BSM ISA Essay Programs

Experience Based Learning: The Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment (ISA) Essay Submission Process

The University of San Francisco recognizes that learning is a lifelong journey that can take place in a variety of settings.

In support of this principle, the University has developed a process that allows Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) students to earn up to 21 credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom.

You may write essays for credit in any area of learning listed in Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment: Essay Submissions Handbook. A content expert will evaluate each essay to determine if you will be awarded credit for that essay.

You begin to prepare your essays during writing workshops that comprise part of the curriculum for INTD 310 “Interdisciplinary Research and Writing,” the first course you encounter in your undergraduate degree completion program.

This course will assist you in preparing the experience-based learning research essays and also help you to develop the critical reasoning and writing skills you need to successfully complete your bachelor’s degree.


  • All Fall semester admits: September 15th
  • All Spring semester admits: January 15th
  • All submissions due no later than 5pm
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