Course Registration & Withdrawal Information

If you have not registered yet for your classes, feel free to go onto MyAccess and register for the classes needed according to your coursework. Please look below for instructions on how to register. Each program's curriculum will be listed under your program on the left, under Academics.

Add/Drop Registration & Course Withdrawal Information

Students should be able to add and drop courses before the end of Add/Drop registration period online through MyAccess. However, if you are unable to add or drop the course online, then you will need to fill out the Add/Drop form. If you need an Add/Drop form, you may receive a digital copy here. Please hand in all Add/Drop forms to the program coordinator and the University Registrar (as stated in the form) by the end of Add/Drop registration period, so the University Registrar can process it. If students wish to drop and withdraw from a course after the end of Add/Drop registration period, students will also need to use the Add/Drop form to withdraw before the course withdrawal deadline.  For Fall 2018, the course withdrawal deadline is Tuesday, November 20th, 2018. 

The registration period will close at the end of the second week of each semester. Specifically, it will close on the second Friday right after the beginning of classes. For example, for Spring 2019, since classes start on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, the Add/Drop registration period will close on Friday, January 18th, 2019. Students who fail to register by the end of the Add/Drop period will be considered to have withdrawn and must contact the Graduate School for special permission to enroll; those who are permitted to enroll late will be assessed a late registration fee. For more information, please be sure to visit our Graduate School Bulletin.

To understand more on how to register, please look here at the University Registrar's website with their directions. You may also look at the University Registrar's Academic Calendar for more important dates. If you would like to see a listing of all of our courses that we offer in our department, please be sure to check out our Course Catalog. To see when the courses are being taught, you may feel free to preview them under our Department Course Schedule tab. 

How To register

First, log into MyAccess and click on the "Student" tab, which is one of the tabs on the top. Click on the "Registration" link, as shown in the photo below. 

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If the “Select Term” option shows up, please select the appropriate semester/term that you are registering for.  Once you select your semester/term, you should be under the “Add or Drop Courses” page. You will then see your Current Schedule displayed. To add a course, go under the “Add Classes Worksheet” section. If you know your course’s CRN (Course Request Number), you may type them in the boxes provided. If you do not know your course's CRN, you may click on "Class Search" to find the courses you would like to register for.

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When you click on "Class Search," you should see the following page. If you would like to add any MICB courses, then please look for the subject, "Microbiology." If you would like to add any online CBTA courses, then please look for the subject, "Certificate in BHTA & EID (Online)." Once you click on "Course Search," you will see a page listing of the courses being offered in that semester/term, and you may add those courses to your schedule. 

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To be officially registered, you will need to make sure there are no holds on your accounts and that you have paid off your tuition. For more information on any holds and billing, you may visit Student Accounts.


Canvas is Georgetown’s learning management system. Once classes begin, you should be able to see majority of your courses that you have officially registered for listed on this online platform. Please note that not all of your professors use this online platform for every class, so do not panic if you do not see one of your classes listed. Be sure to communicate with your professor to clarify whether they will be using this online platform or not.

Log in to Canvas here with your netID and netID password. For assistance with Canvas, our IT Service Center is available 24/7 at 855-687-4949 or For more general information, please also look here. You may also look here for more Student Resources.