Non-Degree JD Program
To be considered for acceptance into this program, applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a Juris Doctor degree program at an ABA-approved law school, and have at least a C+ cumulative grade point average.
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
- Current and official transcript for your Juris Doctor degree program, sent directly to the Office of the Registrar (electronically accepted or sent to the address at bottom of page)
- Letter of Good Standing & Enrollment Approval: a letter of good standing which also authorizes your study at Georgetown University Law Center, sent directly to the Office of the Registrar (electronically accepted or sent to the address at bottom of page)
- Non-Degree J.D. students are charged a non-refundable application fee of $85, 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, letter of good standing/enrollment approval, 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 J.D students may enroll in a maximum of six credit hours, and may take no more than two courses 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 J.D. program, you will be sent information and instructions on registration by the Office of the Registrar.
Non-Degree J.D. students may enroll in J.D. (LAWJ) courses on a space-available basis with the following exceptions: (1) enrollment restriction noted on the course description; (2) J.D. first-year, clinical or externship courses; (3) Graduate Independent Research or cross-listed Graduate (LAWG) courses; and (4) courses offered on a distance basis.
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.
Non-Degree J.D. students are not eligible for loans or other aid through Georgetown Law.
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 email@example.com 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.
Please read carefully the course withdrawal policy. 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.
The tuition refund schedule can be found on the Office of Student Accounts webpage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.