Communications

Communications sent by the University Registrar's Office

Spring 2017 Pre-Registration & Registration Information

AUDIENCE: GU STUDENTS | OCTOBER 6, 2016

Spring 2017 Pre-Registration & Registration Information

Pre- Registration for Spring 2017 will begin on Monday, November 7, 2016.  Please read the following important information.
 
BE SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED:

  • Meet with your advisor.
  • Remove any financial, immunization, residency or other holds.
  • Submit your schedule for approval by your advisor via MyAccess no later than November 16 for the College and November 19 for all others.
  • Note: Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disabled Student Services in order to receive appropriate registration assistance.

 
Request courses via http://registrar.georgetown.edu/StudentMyAccess  from November 7 - 19 (24-hour access) using the Pre-registration options.  School of Continuing Studies students use the Registration (live) option instead.  Please refer to the pre-registration schedule http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration/registration-schedule
 
PRE-REGISTRATION RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE DECEMBER 6.

Preregistration Results with class schedule will be available on MyAccess beginning December 6.
If you need to add courses to enroll for a full schedule you may do so during Registration Completion.  Please meet with your advisor regarding schedule adjustments and registration completion.

REGISTRATION COMPLETION FOR SPRING 2017 is December 8-11, 2016.

You may enroll for additional courses and adjust your schedule using MyAccess according to the timetable included in the listing of Important Registration Dates. (http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration/registration-schedule)
Students who clear a registration hold after November 19 may register using MyAccess beginning December 8. .
Add/drop via MyAccess will reopen after final exams on Wednesday December 21, 2016 and continue through January 19, 2017.

Registration Resources:

If you don’t have your NetID and password contact the UIS Help Desk at techhelp@georgetown.edu
Check the Summary of Important Registration Dates at http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration/registration-schedule
See the Schedule of Classes at http://registrar.georgetown.edu/  for class offerings syllabi and a list of required and recommended books

SPRING 2017 CLASSES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017.  CLASSES WILL MEET THAT DAY ACCORDING TO A MONDAY SCHEDULE.
 
Best wishes for a successful end to the fall semester!

 

FALL 2016 Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades and Upperclass Deficiency Reports

AUDIENCE: GU STUDENTS | OCTOBER 6, 2016

Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades and Upperclass Deficiency Reports

Fall 2016 Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades are required to be submitted by Friday, October 14th, 2016. Mid-term grades are Satisfactory (SM), Marginal (MM), and Unsatisfactory (UM). To enter grades, go to MyAccess, Faculty Services, select Mid Term Grades, and then you will be able to choose your course and enter midterm grades.

The same Mid-Term grade roster should be used to report upperclass students whose performance is unsatisfactory. The grade of UM should be used for these students. Upperclass Deficiency Reports will be provided to their respective deans accordingly.

If for some reason, you will not have a performance measure for your students by October 14th, please contact the student’s dean directly to report unsatisfactory or marginal performance as soon as you have evaluated your students so that the deans can take appropriate action. The deans depend on your reports of marginal or unsatisfactory performance so that our students may be properly advised.

The last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from courses is November 7th. 

Consequences of Drug Convictions on Ability to Receive Federal Aid

Audience: GU STUDENTS | SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Consistent with the requirements of the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act, I write to you today to provide you with a summary of the consequences of drug convictions on your ability to receive federal financial aid. 
 
Students who are convicted under any state or federal law for possessing or selling illegal drugs while they are receiving a federal grant, loan, or a work study award will not be eligible to receive the aid for the following time periods, starting from the date of conviction:
           

Offense Possesion of IllegalDrugs Sale of Illegal Drugs
1st Offense 1 Year of Ineligibility 2 Years of Ineligibility
2nd Offense

2 Years of Ineligibility

Indefinite Period of Ineligibility

3rd Offense

Indefinite Period of Ineligibility

Indefinite Period of Ineligibility

 
Students may shorten the applicable period of ineligibility if:  (1) they complete a drug rehabilitation program that includes two unannounced drug tests and otherwise meets U.S. Department of Education requirements; or (2) they pass two unannounced drug tests administered by an approved drug rehabilitation program; or (3) the drug-related conviction is reversed, set aside or otherwise rendered invalid.  20 U.S.C. § 1091(r).
 
