Undergraduate Registration

Important Notices/Instructions

General Information

Waitlisting a Class

When you add yourself to a 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 three different courses and only one section of a single course. The total number of waitlist courses is three per student at any time, regardless of the term of the course. Please plan carefully if you intend to waitlist for courses in more than one term. Learn more about waitlisting a class.

Registering for Courses that Meet at the Same Time

Effective Spring 2024, students are no longer permitted to register for time conflicts at the time of registration. Students are required to obtain email approval from course instructor(s) in order to be registered by SEAM for courses with a time conflict. If you have a unique situation, please contact your academic advisor. Advisors do not have the authority to override or appeal a faculty members decision to disallow a time conflict.

Registration Instructions

Prior to Registration

Review Teacher Evaluations

Teacher evaluations are written summaries, prepared by undergraduate volunteers and reviewed by undergraduate editors, for the main purpose of supplementing the guidance of professors, academic advisors and students in the course selection process. It is suggested that you use these Teacher Course Evaluations as a reference tool prior to seeing your advisor and planning your course schedule. Visit the Teacher Evaluation page to review evaluations by term.

Lab Safety Tutorial

The myLearning “Laboratory Safety Introductory Course” (required for enrollment in all lab courses) has a 4:30 AM—7:30 AM maintenance period wherein updates cannot be processed into the SIS. Please complete the course in advance of registration for your class, but no later than 3:30 a.m. on the day of registration. If you do not complete the course by 3:30 a.m. on your registration day, you will not be able to add a lab online until later that day. Alternatively, you can contact the Office of the Registrar and provide your completion certificate.

Log into SIS for Students

  • Ensure your browser is accurately setup for SIS:
    1. Go to sis.jhu.edu.
    2. Click on “browser requirements” near the bottom of the page.
  • Periodically check the Announcements page for updates. Announcements will appear on the first page when you log in, or go to “Personal Info” then “Announcements” if you are on another page.
  • Check SIS to see if you have 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 into SIS.
  • Remember to provide information for an emergency contact, your permanent address, your permanent phone number, a parent/guardian, a 100‐mile contact, and a missing person contact.
  • Note: You will be automatically logged out after five minutes of inactivity. Should your session time out, you will need to log in again to complete unprocessed transactions.

Add Courses to My Cart

  1. Go to SIS and log in with your JHED ID and password.
  2. Under “Registration”, select “Search for Classes”.
  3. Select the appropriate academic period from the dropdown.
  4. After searching for and finding your class, check “Select” and click “Add to Cart”.
    • Note: courses in My Cart are processed in the order listed. Drag and drop courses to reorder the list.
  5. When finished adding all of your classes to your cart, log out and close your browser.

Day of Registration

If you chose to add courses to My Cart prior to your registration date, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to SIS and log in with your JHED ID and password.
  2. Under “Registration”, select “My Cart”.
  3. Ensure the appropriate academic period is selected.
  4. Check the box on the right for each course in My Cart that you wish to register.
    • Note: Courses are processed in the order that they appear. Drag and drop to re-order your course list.
  5. Click “Register” at the bottom of the screen.

You may also register by searching for classes:

  1. Go to SIS and log in with your JHED ID and password.
  2. Under “Registration”, select “Search for Classes/Registration”.
  3. Ensure the academic period is set to the appropriate term.
  4. Search for classes.
  5. Check the box on the right to select the course.
  6. Click “Register” at the bottom of the screen.

Important Notes

500-Level Courses

  • In-person registration (unless otherwise noted in SIS)
  • Requires a signature from full-time Homewood faculty sponsor
  • No more than 6.0 credits can be earned in one academic year (summer through spring)

600-Level Courses and Above

  • Instructor’s signature required (unless otherwise noted in SIS)
  • Faculty Mentor’s signature required (For EN Students only)

Permission Required Courses

  • Seek permission from the instructor prior to registration and retain for yourself. There is no need to submit this to the Office of the Registrar, unless asked to do so.
  • You may register or add the course online
  • Registration or adding without permission of the instructor puts you at risk of being removed from the course

Approval Required Courses

  • Request permission via SIS Self‐Service (this does not guarantee registration into the course)
  • The instructor (or their designee) will review requests and approve registrations using SIS Self‐Service for Faculty
  • No documentation is required by the Office of the Registrar
  • Inquiries should be addressed to the Department Administrator

Online Registration will NOT be Available for:

  • Interdivisional registration
  • Cooperative registration
  • Independent study/research/internship (unless otherwise noted in SIS)
  • Satisfactory/unsatisfactory Grading Option
  • Graduate-level courses (unless otherwise noted in SIS)
  • Late registrations
  • Part-time students/pay-per-credit

International Students with an F or J Visa Status

It is extremely important to have 12 credits of course work at all times in order to maintain your status as a full-time student. If you have questions, please call the Office of International Services at 667-208-7001 or emailois@jhu.edu.

