Graduate Registration

General Information

Waitlisting a Class

When you waitlist for a section, you will see your position on SIS by clicking “Registration” and then “My Waitlist Classes.” You will remain on the waitlist unless you click “Remove from Waitlist” to take yourself off the list. You can only waitlist for three classes and only one section of a class. The total number of waitlist courses is three per student at any time. Please plan carefully if you intend to waitlist for courses in both summer and fall. Learn more about waitlisting a class.

Note: only some Graduate departments allow their courses to be waitlisted. Please check with your department if you have any questions about this.

Final Semester Policy

A graduate student who has completed all degree requirements, and for whom certification for the degree has been sent to the Graduate Board or the Whiting School Graduate Committee before the first day of classes does not need to register for that semester. In all other cases, registration according to the usual procedures, including payment of applicable tuition and fees is mandatory. In particular, non-registration in the expectation of completing degree requirements during a semester is not permitted.

Completion of requirements includes the submission of all materials, including departmental certification for completion of requirements, dissertation readers’ letter of acceptance, and submission of the completed dissertation to the library.

Homewood graduate students completing a final degree during the first eight weeks of the fall semester or the first four weeks of the spring semester will generate a tuition reimbursement for that semester to whatever entity covered the cost — the student, the department, the advisor, etc. This applies only to students for whom completion of a master’s project, master’s essay, master’s journal submission or doctoral thesis is the sole remaining degree requirement at the start of the final semester. Students are required to enroll, even if they anticipate completion of degree requirements. An application for deferral of final semester’s tuition cost can be obtained from Student Accounts. Please direct questions to 410-516-8080 or grregistration@jhu.edu.

Deadlines for Degree Completion

General Guidelines for Short Courses*

Four-Five Week Courses

  • Add is permitted during the first week of the course.
  • Drop is permitted during the first week of the course.
  • Withdrawal (W) is permitted during the second week of the course.
  • Audit grading is permitted through the second week of the course.

Six-Seven Week Courses

  • Add is permitted through the second week of the course.
  • Drop is permitted through the second week of the course.
  • Withdrawal (W) is permitted through the third week of the course.
  • S/U grading is permitted through the third week of the course.

Eight-Nine Week Courses

  • Add is permitted through the second week of the course.
  • Drop is permitted through the second week of the course.
  • Withdrawal (W) is permitted through the fourth week of the course.
  • S/U grading is permitted through the fourth week of the course.

*Unless otherwise noted in the published list of short course dates and deadlines.

Registration Instructions

Prior to Registration

New Graduate Students

To register you will need your JHED ID (login identification) and password. You will not be able to access SIS for Students without this information. If you cannot remember your JHED ID, go to my.jhu.edu and search under “People” (upper right-hand side). Type in your name and your JHED ID will be listed. For problems accessing the system, the Support Center at 410‐516‐HELP (4357) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you should need assistance setting up your browser, go to sis.jhu.edu, scroll down and click on “Browser Requirements”.

Continuing Graduate Students

  • Part‐time AS graduate students are limited to two courses per semester
  • Part‐time EN graduate students must enroll for no more than 9.0 credits
  • Continuing Non‐Resident students are required to register online or in person
    • AS.910.600 for non‐resident Arts & Sciences students
    • EN.910.600 for non‐resident Engineering students
  • All graduate students must register whether or not they have completed their course work
    • Johns Hopkins requires that all students be registered in the semester in which they complete their degree

Engineering Graduate Students

Effective summer 2016, all engineering graduate-level students must be enrolled in at least 9.0 credits to maintain full-time status. Please contact your academic department for additional information. View more information on WSE graduate credit hours.

Interdivisional Registration

Interdivisional registration allows qualified students to take courses at other divisions of the university. Interested students must register in person at the Office of the Registrar.

Teacher Evaluations

Each term, teacher course evaluations are conducted for the main purpose of supplementing the guidance of professors, academic advisors and students in the course selection process. Visit the Teacher Evaluation page to review evaluations by term.

Preparing for Registration

  1. You must see your faculty advisor to release the registration advising hold. If you register in person, and your alert has not been cleared, you must have a signature from your advisor.
  2. Check SIS to see if you have any holds. If you see the word “Alerts” in red above the toolbar, click to see what is required to release the hold(s). Once you have completed what is required, the alert will disappear the next time you log in.
  3. Update your biographical and address information (under “Personal Info/Summary”)
  4. Fill in your emergency contact and family information (under “Personal Info”)

Note: Online registration will not be available for:

  • Intersession courses
  • Interdivisional registration
  • Cooperative registration
  • Permission required/instructor consent courses
  • Late registration
  • Visiting Students
  • Study Abroad students
  • Post Doctorate students

You can search for classes offered in other divisions of JHU by visiting SIS and creating a customized search using options such as school, campus, instructor, and other criterion!

During Registration Period

  1. Go to SIS and log in with your JHED ID and password.
  2. Navigate to “Registration”.
  3. Click on “Search for Classes/Registration”.
  4. Select the appropriate academic period, enter the course number, and then click “Search”.
  5. To choose your preferred section, enter a checkmark in the select box on the far right.
  6. Click on “Register”.
  7. Under “Registration/My Class Schedule”:
    1. Click on “Weekly Calendar” and check your course schedule for conflicts.
    2. Under “Actions,” click on “Printable Confirmation for Enrollments” and print for reference and receipt.
  8. Close your browser when you are finished.

