2016
Non-Refundable $600 Deposit Deadline April 8, 2016 May 6, 2016
Tuition Payment and Refund Deadline May 23, 2016 June 20, 2016

Application Fee

All applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee of US $50.00.  The fee must be payable to University of San Diego School of Law and may be paid by a check drawn on a U.S. bank or an international money order. Credit card payments are also accepted.

General Application Instructions

USD School of Law utilizes the StudioAbroad online application system for Summer Study Abroad programs. All applicants must apply using the online system. Paper applications are not available.

When you click on the link to apply to a Summer Study Abroad program, the StudioAbroad home page gives you 3 choices.

If you are a USD School of Law student, select the first button, "I have a MySanDiego username and password", then click the submit button. Follow the instructions for USD Applicants below.

If you are a non-USD law student, select the third button, "I do not have login credential to this site", then click the submit button. Follow the instructions for Non-USD Applicants below.

USD Applicants

  • Log in using your MySanDiego username and password.
  • On the next screen, select the appropriate summer term, then click the “apply” button.
  • You will be directed to your Program Application Page. The Program Application Page consists of two main components: 

    Signature Documents
    You must thoroughly review and then electronically sign these documents.  Please be aware that your electronic signature confirms that you have read, understand and agree to the content in each document.

    PLEASE NOTE: As a USD applicant, you should not be asked for signature verification. If you are unable to complete your Signature Documents because of a missing signature verification form, please contact Graduate and International Programs at: lawabroad@sandiego.edu

    Application Questionnaires
    These forms require you to input or upload requested information.

    Even though you are a USD student, you must complete the Questionnaire “LAW: Requirements for non-USD Students.” Click on the Questionnaire link, select “no,” then click the “next” button; this will mark this questionnaire as not applicable to you.

    PLEASE NOTE: Please carefully check your entries before submitting the questionnaire. You will not be able to edit any of the information you entered once you click “submit.”

  • StudioAbroad will not allow you to submit an incomplete questionnaire. You may click “save” and complete the questionnaire at a later time.
  • Once you have completed all Signature Documents and Application Questionnaires, please note there is no final submit button. When all of the boxes under the “Received” column on your Program Application Page have check marks, your application is complete. You will receive an email from Graduate and International Programs confirming receipt of your complete application. Your application must be complete by the application deadline for the program to which you are applying.
  • Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Graduate and International Programs for assistance.

Non-USD Applicants

  • Once you have selected the third button on the home page and clicked submit, select the "I am registered at a US institution" button and click submit.
  • Fill in the requested information on the New User Form; and click the “create account” button. StudioAbroad will send you an email with your login information.

    IMPORTANT: You must use the link provided in the email you receive from StudioAbroad to continue with your application.

  • Once you receive your temporary login information, select the second button on the StudioAbroad home page, "I have login credentials to this site that I received by email".
  • Log in to StudioAbroad with the temporary login information provided in the email from StudioAbroad. You will be prompted to change your password immediately. Select a new password and click the “change” button. Be sure to write down your username and new password.
  • On the next screen, select the appropriate summer term, then click the “apply” button. As a non-USD student, you will be asked to complete the Applicant Parameters page first. Fill in the requested information, then click the “save” button.
    • Enter “Law” for the Major Code
    • If you do not have a San Diego home phone number, enter in your cell or permanent phone number in this box
    • You may leave the “Optional Parameters” questions blank
    • The permanent and current address boxes are required; you will need to complete both sections, even if your current and permanent address are the same
      • You may leave the “Province” box blank if it does not apply to you
  • Once you have completed the Applicant Parameters page, you will be taken to your Program Application Page. The application page is comprised of two main components:

    Signature Documents
    You must thoroughly review and then electronically sign these documents.  Please be aware  that your electronic signature confirms that you have read, understand and agree to the content in each document. 

    As a non-USD student, a signature verification form is required. Before you are able to complete this section, you must do the following:

    • Click on the “Signature Verification” link and print the corresponding form.
    • Complete the signature verification form and send via email attachment (along with an attachment of your passport, driver’s license or state issued ID) to Graduate and International Programs at lawabroad@sandiego.edu.

    PLEASE NOTE:   You will not be able to complete the rest of your application until you submit your signature verification and proof of identification. Once our office has received and processed this information, you will receive an email from us telling you to continue with your application.

    Application Questionnaires
    These are forms which require you to input or upload requested information.

    Applicants from USD Partner Schools: As part of our agreement with your school, you are not required to upload a letter of good standing.  Please check with your program contact for good standing clearance. 

    Applicants from other U.S. ABA accredited and international law schools: As a non-USD student, you are required to upload a copy of your transcript and a letter of good standing from your law school in order to be eligible to participate in a USD Summer Study Abroad program. You will upload these documents under the Questionnaire, “LAW: Requirements for non-USD students.”

    PLEASE NOTE:  Please carefully check your entries before submitting the questionnaire. You will not be able to edit any of the information you entered once you click “submit.” 

  • StudioAbroad will not allow you to submit an incomplete questionnaire. You may click “save” and complete the questionnaire at a later time.
  • Once you have completed all Signature Documents and Application Questionnaires, please note there is no final submit button. When all of the boxes under the “Received” column on your Program Application Page have check marks, your application is complete. You will receive an email from Graduate and International Programs confirming receipt of your complete application. Your application must be complete by the application deadline for the program to which you are applying.
  • Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Graduate and International Programs for assistance.

More Information:

If you have additional questions about the application process, please contact:

Graduate and International Programs

lawabroad@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7584

Contact:

Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-7584
Fax: (619) 260-4515

Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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