The Washington Consortium of Universities

Georgetown University is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The other member institutions are American University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Howard University, Marymount University, National Defense University, Trinity University, the University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Maryland at College Park.

Although the primary purpose of the Consortium is the improvement of graduate education in the District of Columbia, undergraduate students are also eligible to participate according to the regulations listed below.


General Policy
  1. Undergraduate students will be allowed to participate in the Consortium only to the extent that courses taken are not available at the home university.
  2. The student must be a degree candidate at Georgetown.
  3. Courses taken in the Consortium should be in the area of “enrichment.” Ordinarily, a student will not be allowed to take part of his/her major requirements at another university.
  4. An undergraduate student must have the written approval of the Dean of his/her school before registration through the Consortium will be allowed.
  5. A student must be in the junior or senior year before being allowed to register through the Consortium. It is understood that in cases involving language study (exclusive of elementary and intermediate level French, German, Russian, Spanish) first-year and sophomore students may be eligible to participate.
  6. Normally, a total of four Consortium courses is the maximum acceptable toward fulfilling degree requirements at Georgetown.
  7. Registration procedures are found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website:
  8. Georgetown students are not permitted to audit Consortium courses or to elect pass/fail grading.
  9. Physical Education, Study Abroad, and Independent Study courses may not be taken through the Consortium.
Grade Transfer
  1. Grades received in Consortium courses will not affect the student’s class rank or grade average at Georgetown, although the credits will be accepted in fulfillment of degree requirements.
  2. Grades will stand as given by the host university.
  3. All grades given by the host university will appear without quality points on the Georgetown transcript.
  4. Incomplete grades (N Grades) are to be governed according to the schedule and regulations published in the Georgetown Undergraduate Bulletin.
  1. Students withdrawing from Consortium courses must follow official procedures of Georgetown University, i.e., completing an add/drop form with the dean, and also notifying the Georgetown University Consortium Coordinator by e-mail to
  2. Normally, no withdrawals will be permitted after the tenth week of classes in any semester.

Air Force and Navy ROTC

Air Force ROTC is available to students through Howard University and Navy ROTC through George Washington University. Students must register for ROTC courses at semester’s start through Georgetown’s Consortium Coordinator.

Each undergraduate school has its own policy about how these courses apply to their degree requirements.