Visiting Students

Frequently Asked Questions for Visiting Students

Click on the links below for the most commonly asked questions about the Summer Session for visiting students or explore FAQs specific to Notre Dame students, international students, or employees and their spouses by clicking on the appropriate link.

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Who is considered a visiting student?

Visiting students include:

  • degree-seeking students at another institution
  • individuals taking classes for professional development
  • individuals taking classes for personal enrichment
  • visiting international students
  • ACE-ENL participants
  • ACE-TEC participants
  • Phoenix Institute participants
  • participants in any other non-degree summer program

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Am I eligible to take courses at Notre Dame during the summer?

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 First 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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What is tuition for visiting students?

Tuition is based on your student 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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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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How can I register for a summer course as a visiting student?

Visiting students complete a simple online application. The application opens on March 16.

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When is the due date for 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 add a course after I submitted my application?

If the class has not started yet or is within the add deadline (see registration dates), you can add a course through insideND.

Click on insideND
Search for registration
Click on the NOVO Registration - Add/Drop task

You can also add courses by sending an email to sumsess.1@nd.edu.

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How do I drop a course?

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
Search for registration
Click on the NOVO Registration - Add/Drop task

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.

If you are dropping a course after the refund deadline (see registration dates)Go to the department offering the course to initiate an Academic Course Change Form.If the department offering the course is not available, go to the Undergraduate Studies Office of the college offering the course to initiate an Academic Course Change Form.

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Are the credits I earn at Notre Dame transferrable to my college or university?

This is up to your college or university. You can obtain a class description at class search. If you need to request a syllabus, please send an email to sumsess.1@nd.edu.

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How can I request a syllabus for a summer course?

Please send an email to sumsess.1@nd.edu.

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Do you offer online summer courses?

No, we do not offer online courses during the summer.

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Where can I get my books?

You can check textbook requirements at Hammes Bookstore.

  1. Click on Hammes Bookstore
  2. Click on Books
  3. Select Summer 201X
  4. Select Department
  5. Select Course
  6. Select Section
  7. Click Submit

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How do I find out where my class is located?

You can find out where your class is being held by clicking on class search.

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What should I do if I receive an error activating my netID?

You should contact the Office of the Summer Session to make sure you were given the correct ndID number. The office will also verify the date-of-birth is correct in our system.

You should notify the Office of the Summer Session if you were previously affiliated with the University as a student or employee (discuss the possibility of being previoulsy affiliated under a different name).

How do I request a transcript?

You can request a transcript through insideND as long as their NetID remains active. Once your NetID is deactivated, you can request a transcript through the Office of the Registrar.

Directions for requesting a transcript through the Office of the Registrar:

  1. Go to the Office of the Registrar transcript request page for detailed information
  2. Click on Transcript Request Form for Alumni and Former Students to submit a request

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How and when can I see my grades?

You can review your grades through insideND as long as your NetID remains active. Once your NetID is deactivated, grades can be request by submitting a transcript request through the Office of the Registrar.
 

Grades through insideND

  1. Go to insideND
  2. Search for final grades
  3. Click on the Final Grades - For a Given Semester task

Grades are available based on this calendar. Please note, students' GPAs are not calculated until the end of the Summer Session and are not accurate until Tuesday, July 26.

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