Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the links below for the most commonly asked questions about the Summer Session or explore FAQs specific to Notre Dame students, visiting students, international students, employees and their spouses, or high school students by clicking on the appropriate link.
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- Is financial aid available during the Summer Session?
- What is the tuition rate for the Summer Session?
- How many courses can I take during the Summer Session?
- Am I eligible to take Summer Session courses?
- What is the fee to audit a course?
- When is the due date to pay tuition and fees?
- How do I drop a course?
- Why did I get charged tuition for my summer internship (current Notre Dame students)?
- How do I request a transcript?
- How can I see my grades?
Summer Session courses are open to all students 18 years and older (see Pre-College Programs for high school students).
Applicants wishing to take courses taught in the College of Arts and Letters will register through the online application.
Applicants wishing to take courses taught in the College of Science, College of Engineering, and the College of Business will be asked to submit a copy of their transcripts to the Office of the Summer Session in addition to completing the online application.
Students entering their first year at Notre Dame in the fall must get permission to take summer courses through the Office of Firs Year of Studies. Please contact Elly Brenner at EllyBrenner@nd.edu or by phone at (574) 631-5539. If approved, students will complete an online application to get activated for the summer.
Keep in mind that some courses may have prerequisites. It is the applicants responsibility to make sure they have fulfilled the necessary pre-requisites before starting a summer course. Pre-requisites are listed in the detail section next to the course information in Class Search.
During the summer, students can take several classes; however, there is a maximum number of credit hours allowed based on your student status.
Graduate Students: Maximum - 10 credit hours
Undergraduate Students: Maximum - 8 credit hours
Any credit hours over the maximum must be approved by the associate or assistant dean for academic affairs of the student's college.
Tuition is based on your student level. If you are an employee, tuition is based on the course level. Undergraduate tuition rate for Summer 2014 is $950 per credit hour. Graduate tuition rate for Summer 2014 is $540 per credit hour. Tuition rates for auditing a course are the same as taking them for credit.
Federal loans (Direct Loans and Direct PLUS Loans) and private educational loans are available to assist students with their Summer Session financing needs. Information and application procedures are available on the Financial Aid website.
Tuition rates for auditing a course are the same as taking them for credit. Students are not allowed to sit in a class without being properly registered. Click tuition rates for more detailed information.
Please note, degree-seeking Notre Dame students are not allowed to audit a course at the undergraduate level and approval is required at the graduate level. Students must indicate they are auditing a course within the 'Add' period of the course listed in Class Search.
Payment is expected on or before your first day of class. Students who have not received a bill prior to your first day of class should contact the Office of Student Accounts at (574) 631-7113 to make payment arrangements.
If you have a course that needs to be removed from your summer schedule, please contact the department offering the course to initiate an Academic Course Change form on your behalf.
Click Registration Dates and Deadlines for more details.
If you are a current Notre Dame student participating in a credit-bearing internship in the summer, you will be charged tuition for the internship; however, you are eligible for an internship exemption and will receive a scholarship toward your internship credits. Scholarship is placed on your student account at the end of the month before statements are released and tuition might be accessed at different times throughout the month. Expect a gap between the tuition being charged to your account and the scholarship being placed on your account.
If you are a current Notre Dame student, you can request your transcript through insideND.
If you are not a current Notre Dame student, you can request transcripts through insideND until your NetID and password have been inactivated. Once inactivated you no longer have access to insideND and will need to request a transcript through the Office of the Registrar.
Grades are available based on this calendar.
If you are a current Notre Dame student, you can see your grades through insideND.
If you are not a current Notre Dame student, you can see your grades through insideND until your NetID and password have been inactivated. Once inactivated you no longer have access to insideND and will need to request a transcript through the Office of the Registrar. On July 31, a grade report will be mailed to all non-degree seeking students.
If you are missing a grade, please contact the instructor on record for the course.