We encourage you to visit the website http://studentaffairs.georgetown.edu/policies/alcohol-and-other-drugs/ for more information regarding Georgetown University policies and applicable laws and penalties related to the use, possession and distribution of alcohol and other drugs; information about the risks and effects of drug and alcohol use and dependence; and resources to assist students with issues related to alcohol or drugs.

 

Emergency Procedures to Faculty - Fall 2016

Audience: GU Faculty | SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Emergency Procedures

In consultation with Tonya Coultas, Assistant Vice President of the Department of Emergency Management and Operational Continuity I write once again this semester with a special note concerning emergency procedures. 
 
Please understand your responsibilities in case of an emergency that would require either a building evacuation or sheltering-in-place response.  These were agreed to by the Main Campus Executive Faculty several years ago.  

Things to do in case of a building evacuation during your class meeting:

  • Leave the building immediately through nearest EXIT.
  • Lead your students to a designated Assembly Area.  
  • After reaching an Assembly Area, take attendance and hand names of students in your class who come to the
  • Assembly Area to a campus police officer or, if available, a Building or Floor Marshal before you leave the area.
  • Do not re-enter the building under any circumstance until an "All Clear" is given. 

Things to do in case of a shelter-in-place situation during your class meeting:

  • Remain in your classroom or if it has exterior doors or windows follow directions to move your class to an interior room. 
  • Remain alert for further instructions and updates from HOYAlert. 
  • Remain with your class until relieved by a campus police officer or, if available, a Building or Floor Marshall, or an "All Clear" is given via HOYAlert. 
  • Close all doors and windows to outside if possible.

Things you can do now:

  • Review the Instructor/Occupant Emergency Reference Guide which is (or will be) posted in each classroom.
  • Review both the evacuation plan and the shelter-in-place plans with your class.
  • Review available posted floor evacuation exit route plans that are or will be in all classroom hallways. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the Classroom - Instructor/Occupant Emergency Reference Guide’s recommendation on what to do in case of an active threat situation.

A version of these procedures and reference guide particular to each location should be posted in each room.  If you don't find one in your classroom, please contact the Office of Design and Construction at 202-687-6271 or Theresa Meyers at tm53@georgetown.edu.   
 
Thank you for your attention to this notification on emergency procedures.

 

Student FERPA Rights and Policy - Fall 2016

Audience: GU STUDENTS | SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

FERPA Rights and Policy

I write to you today to give you a brief summary of your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records.  These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review your education record within a reasonable time after the University receives a request for access.  If you want to review your record, contact the Office of the Registrar, or the office that maintains the record to make appropriate arrangements.   See the applicable Bulletin for additional information.
  2. The right to request an amendment of your education record if you believe it is inaccurate or misleading.  If you feel there is an error in your record, you should submit a statement to the Registrar or the director of the office that maintains the record clearly identifying the part of the record you want changed and why you believe it is inaccurate or misleading.  The various Bulletins outline procedures for the disposition of such requests.
  3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.  One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with “legitimate educational interests.”  A school official has to fulfill his or her official responsibilities.  Examples of people who may have access depending on their official duties, and only within the context of those duties, include:  university faculty and staff, agents of the institution, students employed by the institution or who serve on official institutional committees, and representatives of agencies under contract with the University.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Georgetown’s policy is not to release student record information without the written consent of the student, however, there are some exceptions.

For example, directory information includes the following and may be released without the student’s consent:  student name, addresses, including e-mail address, telephone numbers, date and place of birth, parents names, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status, expected date of graduation, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational institution attended, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. 
 
Please note that you have the right to withhold the release of directory information.  To do so, you must complete a “Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information” form which is available from the Office of the Registrar.  Please note two important details regarding placing a “No Release” or “FERPA Flag” on your record:

  1. The university receives many inquiries for directory information from a variety of sources outside the institution, including friends, parents, relatives, prospective employers, the news media and honor societies.  Having a FERPA Flag on your record will preclude release of such information, even to those people.
  2. A “No Release” flag applies to all elements of directory information on your record.  We do not apply a “No Release” flag differentially to the various directory information data elements.

More details about your rights and the University’s student records policies are available in the various Bulletins which may be accessed through the Registrar’s web site.  Questions concerning FERPA should be referred to the Office of the Registrar.

