Graduate Registration

Important Notices

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 Policy for Short Courses*

Four-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- and Eight-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.

Contact the Office of the Registrar for a full list of short courses.

*Unless otherwise noted

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 check mark 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 2018

  • Registration begins on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
  • No classes held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 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 2018 registration should be referred to the Office of the Registrar at grregistration@jhu.edu or (410) 516-8080.

Fall 2018 – Registration opens on April 9th for continuing students

ActionDatesNotes
Online and In person Course Adds and DropsApril 9 through
4:30 p.m. on September 14
In person requires the signature of your Faculty Advisor or Department Chair

Online requires that your Faculty Advisor releases the Advising Hold
New Graduate Student Registration BeginsJuly 23 at 7:00 a.m.
All SIS Actions Blocked
(online or in-person)
4:30 p.m. September 14 through
12:00 a.m. September 17
Course Adds and Drops ResumeOnline: 12:01 a.m. September 15
In person: September 17
Faculty Advisor can release Advising Hold
OR
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required.
Last Day to AddIn person: September 28
Online: September 30
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to DropIn person: October 12
Online: October 14
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Registration for Spring TermTBDRegistration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Change to AuditIn Person Only
before or on November 16
(by 4:30 p.m.)
Course Withdrawals
("W" on Transcript)
In Person Only
October 1–November 16 (by 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


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

Late Registration Fees
Late registration fees are assessed beginning on Thursday, September 10, 2018. Fees are as follows:

  • $200.00 for registrations from September 10, 2018 through September 14, 2018
  • $300.00 for registrations on or after September 15, 2018

Intersession 2018

 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 8January 10January 14January 17
Two-Week Courses
Section 12January 8January 10January 14January 17
Section 22January 16January 18January 22January 24
One-Week Courses
Section 11January 8January 8January 9January 10
Section 21January 16January 16January 17January 18
Section 31
Non-B'More
January 22January 22January 23January 24
Section 33***
B'More
January 22January 22January 23January 24
Research, Internships,
Independent Study
January 8January 10January 14January 16

*Please refer to schedule for class days

**In person only

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

Spring 2018

ActionDatesNotes
Online and In-Person Course Add and DropNovember 6 at 7:00 a.m. through
February 9 at 4:30 p.m.
In person requires the signature of your Faculty Advisor or Department Chair

Online requires that your Faculty Advisor releases the Advising Hold
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 9 4:30 p.m. -
February 10 12:00 a.m.
Course Adds and Drops ResumeOnline: February 10 at 12:01 a.m.
In Person: February 12th
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last day to Add and DropIn Person: March 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Online: March 11
Faculty Advisor or Department Chair signature is required for all AS and EN students.
Fall 2018 Registration OpensApril 9Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Last Day to Change to Audit (In Person Only) April 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Course Withdrawals ("W" on Transcript) (In Person Only)March 12–April 20 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 5, 2018. Fees are as follows:

  • $200.00 for registrations from February 5, 2018 through February 9, 2018
  • $300.00 for registrations on or after February 10, 2018