Registration Policies

Refund/Drop Policy

Students who need to drop a course may receive a refund, if the request is received according to the policies listed below by course Instructional Method.

Please note, to avoid the processing fees associated with course drops, students can elect to put the full amount of funds on their student account for future use. These funds do not expire and can be used toward courses offered through or in affiliation with the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. To put the funds on your student account, please call (619) 260-4585 or email [email protected].

A full refund is processed without penalty if PCE cancels the course.

Note: Students who do not submit a drop and have not submitted assignments to complete the course by the time of grading will be graded as NG (no grade).

Transfer Policy

Students can request a transfer, if the request is received according to the policies listed below by course Instructional Format. No transfers will be issued after the deadline.

The Transfer Request must be sent from MyPCE@USD student account portal and be received as follows:

Classroom Courses: By midnight on the first day of the course.
Credit Validation: Within 30 days of registration.
Online Fixed-Date Courses: By midnight on the third day of the course.
Online Self-Paced and Independent Study Courses: Within three business days of registration.

Course Cancellation Policy

USD recommends that you enroll no later than five days prior to the start date of class to help us to determine if a class will run or not.

USD reserves the right to cancel courses that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements before they begin or to discontinue those courses after the first meeting on the start date. If a course canceled for any reason, enrolled students will receive an email notification and receive the option for a refund of any tuition fees, transfer fees toward another open course, or to put funds on account for future use.

Bundle Drop/Refund Policy

Bundle Transfer Policy

University of San Diego Credit Validation Course (EDC) Enrollment Policy

Retroactive Enrollments Prohibition:

Enrollment Deadline:

Procure for Enrollment:

Changes to Enrollment Period:

Late Enrollments:


Communication of Changes:



This policy is subject to periodic review, and any updates will be reflected on the University of San Diego’s official website. Students are advised to consult the website regularly for the latest information and policy changes.

USD Partner Program Registration Policies

USD/Fullstack Cyber and Coding Bootcamps

USD/Green Flower Programs

USD/Pathstream Digital Skills