The Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium of Universities is a cooperative arrangement in post-secondary education that is designed to permit the sharing of academic resources by member institutions and to offer qualified students the opportunity to enroll at other institutions for courses not available on their own campus. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, includes: American University, The Catholic University of America, Corcoran College of Art+Design, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University, National Defense Intelligence College, National Defense University, Trinity Washington University, University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Maryland-College Park.
Consortium registration is not guaranteed – courses may be closed, or subject to approval from the Dean/department at the visited institution.
Consortium enrollment is on a space-available basis to degree-program students currently enrolled in a Consortium member school visiting another member school. For Links to Consortium standard Cross-Registration rules and procedures, and for more information see the Consortium website.
Consortium for Georgetown Students
Participation in the Consortium program is restricted to main campus degree candidates in good academic standing. Non-Degree students are ineligible to take courses through the Consortium program.
Courses excluded from Consortium registration include no courses for audit, physical education courses, study abroad, non-credit courses, and any individualized course such as independent study, tutorial, directed reading, private music instruction, internship, practicum and student teaching.
Courses may be taken only for a grade. They may not be taken on an Audit or Pass/No Pass basis. Graduating students should alert their consortium instructors that they are graduating and their grades are necessary for graduation clearance.
Registration in Consortium courses must be requested on a Consortium Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar or your Dean’s Office. Consortium registration requires approval of your academic advisor and Dean before submitting the form to the Office of the Registrar for final approval and processing. Registration forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the Add/Drop period. The visited school will not process Consortium Registration Forms until the General Registration period just prior to the start of classes. Availability of classes cannot be guaranteed. If the requested course is not full, nor restricted, nor excluded from Consortium you will be registered. If special permission is needed, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain written permission from the instructor and submit it with their consortium request. A copy of the request will be available for you to pick-up at the Georgetown University Registrar's Office within two business days.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for courses taken under the Consortium arrangement is assessed at the current Georgetown tuition rate and paid to Georgetown. Additional course fees may be charged by the visited institution. Dropped courses are subject to the main campus refund schedule.
Consortium Students Visiting Georgetown
Contact your home university Consortium Coordinator to submit an official Consortium request. Once registration begins at Georgetown for the semester, seek written Georgetown permission from the Georgetown authority (program, department, or instructor) for the course if necessary. Provide Georgetown written permission to your home Coordinator with your request and they will forward the form and permission to Georgetown. If the requested course is not full, nor restricted, nor excluded from Consortium, you will be registered.
To access electronic resources at Georgetown, follow the steps below to obtain a NetID
1. Search the online directory for your name. If it appears, a NetID has been generated for you.
2. Claim a temporary password. Afterwards, you must create a permanent password.
3. Route your email to your home university (this will allow you to use Blackboard).
If you have difficulty accessing Blackboard, please visit Student Help.