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

Online registration for Fall 2021 begins on July 6, 2021, for members of the Class of 2022 and on July 13, 2021, for other upper level students. Please read carefully the following instructions and gather all required documents before proceeding to my.udc.edu. Some courses have additional requirements before registration can be completed.

In accordance with Student Handbook Sec. 3.1 and the model schedules, students must register for the following required courses in Fall 2021 if not already successfully completed:

Class of 2024 Part-timeClass of 2023 Full-timeClass of 2023 Part-timeClass of 2022 Full-timeClass of 2022 Part-time
• Constitutional Law I
• Criminal Law
• Torts I
• Constitutional Law I
• Evidence
• Moot Court
• Professional Responsibility
• Property I
• Evidence
• Moot Court
• Property I
• 7-credit Clinic
(the Registrar will enroll students into their assigned clinics)
• 10-credit Clinic
(the Registrar will enroll students into their assigned clinics)

Part-time students will receive preference for evening sections. As credit limits allow, students may add electives but may not substitute an elective for a required course. Students who need to re-take a required course should consult Associate Dean LaShanda Adams about appropriate course selections. Students required to take Lab III should follow the guidance provided by Dean Adams. Any student seeking an exception must contact Dean Adams (lashanda.adams@udc.edu).

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

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

1. Plan Your Schedule

a. Guidance, Rules & Instructions for All Courses

  • When selecting courses, consult the following materials and resources:
  • Credit Limits: Full-time students must take a minimum of 10 credits and may take a maximum of 15 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 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. Students in the Class of 2022 will have enrollment preference until 11:59 pm on July 12, 2021. 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 (bgreen@udc.edu) and ask to be placed on the wait list. You will be notified if space becomes available during the Add/Drop period.
  • Prerequisites: Course prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed prior to taking the subsequent course. A student who is currently taking or has just completed a prerequisite for which the grade has not yet been recorded may register for the course, provided that the student must drop the course if the student’s grade in the prerequisite course is not satisfactory. See Student Handbook Section 3.2.
  • 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), also known as the Research Paper Requirement, and the Applied Legal Writing Requirement (ALWR), also known as the Clinic Portfolio. Students may satisfy the RALWR by completing one of five alternative writing options. See Student Handbook Section 1.6.1. The ALWR must be completed while enrolled in clinic. See Student Handbook Section 1.6.2.
    • ALWR: The Clinic Portfolio requires two written products. Students required to take two 7-credit clinics (i.e. day students) must produce one written product in each of those clinics.  Students required to take one 10-credit clinic (i.e. evening students) must produce two written products in that clinic.  For additional information, please refer to the Student Handbook, Section 1.6.2.
  • Core Electives Requirement: All students are required to successfully complete any three courses from a list of “required core electives.” See Section 1.4 of the Student Handbook.
  • Legal & Bar Success Course Requirement: All students must successfully complete L342, Legal and Bar Success Foundations (3 credits), in order to graduate. It should be taken during your final semester of law school. This course will be offered during the Spring 2022 semester.
  • Classes not meeting minimum enrollment requirements are subject to cancellation.

