Academic Regulations

The following academic regulations for the undergraduate schools are informed by the University’s philosophy of a liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. Academic life at Georgetown challenges students to explore, inquire, and reflect in an intellectual environment that fosters respect for others. The Undergraduate Honor System, established in 1997, based on this principle of respect, holds students to high standards of personal and academic conduct.

Georgetown’s strong academic standards are also reflected in its overseas study programs that often require students to matriculate directly into a foreign university. Through the rigor of its academic programs, high standards of integrity, and its international and intercultural focus, the University seeks to prepare students to be active citizens of their community and of the world.

The following academic regulations apply to all students of the undergraduate schools of Georgetown University. All undergraduate students are responsible for being thoroughly familiar with the regulations and requirements set forth in this section of the Bulletin, as well as any Handbook of the individual school and the Student Affairs Website. Ignorance of the rules described in this section will not be accepted as a justification for failing to act in accordance with them.

Georgetown University reserves the right to change without notice the Undergraduate Bulletin, including all rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, graduation requirements, or other matters contained therein.  The Georgetown University Undergraduate Bulletin is updated annually and at other times as appropriate.  In some circumstances where changes are necessary, Georgetown University will post changes to the bulletin in the addendum section. If you have any question regarding the publishing of this bulletin please contact the Office of the University Registrar at For questions regarding college-specific policies, please visit the dean's office of the respective college.

Section Contents
I. Matriculation
II. Examinations
III. Studying, Grades and Credits
IV. Academic Standards
V. Overseas Study
VI. The Honor System
VII. Student Records
VIII. Service for Students with Disabilities
IX. Anti-discrimination Procedures
X. Faculty Responsibilities Code