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 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
Non-degree students are charged a non-refundable application fee of $90 which is due by the application deadline (August 29, 2014, for Fall 2014). Please complete the online application form available here. To pay the application fee, please complete the Credit Card Authorization form here and submit via fax to 202-662-4069. The application fee must be paid by the August 29th deadline in order to register for Fall courses. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at (202) 662-9220 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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.
The Fall 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, Fall 2014: Graduate Program Schedule. Please also review important policies and procedures information online at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/registrar/handbook/index.cfm
Non-degree tuition for the Fall 2014 semester is $2,160.00 per credit-hour. Tuition is charged on a per credit basis and must be paid in full no later than Monday, August 25, 2014 for the Fall 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 August 25th 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. If you wish to pay your tuition with a credit card, please complete the Credit Card Authorization form here and fax to 202-662-4069. For questions regarding tuition and payment options, 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 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 Fall 2014 semester is as follows:
|Prior to September 2, 2014
|September 2 - 11 (Add/Drop and Waitlist activity)
|September 12 - 16
|September 17 - 30
|October 1 - 14
|After October 14
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
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 662-9220
Fax: (202) 662-9235