General Information

Course Numbering System

Certain course numbers in the 90's are reserved for particular types of courses and those types of courses must use the reserved numbers. The reserved course numbers and course types are: 

x99 independent study
x98 internship
x97 techniques
x94 special topics
x93 field experience

Transcripts, Academic Records and Diplomas

The transcript is the official, chronological record of the student’s credit and grades. It is maintained and distributed by the Registrar in Founders Hall, Room 117. See table of fees for transcript cost. Instructions for requesting transcripts can be found at Transcripts.

Any student may request official transcripts of his or her academic work. A fee of $10 is charged for each transcript. Applications for official transcripts should be made in writing to Student Financial Services in the Hughes Administration Center. Unofficial transcript requests may be made in person or by writing directly to the One Stop office at USD.

DegreeWorks lists the requirements for each student’s major and the courses that have been taken to meet the requirements. It is designed to keep students updated on their academic progress and to let them know if waived or transferred courses have been approved and processed. Students may access their degree audit using their email login at USD’s MySanDiego portal.

The diploma is issued by the Office of the Registrar to students who have petitioned to graduate and have been cleared for degree completion by the program, by the Registrar’s Office and by other pertinent offices on campus. The diploma will be sent after the term in which requirements are completed. Diplomas for January and August graduates will be ordered at the end of the month of their respective terms (e.g. Jan. 31 and Aug. 31) and only after final requirements have been submitted. Additionally, students must be cleared to graduate by their program directors.

Transcripts and diplomas will not be released to students who have an outstanding balance with student accounts.