FAQs

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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Am I eligible to take Summer Session courses?

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.

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How many courses can I take during the Summer Session?

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.

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What is the tuition rate for the Summer Session?

Tuition is based on your student level. If you are an employee, tuition is based on the course level.  Please click on Tuition and Financial Aid for more information and rates. Tuition rates for auditing a course are the same as taking them for credit.

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Is financial aid available during the Summer Session?

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.

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What is the fee to audit a course?

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.

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When is the due date to pay tuition and fees?

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. 

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How do I drop a course?

  1. If you are dropping a course on or before the refund deadline (see registration dates) and it is not the only course on your schedule, you can drop it through insideND.
    • Click on insideND
    • Click on Student Academic Tab
    • Click on Registration - NOVO
    • Click on Add or Drop Classes
       
  2. If you are dropping a course on or before the refund deadline (see registration dates) and it is the only course on your summer schedule, you must send an email to sumsess.1@nd.edu for further instructions.
     
  3.  If you are dropping a course after the refund deadline (see registration dates)
    • If the course is not the only course on your schedule:
      • Go to the department offering the course to initiate an Add/Drop eForm.
      • If the department offering the course is not available, go to the Undergraduate Studies Office of the college offering the course to initiate an Add/Drop eForm.
         
    • If the course is the only course on your summer schedule:

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Why did I get charged tuition for my summer internship (current Notre Dame students)?

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 might be 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. Please contact sumsess.1@nd.edu if you have questions regarding your eligibility of the internship exemption. 

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How do I request my transcript?

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.

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How can I see my grades?

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. Grade reports will be mailed to all non-degree seeking students after the Summer Session is over.

If you are missing a grade, please contact the instructor on record for the course.

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