Non-Degree Graduate Program
Attorneys who wish to take courses in a particular field may apply for admission as non-degree students through the Office of the Registrar. Applicants should 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 Law. 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.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND FEES
The Spring 2021 application for the Non-Degree J.D. and Non-Degree Graduate programs will open at 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, November 20, 2020. The application must be submitted with all required documents by 3:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
- Completed online application.
- Final official transcript from your degree-granting institution for either your J.D. or LL.M. degree, (electronically accepted or sent to the address at bottom of page)
- Non-Degree Graduate students are charged a non-refundable application fee of $90, which is due by the application deadline. To pay the application fee, please complete the Office of the Registrar – Payment Form.
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 application requirements, have been received.
Non-Degree students may enroll in a total of no more than four graduate courses or a maximum of 8 credits, and may take no more than two courses (a maximum of 4 credits) per semester. If you are interested in attending Georgetown Law for multiple semesters, an application must be submitted for each semester.
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.
Non-Degree Graduate students cannot enroll in J.D. first-year, clinical, externship, or practicum courses, nor can they enroll in a Supervised Research or Graduate Independent Research course.
Note: Enrollment is on a space-available basis with enrollment priority given to degree candidates. Seat availability in courses will not be determined until your application is completed and processed. If a course is closed by the time your application is processed, you will have the opportunity to add yourself to the waitlist for eligible courses.
The Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies is the Law Center’s official publication of academic rules. Non-Degree students must satisfy the same academic requirements and abide by the same Law Center rules and policies. Please be aware that Georgetown Law’s academic calendar may be different than your home school’s academic calendar.
Exam schedules are listed in the course schedule, which is available through the Georgetown Law Curriculum Guide. You may find additional information regarding exam policies and procedures on the Office of the Registrar’s General Exam Information webpage. It is important that you review the exam schedule when making your course selections. It is not the responsibility of Georgetown Law to change our exam schedule, nor of your professors to submit grades earlier than our faculty grading deadlines, in order to accommodate your home school’s deadlines. Please do not ask us to make any exceptions.
Please refer to the Student Health Services webpage for information regarding immunizations and the Student Health Insurance webpage for information regarding insurance coverage. All incoming students regardless of age are required to log on to the Georgetown Student Health Portal to enter required information. Students registered for 8 or more credits per semester must have medical insurance coverage for the entire academic year.
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. 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.
Notice of withdrawal to any office other than the Office of the Registrar does not constitute sufficient notice for refund/credit purposes. The refund policy is strictly enforced to ensure fairness to all.
The tuition refund schedule can be found on the Office of Student Accounts webpage .
Please read carefully the course withdrawal policy.
Supporting documents, including transcripts, should be sent to either:
Georgetown University Law Center
Office of the Registrar
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Hotung Suite 4101
Washington, DC 20001
If you have any questions, concerns, or issues, please contact the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com.