Course Change Period

If you need to make changes to your registration:

  1. Go to SIS and log in with your JHED ID and password.
  2. Under “Registration”, select “Add/Drop Classes”.
  3. Check the box on the right for each undesired courses to drop and click “Drop Class”.
  4. Check your course schedule for conflicts. Under “Registration”, select “My Class Schedule”, then click on “Weekly Calendar”.
  5. To print a copy of your schedule, select “Print my Class Schedule” in the actions box on the right.

Grading

University policy requires that grades be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within 48 hours of the final examination. Final grades can be viewed online by students (and their authorized users) by using their JHED account and password and logging into SIS.

Teacher Evaluations

Important: Students can not access grades without first submitting teacher course evaluations.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading

For any enrolled course, the “Y” in the S/U column on the “My Class Schedule” screen means “yes” indicating that you have selected the S/U option for that course. On your “My Grades” screen, and on the grade roster, the listed grade system is “UndergradLetter”. Your instructor does not know that you are taking the course as satisfactory/unsatisfactory and your grade will be converted to S or U when graded.

On your “My Grades” screen under “Registration”, if the listed grade system is “Ugrad S/U”, this course is only offered for S/U credit.

Course Retake Policy

  • Students may retake a course to absolve a grade of C+ or lower. The grade for the second attempt and the associated credits are recorded on the transcript and are calculated in the GPA.
  • The original grade remains on the transcript along with the notation “R” to indicate the course was retaken.
  • Such R grades do not affect grade point calculations; they do not carry credit toward graduation. Only the grade in the retaken course accrues credit and applies to the GPA, even when the retaken grade is lower than the original grade.
  • A student may retake a course once. Taking the same course a third time or retaking another course requires permission of the student’s academic advising office.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact your academic advising office:

Complete grading policies can be found in the academic catalog.

Term Dates & Deadlines

Summer 2024

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

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 weeks
(section 11)
May 28-June 28March 5May 30June 4June 14
Term II 5 weeks
(section 21-23)
July 1-August 2March 5July 5July 9July 19
Online I 5 weeks
(section 85)
May 28-June 28March 5May 30June 4June 14
Online II 5 weeks
(sections 86, 89)
July 1-August 2March 5July 5July 9July 19
Online I 6 weeks
(section 82)
May 20- June 28March 5May 22May 28June 7
Online II 6 weeks
(section 83)
July 1-August 9March 5July 5July 9July 19
Online 8 weeks
(section 88)
June 3- July 26March 5June 5June 10June 21
Online 10 weeks
(section 87)
May 28-August 2March 5May 30June 4June 14
**500-level Independent Study, Research,
Internship, Thesis
May 20-August 9March 5July 12July 16July 19
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*
Summer Pre-College I Online
2 weeks (sections 41-45)
June 24-July 5March 5June 20June 26June 28
Summer Pre-College I In-person
2 weeks (sections 66-70)
June 24-July 4March 5June 10June 26June 28
Summer Pre-College II Online
2 weeks (sections 51-55)
July 8-July 19March 5July 5July 11July 12
Summer Pre-College II In-person
2 weeks (sections 71-75)
July 8-July 18March 5June 24July 11July 12
Summer Pre-College III Online
2 weeks (sections 61-65)
July 22-August 2March 5July 18July 24July 27
Summer Pre-College III In-person
2 weeks (sections 76-80)
July 22-August 1March 5July 8July 24July 27
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*
EN.800.130: EN.800.140; EN.180.170,171,
172
Engineering Innovation Courses
June 24- August 2February 23June 27July 10July 22
EN.800.109: Explore Engineering Innovation - OnlineJune 24-July 26February 23June 27July 8July 19
EN.800.110: Explore Engineering Innovation - In-PersonJuly 1- July 26February 23July 5July 12July 19
EN.580.110 ISPEED - BMEJuly 1- July 26February 23July 5July 12July 19
EN.800.102- Sustainable Engineering Innovation- In-PersonJuly 1-July 26March 5 July 5July 12July 19

Registration for the summer term opens on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 a.m. (EST)

*This must be completed through SEAM’s online form
**Online Independent Academic Work Form available through SIS self-service.

