Degree Applications, Degree Changes, and Degree Audits
The Office of the Registrar orders diplomas for graduating students, clears students for graduation, calculates honors and grades-based awards, and prepares the Law Center portion of the University's Commencement Program, as well as the Law Center's Commencement and Awards Booklet.
Students are responsible for monitoring their progress to ensure they meet all degree requirements by their anticipated graduation date. Students may track their academic progress by using the online degree audit tool, MyDegree; by meeting with an academic advisor; and by requesting an audit from the Office of the Registrar (in person or by email to email@example.com). Instructions on how to access and use MyDegree can be found online here.
Students will be notified via an email to their Georgetown University email account when they must submit a 'Degree Application'. The application indicates how a student's name should appear on his or her diploma, as well as confirms the student's previous degree and institution to be listed in the Commencement Programs.
The degree application deadlines are as follows:
February 1, 2017 Graduates — Friday, October 7, 2016
May 2017 Graduates — Friday, January 20, 2017
October 1, 2017 Graduates — Friday, June 9, 2017
Changes to Diplomas and the Commencement Programs
Expected graduates will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar confirming the information to be listed on both the diploma and in the programs. Instructions for changing any of that provided information will be explained in further detail within that correspondence.
Expected Degree Changes
J.D. Students: Submission of a degree application does NOT constitute notification of a graduation date change. IF your expected graduation date will be different than what is currently recorded in MyAccess, you must email the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadlines listed above.
LL.M. Students: Submission of a degree application does NOT constitute notification of a graduation date change. IF your expected graduation date will be different than what is recorded in MyAccess, you must email your academic advisor in Graduate Programs by the Degree Application Deadlines listed above.
J.D. Students: In order for your expected certificate to be listed in the programs, as well as on your official record, you must receive approval from the certificate adviser. Please follow the links below for further instructions on applying for these available certificates by the degree application deadlines:
(B) Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies: http://isim.georgetown.edu/academics/refugees
LL.M. Students: In order for your expected certificate to be listed in the programs, as well as on your official record, you must receive approval from the certificate advisor by the degree application deadlines.
The certificates available to LL.M students are:
(A) Certificate in Employee Benefits
(B) Certificate in Estate Planning
(C) Certificate in Food and Drug Law
(D) Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
(E) Certificate in International Human Rights
(F) Certificate in International Taxation
(G) Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies
(H) Certificate in State and Local Taxation
(I) Certificate in US Health Law
(J) Certificate in WTO Studies