 

fall 2016 First Day of Classes memo to Students

Audience: GU STUDENTS | august 29, 2016

Fall 2016 First Day of Classes

Welcome back to a new semester at Georgetown! I hope you too are excited to be starting a new academic year, especially those students who are new to the university; you are joining one of the finest learning communities in America, and we are glad you’re here. With confidence that this will be an exciting and rewarding year for all of us, I offer you my best wishes for an enjoyable, successful experience at Georgetown. The following information will help you through the first few days of school and give you a good start on the path to success this semester.    
 
To register for courses or pay on Monday, August 29 or Tuesday, August 30, see Registration Information and Registration Dates and Times at http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration
 
The first day of classes is Wednesday, August 31 and follows a Monday schedule.  MBA classes and some executive and non-traditional programs will have different start dates. Students in those programs have received appropriate information from their department. Please check MyAccess for the most up-to-date classroom and schedule information before the first day of classes.
 
For most programs, on-line Add/Drop and electronic waitlist will be open to all continuing students by Monday afternoon, August 29 and to all new students by Tuesday afternoon, August 30. Add/drop is scheduled to end on September 9 but the system will remain open until September 10th  for wait-list winners. See the Registrar’s web site for start times.  We have a new on-line method to change from grade to Pass/Fail status. See MyAccess. 
 
Wait-list winners will be announced beginning on August 25, by email. Initially, students have until August 27 at 4:00pm to claim their seat. Starting August 31 the wait list will run daily until September 9. Winners will have 24 hours to claim their seat. Those who win a seat and do not claim the seat during that time will be dropped from the list and the seat offered to the next student.  Wait listed students must attend the class or make arrangements with the professor or the professor may drop them from the wait list.  See waitlist instructions at http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration. If you do not intend to take a class, then please drop yourself from the class or wait list so other students can get a seat. 
 
Information on required textbooks and recommended course materials are available through the “View Textbook” link on the Schedule of Classes website so students can make informed decisions about their courses.  Once you are registered for a course, you have the option of ordering the books from the Bookstore through MyAccess.

It is recommended you check the class syllabus before making a final purchase decision; in some cases, alternate versions of required or recommended texts may be acceptable for your classes. We also urge you to consider textbook rental and book buy-back programs as appropriate.
 
Please take a minute to view the “Official Notices” link at http://registrar.georgetown.edu/communications   You will find information on rights you have under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, voter registration information, and information on the consequences of drug convictions for students receiving federal financial aid.
 
Best wishes for a successful and productive semester!

 

Fall 2016 First day of classes memo To Faculty

Audience: GU Faculty | august 29, 2016

Fall 2016 First day of classes, Class Rosters, Classrooms, Add/Drop and Waitlist

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Fall 2016 semester. Like our new students who begin their academic careers at Georgetown this week I have very much looked forward to this, my first official academic year as your new Associate Vice President and University Registrar. The best part of joining a university is getting to know the students, faculty, staff and alumni. I have already met many of you during my first few weeks here and will meet many more in the days, weeks and months ahead. During this time, I plan to listen and learn with a focus on how we can continue to be a great university that provides the best possible experience and service to our students and you our faculty.  I look forward to working with you towards a very successful and productive semester.
 
The following information has been updated with Fall 2016 details. 
 
The first day of classes for most programs is Wednesday, August 31. Classes will follow a Monday schedule. Those faculty members who are scheduled to start on different schedules will have that information from their dean or department.
 
Get the most up-to-date class rosters through MyAccess.
If you have difficulty obtaining a roster from MyAccess, ask your department administrator for help.    Class rosters in Blackboard include the option to view a “photo roster” with pictures of your students from the GoCard system.
 
Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes is available at http://registrar.georgetown.edu  for the most updated room assignments.
 
Faculty can now use either Blackboard or Canvas for their course materials. To email your students, please use the system (Blackboard or Canvas) in which you have set up your Fall 2016 courses.  You may also use the class roster email service through MyAccess.
 
The electronic waitlist is run each workday after 4 pm from now until September 10.  Some programs, such as the MBA program run on a different schedule. Winners have 24 hours to claim their seat after which they will be dropped and the seat offered to the next student on the wait list. By August 31 all students will have been granted access to add/drop on line.
 
Waitlisted students must attend class or contact you regarding their enrollment status. See Registrar’s web site for more information.
 
Please don’t forget to report your course materials to the Bookstore if you haven’t done so already. As you know, we are now required by federal law to collect this information and make it available to the students so your cooperation is essential.
 
Multi-media materials and equipment are available through the OUR CETS team, extension 7-7491.  Please make requests more than two days in advance.
 