  • There are no classes on Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • There are no classes on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.
  • There are no classes on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Approval Requirements

  • Prior to the deadline, only course-specific approvals are required
  • After Add Deadline:
    • AS – approvals required (in order) Academic Advising and Summer Programs
    • EN – approvals required (in order) Academic Advising and Summer Programs
  • After Drop or Withdrawal Deadline:
    • AS – approvals required (in order) Academic Advising and Summer Programs
    • EN – approvals required (in order) Academic Advising and Summer Programs
  • Independent Study/Research/Internship/Thesis
    • Prior to Deadline: Approval of Faculty Sponsor through online form
    • After Add or Drop Deadline:
      • AS – Faculty Sponsor and Academic Advising approvals required
      • EN – Faculty Sponsor and Academic Advising approvals required

Please see the Summer Program’s Refund Policy or the Engineering Innovation Program’s Refund Policy for fees associated with summer course changes (add/drop/withdraw).

Additional information on summer term is available at the Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins website or for Engineering Innovation students at their website.

Fall 2024

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

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Fall Term
April 15: Continuing & Rising Seniors
April 17: Rising Juniors
April 19: Rising Sophomores
July 15: New Transfer Students
July 22: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through 12pm on September 6th.
Late Registration Fee

Assessed for registrations on or after May 13
"Registration” is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses and Waitlists End
September 6 at 12 noon
All SIS Actions Blocked
September 6 at
12:01 p.m. -
September 7 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops Resume
Online: September 7 at 12:01 a.m.
AS – no signature required
EN –Academic Advisor must release Advising hold
Last Day to Add
Customized Academic Learning (CAL)
Online: October 7 at 4:30 p.m.This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the electronic signature or email of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor and Academic Advisor.
Last Day to Drop
October 7 at 4:30 p.m.
Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw ("W" on Transcript)
November 8 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from Academic Advisor is required
Last Day to Change Enrollment Grading System:
(to or from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
November 8 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
Last Day to Change Credits for Customized Academic Learning (CAL)
November 8 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
All require the electronic signature or email of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor and Academic Advisor.

Fall Signature Requirements After Posted Deadlines

  • After ADD Deadline
    • Arts and Sciences—Instructor and Exceptions Committee
    • Engineering—Instructor and Academic Advisor
  • After DROP or WITHDRAWAL Deadline
    • Arts and Sciences— Exceptions Committee
    • Engineering—Academic Advisor
  • After ADD Deadline for Independent Study/Research/Internship
    • Arts and Sciences—Faculty Sponsor and Exceptions Committee
    • Engineering—Faculty Sponsor and Academic Advisor

Fall 2024 Term 1

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

Action
DatesNotes
Registration for Fall Term
April 15: Continuing & Rising Seniors
April 17: Rising Juniors
April 19: Rising Sophomores
July 15: New Transfer Students
July 22: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through 12pm on September 6th
Last Day to Add Courses and Waitlists Ends
September 6 at 12 noon
All SIS Actions Blocked
September 6 at 12:01 p.m. -
September 7 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops Resume
Online: September 7 at 12:01 a.m.
AS – no signature required
EN – Academic Advisor must release advising hold
Last Day to Drop
September 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw ("W" on Transcript)
September 27 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from academic advisor is required
Last Day to Change Enrollment Grading System:
- to 'S/U'

September 27 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case

Fall 2024 Term 2

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

Action
DatesNotes
Registration BeginsApril 15: Continuing & Rising Seniors
April 17: Rising Juniors
April 19: Rising Sophomores
July 15: New Transfer Students
July 22: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Last Day to Add Courses EndsOnline: November 1 at 11:59 p.m.
AS-Exceptions Committee approval required
EN-Instructor and academic advisor signature/email required
Last Day to Drop
November 11 at 4:30 p.m.
AS-Exceptions Committee approval required
EN-Instructor and academic advisor signature/email required
Last Day to Withdraw ("W" on Transcript)
November 29 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from academic advisor is required
Last Day to Change Grading System
- to 'S/U'
November 29 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case

Fall 2024 HEART/HEROIC

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

ActionDatesNotes
HEART/HEROIC Classes BeginAugust 26
Last Day to DropSeptember 20 at 4:30 p.m.Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw October 4 at 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from academic advisor is required.

