Non-Degree Graduate Program
Purpose of the Program and Enrollment
Attorneys, who wish to take courses in a particular field, may apply for admission through the Office of the Registrar as a 'Visiting Non-Degree Graduate Student'.
To be considered for acceptance into this program, students must hold either
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. If one is interested in attending Georgetown Law for multiple semesters, an application must be submitted for each 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.
Application Process and Fees
Completed online application. See above links for particular semester's 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 have been reviewed, a response will be sent to you via email. A final admission decision will not be made until all supporting documents, including the official transcript, have been received and evaluated.
Non-degree Graduate 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.
Enrollment is on a space-available basis, with enrollment priority given to degree candidates. Seat availability in courses will not be determined until one's application is processed. Non-Degree Graduate students cannot enroll in J.D. first-year or clinical courses, nor can they enroll in a program of Graduate Independent Research.
The available courses and exam information, for the 2016-2017 academic year, is available online at: http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/curriculum/.
In the Curriculum Guide, under "Course Schedules and Descriptions", "Fall 2016: Graduate Program Schedule" - you will be able to see the available courses for graduate students; you can also search for a particular course using the "Course" tab.
As Non-degree Graduate students, any LAWG course section is available to you, unless a specification is mentioned in the course description or has been mentioned above.
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 Non-Degree Graduate program, you will be sent information and instructions on registration by the Office of the Registrar.
Tuition is charged on a per credit basis and must be paid in full no later than the deadlines stated in the respective semester's application information links above. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org in order for your tuition charges to be cancelled and any appropriate refund to be processed.
The refund schedule for the 2016-2017 academic year will be posted to the Office of the Student Account's webpage here: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/student-accounts/.
Supporting documents, including transcripts, should be sent to:
Georgetown University Law Center
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Cynthia Eichele, Manager of Registration & Commencement
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
If you have any questions, concerns, or issues, please contact Cynthia Eichele, Manager of Registration & Commencement, at (202) 662-9673 or email@example.com.