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 2021

Graduate registration for the summer term begins on Tuesday, March 9th 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*
Full TermMay 31-August 6March 9June 4June 25July 16*
Term I 5 weeks
(sections 11, 12)
June 1-July 2March 9June 3June 8June 18*
Term II 5 weeks
(sections 21, 22, 23)
July 6-August 6March 9July 8July 13July 23*
Online 5 weeks
(section 85)
June 1-July 2March 9June 3June 8June 18*
Online 5 weeks
(section 86, 89)
July 6-August 6March 9July 8July 13July 23*
Online 6 weeks
(section 82)
June 1-July 9March 9June 3June 8June 18*
Online 6 weeks
(section 83)
July 12-August 20March 9July 14July 19July 30*
Online 8 weeks
(section 88)
June 7-July 30March 9June 9June 14June 25*
Online 10 weeks
(section 87)
June 1-August 6March 9June 3June 8June 18*

*Must be done through the Office of the Registrar’s Case Management System.

There are no classes on Monday, May 31st, in observance of Memorial Day.
There are no classes on Monday, July 5th, 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 2021

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 19: Current StudentsRegistration opens at 7:00 a.m. EST
Last Day to Add Courses
and Wait Lists End
September 10, 4:30 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
All SIS Actions BlockedSeptember 10, 4:30 p.m. -
September 11, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: September 11, 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 8, 4:30 p.m.
Through Registrar's Office
Last Day to DropOnline: October 10Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
October 22, 4:30 p.m.
Through Registrar's Office
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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Intersession 2021

Registration dates for Graduate students into Intersession courses TBD.

 Session DatesLast Day to Register or AddLast Day to Drop
(without a "W")
Last Day to Withdraw (with a "W")**
Two-Week Courses
Section 12January 4- January 15January 6January 10January 12
500-level Research, Internships,
Independent Study
January 4- January 15January 6January 10January 12
One-Week Courses
Section 11January 4- January 8January 4January 5January 6
Section 21January 11- January 15January 11January 12January 13
Section 33
B'More
January 11- January 15January 11January 12January 13

*Please refer to schedule for class days
**In person only
***Graduate Students are ineligible

Spring 2021

ActionDatesNotes
Registration opens for Spring 2021November 13 at 7:00 a.m.Online requires that your Faculty Advisor releases the Advising Hold
Last day to AddFebruary 5 at 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 5 4:30 p.m. -
February 6 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 6 at 12:01 a.m.
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last day for Graduates to DropOnline: March 7Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Change Grading System to/from AuditMarch 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Last Day for Graduates to Withdraw ("W" on Transcript)
April 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Complete Contact Form
Instructor, Advisor, and Assistant Dean approval required.
Registration for Fall Term (WSE and KSAS)April 19 at 7:00 a.m.
(Online only)

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Note: dates and deadlines for Spring 2021 short courses: Spring 2021 Short Courses