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Hips on Your Transcript

Research on your Transcript

IDS 4914 is a course offering for undergraduate students engaging in a research and mentoring opportunity with a USF faculty member. Successful completion of this pass or fail course results in a zero-credit hour course on your academic transcript. To be eligible for the course, the following criteria must be met:

  • Your faculty mentor sponsors the research activity (faculty must have clinical, joint, regular, research, or visiting faculty appointment at USF).
  • You are enrolled in at least one separate credit-bearing course during semester of enrollment.
  • You engage in research activity for minimum of 5 hours each week.
  • Your research activity occurs in the semester the permit is requested.

How Does It Work?

  1. Students should start the process by requesting a permit for the class using this online form. This form requires the student to disclose:
    a. Student’s First and Last Name, Major, UID number, and USF email
    b. Faculty Mentor’s First and Last Name and USF email
    c. Faculty Mentor’s Academic Department
    d. The semester the course will be taken
    e. Report the expected number of hours of research activity per week

  2. Once submitted, the form is sent to your Faculty Mentor for review and confirmation. Your Faculty Mentor is responsible for emailing the HIPUR office to complete the permit request.

  3. After approval, the student and faculty mentor will receive an email explain how to complete the registration process.

If you want to take IDS 4914 for credit, it will require a completed undergraduate research contract signed by the student and faculty mentor. Please contact Dr. Melissa Irvin, Assistant Dean in Undergraduate Studies, for more information.

[Note: if an academic department or College has its own contract, it must document the number of student hours of research activity each week, performance expectations and an explanation on how the course will be graded. Without that information, the form will be returned as insufficient.]

Request a Permit


GLOBAL Learning on your transcript

The Global Citizen Award is a fun and flexible way for USF undergraduate students to develop the qualities of a global citizen and be rewarded for their accomplishments. To earn the Global Citizen Award, you will create your own adventure that allows you to explore the global issues and regions of the world in which you are interested.

Upon completion of the Global Citizen Award, you will be receive an item of Global Citizens Project graduation medallion during the GCP Awards Ceremony, which you can wear during commencement when you graduate, not to mention that the achievement will also be noted on your official transcript.

There are five steps to completing the award:

  1. Complete the Start Your Adventure Module and Quiz in the GCA Canvas
  2. Attend and document eight global events
  3. Complete 2 globally focused activities
  4. Complete a final reflection of the activities
  5. Compile your activities into a Canvas ePortfolio.


You can self-enroll now for the Fall 2022 GCA cohort.