Emergency instructions
are posted in all the classrooms. If you don’t find them there, please contact the Department of Emergency Management and Operational Continuity (DEMOC) at 7-8234 or Theresa Meyers.  Ask your students to note the location of exits (in case of fire or emergency).  Maps showing alternate routes should be posted in the halls. DEMOC in coordination with SEM is working on their replacement and updating.

 

Religious Holidays & Study Days

Audience: GU Faculty | December 22, 2014

Two Continuing Policies

First, Georgetown’s policy on student observance of religious holidays became effective in January 2009 with the approval of the Main Campus Executive Faculty and the Provost.  It states that, “Georgetown University promotes respect for all religions. Any student who is unable to attend classes or to participate in any examination, presentation, or assignment on a givenday because of the observance of a major religious holiday (see below) or related travel shall be excused and provided with the opportunity to make up, without unreasonable burden, any work that has been missed for this reason and shall not in any other way be penalized for the absence or rescheduled work. Students will remain responsible for all assigned work. Students should notify professors in writing at the beginning of the semester of religious observances that conflict with their classes. The Office of the Provost, in consultation with Campus Ministry and the Registrar, will publish, before classes begin for a given term, a list of major religious holidays likely to affect Georgetown students. The Provost and the Main Campus Executive Faculty encourage faculty to accommodate students whose bona fide religious observances in other ways impede normal participation in a course. Students who cannot be accommodated should discuss the matter with an advising dean.” 

You can find the list of religions holidays on the Campus Ministry web site at: http://campusministry.georgetown.edu/

Second, students, faculty members and deans have legitimate concerns about undergraduate courses that have the final assignment of the term due before or during the study days. As has been done before, I am bringing this matter to your attention at the beginning of the term so that you will have time to make any necessary adjustments to your evaluation plan. 

The most recent statement of this policy, recommended by the Executive Faculty and approved by the Provost, appears below.

"The University normally designates 2-3 days between the end of classes and the beginning of the final examination period each semester as study days (see the Academic Calendar for the actual dates). This provides time during which undergraduate students can complete the work of the semester and prepare for final examinations.  The study days should be free from any required activities or deadlines for papers or other last assignments.  If a professor wishes to schedule a review session or a make-up class, attendance must be voluntary, not mandatory.  Final assessed activities in all courses (the traditional final exam being but one example) should fall in the examination period following the study days.  The instructional length of the semester should not be foreshortened by placing final assessments in the last week of classes.

All final examinations are to be administered during the final examination period scheduled by the Registrar for the course in which the final is being given. No member of the faculty should alter the examination schedule or schedule an undergraduate final examination either during the study days or during the final week of classes. Assignments that are not cumulative, such as interim exams, can be given during the final week of classes only in the instance in which the course also includes a final exam or project that is given or due during the final exam period.  If the last interim exam is the last assessment in a course, it should be given during the final exam period as scheduled by the Registrar.  Take-home final exams must be due AFTER the study days.  Term papers or projects can be due in the last week of class as long as there is also a final exam.  If there is no final exam, term papers and projects must be due after the study days end.  These term papers and projects are defined as substantial assignments that generally play a major role in determining the grade for a course."
 

Pre-Registration Results-Spring 2015

Audience: GU Community | December 4, 2014

PRE-REGISTRATION RESULTS

PRE-REGISTRATION RESULTS – Are Available through MyAccess. 

  • Check your “Student Detail Schedule” to view your spring courses. We are still making corrections so double check your schedule on Friday.  Your schedule will be adjusted as course changes occur.  See your Pre-Registration Results for rejection messages but remember it will NOT be adjusted as your schedule changes.        
  • If you are accepted in fewer courses than the number you requested, you should add up to a full schedule during Pre-registration Completion.  See the schedule published on the Registrar’s home page at: https://registrar.georgetown.edu/pre-registration_completion

PRE-REGISTRATION COMPLETION will be available through MyAccess  December 6 – December 9.

  • Add/Drop and waitlisting will continue on-line from December 19 to January 17   

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION (January 7) for those new students who are not registered by the end of Registration Completion.

  • Graduate students follow the instructions from their department.
  • Undergraduate students go to their dean for approval and then register through MyAccess or go to the Registrar’s Office.   

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES:

  • Classes will begin on Wednesday, January 7 and will meet as if it were a Monday.
  • Classes will continue on Thursday, January 8 as usual.   

