Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Resources & Policies for Current Students

Student Resources and Policies

The choice to attend Georgetown University as a working adult is a meaningful and pivotal decision in your life. We’re here to help with a number of student resources to transition you from degree seeker to degree completer as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

Academic Policies

Academic and administrative policies and procedures that affect all students in the School of Continuing Studies and at Georgetown University can be found on the Academic Affairs Handbook page.

Academic Resource Center

The Georgetown University Academic Resource Center facilitates the success of our students with disabilities as well as provides assistance to student athletes and other students facing academic challenges. Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to contact the Academic Resource Center before the start of class to give the office sufficient time to review documentation and make recommendations for appropriate accommodations.

Academic Support

The School of Continuing Studies has developed a comprehensive program of writing instruction and support, an especially important asset to those students pursuing a degree in the writing-intensive Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program. Students are invited to develop their writing by taking the Writing in an Interdisciplinary Environment course, participating in one-day Writing Boot Camps, visiting the Writing Center for tutoring and working with graduate student teaching assistants assigned to their classes.

The Writing Center

The Georgetown University Writing Center provides tutors who specialize in working with adult, non-traditional students. These graduate tutors receive the English Department's most competitive fellowships and have classroom experience as well as extensive training in working with a diverse student body.

Graduate Student Tutors

While you are welcome to seek tutoring from any tutor in the writing center, graduate student tutors from the Georgetown University English Department are also available for Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies students. Graduate student tutors are specifically trained to work with adult, non-traditional students. Tutors can help you to generate paper ideas, understand an assignment, work with a draft and interpret faculty feedback about your work.

For more information, contact Kathryn Temple, Continuing Studies Writing Services Coordinator, at for further information or to offer feedback on any of our writing services.

Bookstore and Other Services

Georgetown University has three bookstores: the Main Campus Bookstore located in the Leavey Center, the Medical Center Bookstore located in the Preclinical Science Building and the Law Center Bookstore located in McDonough Hall at the Law Center.

In addition, Georgetown University offers dining and catering options, shipping services banking and other auxiliary services.

Center for Minority Education Affairs

The Center for Multicultural Equity & Access provides academic support and helps minority students liaison with all university resources (including financial aid). Our partnership with the Academic Resource Center provides further academic support programs such as tutoring and workshops on improving time management and study skills (at no charge to students).

Computer Usage Services

University Information Services operates computer laboratories for student use. The labs that are most convenient for Bachelor of Arts and Liberal Studies students to use are located in the Reiss Science Building, room 238, and in the Intercultural Center, room 100 for Bachelor of Arts and Liberal Studies students. In case of "over-flow" usage in these locations, students may be directed to labs that are set up in the LXR, Harbin and Village C residence halls.

Student Identification Cards

All students must have photo student IDs (GOCards) for library use, access to the campus buildings and labs. GOCards are issued by the GOCard Office located at the entrance of Darnall Hall.

Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle

Students with a valid GOCard can ride any GUTS bus route at no charge, connecting them from the main campus to nearby Metrorail stations. To learn more about GUTS and other transportation services, visit the Georgetown University Office of Transportation Management.

Lauinger Library

The main campus library is located on the corner of 37th and Prospect Street. Call (202) 687-7500 to verify the daily schedule. You must have your GOCard to enter Lauinger Library and your GOCard must be bar-coded at the Library BEFORE you check out books or use its research services.

Office of International Programs

At this time the Office of International Programs is unable to provide immigration support for international students in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program seeking F-1 or J-1 visa status.


For more information on parking and alternatives to parking at Georgetown University, please visit the Office of Transportation Management.


All official student transcripts are stored at the Georgetown University Registrar’s Office. A student may request a transcript copy in person or by writing the Registrar. A one-time transcript fee of $12 is charged to each new student's account upon acceptance to the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program. Accepted students will receive a letter in the orientation packet that informs them about Student Access, a computer program that allows students to register online, view their student address, degree audit, class schedule, grades, billing statement and other personal data. Each student is assigned and must activate, as directed, a Net ID. Students are periodically e-mailed information by the Registrar on the use of Student Access and its services.

Student Accounts

Student billing and student accounts management are handled by the Office of Student Accounts, located on the ground floor of White-Gravenor, (202) 687-7100 (ext. 7-7111). Tuition adjustments are made by the Registrar and Student Accounts processes the refunds. When a credit balance is due, it can be refunded only after it appears on the Student Account ledger. Application for a refund check must be made in writing to the Office of Student Accounts or the student may leave the refund as a credit balance in his or her student account.

Student Financial Aid

Students who would like to be considered for financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Georgetown University’s FAFSA institution code is 001445.

Georgetown University's Office of Student Financial Services, located on main campus, has counselors available by appointment to provide information on the FAFSA and options available for financing higher education costs, including scholarships and loans. BALS students enrolled for only three credits may be eligible for a federal Pell Grant, and students must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits to apply for a federal loan. Click here to contact your financial aid counselor at Georgetown University.

Student Center

The Leavey Center provides recreational and meeting places for students, including a hotel and conference center and several options for dining.

Veteran Affairs

Georgetown University Veteran Resources connects student veterans with the resources they need to successfully transition from combat to classroom and from classroom to new career. This includes help navigating the admissions process, applying for financial aid and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits, academic assistance and preparing to re-enter the workforce.

Yates Field House

Stay fit and healthy at the fully equipped Yates Field House.

Student Health Insurance

Students enrolled in nine or more credit hours are automatically charged the required health insurance fee on their tuition bill. Eligible students must accept or waive this insurance. Students enrolled in less than nine hours are not eligible for Health Insurance. For information, call (202) 687-4883, or visit the Georgetown University Student Health Insurance web site.

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