Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that all answers listed below are evolving. Information is subject to change based on county directives. Check back here as needed for the latest updates.

Academic Calendar

Fall 2020 Courses

  • Will classes be in person or remote learning?
  • How will I know how a specific class will be taught?
  • I’m a continuing student who already signed up for Fall 2020 classes. Will my class schedule for Fall 2020 be changed?
  • What will happen to the USD Summer Sessions?

Health and Safety

  • How will physical distancing in classes be managed?
  • What if the pandemic dissipates over the summer only to return in the fall? How will classes be impacted?
  • What steps will USD take to reduce the risk of a community member contracting COVID-19? What if an on-campus member of the University community tests positive or has the symptoms of COVID-19?

Health and Safety

  • How will physical distancing in classes be managed?
  • What if the pandemic dissipates over the summer only to return in the fall? How will classes be impacted?
  • What steps will USD take to reduce the risk of a community member contracting COVID-19? What if an on-campus member of the University community tests positive for COVID-19 or has the symptoms of COVID-19?

New Students

Other Common Questions

  • What if I can’t attend USD in person this fall? Can I still take all of my classes?
  • Can I defer attending admission to USD until Spring or Fall 2021? Will I keep my scholarship?
  • Are there any exciting changes on campus that we can expect for the fall semester?
  • I am an international student. How will these changes affect my attendance at USD?
  • In the time since I received financial aid information from USD, my family’s circumstances have changed. What should I do?