Non-Degree Program for JD Students
Purpose of the Program
Georgetown University Law Center permits students currently enrolled at other ABA-approved law schools to register in up to six credits. Students who wish to take more than six credit hours must apply to the Office of Admissions.
Non-Degree JD students may enroll in no more than six credit hours, excluding first year courses, clinics, and courses taken during Summer Sessions. All students enrolled at the Law Center must abide by the Law Center policies and procedures outlined in the Georgetown Law Student Handbook.
Note: Non-Degree JD students may only be enrolled in open courses. Enrollment is on a space–available basis with enrollment priority given to degree candidates at Georgetown University Law Center.
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 JD Program is December 4, 2015.
To be considered for acceptance into this program, applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a Juris Doctor degree program at an ABA-approved law school, and have at least a C+ cumulative grade point average.
Completed online application
Current and official transcript for your Juris Doctor degree program, sent directly to the Office of the Registrar (address at bottom of page)
Letter of Good Standing/Enrollment Approval: a letter of good standing which also authorizes your study at Georgetown University Law Center, sent directly to the Office of the Registrar (address at bottom of page)
Non-refundable application fee of $90, due by the application deadline. See below for more information on how to pay this fee.
After your official transcript, letter of good standing/enrollment verification, 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 JD students are charged a non-refundable application fee of $90 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: Upper division JD Schedule". Courses requiring a prerequisite will be noted as such on the Course Description page. If a course has a prerequisite listed, you must have completed that prerequisite or request that the professor teaching the course waive the prerequisite in writing.
Upon completion of your application and admission to the Spring non-degree JD program, you will be enrolled in your requested Spring courses by the Office of the Registrar, pending any issues. You will be contacted with your enrollment confirmation and/or notified of any issues that may arise.
Please also review important policies and procedures information online at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/registrar/handbook/index.cfm. Once you are registered for your course(s) there are restrictions on what will be refunded to you if you subsequently decide to withdraw. Please review carefully the section below entitled "Withdrawal After Enrollment" as it specifies the refunds to which you are entitled if you decide to withdraw.
Non-degree JD tuition for the Spring 2016 semester is $1,975.00 per credit-hour. Tuition is charged on a per credit basis and charges are assessed once a student is enrolled in a course. Tuition is due in full upon enrollment/registration. Non-degree students may pay tuition by cash, check, bank wire transfer, or by third party billing authorization. Note: Tuition for JD non-degree students may not be paid by credit card. 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. Non-degree students should consult their home schools for information about financial aid. Additional requirements likely apply. (Non-degree students are not eligible for loans or other aid through Georgetown.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
District of Columbia law requires all students under the age of twenty-six on registration day to submit proof of immunization against polio, tetnus/diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella. This is D.C. law and cannot be ignored. Any student who is required to submit medically acceptable proof of immunization and does not do so will have a $100.00 late immunization fee added to his or her student account. This form is available at http://studenthealth.georgetown.edu/medical-care/forms/
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.
Once all of your grades have been received, we will mail one official transcript to your home institution upon receipt of a signed Transcript Request Form. This form will be sent to you with the confirmation of your enrollment in Spring courses by the Office of the Registrar.
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