Instructional Continuity

Audience: GU Community | November 21, 2014

Students:

I write to remind you of our new Instructional Continuity Policy.  You will soon receive a 

communication from the Department of Emergency Management and Operational Continuity 

explaining the University’s operating statuses in the event of inclement weather or other 

emergencies.  My note today is intended to provide a student related context for that 

communication that will go to all faculty, students, and administrative and support staff.  

Basically, students should be prepared to participate in the alternate instructional activities 

planned by their faculty members instead of attending face to face class when circumstances 

prevent on-campus instruction.  See the undergraduate and graduate bulletins for the relevant 

attendance and instructional continuity policies. 

Instructional Continuity Policy:

The following policy on maintaining instructional activities during unforeseen disruptions was 

recommended by the Main Campus Executive Faculty and approved by the Provost in July 2014.

“Instructional activities will be maintained during university closures.  Faculty members should 

prepare for the possibility of an interruption of face-to-face instruction by establishing a policy 

within the course syllabus to maintain instructional continuity in the case of an unforeseen 

disruption. During a campus “closure,” the regular class time schedule must be honored by all 

campus departments so that students will remain available for those faculty members who wish 

to maintain continuous academic progress through synchronous distance instruction”. 

Term to Remember:  Liberal Leave

When the University announces “Liberal Leave” a faculty member may decide to switch to the 

instructional continuity plan for a course instead of delivering face to face instruction by 

notifying the students in advance of the class.  A student who cannot travel to campus due to the 

prevailing conditions will be excused from attendance at the class or exam by notifying the 

instructor in advance of the scheduled meeting.  All work must still be completed.

Faculty:

Later today you will receive a communication from the Department of Emergency Management

and Operational Continuity with details about operating status announcements in the event of 

inclement weather. This note is intended to provide a faculty related context for that 

communication that will go to all faculty, students, and administrative and support staff. I sent 

the initial announcement of this new policy to you at the beginning of the semester.        

Instructional Continuity Policy:

The following policy on maintaining instructional activities during unforeseen disruptions was 

recommended by the Main Campus Executive Faculty and approved by me in July 2014.

“Instructional activities will be maintained during university closures.  Faculty members should 

prepare for the possibility of an interruption of face-to-face instruction by establishing a policy 

within the course syllabus to maintain instructional continuity in the case of an unforeseen 

disruption. During a campus “closure,” the regular class time schedule must be honored by all 

campus departments so that students will remain available for those faculty members who wish 

to maintain continuous academic progress through synchronous distance instruction.”

Support Available:

We have developed a FAQ page to help you implement this policy.  It can be found at:

http://instructionalcontinuity.georgetown.edu/ .  This information will help you prepare for a 

disruption, communicate with your students about your plans, and adjust your assignments as 

necessary.

UIS has conducted load tests of Blackboard Learn, the enterprise Learning Management System 

hosted by UIS, and has determined that our current systems have the capacity to support at least 

three times greater than our peak loads.  In addition, UIS has worked with vendor partners who 

host services on our behalf, including Echo360 and Blackboard Collaborate, to demonstrate their 

preparedness for and capability to meet the demands needed to satisfy Instructional Continuity.

Term to Remember:  Liberal Leave

When the University announces “Liberal Leave” then a faculty member may switch to the 

instructional continuity plan, instead of delivering face to face instruction, by notifying the 

students in advance of the class.  A student who cannot travel to campus due to the prevailing 

conditions should be excused from class or exams by notifying the instructor in advance of the 

class.

Change in time for Math 137 in Spring 2015

Audience: Students in relevant programs | November 11, 2014

Please note that the time for Math 137 has been changed for the spring.  The class will now meet on T/R 3:30 - 4:45 (Lecture) with labs on Fridays.  Please check the Schedule of Classes for lab times/sections.

If you have already submitted your preregistration requests and need to make changes to your schedule, please email your dean.

The last minute change was necessary to accommodate the schedules of all the students who need that class.

Registration Spring 2015

Audience: All Graduate SCS Students | October 24, 2014

Before you register, please review your course selections with your academic advisor.

Registration for Spring 2015 will be available through the “Add or Drop Courses” link in MyAccess, the student view into the student information system, from November 3 to January 6; Add/Drop is scheduled from January 7 to 17.

If you don’t have your NetID and password contact the UIS Help Desk at techhelp@georgetown.edu

Update your addresses and biographic information through MyAccess.

