Credit and Registration Guidelines

J.D. PROGRAM

First Year Students

  • Will be registered for their required curriculum;
  • Students will receive their finalized scheduled at Orientation

Upperclass Students

  • May take up to 6 credits of graduate-level courses on the Main Campus (with prior approval);
  • May take 7 credits pass/fail and only exercise the option in one course per semester;
  • May register for any needed first-year courses by sending an e-mail request to the Office of the Registrar at lawreg@georgetown.edu

Full-Time Students

  • Must be registered in at least 10 credits; and
  • May take as many as 16 or overload to 17 credits with permission from an academic advisor. In order to remain enrolled in 17 credits after the end of Add/Drop, full-time students must receive permission to overload from an academic advisor.

Part-Time Students

  • Must be registered in at least 8 credits and may underload to 6 or 7 credits with advance permission from an academic advisor. Failure to receive permission to underload could affect your expected graduation date.
  • May take as many as 12 or overload to 13 credits with permission from an academic advisor. To remain enrolled in 13 credits after the end of Add/Drop, part-time students must receive permission to overload from an academic advisor.

Second-Year Part-Time Students

  • Must take the evening section of Criminal Justice in Fall 2018 unless completed during the Summer 2018 session. Students will be manually enrolled in the Fall 2018 course by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Must take the evening section of Property in Spring 2019. Students will be manually enrolled in the Spring 2019 course by the Office of the Registrar.
  • If the required Criminal Justice or Property sections conflict with important prerequisite courses, please contact an academic advisor in the Office of J.D. Academic Services.

Note: Advisors may approve on a case-by-case basis a one-year waiver of either Criminal Justice or Property where such a waiver is necessary and appropriate with a student’s long-term academic and career goals.

  • Must complete a “first-year” elective in one of their upperclass years. See First-Year Elective Courses for Continuing Students.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Full-Time Students

  • Have registration priority for LAWG courses;
  • May register for 8-13 credits per semester;

Note: Without the prior approval of an academic advisor, full-time students may not enroll in more than 13 academic credits in the Fall or Spring semester.

  • May take up to 4 credits of Graduate School courses on the Main Campus (with prior approval);

Part-Time Students

  • Have registration priority for LAWG courses;
  • May register for up to 7 credits per semester;

Note: Without the prior approval of an academic advisor, part-time students may not enroll in more than 7 academic credits in the Fall or Spring semester.

  • May take up to 4 credits of Graduate School courses on the Main Campus (with prior approval);