Visiting Non-Degree Status

Visiting Non-Degree Status

Visiting Non-Degree Students in Graduate-Level Courses 

The visiting non-degree student status was established so that qualified individuals with a completed undergraduate degree from an accredited institution (and, typically, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00, solid "B," or higher) might enroll in 1-2 graduate-level classes during the fall or spring semesters for their own benefit or, in some cases, to complete a few prerequisites for graduate-level programs to which they are applying.  To enroll in graduate-level courses during the summer, individuals may need to apply and be accepted through the Summer School

This status is not intended for long-term enrollment.  Therefore, students registering for graduate-level courses can complete a maximum of 9 credits while in this status.  Students hoping to enroll in additional coursework should apply directly to the graduate program of interest to them.  Permission to enroll in the visiting status does not confer or imply admission to any graduate program at Georgetown University, regardless of the grade(s) earned in these courses.  Even if a student is later accepted into a Georgetown graduate program, that student should keep in mind that credits earned in this status might not be allowed to transfer into that degree program.    

Visiting Non-Degree Students in Bachelor of Arts in Liberal (BALS) Studies Courses

Students may request to enroll in courses in the BALS program as a visiting non-degree student. Students may complete a maximum of 12 credit hours in this status. Please note that the only undergraduate program that students may take course from through the visiting non-degree status is the BALS program. 

If you are interested in taking undergraduate level classes from any other department, please contact Georgetown's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and inquire about their Visiting Student Program.

Students currently enrolled in colleges or universities within the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (such as American, George Mason, and George Washington Universities, among others) should follow the procedures described on the Registrar's Office website to seek permission to enroll in courses.

Please note:

  • The deadline for completing the application process to take courses during the Spring 2015 Semester is December 12, 2014. Your official transcripts, Registration Request Form, and departmental permissions must be received by this date in order to be eligible to take your desired course(s). For more information, please see the Registration Procedures page.
  • The McDonough School of Business does not currently accept visiting non-degree students.
  • The School of Foreign Service does not currently accept visiting non-degree students.
  • The School of Continuing Studies will accept registration requests from visiting non-degree students for courses in the Master of Professional Studies programs (except for Emergency and Disaster Management), the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, and the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program
  • For more information about other departments and schools, please contact us.