Registering for an 800-Level Course

  1. Go to the Course Schedule page.
  2. Locate the course and section that corresponds to your faculty sponsor (make note of the section number).
  3. Return to SIS and register for the section that corresponds to your faculty sponsor.

Changing Your Registration

After registering for at least one course, please follow these instructions to change your registration:

  1. Go to SIS and log in with your JHED ID and password.
  2. Navigate to “Registration” and select “Add/Drop Classes”.
  3. To add a class:
    1. If you don’t know exactly which class you wish to register for, select “Search for Classes”.
    2. If you know the course ID for the intended class, select “Quick Add”.
  4. To drop a class:
    1. Check the box on the right for each undesired course to drop, then click “Drop Class”.

Grading

While policies in departments may vary, most graduate students receive letter grades or pass/fail grades for their coursework. Students should consult with their department chairs and instructors to determine the grading requirements.

More information on grading policies for graduate students is available in the academic catalog.

Term Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2019

Note: Effective Fall 2019, the last day to change a grade system (letter/audit) will align with the last day to drop a course in-person.

ActionDatesNotes
Registration BeginsApril 8: Current Students
July 11: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day.
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after September 9“Registration” is defined as your initial add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Wait Lists End
September 13, 4:30 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
All SIS Actions BlockedSeptember 13, 4:30 p.m. -
September 14, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: September 14, 12:01 a.m.
In person: September 16
Faculty Advisor can release Advising Hold
OR
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required.
Last Day to DropIn person: October 11, 4:30 p.m.
Online: October 13
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
October 11, 4:30 p.m.
In Person Only
Registration for Spring TermNovember 4Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Last Day to Withdrawal
("W" on Transcript)
November 15, 4:30 p.m.
In Person Only
AS—3 signatures required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Department Chair

  3. Renee Eastwood, Director of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Academic Affairs


EN—3 signatures required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

  3. Christine Kavanagh, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Post‐Doctoral Academic Affairs

PDF Document: Fall Short Course Dates & Deadlines

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Late Registration Fees
Late registration fees are assessed beginning on Monday, September 9, 2019. Fees are as follows:

  • $200.00 for registrations from September 9, 2019 through September 13, 2019
  • $300.00 for registrations on or after September 14, 2019

Intersession 2020

 First Day of Session*Last Day to Register or AddLast Day to Drop
(without a "W")
Last Day to Withdraw (with a "W")**
Three-Week Courses
Section 13January 6January 8January 12January 14
Two-Week Courses
Section 12January 6January 8January 12January 14
Section 22January 13January 15January 19January 21
One-Week Courses
Section 11January 6January 6January 7January 8
Section 21January 13January 13January 14January 15
Section 31
Non-B'More
January 21January 21January 22January 23
Section 33***
B'More
January 21January 21January 22January 23
Research, Internships,
Independent Study
January 6January 8January 12January 14

*Please refer to schedule for class days

**In person only

***Graduate Students are ineligible for B’More Courses (section 33)

Spring 2020

ActionDatesNotes
Registration opens for Spring 2020November 4 at 7:00 a.m.In person requires the signature of your Faculty Advisor or Department Chair

Online requires that your Faculty Advisor releases the Advising Hold
Last day to AddFebruary 7 at 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 7 4:30 p.m. -
February 8 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 8 at 12:01 a.m.
In Person: February 10
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last day to DropIn Person: March 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Online: March 8
Faculty Advisor or Department Chair signature is required for all AS and EN students.
Registration opens for Summer 2020March 10 at 7:00 a.m.
Registration opens for Fall 2020April 20 at 7:00 a.m.
Last Day to Change to Audit (In Person Only) April 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Last Day to Withdrawal ("W" on Transcript) (In Person Only)April 17 at 4:30 p.m.AS—3 signatures required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Department Chair

  3. Renee Eastwood, Director of Graduate and Post‐Doctoral Academic Affairs (Wyman Park Building 6th Floor)


EN—3 signatures required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

  3. Christine Kavanagh, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Post‐Doctoral Academic Affairs (Wyman Park Building 2 West)

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Late Registration Fees
Late registration fees are assessed for initial registrations beginning on February 3, 2019. Fees are as follows:

  • $200.00 for registrations from February 3, 2020 through February 7, 2020
  • $300.00 for registrations on or after February 8, 2019

Summer 2019 (2020 Coming Soon)

  • Graduate registration for the summer term begins on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
  • No classes held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.
  • If you are unable to enroll online you must enroll in person.
  • Obtain a Summer Registration Form from the Registrar’s Office, located in the lower level of Garland Hall.
  • Adviser signature not required unless enrolling in EN.500.851 Practical Training.
  • All inquiries regarding Summer registration should be referred to the Office of the Registrar at grregistration@jhu.edu or (410) 516-8080.
  • Please see the Summer Program’s Refund Policy for fees associated with summer course changes (add/drop/withdraw).