Joshua Smith has been ruled eligible immediately to play for Georgetown.
Smith was granted a "Seasons of Competition" waiver for the 12-13 season in which he appeared in six games for UCLA.
Smith will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
"We are excited that the NCAA has approved the waiver for Joshua," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said in a statement. "Now, he has to maintain a high level of commitment on and off the court. He will provide a significant low-post presence for this team."
Smith is listed at 6-10, 350 pounds on the Hoyas' website, but he said he is down to 310.