Registration, Course Schedule, & Tuition
The step-by-step process for course selection, registration, payment, and Canvas navigation is listed below. For questions concerning the process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within 48 hours.
We’ve published a playlist of registration videos that addresses each step of the process. All videos are titled “Step # - Subject of Video.” For example, the first video is called “Step 1 - How to Navigate a Google Form.” You can watch all of the videos at once or watch them individually as you move through the process.
Step 1. Complete Google Form to Sign-Up for the Semester
All auditors, new and continuing, must begin the new registration process by completing a Google Form. Please note, we are using different Google Forms for New Auditors and Continuing Auditors.
If you have never audited courses as a senior citizen at Georgetown, we need specific information that we do not need from continuing senior auditors. These forms will be used to supplement the new Course Registration or Add/Drop Form.
For information on how to navigate the Google Form, please watch the first video entitled “Step 1 - How to Navigate a Google Form.” There is a video for new auditors and a different video for continuing auditors. This video is also at the top of both forms. This form will be used for official University record-keeping and every section must be complete and accurate.
Once the Google Form is complete, for both new and continuing auditors, please continue to follow steps 2–7.
Step 2. Choose Your Course(s) from the Schedule of Classes
After you complete your respective Google Form, it is time to decide what class or classes you want to take. As long as there is space available and with the professor’s permission, you may audit College undergraduate-level courses (course numbers 400 and lower) with the exception of courses that are: lower-level language courses (100–200 levels), studio fine arts courses, computer science courses, science courses with labs, or seminar courses.
Visit the College’s website for information about all eligible College Departments and Programs. Please review the University’s Schedule of Classes for information on what is being offered in the upcoming semester. We’ve published a short video on how to navigate the class schedule website. We also encourage you to talk with friends about taking classes together.
No grades are awarded for auditing; a permanent record of the registration is retained by the University. Your grade is “AU” which stands for Audit.
Note: On the schedule of classes the following abbreviations are listed for the days of the week.
- M (Monday), T (Tuesday), W (Wednesday), R (Thursday), F (Friday), S (Saturday)
Step 3. Add/Drop Form Completion and Professor Permission
In this step, you will complete the new registration form, which is known across the University as the “Add/Drop Form.” We’ve published a short video on how to correctly complete the Add/Drop Form. You can either print the form and complete it by hand, or you can type into the fields on the computer and print it after.
Once you decide what courses you want to take and after completing the form, you need to secure the professor’s approval. You can do this in one of two ways: 1) You can send her/him an email requesting approval or 2) You can take the printed “Add/Drop Form” to the first day of class and request a physical signature. If you receive email confirmation, you must print the email so you can submit it with the “Add/Drop Form” to the Registrar’s Office (more info about this below).
Step 4. Add/Drop Form Submission: Office of the University Registrar
After you have received the professor’s permission (either by email confirmation OR by securing a physical signature on the first day of class), you must take your “Add/Drop Form” to the Registrar’s Office in G-01 of White-Gravenor Hall for processing. The form may be dropped off at the front desk and will be processed within 48 hours.
Step 5. Tuition Payment: Revenue and Receivables Office
Senior Auditor tuition is $50 per course. If you are taking two courses you will need to pay $100, three courses will be $150, and so on. You also must pay any course fees associated with the courses you enroll in. Most language courses carry a $70 fee, most basic science courses carry a lab fee of $150, and most fine arts courses carry a materials fee ranging from $50 to $150.
Georgetown encourages all students to pay online via electronic check (direct debit) through MyAccess and Student Account Services. There is an option to pay via credit card online, although there is a convenience fee ($3 or 2.85% of the amount paid, whichever is greater) associated with paying by credit card.
In order to pay online via MyAccess, you will need to log in with your NetID and password and then navigate to Student Account Services. You may pay at any time, although official charges will not post to your account until you are registered. (See note above regarding course fees.) We encourage you to wait five business days and then log in to pay in order to make sure you are paying the balance in full.
Pay by Check
If you are paying by check, make the check payable to “Georgetown University” and also write your Georgetown University Identification Number (i.e. your “GUID”, which is a number that begins with an “8”) at the top of the check for processing. Bring the check to the Revenue and Receivables office down the hall from the Registrar’s office when you drop off your add/drop form, or mail check to:
- Georgetown University
- Revenue and Receivables
- 3700 O St. NW Lower Level, White Gravenor
- Washington, DC 20057
Step 6. Navigating MyAccess & Immunization Requirements
We’ve published a short video on how to complete the mandatory immunization form in MyAccess. Students who do not submit their immunization form by the due date will incur a $100 fee.
Immunization Requirement/Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
Students must use either the Chrome or Firefox internet browser to successfully complete the immunization process.
- Have your Georgetown NetID and password handy and visit https://georgetown.studenthealthportal.com/.
- In the top row, click on “My Forms.”
- You will then be asked to answer seven “yes/no” questions related to your TB history. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you will be required to receive TB testing. Click on the hyperlink “Tuberculosis Testing Form” and submit to Student Health when complete. If you answered “no” to all seven questions, no further action is necessary.
Step 7. NetID/Canvas (for new auditors only)
Once you are approved for registration, you will be entered into Georgetown University's student information system and will then receive a NetID, which will typically be a combination of your initials followed by numbers. Your NetID will allow you access to both the University email system (Georgetown Google Apps) and Canvas (Georgetown’s Course Management System). Your NetID will also be the first portion of your GU email address, i.e. NetID@georgetown.edu. Please note that students without an active NetID cannot be granted Canvas access in advance.
Georgetown University GoCard
Once you receive your NetID, you should obtain a physical student identification card (GoCard) from the GoCard Office (i.e. this looks like a driver's license, of sorts). The GoCard Office is located in Main Campus bookstore in the Leavey Center. This card should be carried with you at all times. It will be required for access to the library and other University facilities. Please visit their website for Bookstore GoCard Office hours of operation. When you arrive to the GoCard desk, tell them you are a new senior auditor and you need a GoCard.