Updated May 2021

For the 2021-2022 academic year, registration will occur term-by-term rather than for the full academic year.  This means that when registration opens this summer, it will be for the Fall 2021 semester only.

Students will be able to add, drop, and waitlist courses from their registration start time through 3:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 7 for the Fall 2021 semester.  Registration for the Spring 2022 semester will open in October.

Please keep in mind that registration is first-come, first-served for most courses.  For waitlisted courses, enrollment priority is determined by (1) student type (class year/degree program) and the (2) the date/time a student joins the waitlist.  We anticipate that in-demand seats will fill quickly after each registration start time.  Students should plan accordingly and be prepared to register when their registration window opens.

Fall 2021 Registration Dates

**All registration times are in Eastern Time (ET) and adjusted for Daylight Saving Time.  Fall 2021 registration windows open at 5:15 PM ET for continuing students and 9:00 AM ET for incoming students according to the registration windows listed below**

Wed, June 23 5:15 PM Registration opens for 3L, 4L, and 4E students
Thu, June 24 3:00 PM Fall Waitlist Lottery runs each weekday (excluding holidays) after 3PM ET as seats become available. Students awarded seats will have 24 hours to claim in MyAccess.
Mon, June 28 5:15 PM Registration opens for 3E students
Wed, July 7 5:15 PM Registration opens for 2L and 2E students (including incoming Transfer students)
Mon, July 12 5:15 PM Registration opens for continuing Graduate students
Mon, July 19  9:00 AM Registration opens for incoming specialized LLM degrees
Mon, July 26 9:00 AM Registration opens for incoming generalized LLM degree, SJD, and Transnational Programs visiting exchange students
Mon, August 2 9:00 AM Registration opens for incoming Non-Degree & J.D. Visitors
Fri, August 20 Cross-Campus Registration Requests due to OAA or Program Director/Advisor
Mon, August 30 First day of Fall classes
Fri, September 3 3:00 PM Last Fall Waitlist Lottery
Tue, September 7 3:00 PM Fall Registration in MyAccess closes (Last day to add or drop without “W” grade for semester-long classes)

Note: Any changes to this timeline will be communicated through Georgetown’s email system and on the Office of the Registrar website.  Each student has a Georgetown Google Apps for Education email account and should check this account regularly.


After the Add/Drop Period, course withdrawals must be approved by an academic advisor and are subject to the Tuition Refund Schedule.  A withdrawal notation (“W”) will be posted to the transcript for the withdrawn course.  See Course Withdrawals for the full policy, instructions, and the request form.

For Cross-Campus enrollment procedures and credit policies, see “Credit for Courses in the Undergraduate or Graduate Schools of the University” chapter of the Student Handbook.