b. Rules & Instructions for Specific Courses

  • Advanced Legal Writing (L241): Advanced Legal Writing is a course option for satisfying the Research and Legal Analysis Writing Requirement (RALWR). Moot Court is a prerequisite for Advanced Legal Writing. Spaces are limited, so refer to the Student Handbook, Section 1.6.1, and course schedule for other RALWR options if needed.
  • Clinic: Clinic assignments will be determined by a lottery, which is still in process. Students have been enrolled in a temporary “placeholder clinic” and will be notified of their clinic assignments by email once the lottery is completed. The Registrar’s Office will enroll students into their assigned clinics. Once enrolled, students may not drop clinic from their schedule unless they have notified the Registrar and have received permission from Associate Dean LaShanda Adams.
  • Law Review: Students who are involved in Law Review should wait until Spring 2022 registration to enroll in the appropriate Law Review course(s). If applicable, the Registrar will adjust the final credits awarded once approved by the faculty advisor.
  • Mock Trial Competition (L452): Students interested in participating in upcoming Mock Trial competitions must 1) apply to become a member of the UDC Mock Trial Team and 2) take the Mock Trial Competition class for the 2021-2022 academic year. The class, which is a 1-credit pass/fail class each semester, will meet on most Friday evenings throughout the academic year, from 6:15-7:15 p.m., and other times as needed. The course will be taught by adjunct Professor Keith Morgan, Deputy Bureau Chief at the Federal Communications Commission, who worked in the Department of Justice for 28 years, where he tried a wide variety of jury and bench trials. The deadline to submit a UDC Mock Trial Team 2021 application is Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The Registrar’s Office will enroll students in this course only with permission from Associate Dean LaShanda Adams. Students may apply for both the Mock Trial Competition course and Moot Court Competition course but may enroll in only one of them. 
  • Moot Court Competition (L451): Students interested in participating in a local or national moot court competition must 1) apply to become a member of the UDC Moot Court Competition Team and 2) take the Moot Court Competition class for the 2021-2022 academic year. The course is a 2-credit, pass/fail, year-long course, and requires both Fall 2021 (1-credit) and Spring 2022 (1-credit) enrollment. It will meet on most Friday evenings throughout the academic year, from 6:15-8:15 p.m., and other times as needed. Depending on class consensus, the class time may change. The deadline to submit a UDC Moot Court Competition Team 2021 application is Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The Registrar’s Office will enroll students in this course only with permission from Professor Snow. Students may apply for both the Mock Trial Competition course and Moot Court Competition course but may enroll in only one of them. 
  • Perspectives on Social Justice: The Trailblazing Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (L701J): This 2-credit elective seminar, which will meet on Wednesday mornings in Fall 2021, is a “social justice active-engagement learning experience.” Watch (and read) the course description here.
  • State & Local Government Law (L236): State & Local Government Law is a 3-credit course with an option to enroll in an additional 1-credit experiential learning practicum. Students who wish to enroll in the practicum for this course must obtain permission and submit a completed Practicum Permission Form to the Registrar’s Office before the end of Add/Drop (by August 27, 2021).
  • Independent Study, Elective & Extended Clinics, and Auditing: Please refer to the Student Handbook for rules regarding Independent Study (Sec. 3.4.1), Elective and Extended Clinics (Sec. 3.3), and auditing courses (Sec. 4.7). The required registration forms for each are available in the Registrar’s Office and online. 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, August 16, 2021, or your course selections may be canceled by the University. If your course selections are canceled and you wish to re-select, you must contact the Registrar. You will be required to complete the On-Site & Late Registration Form and pay the late registration fee ($150). Registration for the Fall 2021 semester ends on August 27, 2021.

All students are required to have health insurance coverage and will be charged the annual premium for the University-sponsored health insurance plan unless the coverage is waived by the University’s deadline. Additional information and instructions for waiving University-sponsored coverage can be found on the University’s First Student site.

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

  1. Sign into my.udc.edu.
  2. Once in the system: (1) Click Banner Self-Service; (2) Under the Student tab, 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 online or at the cashier’s office. The student must then contact the UDC Office of Student Accounts (studentaccounts@udc.edu) to have the hold released.

A note regarding COVID holds: Students should use the Student Health Portal to upload COVID-19 vaccination documentation (a PDF copy of proof of vaccination or an exemption form) by August 2, 2021. Students may register for courses prior to submitting their COVID documentation, but will not be allowed on campus until cleared by University Health Services. Any questions about this requirement should be directed to University Health Services. Additional information is available on the UDC RISE website, but please note that the registration and course start dates mentioned on UDC websites apply only to undergraduate students and not to law students. The law school has a separate academic calendar.

3. Register for Courses

Members of the Class of 2022 (FT and PT) have online registration priority from July 6 through July 12, 2021. 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. Online Registration for the Class of 2022 ONLY — July 6 – July 12, 2021

  • Members of the Class of 2022 only may register online by logging into my.udc.edu between 12:01 am on July 6th and 11:59 pm on July 12th.
  • After online registration closes on August 15th, all subsequent course changes must be made by completing the Course Change Form and submitting it to the Registrar’s Office as an email attachment. Course changes cannot be done online after 8/15/2021.
  • NOTE for members of the Class of 2022: a degree audit is recommended prior to registering for the Spring 2022 semester. There will be a mandatory graduation meeting and an opportunity to conduct a one-on-one degree audit with the Registrar before Spring 2022 registration ends. Additional information will follow.

B. Online Registration for All Upper Level Students — July 13 – August 15, 2021

  • Second year and unregistered third and fourth year students may register online by logging into my.udc.edu between 12:01 am on July 13th and 11:59 pm on August 15th.
  • After online registration closes on August 15th, all subsequent course changes must be made by completing the Course Change Form and submitting it to the Registrar’s Office by email. Course changes cannot be done online after 8/15/2021.

C. Administrative Registration for Non-Degree Students and Upper Level Students with Permission — July 19 – August 16, 2021

  • Non-Degree Students with permission from the Office of Admission, as well as matriculants unable to complete registration online, must submit an On-Site & Late Registration Form to the Registrar’s office by August 16th. Submit the completed and signed form as an email attachment to bgreen@udc.edu or bridgette.ray@udc.edu.
  • NON-DEGREE STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO REGISTER ONLINE AND MUST SUBMIT THE FORM TO THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE FOR PROCESSING.

D. Late Registration — August 17 – August 27, 2021

4. Add/Drop

The Add/Drop period is August 16 – August 27, 2021. Add/Drop cannot be done online after August 15th. Students must complete the Course Change Form, 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 online at the time of the transaction. Add/Drop ends at 5:00 pm on August 27, 2021.

For additional information and dates, please refer to the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar.