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Academic Resources for Students

Resources for Students with Disabilities

As mandated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a person with a disability is defined as any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Students at the McCourt School who self-identify and provide documentation of a qualifying disability are entitled to receive accommodations during their time at Georgetown University.

If you have a learning disability that is already diagnosed or believe that you may have one, the following resources are available:

McCourt Writing Center & Georgetown University Writing Center

The McCourt School Writing Center aims to help students succeed as writers in the McCourt curriculum and as policy professionals. Key areas of focus are:

  • word choice, sentence and paragraph construction

  • structural and functional requirements of different forms of policy writing

  • preparation for Thesis/Capstone projects

  • Policy Literature Review 

Location: Old North 101 (By the Kitchen)

Appointments: Please See Writing Staff Contact page for Office Hours and Scheduling a Session

* Please note, if you're looking for a final polish on your work, please consider leveraging a friend or the University Writing Center.

The Georgetown University Writing Center offers free peer tutoring to all enrolled students. Tutors are trained graduate and undergraduate students who will help students improve their own critical thinking, revision, and editing skills. They are not there to proofread papers for students, but to enhance the writing process.

Location:  Lauinger Library 217A

Appointments: Go to to schedule an appointment with a writing consultant.

Cheat Sheet Series (Updated Fall 2020)

As part of an initiative to optimize the virtual student experience at McCourt, the faculty has compiled a number of documents to serve as references:

Other Academic Resources:

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