Spring 2024 University Registrar Welcome and Registration Update

Posted in Student Communications

January 8, 2024

Dear Students,

As the spring semester commences at Georgetown, I extend a heartfelt welcome on behalf of the University Registrar’s office. I am pleased to provide the following information to assist you during the initial days of the semester and guide you toward a successful academic journey.

Wed. Jan. 10
First day of classes*; Classes follow a Monday Schedule
Mon. Jan. 15
Holiday – University Closed – No Classes Scheduled
Wed. Jan. 17
Last waitlist offers sent; winner claims seat by 3 p.m. , Thursday, Jan. 18
Thurs. Jan. 18
Waitlist closes 3 p.m. ; remaining open seats available to add in MyAccess; see details below
Fri. Jan. 19
Last Day to Add a ClassThe online Add form closes at 5 p.m. Full Session and Mod A: Last Day to drop a class without a “W” on the transcript; Adding classes in MyAccess closes at 11:59 p.m. in MyAccess.
Mon. Feb. 19
Holiday – University Closed – No Classes Scheduled
Tues. Feb. 20
Classes 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.


The waitlist will run each weekday at 3 p.m. until Wednesday, January 17. Students selected from the waitlist 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 instructionsPlease be sure to remove your name from the waitlist for any class you no longer want so others will be considered for enrollment.  After 3 p.m. on January 18, 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 19, students will be able to enroll directly into courses with open seats via MyAccess provided that they meet the course prerequisites and any restrictions.

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 extend my sincere wishes for a pleasant and prosperous semester at Georgetown!

Annamarie Bianco
Associate Vice President and University Registrar