Undergraduate Registration

Please see new Fall 2020 Course Delivery information below under Term Dates & Deadlines.

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

Registering for two classes that meet at the same time or overlapping times is not permitted except as a temporary measure during the first weeks of the semester when students are still deciding on which classes to take. By the end of the first two weeks of classes, students must resolve time conflicts in their schedules.

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 Advisor’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 email ois@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

Intersession 2020

Registration begins December 3, 2019.

 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 13, 16January 6January 8January 12January 14
Two-Week Courses
Section 12, 88January 6January 8January 12January 14
Section 22January 13January 15January 19January 21
One-Week Courses
Section 11January 6January 6January 7January 8
Section 21January 13January 13January 14January 15
Section 31
Non-B'More
January 21January 21January 22January 23
Section 33***
B'More
January 21January 21January 22January 23
Research, Internships,
Independent Study
January 6January 8January 12January 14

*Please refer to schedule for class days

**In person only

***B’More Courses (section 33) are for freshmen only

Spring 2020

PDF Document: Spring Short Course Dates & Deadlines

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Spring TermNovember 4: Seniors
November 6: Juniors
November 8: Sophomores
November 11: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through January 26
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after December 2“Registration” is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Waitlists End
February 7 at 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 7 at 4:30 p.m. -
February 8 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 8 at 12:01 a.m.
In person: February 10
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Last Day to Add
Independent Academic Work
Online: March 6 This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the signature of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor.
Registration for Summer TermMarch 10 at 7:00 a.m.
Last Day to DropApril 10 at 5:00 p.m.Drop courses online through SIS self-service. Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Registration for Fall TermApril 20: Rising and Continuing Seniors
April 22: Rising Juniors
April 24: Rising Sophomores
Last Day to Change Attempted Credits for Spring Independent Academic WorkMay 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Email form to ugregistration@jhu.edu
Faculty Sponsor approval required.
Academic Advisor approval required to go below 12 credits.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
May 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Email form to ugregistration@jhu.edu
Academic Advisor approval required to go below 12 credits.

Spring Signature Requirements After Posted Deadlines

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

Summer 2020

Registration for the summer term opens on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 a.m.

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
(sections 11, 12)
May 26-June 26March 10May 28June 2June 12*
Term II 5 weeks
(sections 21, 22 23)
June 29-July 31March 10July 1July 6July 17*
Summer Pre-College I
2 weeks (sections 41-49)
June 22-July 3March 10June 18June 2June 26*
Summer Pre-College II
2 weeks (sections 51-59)
July 6-July 17March 10July 2July 7July 17*
Summer Pre-College III
2 weeks (sections 61-69)
July 20-July 31March 10July 6July 21July 24*
Online 5 weeks
(section 85)
May 26-June 26March 10May 28June 2June 12*
Online 5 weeks
(section 86)
June 29-July 31March 10July 1July 6July 10*
Online 6 weeks
(section 81)
May 26-July 3March 10May 28June 2June 12
Online 6 weeks
(section 82)
July 6-August 14March 10July 8July 13July 24
Online 8 weeks
(section 88)
June 8-July 31March 10June 10June 15June 26*
Online 10 weeks
(section 87)
May 26-July 31March 10May 28June 2June 12*
500-level Independent Study, Research,
Internship, Thesis
May 26-July 31March 10**July 17**July 21July 24*

*Must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar.
**Online Independent Academic Work Form available through SIS self-service.

There are no classes on Monday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day.
There are no classes on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Signature Requirements

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

Please see the Summer 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.

Fall 2020

ActionDatesNotes
Registration BeginsApril 20: Rising Seniors
April 22: Rising Juniors
April 24: Rising Sophomores
July 13: New Transfers
July 20: New Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; continuous registration is available through August 28
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after May 18“Registration” is defined as your initial add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Wait Lists End
Friday, September 11, 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions Blocked
September 11, 4:30 p.m. -
September 12, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeSeptember 12, 12:01 a.m.
Online through self-service
AS – no approval required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or provide approval
Last Day to Add
Independent Academic Work
October 9
Online through self-service
This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the approval of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor.
Last Day to DropOctober 11
Online through self-service
AS – no approval required, unless dropping below 12 credits
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or provide approval
Last Day to Withdrawal
("W" on Transcript)
November 13, 4:30 p.m.
By email only
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required
Last Day to Change Grading System
(to elect letter grade)
January 10 Online through self-serviceAS – approval from faculty advisor is required if the course is within major or minor
EN – approval from faculty advisor is required

NOTE:

  • The deadline to add/drop SOUL courses is the end of the first week
  • The deadline to withdraw from SOUL courses is the end of the third week

Fall 2020 Course Delivery

Course FormatDefinitionLocationDays/Times
Online- AsynchronousCourse will be offered online and students will not have to participate on a specific date or time. Remote attendance only.OnlineNo days and times will be listed
Online- SynchronousCourse will be offered online and students will be required to participate on a specific date and time. Remote attendance only.OnlineDays and times will be listed
Hybrid
(Graduate Students Only)
Course will have both onsite and online components; there will be a remote attendance/access option for the onsite components.Homewood and Online
(this means part of the course is onsite at Homewood AND part of the course is online, even for students who typically attend in-person)
Days and times will be listed
Onsite
(Graduate Students Only)
Course will be offered onsite with students attending in-person and will also have a remote attendance/access option.HomewoodDays and times will be listed