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Registration: Upper Level Full-time & Part-time Students

Registration for Spring 2017 begins on November 15, 2016, for members of the Class of 2017 and on November 22, 2016, for all other students. Please read carefully the following instructions and gather all required documents before proceeding to myUDC. Some courses have additional requirements before registration can be completed.

The registration process comprises four steps, each governed by specific rules and deadlines:

  1. Plan Your Schedule
    1. Guidance, Rules & Instructions for all Spring Courses
    2. Special Rules & Instructions for Specific Spring Courses
  2. Determine Your Payment Amount & Deadlines
  3. Register for Courses
  4. Add/Drop Period

1. Plan Your Schedule

1a. Guidance, Rules & Instructions for all Spring Courses

  • When selecting courses, consult the following materials and resources:
  • Members of the Class of 2017 only:
    • MUST complete a degree audit prior to registering for the Spring 2017 semester.
    • MUST enroll in the upper level writing requirements. (These entries have no credit value, but will be used to track the completion of these graduation requirements.) If one or both are already entered on your record, do not re-enroll.
Course Course # CRN Credits
Clinical Portfolio (ALWR) LCP02 24395 0 cr.
Seminar & Research Paper (RALWR) LSRP 24396 0 cr.
  • Credit Limits: Full-time students must take a minimum of 10 credits and may take a maximum of 17 credit hours during the semester. Part-time students must take a minimum of 7 credits and may take a maximum of 11 credit hours during the semester. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may waive these limits, if there are extenuating circumstances. Students must complete the Permission to Exceed Term Credit Limit Form (pdf) and confer with the Academic Dean for approval. If approved, the student must submit the completed and approved form to the Registrar’s Office, indicating what course(s) are to be added to the schedule.
  • Limited Enrollment Courses and Wait Lists: Some courses have limited enrollment. Full-time and Part-time students in the Class of 2017 will have enrollment preference until 11:59 pm on November 21st. In addition, Part-time students will have preference for certain course sections which are offered in the evening. If a limited enrollment course closes, you may email the Registrar's Office (bgreen@udc.edu or cassandra.bland@udc.edu) and ask to be placed on the wait list. You will be notified if space becomes available during the Add/Drop period.
  • Upper Level Writing Requirement: All students are required to complete an Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULWR), which has two components: the Research and Legal Analysis Writing Requirement (RALWR), often referred to as the Research Paper Requirement, and the Applied Legal Writing Requirement (ALWR), often referred to as the Clinic Portfolio. Refer to Section 1.5 of the Student Handbook for details.
  • Core Electives: Please note that all students are required to successfully complete any three courses from a list of “required core electives.” See Section 1.3.1 of the Student Handbook.
  • Prerequisites: Please note that course prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to registering for the subsequent course. See Section 3.5.1 of the Student Handbook.
  • Classes not meeting minimum enrollment requirements are subject to cancellation.

1b. Special Rules & Instructions for Specific Spring Courses

  • Advanced Legal Writing: Advanced Legal Writing is a course option for satisfying the Research and Legal Analysis Writing Requirement (RALWR). Students may not register for Advanced Legal Writing unless they have successfully completed Moot Court, which is a strictly enforced prerequisite. Spaces are limited, so refer to the Student Handbook (Section 1.5(a)) and course schedule for other RALWR options if needed.
  • Clinic: Eligible students in the Class of 2018 are required to take Clinic in Spring 2017. Clinic assignments have already been determined by a lottery. The Registrar’s Office will enroll students into their assigned clinics during the on-line registration period. Once you are enrolled:
    • DO NOT drop clinic from your schedule. Written permission from Dean Lieberman is required to defer a required clinic. Deferments will be granted only in exceptional circumstances.
    • DO NOT swap clinics without approval. Both "swappers" must notify Dean Lieberman and obtain permission from the directors of both clinics.
    • All students enrolled in clinic must apply for Special Admission to Practice under Rule 48 of the D.C. Court of Appeals, regardless of whether the clinic requires court appearances. Submit the Student Practice Application (.pdf) as soon as possible.
  • Externship (CRN 24421): Students who wish to enroll in the 4-credit Externship course for Spring must complete a Externship Course Registration Form (.pdf), get the signature of Professor Robinson or Bauman, and submit it to the Registrar's office for enrollment.
  • Housing Law Seminar Practicum (CRN 24399): Students enrolled in the Housing Law Seminar course who wish to add an additional 1-credit practicum must complete a Practicum Permission Form (.pdf), gather required signatures from Professor Hayat and Dean Lieberman, and submit it to the Registrar's office for enrollment.
  • Law Review: Enroll using the applicable CRN(s) and course number(s) below. (If you are eligible for 2 credits, please enroll in both CRNs.) For other Law Review credits, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
Course Course # CRN Credits
Law Review L400A 24404 1 cr.
Law Review Editorial Board L400 24403 1 cr.
  • Mini-Bar Diagnostic Exams: All students who entered in 2014 or later, including incoming transfer students, must complete the Mini-Bar requirement in order to graduate. Enroll in the appropriate Mini-Bar course below according to your class level. The course is graded P/F with zero credits. Based on the results of the mini-bar diagnostic exam, some students will be required to enroll in Legal & Bar Success Foundations; these students will be enrolled by the Registrar’s Office. If you have questions, please refer to the Student Handbook or contact Professors Cohen or Gill.
Class Level Course CRN
FT Class of 2019 Mini Bar I 24452
PT Class of 2020 Mini Bar I 24452
FT Class of 2018 Mini Bar II 24453
PT Class of 2019 Mini Bar II 24453
PT Class of 2018 Mini Bar III 24454
  • Moot Court: Students may enroll in any of the available Moot Court sections, but section assignments may be adjusted at a later date in order to balance enrollment. Please check your schedule before classes begin to confirm your final section assignment.
  • Service-Learning Seminar and Service-Learning Trip: The Spring 2017 Service-Learning Trip will send one group to Mississippi and another group to Texas. The size of each group is limited due to logistics. Spaces will be reserved for students enrolled in the 3-credit Service-Learning Practicum & Seminar (L360, CRN 24419). Depending on how many students enroll in the 3-credit course, the supervising professors may offer a 1-credit version consisting of a turbo orientation course and the trip. If you would like to be placed on a wait list should a 1-credit option become available, please complete the Practicum Permission Form (pdf) - without the Dean's signature - and submit it to Professor Waysdorf as soon as possible. You will be notified if the 1-credit option becomes available.
  • Independent Study, Elective & Extended Clinics, and Auditing: Please refer to the Student Handbook for rules regarding Independent Study (Sec. 3.6), Elective and Extended Clinics (Sec. 3.5.2), and auditing courses (Sec. 3.11). The required registration forms for each are available in the Registrar’s Office and on-line. These forms must be completed, approved and returned to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the Add/Drop period. The Registrar will enroll students in these courses.