Fall 2024 SOUL

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

ActionDatesNotes
SOUL Registration BeginsSeptember 9
SOUL Classes BeginOctober 23
Last Day to AddOnline: October 29 at 11:59 p.m.AS-Submit via SEAM Case if you have an alert. No advisor approval required.
EN-Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to DropNovember 5 at 4:30 p.m.AS- Submit via SEAM Case if you have an alert. No advisor approval required.
EN-Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw November 12 @4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case

AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from academic advisor is required.

Intersession 2025

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

Registration for intersession courses begins on Tuesday, December 3, 2024 at 7:00am.

  • Undergraduate students enrolling in undergraduate-level courses: Online via Self-Service
  • Undergraduate students enrolling in graduate-level courses: Via Case Management System – all approvals must be attached to the case.
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 2 - January 19January 4January 7January 9No Classes on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 11January 2 - January 5January 2January 3January 4
Section 12January 2 - January 12January 4January 7January 9
Sections 13, 14, 15 & 16January 2 - January 19January 4January 7January 9No Classes on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 21January 8 - January 12January 8January 9January 10
Section 22January 8 - January 19January 10January 14January 17No Classes on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 31
Non-B'More
January 16 - January 19January 16January 17January 18No Classes on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 33**
B'More
January 16- January 19January 16January 17January 18No Classes on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

*Via Case Management System Only

Spring 2024

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

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Spring TermNovember 10: Seniors
November 13: Juniors
November 15: Sophomores
November 17: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on the respective day; Continuous registration is available through February 2nd at 12 p.m.
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after December 11Registration is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Waitlists End
February 2 @ 12 p.m.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 2 @ 12:01 p.m. -
February 3 @ 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 3 @ 12:01 a.m.AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold
Last Day to Add
Customized Academic Learning (CAL)
Online: March 3 @11:59 p.m.This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the electronic signature or email of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor.
Last Day to DropOnline: March 3 @11:59 p.m.Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
April 12 @ 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required
Last Day to Change Enrollment Grading System
(to or from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
April 12 @ 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
Last Day to Change Credits for Customized Academic Learning (CAL)April 12 @ 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
All require the electronic signature or email of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor.

Spring Signature Requirements After Posted Deadlines

  • After ADD Deadline
    • Arts and Sciences—Instructor and Exceptions Committee
    • Engineering—Instructor, Faculty Advisor and Academic Advisor
  • After DROP or WITHDRAWAL Deadline
    • Arts and Sciences—Exceptions Committee
    • Engineering—Faculty Advisor and Academic Advisor
  • After ADD Deadline for Independent Study/Research/Internship
    • Arts and Sciences—Faculty Sponsor and Exceptions Committee
    • Engineering—Faculty Sponsor, Faculty Advisor and Academic Advisor

Spring 2024 Term 1

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

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Spring TermNovember 10: Seniors
November 13: Juniors
November 15: Sophomores
November 17: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on the respective day; Continuous registration is available through February 2nd at 12 p.m.
Last Day to Add Courses and WaitlistsFebruary 2 @ 12:00 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 2 @12:01 p.m. -
February 3 @12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 3 @ 12:01 a.m.
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold
Last Day to DropOnline: February 11 @11:59 p.m.
Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
February 23 @ 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required
Last Day to Change Enrollment Grading System
to or from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
February 23 @ 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case

Spring 2024 Term 2

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

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Spring TermNovember 10: Seniors
November 13: Juniors
November 15: Sophomores
November 17: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Last Day to Add Courses
Ends
Online: March 29 @11:59 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to DropOnline: April 14 @ 11:59 p.m.
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
April 26 @ 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required
Last Day to Change Grading System
to or from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
April 26 @ 4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case

Spring 2024 SOUL

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

ActionDatesNotes
SOUL Classes BeginMarch 25
Last Day to Add a SOUL courseOnline: March 29 @11:59 p.m.EN-Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.

AS-Submit via SEAM Case if you have an alert. No advisor approval required
Last Day to Drop a SOUL courseOnline: April 5 @11:59 p.m.EN-Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.

AS- Submit via SEAM Case if you have an alert. No advisor approval required.
Last Day to Withdraw from a SOUL courseApril 12 @4:30 p.m.
SEAM Case
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required.

AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.