Spring 2022 University Registrar Welcome and Registration Update

Posted in Student Communications

January 12, 2022

Dear Students,

As you begin a new semester at Georgetown, I’d like to send a warm welcome on behalf of the University Registrar’s office.  I would like to share the  following information that will  help you through the first few days of the semester and put you all on the path to success. 

Wed. Jan. 12First day of classes*; Classes follow a Monday Schedule
Wed. Jan. 19Last day for waitlist; winner claims seat by 3 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 20
Thurs. Jan. 20Waitlist closes 3 p.m. EST; Remaining Open seats available to add in MyAccess
Fri. Jan. 21Last Day to Add a ClassThe online Add form closes at 5 p.m. ESTFull Session and Mod A: Adding classes in MyAccess closed at 11:59 pm in MyAccess.
Mon. Jan. 31Full Session and Mod A, First Session: Last Day to Drop without a “W” on the transcript
Mon. Feb. 21Presidents day – University Closed- No Classes Scheduled
Tues. Feb. 22Classes follow a Monday Schedule

*GU-Q, SCS, MSB – Some executive, MBA and non-traditional program classes, will have different start dates. Students in those programs have received appropriate information from their department regarding schedules, waitlists and add/drop.

Hybrid courses – Faculty will begin the semester teaching in-person classes online, with the current plan to transition to in-person mode on January 31, 2022. Please check your email and the GU website frequently for updates on class modality.
Drop Without the Grade of W Extended 
By now you may have read the recent announcement from Provost Groves regarding Spring 2022 academic adjustments and the extension of the Drop period to Monday, January 31, 2022. 

The waitlist will run each week day at 3 p.m. until Wednesday, January 19. Winners will receive an email from the University Registrar with instructions on how to claim their seat through MyAccess within 24 hours. After 24 hours, unclaimed seats will be awarded to the next student on the waitlist. For more information, see the waitlist instructions . Please be sure to remove your name from the waitlist for any class you no longer want so others will be considered for enrollment.  After 3pm on January 20th, when the waitlist closes, all students will be dropped from the waitlists. Remaining open seats will be available to all students regardless of whether or not they were previously waitlisted. Through the last day to add, Friday January 21, students will be able to enroll directly into courses with open seats via MyAccess provided that they meet the course prerequisites and restrictions.

Grading Policy
As mentioned in the Provost’s message on January 10th, the pass/fail grading policy will mirror the policy from the Fall Semester. Students will have until the last day to withdraw to choose the grading method. As in the Fall Semester, graduate programs will be able to opt in to a similar grading system. For instruction on how to request the pass/fail grade mode, please review our website.

Academic Accommodations
The global crisis and its effects on our community are evolving on a daily basis, demanding new forms of collaboration and support for one another. We affirm our collective responsibility to ensure equitable access to our academic programs. Access challenges affect a broad swath of our community and range from the need for new or different academic accommodations for students with disabilities and learning differences, to disparities in access to technology, to new responsibilities for dependent care. Guided by the principles of Universal Design for Learning , we have created a host of accessibility-related resources that are available to both faculty and students, including the CNDLS Guidebook on Accommodations and Accessibility, a comprehensive guide to accessible course design with practical instructions, recorded webinars and suggestions for further reading, and an  Accessibility Resources for Students page linked to all Canvas course sites. For additional assistance, students can contact the Academic Resource Center or check in with faculty about their changing access needs. 
Registrar Resources

I offer you my best wishes for an enjoyable and successful semester at Georgetown!

Annamarie Bianco
Associate Vice President and University Registrar