Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do I do if I need accommodations when applying to Georgetown Law?
Georgetown University has a Non-Discrimination Policy that ensures equal treatment in the admissions process for individuals with disabilities. Applicants may choose to disclose a disability when applying but are not required to do so. Students who need accommodations, related to a disability, when applying to Georgetown Laws should contact the Office of Admissions at (202) 662-9010. To protect confidentiality, students may ask questions without providing their name or identifying information.
2. When do I need to apply for disability services?
Students may request accommodations and submit documentation at any time during the semester. However, it may take up to 3 – 4 weeks for the information to be reviewed and accommodations to be put in place. At a minimum, documentation must be provided to the Office of Disability Services at least ten business days before the requested accommodation is to be implemented (and for final exam accommodations, at least ten business days before the exam period commences).
3. Does Georgetown University Law Center provide testing to identify learning or attention disabilities?
Georgetown University Law Center does not provide or pay for testing for students with learning or attention disabilities, but it does act as a referral source for testing services in the D.C. area. Students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Disability Services to discuss the evaluation process and obtain a list of referrals.
4. What is the process for obtaining housing accommodations?
For any accommodation related to housing please refer to the Accessible On-Campus Housing page.
5. If I have received accommodations at a different college, university, or law school will I automatically receive the same accommodations at the Law Center?
No. Documentation review decisions are made independently at different institutions.
6. Are tutoring services available through Disability Services?
Tutoring is considered a direct service as such is not offered by Disability Services. Students seeking academic support and tutoring should contact the Director of Academic Success.
7. Are accommodations retroactive?
Accommodations are not retroactive. Students may request accommodations and submit documentation at any time during the semester. However, it may take up to 3 – 4 weeks for the information to be reviewed and accommodations to be put in place. At a minimum, documentation must be provided to the Office of Disability Services at least ten business days before the requested accommodation is to be implemented (and for final exam accommodations, at least ten business days before the exam period commences).
8. How to I apply for accommodations on the MPRE or bar exam?
If you are taking the MPRE and will be requesting accommodations, your first step is to read the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ How to Apply for MPRE Test Accommodations page. After you read the instructions your next step is to contact the Office of Disability Services, as soon as possible, as you will need verification regarding the accommodations you used while in law school.
IMPORTANT: The process for requesting MPRE test accommodations is new as of 2020. Candidates will be required to apply for accommodations prior to registering for the MPRE.
Graduating students who plan on requesting testing accommodations on the Bar Exam should first go to the website of the state where you intend to sit for the exam and take note of the application requirements and deadlines. Do keep in mind that the Georgetown Law Center’s process for requesting accommodations is not necessarily reflective of what you will experience for the Bar Exam.
Please Note: In order to allow for sufficient processing and notification of accommodation requests, it is highly recommended that accommodation requests be submitted to the respective state’s Board of Bar Examiners or the National Conference of Bar Examiners (for the MPRE) at least four to six weeks in advance of the submission deadline.