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 orvia our contact form.

Deadlines for Degree Completion

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 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.

Arts & Sciences Graduate Students

Effective spring 2023, all arts & sciences graduate-level students enrolled in full-time programs (non-AAP) must be enrolled in at least 9.0 credits. Please contact your academic department for additional information. View more information on KSAS graduate credit hours.

Interdivisional Registration

Interdivisional registration allows qualified students to take courses at other divisions of the university. Interested students must create a SEAM case for registration assistance.

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.

Communications

In case you missed it: Here are some communications sent to graduate students from the Office of the Registrar-Homewood Schools.

Monday, November 21, 2022- PDF Document: 2023 Intersession Registration

Friday, October 21, 2022- PDF Document: Spring 2023- Graduate Student Registration Information

Friday, September 28, 2022- PDF Document: Electronic Incomplete Grade Contract – Student Self Service (SIS-Self-Service)

Friday, July 29, 2022-PDF Document: 2022-2023 JHU Student Health Benefits

Term Dates & Deadlines

Summer 2023

Graduate registration for the summer term begins on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 am (EST).

*This must be completed through SEAM’s online form.

  • There are no classes on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • There are no classes on Monday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth
  • There are no classes on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.
  • Advisor approval not required unless enrolling in EN.500.851 Practical Training.
  • All inquiries regarding Summer registration should be referred to the Office of the Registrar via our contact formor (410) 516-8080.
  • Please see the Summer Program’s Refund Policy for fees associated with summer course changes (add/drop/withdraw).

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.

Fall 2022

Note: Effective Fall 2019, the last day to change a grade system (letter/audit) will align with the last day to drop (Online through self-service).

ActionDatesNotes
Registration BeginsApril 11: Current Students
July 25: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. EST
Late Registration Fee
Assessed for registrations on or after September 26
“Registration” is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Wait Lists End
September 9 at 12:00 p.m.
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
All SIS Actions BlockedSeptember 9 at 12:00 p.m. -
September 10 at 12:00 a.m.
Late Add Courses After September 9AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Department Chair/Advisor

Renee Eastwood, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Academic Affairs


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Advisor/Department Chair

Christine Kavanagh, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Post‐Doctoral Academic Affairs
Course Drops ResumeOnline: September 10 at 12:01 a.m.
Faculty Advisor can release Advising Hold
OR
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required.
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
October 9
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/
Last Day to DropOnline: October 9
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
November 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Last day for course withdrawal via Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Department Chair

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


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.

Fall 2022 Term 1

ActionDatesNotes
Last Day to Add Courses
End
September 9 at 12:00 p.m.
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Late Add CoursesAfter September 9AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Department Chair/Advisor

Renee Eastwood, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Academic Affairs


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Advisor/Department Chair

Christine Kavanagh, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Post‐Doctoral Academic Affairs
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
September 18
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/
Last Day to DropOnline: September 18
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
September 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Last day for course withdrawal via Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Department Chair

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


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

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

Note: Effective Fall 2019, the last day to change a grade system (letter/audit) will align with the last day to drop (Online through self-service).

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.

Fall 2022 Term 2

Note: Effective Fall 2019, the last day to change a grade system (letter/audit) will align with the last day to drop (Online through self-service).

ActionDatesNotes
Last Day to Add Courses
End
November 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Course Add Continue - Fall Term 2
Online: September 10 at 12:01 a.m.
Last Day to Add Course - Fall Term 2
November 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
"November 13
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/"
Last Day to DropOnline: November 13
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
"December 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Last day for course withdrawal via Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/"
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Department Chair

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


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.

Intersession 2023

Registration for intersession courses begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00am (EST).

  • Graduate students enrolling in graduate-level courses: Online via Self-Service
  • Graduate students enrolling in undergraduate-level courses: Via Case Management System – all approvals must be attached to the case. UG tuition applies.

 

 Session DatesLast Day to Register or AddLast Day to Drop
(without a "W")
Last Day to Withdraw (with a "W")*Special Notes
Research, Internships,
Independent Study
January 3 - January 20January 4January 8January 10No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 13January 3 - January 20January 5January 8January 10No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 12January 3 - January 13January 5January 8January 10
Section 22January 9 - January 20January 11January 15January 17No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 11January 3 - January 6January 3January 4January 5
Section 21January 9 - January 13January 9January 10January 11
Section 31
Non-B'More
January 17 - January 20January 17January 18January 19No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 33**
B'More
January 17- January 20January 17January 18January 19No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

*Via Case Management System Only
**Graduate Students are ineligible

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.

Spring 2023

ActionDatesNotes
Registration Begins November 11Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. EST
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after January 30Registration is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last day to Add Courses and Waitlists EndFebruary 3 at 12 p.m.
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 3 at 12:01 p.m. -
February 4 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 4 at 12:01 a.m.
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Late Add CoursesAfter February 4
SEAM Case
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Department Chair/Advisor

Renee Eastwood, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Academic Affairs


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Advisor/Department Chair

Christine Kavanagh, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Post‐Doctoral Academic Affairs
Last day to DropOnline: March 5Faculty Advisor/Department Chair electronic signature or email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Change Grading System to/from AuditMarch 5

SEAM Case
Last Day for Graduates to Withdraw ("W" on Transcript)
April 14 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Department Chair

Renee Eastwood, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Academic Affairs


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Advisor/Department Chair

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.

Spring 2023 – Term 3

ActionDatesNotes
Last Day to Add Courses
End
February 3 at 12:00 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Late Add CoursesAfter February 3
SEAM Case
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Advisor/Department Chair

Renee Eastwood, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Academic Affairs


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

Instructor

Advisor/Department Chair

Christine Kavanagh, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Post‐Doctoral Academic Affairs
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 3, 12:01 p.m. -
February 4, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 4, 12:01 a.m.
Faculty Advisor can release Advising Hold
OR
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required.
Last Day to DropOnline: February 12Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
February 12
SEAM Case
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
February 24 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

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


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.

Spring 2023 – Term 4

ActionDatesNotes
Last Day to Add Spring Term 4 Courses
End
March 31Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
April 16
SEAM Case
Last Day to DropOnline: April 16
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
April 28 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

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


EN—3 electronic signatures via email is required (in order listed):

  1. Instructor

  2. Advisor/Department Chair

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Note: All permissions from faculty must include a specific course number and section number.