The University of San Diego follows the 4-1-4 academic calendar: fall and spring semesters of approximately four months each and a January Intersession of three weeks. Although students are not required to attend Intersession, many students are able to move more quickly through their program or to lighten their load in the regular semester by taking a course during January. One 3 or 4 unit course is the maximum allowed during Intersession; USD will not accept units taken concurrently at another college or university. A maximum of four units may be transferred from another college or university to USD if a student is not concurrently enrolled at USD.
The Intersession class schedule may be obtained at the Summer and Intersession Office, Founders Hall, Room 117 or go to www.sandiego.edu/sio. See the Intersession Catalog for a detailed listing of Intersession courses, enrollment information, fee payment options and deadlines.
Academic courses are offered in sessions of various lengths over the 12-week summer period. Students may take one more unit than the number of weeks in the session (for example, four units in a 3-week session) for a total of 13 units over the 12-week period. These limits apply to any combination of courses taken concurrently at USD and another institution.
August graduates who wish to participate in the May Commencement ceremony should register by May 1 for any needed courses that are being offered at USD in the summer sessions, pay their tuition, and provide written confirmation of their enrollment to the One Stop Student Center. If the student withdraws from their summer courses after having participated in the commencement ceremony, their student account will be charged a forfeit fee equal to 100% of the tuition charges for the summer courses.
The summer sessions class schedule may be obtained at the Summer and Intersession Office, Founders Hall, Room 117. See the Summer Sessions Catalog for a detailed listing of summer courses, enrollment information, fee payment options and deadlines.