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 as visitors. 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 2014 semester. Applications will be reviewed once all required documents have been received. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2014 semester Non-Degree Program is 5:00 p.m. on December 9, 2013.
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.
Students are required to have their degree-granting institution forward a current and official transcript for their Juris Doctor degree program directly to the Office of the Registrar along with a letter of good standing which authorizes their study at Georgetown University Law Center. After your transcript, letter of good standing, and application form have been reviewed, then a response will be sent to you by 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 also charged a non-refundable application fee of $85 which is due by the application deadline. 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: 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. Please also review important policies and procedures information online at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/go/handbook.
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 are entitled if you decide to withdraw.
Non-degree tuition for the Spring 2014 semester is $1,800.00 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). 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. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts at (202) 662-9057, by email or 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 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 2014 semester is as follows:
|Prior to January 13, 2014
|January 13-21 (Add/Drop and Waitlist activity)
|January 29 - February 11
|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.
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. After you are registered, please contact the GoCard Office (located in the Sports & Fitness Center, Room 2110) at (202) 662-9195 for information on obtaining your GoCard. 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 school upon receipt of a signed transcript request form. This form will be sent to you with the confirmation of your registration in Spring 2014 courses.
Please complete the online application and send any needed supporting documents to:
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