Non-Degree Students

The Trachtenberg School allows non-degree (visiting) students and students from other GW degree programs to take Trachtenberg School courses, pending sufficient space. Course registration will require Trachtenberg School approval. Please visit the Office of University Students for application and tuition information.

Transfer applicants follow a slightly different system for transferring courses taken as a non-degree student into the Trachtenberg School.


Non-Degree Student Course Registration Process

Many Trachtenberg School courses are coded to give students in the programs priority registration. Further, some courses are required for our degree candidates so space may be further restricted. Registration requests depend on availability of space in courses as well as a variety of factors, including year of study and degree/concentration. (Selection of students to be promoted from the waitlist is not always simply a first-come, first-served process.)

Non-Degree Students

  1. Start with the Office of University Students
  2. Once you have identified which course you would like to take, you should determine if it is being offered in the desired semester by viewing the Schedule of Classes. Note that some courses have labs, or are cross-listed with other departments (see "Linked" and "XList" in the far right column). An example of a linked class is our Research Methods and Applied Statistics course, PPPA 6002, which is linked to a required computer lab. An example of a cross-listed class is Benefit-Cost Analysis, PPPA 6015, also listed as ECON 2222
  3. Then, email the Trachtenberg School to request to be added to the waitlist for the course
  4. We will notify you the week before classes start whether (or not) we will be able to add you. This will depend on available space
  5. The week before classes begin we will evaluate space in courses and the waitlists to determine if there is space
  6. We will then notify you to let you know if there is adequate space; if there is space, we will request that you confirm interest and submit a Registration Transaction Form to be signed by the School
  7. The form is then forwarded to the Office of University Students for their signature; they will forward it to the Registrar's Office where the form is officially processed

GW Students

  1. Once you have identified which course you would like to take, you should determine if it is being offered in the desired semester by viewing the Schedule of Classes. Note that some courses have labs, or are cross-listed with other departments (see "Linked" and "XList" in the far right column). An example of a linked class is our Research Methods and Applied Statistics course, PPPA 6002, which is linked to a required computer lab. An example of a cross-listed class is Benefit-Cost Analysis, PPPA 6015, also listed as ECON 2222
  2. Then, email the Trachtenberg School to request to be added to the waitlist for the course
  3. We will notify you the week before classes start whether (or not) we will be able to add you. This will depend on available space
  4. The week before classes begin we will evaluate space in courses and the waitlists to determine if there is space
  5. We will then notify you to let you know if there is adequate space; if there is space, we will request that you confirm interest and submit a Registration Transaction Form to be signed by the School
  6. The form is then sent to the relevant office (Colonial Central for RTF-EZ; student's Dean's Office for regular RTF). The form is officially processed by the Registrar's Office, so you may not appear immediately on the course roster (nor on the course enrollment counts in GWeb)