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 via our contact form.

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

Summer 2022

Graduate registration for the summer term begins on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 am (EST)

Term NameCourse DatesRegistration OpenLast Day to AddLast Day to Drop
(no record on transcript)
Last Day to Withdraw* (W on transcript)
or Change Grading System*
Term I 5-week Session
(sections 11-14)
May 31-July 1March 8, 2022June 2, 2022June 7, 2022June 17*
Online I 5-week Session
(section 85, 90)
May 31-July 1March 8, 2022June 2, 2022June 7, 2022June 17*
Term II 5-week Session
(sections 21-24)
July 5-August 5March 8, 2022July 7, 2022July 12, 2022July 22*
Online II 5-week Session
(section 86, 89)
July 5-August 5March 8, 2022July 7, 2022July 12, 2022July 22*
Online 1st 6-week Session
(section 82)
May 23-July 1March 8, 2022May 25, 2022May 31, 2022June 10*
Online 2nd 6-week Session
(section 83)
July 5-Aug 12March 8, 2022July 7, 2022July 12, 2022July 22*
Online 8-week Session
(section 88)
June 6-July 29March 8, 2022June 8, 2022June 13, 2022June 24*
Online 10-week Session
(section 87)
May 31-Aug 5March 8, 2022June 2, 2022June 7, 2022June 17*
Independent Study, Research, Internship, ThesisMay 31-Aug 5March 8, 2022July 15, 2022July 19, 2022July 22*

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

  • There are no classes on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • There are no classes on Monday, June 20th, in observance of Juneteenth
  • There are no classes on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

 

  • Adviser 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 form or (410) 516-8080.
  • Please see the Summer Program’s Refund Policy for fees associated with summer course changes (add/drop/withdraw).

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 December 13
“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.
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)
November 11
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 Add Independent Academic Work
Online: October 9
This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the electronic of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor
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

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.
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).

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

Intersession 2022

Registration for intersession courses begins on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00am.

  • 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 4 - January 21January 6January 9January 11No Classes on January 17
Three-Week Courses
Section 13January 4 - January 21January 6January 9January 11No Classes on January 17
Section 88January 4 - January 21January 6January 9January 11No Classes on January 17
Two-Week Courses
Section 12January 4 - January 14January 6January 9January 11
Section 22January 10 - January 21January 12January 16January 18No Classes on January 17
One-Week Courses
Section 11January 4 - January 7January 4January 5January 6
Section 21January 10 - January 14January 10January 11January 12
Section 31
Non-B'More
January 17 - January 21January 18January 19January 20No Classes on January 17
Section 33**
B'More
January 17- January 21January 18January 19January 20No Classes on January 17

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

Spring 2022

ActionDatesNotes
Registration opens for Spring 2022November 12 at 7:00 a.m.Online requires that your Faculty Advisor releases the Advising Hold
Last day to AddFebruary 4 at 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 4 at 4:31 p.m. -
February 5 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 5 at 12:01 a.m.
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last day for Graduates to DropOnline: March 6Faculty 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 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Registration for Summer Term (WSE and KSAS)March 8 at 7:00 a.m.
Registration for Fall Term (WSE and KSAS)April 11 at 7:00 a.m.
(Online only)
Last Day for Graduates to Withdraw ("W" on Transcript)
April 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Complete Contact Form
Instructor, Advisor, and Assistant Dean approval required.

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Spring 2022 – 8-week Term 3

ActionDatesNotes
Last Day to Add Courses
End
February 4, 4:30 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 4, 4:31 p.m. -
February 5, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 5, 12:01 a.m.
Online through self-service
Faculty Advisor can release Advising Hold
OR
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required.
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
Online: February 13
SEAM Online Form
Last Day to DropOnline: February 13
Online through self-service
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
February 25, 4:30 p.m.
By SEAM online form only
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

Spring 2022 – 8-week Term 4

ActionDatesNotes
Last Day to Add Courses
End
April 1, 4:30 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Change Grading System
(Audit/Letter)
Online: April 17
SEAM Online Form
Last Day to DropOnline: April 17
Online through self-service
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
April 29, 4:30 p.m.
By SEAM online form only
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