Add / Drop a Course

With the first day of classes almost here, you may have some questions about the start of the semester. A few quick notes:

MyAccess remains open until Friday, January 19 at 11:59 PM EST to add or drop full-session courses. The Registrar has created an Add Form for students to use to add into a closed course or a course with an active waitlist. You will need to download an email from the professor of the course confirming that they agree to add you in. Once you submit the form, the student’s dean will approve and the Registrar will enroll the student within 48 hours.

If you are trying to add an open class that is restricted in some way (prerequisite, class year restriction, major restriction, etc.), you do not need to fill out the form. Instead, forward your dean the professor’s override of the restriction, your dean will code the override, and you’ll be able to enroll yourself directly in MyAccess.

You can add or drop full-session spring classes through MyAccess until Friday, January 19 at 11:59 PM EST. Beginning Saturday, January 20, you will need to submit a request on MyAccess to withdraw from a course you no longer wish to take.

The waitlist will run each weekday until Wednesday, January 17 at 3:00 PM EST. Winners will receive an email from the University Registrar with instructions on how to claim their seat through MyAccess within 24 hours. After 24 hours, unclaimed seats will be awarded to the next student on the waitlist. For more information, see the waitlist instructions. Please be sure to remove your name from the waitlist for any class you no longer want so others will be considered for enrollment. 

After 3:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 18, when the waitlist closes, all students will be dropped from the waitlists. Remaining open seats will be available to all students regardless of whether or not they were previously waitlisted. Through the last day to add a class, students will be able to enroll directly into courses with open seats via MyAccess provided that they meet the course prerequisites and restrictions. Please note that some faculty require students to attend the first meetings of the class to be considered for enrollment.

All overloads (anything above 17.5 credits) must be approved by the student’s dean, and you must complete an Overload Request Form.

Students are expected to enroll in a full-time course schedule for Spring 2024 unless an exception is approved by their dean.

Typically, students must complete a minimum of six semesters of university study, four of which must be full-time and in residence in Georgetown College. A minimum of 60 credits must be completed in residence. See the university bulletin for more details on course load and registration status.

The course withdrawal date is Tuesday, April 16, at 11:59 PM EST. Modular courses within the term will have the withdrawal deadline of the last day of class for that module (see details here). Students can withdraw from a class in MyAccess.

The last day to request pass/fail grading is Tuesday, April 16, at 11:59 PM EST. For courses on different modular dates, students will have the option to request pass/fail grading up to the last day to withdraw in that module (see details here). The pass/fail option is only available for one elective course (no major, minor, or core courses) each semester for sophomore, junior, and senior students for a maximum of six courses. The maximum of six courses excludes S/CR/NC courses taken Spring 2020 – Summer 2021.

Registration for courses in the McDonough School of Business opened to College students on Monday, December 11 and will close on Friday, January 19, the last day to add classes.

Not all McDonough courses are available for registration. The MSB will maintain an updated list of available courses. Students MUST meet the appropriate class year and prerequisite restrictions to add the course to their schedule. Check the Schedule of Classes for prerequisites.

Any questions should be directed to the MSB Undergraduate Program Office at

You will soon receive an email from the ARC with an electronic release form. Once you’ve signed the release, the ARC will send the letter to you for electronic distribution to your professors.