Registration Instructions and Instructional Videos

Adding/Dropping Courses with MyAccess

Adding Classes

  1. Log into MyAccess.
  2. Click on the “Student Services” tab.
  3. Click on the “Registration” link.
  4. Click on the “Select Term” link. A scroll down box will appear and you may select the term you would like to register for and then click the “Submit” button.
  5. The first time you login, you may need to review and click through the biographical and personal information before proceeding to register.
  6. Click on the “Registration (Add or Drop Courses)” link. 
  7. To add a class, go to the text boxes on the bottom of the “Add Classes Worksheet” section. Type the course’s CRN (Course Request Number – this is a five digit number) in the boxes provided and select the “submit changes” button on the bottom of the page.
  8. If the course section is closed*(C), you may not register because the class is full. 
  9. Review your Student Schedule to confirm you are correctly registered. To review your schedule go to: Student Services->Registration->Student Schedule.

Dropping a Class

  1. To drop a class, click on the “Action” scroll down menu to the left of the CRN number. Select “Drop on Web,” and then click on the “Submit Changes” button.
  2. Review your revised Student Schedule to verify the changes you made are reflected. To review your schedule go to: Student Services->Registration->Student Schedule.

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Waitlist Information

How to Waitlist for a Course

  1. Log into MyAccess.
  2. Click on the “Student Services” tab.
  3. Click on the “Registration” link.
  4. Select the “Term” link. A scroll down box will appear and you may select the term you would like to register for and then click the “Submit” button.
  5. Select the “Registration (Add or Drop Courses)” tab and type the CRN in the text boxes in the Worksheet.
  6. If a class you selected is closed*(C) but has a waitlist for your student population, you will be able to add yourself to the waitlist by selecting “waitlist” from the Action drop down menu.

*(C) Indicates that the course is closed; you may not register because the class is full.  If a class is closed (C), but there is a waitlist for your population, you may add yourself to the waitlist for that class by typing the CRN. 

If a class is closed (C) and does not have a waitlist for your population, you will not be able to add yourself to a waitlist. 


​**If you are having issues adding to the waitlist, please remember to follow the instructions carefully. You must type the CRN into the worksheet.**


Important Waitlist Information

The waitlist will run each week day at 3 PM during registration (excluding holidays). Winners will receive an email from the University Registrar with instructions to claim their seat through MyAccess within 24 hours. After 24 hours, non-responsive students will lose their seat and will forfeit that seat to the next student on the waitlist. Therefore, waitlisted students must check email at least once per day even throughout the summer.

Note: Faculty reserve the right to drop students from the waitlist if they do not attend class during the add drop period at the beginning of the term.

Claiming a Waitlist Seat

If you have won a seat off a Waitlist, complete the following to claim your seat. If you cannot claim the seat due to a minor time conflict or prerequisite error, please contact your program advisor. Undergraduate students should contact their academic dean/advisor.

  1. Log into MyAccess.
  2. Click on the “Student Services” tab.
  3. Click on the “Registration” link.
  4. Select the “Term” link. A scroll down box will appear and you may select the term you would like to register for and then click the “Submit” button.
  5. Select the “Registration (Add or Drop Courses)” tab. You will then see your Current Schedule displayed. To the left of the CRN of the waitlisted course, select “Web Register” from the “Action” drop-down menu.
  6. Click “Submit Changes”.
  7. Review your revised Current Schedule to verify the changes you made are reflected.

Note: If you were on the waitlist (WL) and you did not claim your seat, you may need to wait 24 hours before putting yourself back on the waitlist. In order to expedite this process, log into MyAccess, drop yourself from the WL (which expired) and place yourself on the WL again for that class. Please contact registration@georgetown.edu if you have questions.

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Requesting a Course Pass/Fail

Instructions for Requesting a Course Pass/Fail- Undergraduates

  1. Open your web browser and log into MyAccess. The preferred browser is Chrome
  2. After successfully logging in, click Student Services.
  3. Click Registration.
  4. Click Pass/Fail Course Request.

You have now reached the Pass/Fail request screen which will allow you to request that the grade mode for a section be changed to pass/fail.  Information for both undergraduate and graduate students can be found here.  Make sure to familiarize yourself with this information before proceeding.

· To request the grade mode be changed to pass/fail for a section, click the appropriate radio button in the pass/fail request column.

· Read the message about acknowledging your understanding of the pass/fail policy.

· Click Submit.

An email will be sent to your Dean notifying them of your request.

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Withdrawing from a Course

Once the add drop period has passed, students should consult with their advisor if they intend to withdraw. View the withdrawal schedules.

Undergraduates and SCS

  1. Log into MyAccess.
  2. Click on the “Student Services” tab.
  3. Click on the “Registration” link.
  4. Select “Withdraw from a Course”.
  5. Check the box to select the course from which you wish to withdraw*.
  6. Provide a reason for the withdrawal request.
  7. Indicate if you are on academic probation.
  8. Select “Submit” to process your request**.

*Financial Holds: Students who have a financial hold will not be able to access the withdraw workflow. In order to withdraw from a class, those students may complete an add drop form and contact their advisor for assistance. 

**Withdrawal Approvals: Your advisor will review your request and after the withdrawal is processed, the student will receive an automated notification via email if the withdrawal request is approved. 

GSAS and MSB Graduate Students

Graduate School and MSB Graduate students must complete an add drop form to withdraw from courses.

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Training Videos and Documentation

Training Videos

Documentation

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FAQs

Your advisor can answer questions you have about registration.  You may also contact the Registrar’s Office.

Students are encouraged to contact their advisor prior to registration with their course selections to ensure that the selection is in line with their academic progress. Many programs use MyDegree, an online advisement tool to provide course selection advice for students.

You can view your class schedule in MyAccess immediately after you complete your registration for the term.

The important registration dates can be found on the Registrar’s website. The main campus academic calendar is also available on the Registrar’s website.

If your desired section is closed and if the waitlist is offered for that section, you will be able to add yourself to the waitlist.  If your desired section is closed and the waitlist is not offered for that section, you should choose an alternate section of that course.

Registration will allow students to register for their desired sections when the registration opens. If your chosen CRN is closed, you will be able to register for alternate sections to get a full schedule. Students should maximize their registration opportunity and prepare a list of alternate sections prior to their registration time.

The best practice is to review the schedule of classes ahead of time in preparation for registration to determine restrictions, pre-requisites, co-requisites, and any special permission required for registration. Please seek guidance from your advisor if you wish to take a course which requires special permission or approval for registration.

Please review course text for any additional information regarding reserved seats for that section.

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