What is Live Registration?

Live Registration allows students to register for classes over an extended period of time and functions identically to the “Add/Drop and Waitlist” period that runs during the first week of classes in the Fall and Spring semesters.  The waitlist lottery will run daily (excluding weekends and holidays) during Live Registration, just like the 1-week Add/Drop period.  All students benefit from registering in real-time and with immediate results as waitlist offers are made, accepted, or forfeited on a daily basis.

Please keep in mind that live registration is first-come, first-served for most courses.  This is a change from the preregistration process that our rising students used in past years.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, registration will occur term-by-term rather than for the full academic year, as is our usual practice.  This means that when registration opens in July, it will be for the Fall semester only.

Registration for Fall 2020 will open in July for continuing students.  Students will receive staggered access to live registration based on their class year (2L, 3L, etc.) and student type (J.D. or LL.M.).  Registration for Spring 2021 will open in October.




What can you do to prepare?

  1. Know HOW and WHEN to register.  Review the Registration Instructions for step-by-step instructions, short how-to user guide videos, and Common Registration Errors.  Registration windows are available on the Registration Timeline.
  2. ASK us in advance so we can help troubleshoot issues well in advance of the start of your registration window.  Email lawreg@georgetown.edu and include your GUID and 5-digit CRN, if applicable.  The Registration Team will be hosting individual Zoom appointments for students who have quick questions about registration.  Go to the appointment page to sign-up for a 15-minute 1:1 Registration appointment.
  3. Check your MyAccess & DUO login in advance of your registration time slot.  If you are having trouble logging into Georgetown MyAccess, make sure that you have enabled push notifications for the DUO app on your smartphone.  If you are unsure or unable to allow push notifications, be sure to open up the DUO App when attempting to log in so you can approve the sign in.  If you need to reset your password, visit password.georgetown.edu.
  4. Check MyAccess for any Holds in advance of your registration time slot.  Holds will prevent you from registering on your scheduled day and time.  Contact Student Accounts to remove financial holds.
  5. Obtain professor permission & prerequisite waivers.  Students will not be able to add or waitlist for restricted courses or “LAWJ” sections of courses that require a prerequisite course(s) they have not completed until a written waiver is emailed to lawreg@georgetown.edu.
  6. Review your MyDegree audit to know what remaining requirements are still needed.  To access the program, log into MyAccess, click on the “Student Services” tab, and then click on MyDegree.  The “Audit View” lists your completed/in-progress courses and degree requirements, and identifies your remaining requirements as “Still Needed”.
  7. Review the online Curriculum Guide for the 2020-2021 Course Schedule.  Create a schedule that works for you and prepare a list of CRNs (5-digit course code) with alternate class options.  Be sure to confirm the days and times of the classes you select just before your registration window to account for any changes to the course schedule.
  8. Meet with an academic advisor to discuss course selection and academic planning.  J.D. students can schedule an appointment with an academic advisor through Symplicity or by contacting the Office of Academic Affairs at lawacademicaffairs@georgetown.edu.  LL.M. and Graduate students should reach out to their Program Director (Student Advising & Academic Programs).

As a reminder, Georgetown Law is committed to providing reasonable academic adjustments and accommodations for students with disabilities.  For an overview of the accommodations request process, please see the Getting Connected with Disability Services page.  If you are unsure if you require an accommodation, or want to learn more about their services, you may contact the Office of Disability Services at disabilityservices@georgetown.edu.


1:1 Registration Appointments

The Registration team will be hosting individual Zoom appointments for students who have quick questions about registration.  Fifteen minute appointment slots are available.  Please visit our Live Registration calendar’s appointment page to view the available slots, and then select an open slot to sign up for an appointment.  Appointments will be available weekdays from Wednesday, October 21, through Wednesday, November 11.  The schedules on individual days may be adjusted.