The Spring Schedule of Classes is available on the Registrar’s web site.

Syllabi and a list of required and recommended books will be available through the online Schedule of Classes if the faculty member has provided them.

Remove any financial, immunization, immigration or other blocks.

Students with disabilities should contact the Academic Resource Center in order to receive appropriate registration assistance.

You are expected to complete your schedule according to your program Your dean reserves the right to require changes in your selection of courses if, in their judgment, you step outside curriculum guidelines.

Payment or payment plan arrangements are due by January 6. Bills will be available in MyAccess by the middle of December. A late registration fee will be charged to any student who does not pay or arrange a payment plan by January 7.

 

Classes Begin Wednesday, January 7 and meet following the Monday schedule.

Pre-Registration & Registration Spring 2015

Audience: All Graduate Students not in MSB or SCS | October 24, 2014

All Graduate Students Should Pre-register for Spring 2015

Pre-registration will take place in MyAccess, the student view into the student information system.

Pre-Registration Spring 2015

Preregistration will be available through MyAccess from November 3 – November 15.

  • The Instructions, Schedule of Classes, Confirmation of Advisement form and Course Permission forms are available on the Registrar’s web site.
  • Syllabi and a list of required and recommended books will be available through the online Schedule of Classes if the faculty member has provided them.
  • Meet with your advisor. If your advisor will not approve your schedule using MyAccess, submit the Confirmation of Advisement Form to the University Registrar.
  • Remove any financial, immunization, immigration or other blocks.
  • Submit your schedule for approval by your advisor via MyAccess no later than November 15.
  • If you do not preregister, then you must register and pay on January 7 in order to avoid a late fee.
  • Note: Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disabled Student Services in order to receive appropriate registration assistance.

Result Distribution

  • Preregistration Results will be available on MyAccess beginning December 4. Your class schedule will be available on MyAccess at any time after December 5 through the spring semester.
  • If you are accepted in the number of courses you requested you will be finished!
  • If you are accepted in fewer courses than the number you requested, you should add up to a full schedule at Preregistration Completion.

Pre-registration Completion Spring 2015 (December 6-9) with MyAccess.

  • You are expected to complete your schedule according to the program your academic advisor approves during Pre-registration. Your advisor and dean reserve the right to require changes in your selection of courses if, in their judgment, you step outside curriculum guidelines. Register according to the timetable that will be published December 4.
  • In-person Registration Completion will be held on December 8 and 9. Report to the Registrar's Office, G-01 White-Gravenor on December 8 or 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Students who clear a registration block after November 14 may register on December 8 beginning at 9:30 AM. Please come prepared with a list of alternatives.
  • Add/drop via MyAccess will reopen after final exams and continue through January 17.

Payment

Pay your bill or otherwise settle your account by January 6. Bills for spring will be available on MyAccess by the middle of December. Please check MyAccess in December for your bill and pay the indicated amount by the due date. A late fee will be charged to any preregistered student who does not pay or arrange a payment plan by January 7, 2015.

Registration

Students who are not registered at the end of Registration Completion may register on January 7. Go to your dean for materials and approval and then to the Registrar's Office.

Spring Classes Begin Wednesday, January 7. Classes will meet that day according to the Monday schedule.

Pre-Registration & Registration Spring 2015

Audience: Undergraduate Students Not in Liberal Studies or SFSQ | October 24, 2014

Pre-registration will take place in MyAccess, the student view into the student information system.

Pre-Registration Spring 2015

Preregistration will be available through MyAccess from November 3 – November 15.

  • The Instructions, Schedule of Classes, Confirmation of Advisement form and Course Permission forms are available on the Registrar’s web site.
  • Syllabi and a list of required and recommended books will be available through the online Schedule of Classes if the faculty member has provided them.
  • Meet with your advisor. If your advisor will not approve your schedule using MyAccess, submit the Confirmation of Advisement Form to the University Registrar.
  • Remove any financial, immunization, immigration or other blocks.
  • Submit your schedule for approval by your advisor via MyAccess no later than November 15 or November 13 for the College.
  • If you do not preregister, then you must register and pay on January 7 in order to avoid a late fee.
  • Note: Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disabled Student Services in order to receive appropriate registration assistance.

Result Distribution

  • Preregistration Results will be available on MyAccess beginning December 4. Your class schedule will be available on MyAccess at any time after December 5 through the spring semester.
  • If you are accepted in the number of courses you requested you will be finished!
  • If you are accepted in fewer courses than the number you requested, you should add up to a full schedule at Preregistration Completion.

