Non-Degree Program for Law School Graduates
Attorneys who wish to take courses in a particular field may apply for admission through the Office of the Registrar as non-degree 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 an LL.M. from Georgetown. 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 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.
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
Students are required to have their degree-granting institution forward a current and official transcript for their J.D. or LL.M. degree directly to the Office of the Registrar. After your transcript and application form have been reviewed, then a response will be sent to you by email. A final admission decision cannot be made until the official transcript has been received and evaluated.
Non-degree students are charged a non-refundable application fee of $90 which is due by the application deadline (December 9, for Spring 2014). Please complete the online application form available here. To pay the application fee, please complete the Credit Card Authorization form here and submit either via fax at 202-662-9235 or mail to the address at the bottom of this page.. The application fee must be paid by the December 9th deadline in order to register for Spring 2014 courses.
The Spring 2014 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 2014: Graduate Program Schedule. Please also review important policies and procedures information online at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/go/handbook.
Non-degree tuition for the Spring 2014 semester is $2,070.00 per credit-hour. Tuition is charged on a per credit basis and must be paid in full no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 for the Spring 2014 semester. 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 6th deadline, tuition is due upon enrollment/registration). You can view and pay your tuition balance online through MyAccess. Access to the online tuition statement requires the student's MyAccess username and password. If you wish to pay your tuition with a credit card, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at (202) 662-9057, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Withdrawal After Enrollment
If your plans change and you decide not to attend classes, you must submit written notice of withdrawals 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 2014 semester is as follows:
|Prior to January 13, 2014
|January 13-21 (Add/Drop and Waitlist activity)
|January 29-February 11||50%|
|After February 25
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.
Georgetown University Law Center
Office of the Registrar
Leslie Murphy, Manager of Registration & Commencement
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 662-9226
Fax: (202) 662-9235