What is a correspondence course?
Correspondence is defined as: communication by the exchange of letters. In the 21st century it means taking a higher education course via communication methods such as the exchange of electronic documents, letters, emails, and faxes, rather than taking a course in a traditional classroom setting or online.
Correspondence Study is one component within USD Online and Distance Education at the University of South Dakota. The Correspondence Study staff at USD Online acts as a liaison between you and your USD grader. We coordinate correspondence course development, register students, coordinate proctoring of exams, and do whatever we can to ensure that your experience with correspondence study at the University of South Dakota is helpful and productive.
General Information About Correspondence Courses:
Correspondence Courses, Semester-Based:
Courses completed in a standard academic term. (These courses are eligible for financial aid. Students enrolled in correspondence courses are unable to claim living expenses in financial aid awards.)
Correspondence Courses, 8-week:
(These courses are eligible for financial aid. Students enrolled in correspondence courses are unable to claim living expenses in financial aid awards.)
If you have questions about Correspondence Study at the University of South Dakota, please contact the Correspondence Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-233-7937.