Pre-registration Completion Spring 2015 (December 6-9) with MyAccess.

  • You are expected to complete your schedule according to the program your academic advisor approves during Pre-registration. Your advisor and dean reserve the right to require changes in your selection of courses if, in their judgment, you step outside curriculum guidelines. Register according to the timetable that will be published December 4.
  • In-person Registration Completion will be held on December 8 and 9. Report to the Registrar's Office, G-01 White-Gravenor on December 8 or 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Students who clear a registration block after November 14 may register on December 8 beginning at 9:30 AM. Please come prepared with a list of alternatives.
  • Add/drop via MyAccess will reopen after final exams and continue through January 17.

Payment

Pay your bill or otherwise settle your account by January 6. Bills for spring will be available on MyAccess by the middle of December. Please check MyAccess in December for your bill and pay the indicated amount by the due date. A late fee will be charged to any preregistered student who does not pay or arrange a payment plan by January 7, 2015.

Registration

Students who are not registered at the end of Registration Completion may register on January 7. Go to your dean for materials and approval and then to the Registrar's Office.

Spring Classes Begin Wednesday, January 7. Classes will meet that day according to the Monday schedule.

Syllabi & Required Texts

Audience: GU Faculty | October 22, 2014

Essential Registration Information Spring 2015

Registration for the spring begins November 3. The Provost, deans and I believe that it is important to provide the students with all of the related information on the web: schedule of classes, seat availability, course descriptions, COURSE SYLLABI AND REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS.

We continue to use Explore to collect and publish course descriptions and SYLLABI but the students won’t find yours unless you upload something to the syllabi site. The Schedule of Classes will be posted on the web Friday, October 24, so the sooner you can post something the better but in any case you should have something posted by November 2 before registration begins.

The URL for faculty is: http://explore.georgetown.edu

Faculty and students can also get to the syllabi site by going through the Registrar’s home page: http://registrar.georgetown.edu

Not everyone has next spring’s syllabi in order … yet. But there are three good ways to use this service:

  • Post a syllabus for the course you will teach
  • Post a syllabus from the last time you taught the course
  • Post a description of the course that gives students a circumstantial idea of what they are signing up for including content, format, and requirements

If you have text ready, it should take only a couple of minutes to do this.

Faculty may contact their Department Technology Representatives or CNDLS for further assistance.

You should have received a note from Linda Newcomb in the GU Bookstore concerning your textbook adoptions. She requested them by October 15th so that the information about your required and recommended books can be available to students through the Schedule of Classes no later than November 2. It is important that you provide the information to the Bookstore even if you recommend other sources for the books to your students. If you haven’t done this yet, or if you have not received a confirmation email, please send your book list via email to ln@georgetown.edu, or telephone the Bookstore at (202) 687-7525.

Thank you very much for your support of the online syllabi project and for your cooperation with the textbook reporting requirements. It is very important to the students, the staff at CNDLS, the deans, the Provost and your registrar.

acebook Contest Giveaway

Audience: GU Community | October 7, 2014

Help welcome the Office of the University Registrar to the 21st century and enter to win tickets for 4 to a Hoyas Men’s Basketball game at the Verizon Center. The Registrar’s Office has officially launched a social media campaign to bolster our connection with the Georgetown University community.

We are kicking off this campaign by giving away 4 FREE tickets to a Georgetown Men’s Basketball game at the Verizon Center! All you have to do to enter is like us on facebook. One lucky facebook follower will be randomly chosen on November 17, 2014 to receive 4 vouchers to a game of your choice (restrictions apply).

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Classroom Reservations

Audience: GU Community | October 3, 2014

Georgetown University is scheduled to launch a unified room and space reservation system on October 14, 2014. You received two emails on October 1, 2014, from the Office of the CIO, indicating that no room requests will be accepted between October 3 at 6:00pm and October 14. As stated in the second email, main campus classroom reservations will be unaffected by the reservation system freeze.

Please continue to request rooms using the existing event request forms on the Registrar's website until the new system goes live. This form is located on the menu on the left side of this site. Select your population (Students & Alumni, Faculty, or Deans, Advisors, & Administrators.) Then select "Courses, Schedules & Classrooms", then "Classroom Reservations", and finally "Request Classroom Online."