2. Determine Your Payment Amount and Deadlines

You must complete all steps of the registration process, including payment of your bill and/or disbursement of your financial aid, by Monday, January 9, 2017, or your course selections may be canceled by the University. If your course selections are canceled and you wish to re-select, you must see the Registrar. You will be required to complete the On-Site & Late Registration Form and pay the late registration fee ($150). Registration for the Spring 2017 semester ends on January 13, 2017.

All students are required to have health insurance coverage. If you were enrolled during the Fall 2016 semester, your coverage (or waiver) remains in effect for the Spring and Summer 2017 semesters. If you were NOT enrolled during Fall 2016, you will be charged a pro-rated premium for the University-sponsored health insurance plan unless you submit a waiver request by the University's deadline. Please refer to the University's First Student site for details.

If there is a hold on your record, please take the following steps:

  1. Go to Self-Service Banner and enter your User ID (N********) and your PIN.
    • If the link doesn't work, type my.udc.edu into your browser's address bar then click on the link for Self-Service Banner.
    • If your account becomes locked, you will need to contact the IT Help Desk at support@udc.edu or Building 41, Room 316 or 202.274.5941 for assistance.
  2. Once in the system: (1) On the Main Menu, click Student (2) On the Student page, click Student Records (3) On the Student Records page, click View Holds.
  3. The View Holds page will show you the hold, provide the reason and indicate the source of the hold. If you have questions concerning the hold or need to take steps to have it removed, please contact the department from which it originated. A student accounts hold requires that the outstanding balance be paid in full on-line or at the cashier's office.
  4. The student must then contact Associate Dean William Nelson (wnelson@udc.edu) to have the hold released.

3. Register for Courses

Members of the Class of 2017 (FT and PT) have on-line registration preference from November 15-21, 2016. If a student outside of the Class registers during this period, the registration will be deleted, and the student will have to re-register at the appropriate time.

A. On-line Registration for the Class of 2017 ONLY — November 15 - November 21, 2016

  • Members of the Class of 2017 may register on-line by logging into myUDC between 12:01 am on November 15th and 11:59 PM on November 21st.
    • If you have trouble with your log-in and/or PIN, please visit the Help Desk in Building 41, Room 316, or call 202.274.5941, or email support@udc.edu for assistance.
  • After on-line registration closes on December 21st, all subsequent course changes must be made by completing the Course Change Form (pdf) and submitting it to the Registrar's Office. Course changes cannot be done on-line.
  • NOTE for members of the Class of 2017: a degree audit is MANDATORY prior to registering for the Spring 2017 semester.

B. On-line Registration for All Upper Level Students — November 22 - December 21, 2016

  • Second year, advanced part-time and unregistered third year students may register on-line by logging into myUDC between 12:01 am on November 22nd and 11:59 PM on December 21st.
    • If you have trouble with your log-in and/or PIN, please visit the Help Desk in Building 41, Room 316, or call 202.274.5941, or email support@udc.edu for assistance.
  • After on-line registration closes on December 21st, all subsequent course changes must be made by completing the Course Change Form (pdf) and submitting it to the Registrar's Office. Course changes cannot be done on-line.

C. On-Site Registration for Non-Degree Students and Upper Level Students with Permission — December 22, 2016 - January 9, 2017

  • If you do not complete On-line Registration before it closes, you must submit a completed On-Site & Late Registration Form (pdf) to the Registrar’s Office (in person, by email, or by fax) by Monday, January 9, 2017.

D. Late Registration — January 9 - January 13, 2017

  • To register late, complete the On-Site & Late Registration Form (pdf) and bring it in person to the Registrar’s Office, Building 52, Suite 212.
  • A late registration fee of $150.00 will be posted to your account.

4. Add/Drop

The Add/Drop period is January 9-20, 2017. Add/Drop cannot be done on-line. Students must complete the Course Change Form (pdf), acquire approval if needed, and submit the form to the Registrar’s Office. If a course change results in additional tuition and fees, those charges must be paid on-line at the time of the transaction. Add/Drop ends at 5:00 pm on January 20, 2017.

For additional dates, please refer to the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar (pdf).

 

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