Summer and Intersession Office

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Course Enrollment Options

    Auditing

    • To audit a course, register according to the usual procedures and pay tuition equal to half the standard tuition fee.
    • Changing the status of your registration for a course from “for credit” to “audit,” or vice-versa, must be done in accordance with the deadlines listed on the Summer Important Dates page.
    • Those who audit courses are not eligible for financial aid.
    • Auditing a laboratory course is not permitted.

    Independent Studies and Internships

    • Contact your department chair during the spring semester to find a faculty member to supervise your study.
    • Complete the Independent Study/Internship Form and obtain the required signatures.
    • Register on or before the first day of the summer session you plan to enroll in by submitting your Independent Study/Internship Form, Add/Drop Form, and payment for tuition and fees to the One Stop Student Center.

    Maximum Units

    • You may register for a maximum of 13 units during the combined summer sessions (you may register for 1 unit more than the number of weeks of the class).
    • You may only register for a maximum of 4 units in a 3-week session.
    • You may only register for a maximum of 7 units in a 6-week session.
    • These maxima apply to any combination of courses taken concurrently at USD and another institution.
    • In rare circumstances a student may apply to take more units. Request an Appeal for Overload Form from the One Stop Student Center or download the form here.

    Pass/Fail

    • Undergraduate students may register on a pass/fail basis according to the conditions set out in the 2012-2014 USD Undergraduate Course Catalog, page 75-76.
    • Major courses (and major prerequisites) may not be taken pass/fail.
    • Core curriculum courses may not be taken pass/fail when taken to fulfill a requirement.
    • Pass requires a grade of C- or better.
    • Graduate students may not register on a pass/fail basis, except in courses offered explicitly as a pass/fail course.
    • All students wishing to exercise the pass/fail option must have prior authorization from their advisor.
    • Changing the status of your registration from “grade” to “pass/fail,” or vice-versa, must be done in accordance with the deadlines listed on the Summer Important Dates page.