Non-Degree Program for Law School Graduates
Purpose of the Program
Attorneys, who wish to take courses in a particular field, may apply for admission through the Office of the Registrar as non-degree graduate students.
To be considered for acceptance into this program, students must hold a J.D. or LL.M. degree from an ABA-approved law school with at least a "C+" cumulative grade point average, or a J.D. or LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. Students who do not have a degree from a U.S. law school but who have a law degree from outside the U.S. will be considered for admission on a case by case basis. Students accepted into the non-degree program are not candidates for a graduate degree.
Non-degree graduate students may enroll in a total of no more than four graduate courses or a maximum of eight credit hours, and may take no more than two courses per semester. Non-degree students must satisfy the same academic requirements and abide by the same Law Center rules and policies as candidates for graduate degrees as outlined in the Student Handbook.
Non-degree students cannot enroll in J.D. first-year or clinical courses, nor can they enroll in a program of Graduate Independent Research.
Note: Enrollment is on a space-available basis with enrollment priority given to degree candidates.
Application and Fee
We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 semester. Applications will be reviewed once all required documents have been received. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2016 semester Non-Degree Graduate Program is December 4, 2015.
Completed online application
Final official transcript from your degree-granting institution for either your J.D. or LL.M. degree, sent directly to the Office of the Registrar (address at bottom of page)
Non-refundable application fee of $100, due by the application deadline. See below for more information on how to pay this fee.
After your official transcript and application form have been reviewed, a response will be sent to you via email. A final admission decision cannot be made until all supporting documents, including the official transcript, have been received and evaluated.
Non-degree students are charged a non-refundable application fee of $100 which is due by the application deadline. To pay the application fee, please complete the Credit Card Authorization form here and either call 202-662-9057 or mail it to the address at the top of the form. The application fee must be paid by the December 4th deadline in order to register for Spring courses.
The Spring 2016 Course Schedule, which includes course descriptions and exam information, is available online at http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/curriculum/ under "Course Schedules and Descriptions", "Spring 2016: Graduate Program Schedule". Please also review important policies and procedures information online at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/registrar/handbook/index.cfm.
Upon completion of your application and admission to the Spring Non-Degree Graduate program, you will be sent information and instructions on how to register for your requested Spring courses via email by the Office of the Registrar.
Non-degree tuition for the Spring 2016 semester is $2,250.00 per credit-hour. Tuition is charged on a per credit basis and must be paid in full no later than Friday, January 8, 2016 for the Spring 2016 semester, if you are enrolled by that date. Tuition not paid by this deadline will result in the cancellation of the student's registration. (Note: Tuition charges are assessed once a student enrolls in a course. If enrollment occurs after the January 8th deadline, tuition is due upon enrollment/registration). Payments not received by the tuition due date are subject for late payment fee and a monthly 1.75% service charge. You can view and pay your tuition balance online through MyAccess. Information and instructions for accessing and utilizing MyAccess will be sent to you upon completion of your application and admission to the Non-Degree Graduate program. If you wish to pay your tuition with a credit card, please complete the Credit Card Authorization form here and either call 202-662-9057 or mail it to the address at the top of the form. For questions regarding tuition and payment options, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at (202) 662-9057, by email or visit their website for additional information.
Withdrawal After Enrollment
If your plans change and you decide not to attend classes, you must submit written notice of withdrawal to the Office of the Registrar via email to email@example.com in order for your tuition charges to be cancelled and any appropriate refund to be processed. Please read carefully the course withdrawal policy which is available online at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/registrar/course-registration/Course-Withdrawals.cfm. It is your responsibility to meet the withdrawal regulations and deadlines in order to be properly withdrawn without an administrative failure or loss of eligible refund (see schedule below).
Notice of withdrawal to any office other than the Office of the Registrar does not constitute sufficient notice for refund/credit purposes. The refund schedule for the Spring 2016 semester is as follows:
|Prior to the start of classes*
|1st week (through the add/drop period)
|3rd through 4th week
|5th through 6th week||25%|
|Balance of semester
Written notice must be received in the Office of the Registrar on or before the date indicated. The above refund policy is strictly enforced to ensure fairness to all.
GoCards (i.e., Georgetown Law picture ID cards) are necessary to enter McDonough Hall or the Williams Library. Once you are enrolled in your Spring courses, you will be sent information on how to obtain your Gocard from the GoCard Office (located in the Sports & Fitness Center, Room 2110). Please be aware that a GoCard will not be issued unless your student account is paid in full.
Please complete the online application and send any needed supporting documents to:
Georgetown University Law Center
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Cynthia Eichele, Manager of Registration & Commencement
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 662-9673
Fax: (202) 662-9235