Spring 2017 Registration
Professional Skills
Requirement Classes
Delayed Opening

Request Process

Please submit all electronic requests to registrar@wcl.american.edu.

Hard copy requests should be delivered directly to the Office of the Registrar. We aim to respond to all requests within two business days, or sooner, if possible. We look forward to serving you!

Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
American University
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite C101
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-274-4080
Fax: 202-274-4085


Registrar Office Hours:

Fall 2016 Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9:00AM - 5:00PM


9:00AM - 6:00PM

Useful Links

Academic Schedule

Fall 2016

New JD student orientation and final registration
Part-time students August 17, 18 & 20
Full-time students August 18 & 19
New LLM student orientation August 18 & 19
First day of classes August 22
Add/drop period August 22-26
Labor Day holiday (University closed; No classes) September 5
Yom Kippur (WCL No classes; Offices open) October 12
Registration for Spring 2017 semester November 9-10
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; No classes) November 24-25
Monday, November 28 Monday classes (only) meet
Tuesday, November 29 Wednesday classes (only) meet
Wednesday, November 30 Thursday classes (only) meet
Thursday, December 1 Friday classes (only) meet
Last day of classes (includes make-ups for holidays) December 1
Reading period December 2-6
Examinations begin December 7-17
Winter Break December 23-January 1

Spring 2017

New LLM student orientation/registration January 6
First day of classes January 9
Add/drop period January 9-15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; No classes) January 16
Inauguration Day (University closed; No classes) January 20
Spring break March 12-19
Registration for fall 2017 begins April 4
Last day of classes (includes make ups for holidays) April 25
Monday, April 24 Monday classes (only) meet
Tuesday, April 25 Friday classes (only) meet
Reading period April 26-30
Examinations begin May 1-13
Spring Commencement May 21

Summer 2017

Memorial Day holiday (University closed; No classes) May 29
First day of classes May 30
Add/drop period May 30-June 4
Make-up day for Memorial Day (Monday classes meet) June 2
Independence Day (University closed; No classes) July 4
Make-up day for Independence Day (Monday classes meet) July 7
Last day of classes July 27
Reading period July 28-30
Examination period July 31-August 3