Notre Dame is renowned for its undergraduate education and is ranked among the top institutions in the U.S. Characteristic of the excellent and holistic education at Notre Dame are its core requirements that provide a valuable undergraduate experience through an interdisciplinary education. This means that all Notre Dame students take a set of courses across various departments, especially in the College of Arts and Letters, that constitute an integral part of the typical Notre Dame academic experience.
As a visiting international student, you are encouraged to take advantage of all the excellent courses offered at Notre Dame, especially those outside of your major. Taking courses that are required of Notre Dame undergraduate students of all majors is reflective of what it is truly like to get a Notre Dame education. This will give you a more holistic and true Notre Dame experience. To view course offerings and the academic calendar at Notre Dame, please visit the website of the Office of the Registrar. PLEASE NOTE: Syllabi can only be provided by an instructor or department and are typically not given to students until the first day of class. For special considerations, please email your instructor or department.
More information regarding the course registration process will be available to you after admission to the program. If you have any questions or run into problems during the process, please contact Lisa Shroyer at email@example.com, your advisor at Notre Dame International.
- All incoming short-term semester students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours. Enrollment into any one particular course is not guaranteed and is subject to prerequisites, restrictions, and availability.
- Law classes are not available for undergraduate exchange/visiting students.
- Graduate level courses (courses numbered 50000+) are not available to undergraduate exchange/visiting students.
- Courses in the Mendoza College of Business are not available unless you are a business major. Business majors are allowed to take a maximum of one course (3 credit hours) at Mendoza. You are encouraged to explore other courses outside of the business school that are relevant to your business education. For example, Economics is part of the College of Arts & Letters. You are allowed to enroll in ECON courses if you meet the prerequisites. Other options may be found in the following departments: Statistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, etc.
- Courses in the following disciplines within the College of Engineering are limited for exchange/visiting students: Aero/Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering.
- Architecture students click here for more information on school specific restrictions.
Carefully consider the restrictions outlined above and plan ahead. Students are advised to have a list of alternative options available to ensure full-time enrollment.