Guide to Course Selection and Registration for New Students

Welcome, New Transfer Students!

Registration for new transfer students will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00 a.m. EST. You will register online through MyAccess. Registration continues through the end of the fall semester, over the course of the winter break, and ends with the Add/Drop period, the last day of which is Friday, January 20.

The 9:00 start time is significant. Tuesday, November 15 is the day that all juniors, returning and new, register for classes. Returning students begin entering the system at 11:00 am. Your 9:00 start time gives you a brief window where you are basically alone in MyAccess adding courses that you need and want. Consider a kind of headstart; take advantage of this!


The Guide to Course Selection and Registration (“Guide”) will introduce you to the Georgetown College curriculum and help you choose your courses. Reading the Guide is the first step to preparing for Registration.

Spring Transfers: Download the Course Selection and Curriculum resource.

Fall First-Years and Transfers: Download the complete Guide here.

The Guide begins with an introduction to the Core curricular requirements of the College and ends with an appendix of sample schedules. We view these topics as layers that build upon each other, and while it may be tempting to skip around, we recommend you read this material from beginning to end, dedicating time to explore each section:

Start here: Welcome, Advising Assignments, and Preparing to Register with the Guide

Topic one: Know the College Curriculum and Core Requirements [Watch Webinar from July 12}

Topic two: Pre-College Academic Experience [Watch Webinar from July 19]

Topic three: Build Your Schedule [Watch Webinar from July 26]

Topic four: Registration

Topic five: Resources and Sample Schedules

Key Resources for New Students (in alpha order):

Academic Advising in the College

Academic Resource Center

ACTFL Language Proficiency Assessments: For students with advanced proficiency (including but not limited to native speakers) in a language NOT offered at Georgetown who seek to fulfill the language requirement.

AP/IB Credit Policies

Calculus Readiness Information and Test

Core Pathways

Credit Overload Request Form

Honor Council

Language Placement Guidelines 

MyAccess: Georgetown University’s Registration System

PreHealth Information

Registration Instructions and Instructional Videos from the Office of the University Registrar

Sample Schedules

Schedule of Classes

Supplemental Information Form: For students who (1) have taken International Baccalaureate exams or completed another international program; (2) have taken college courses while in high school

Questions? You can find contact information for your academic counselor or dean on the Find Your Advisor page.