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

Registering for two classes that meet at the same time or at overlapping times is not permitted, except as a temporary measure during the first two 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. Students receive a warning about time conflicts during the self-service registration process. Conflicts can be resolved as follows:

  • Student must drop one of the conflicting courses by the end of week two of the current semester.
  • For any exceptions, student must reach an agreement with the faculty of both conflicting courses. The approval must be documented in student records. Approvals can be submitted via SEAM case management system by student.

If the student does not resolve the conflict, they will be administratively dropped from one of their conflicting courses the 3rd week of the classes of the current term without any further notice. The course which was added later will be subject to this action.

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 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.

Communications

In case you missed it: Here are some communications sent to undergraduate students from the Office of the Registrar-Homewood Schools.

Thursday, January 19, 2023- PDF Document: Spring 2023-Time Conflict

Friday, November 18, 2022- PDF Document: Intersession 2023 Registration

Friday, October 21,2022-PDF Document: Spring 2023- Undergraduate Student Registration Information

Wednesday, September 28, 2022-PDF Document: Electronic Incomplete Grade Contract – Student Self Service (SIS-Self-Service)

Friday, August 12, 2022- PDF Document: JHU-Time Conflict Request Form

Friday, July 29, 2022- PDF Document: 2022-2023 JHU Student Health Benefits

Friday, July 29, 2022- PDF Document: Fall 2022-Time Conflict

Term Dates & Deadlines

Summer 2023

Registration for the summer term opens on Tuesday, March 7th 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 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • There are no classes on Monday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth
  • There are no classes on Tuesday, 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 2022

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Fall Term
April 11: Rising Seniors & Graduate Students
April 13: Rising Juniors
April 15: Rising Sophomores
July 18: New Transfer Students
July 25: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through September 9th
Late Registration Fee

Assessed for registrations on or after May 9
"Registration” is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses and Waitlists
September 9 at 12:00 p.m.
All SIS Actions Blocked
September 9 at 12:00 p.m. -
September 10 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops Resume
Online: September 10 at 12:01 a.m.
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release 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 Drop
Online: October 9
Drop courses online through SIS self-service. Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
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 – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required
Registration for Spring Term
November 11: Seniors & Graduate Students
November 14: Juniors
November 16: Sophomores
November 18: Freshman
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. EST on respective day.
Last day to change enrollment grading system:
- to 'S/U' for undergraduate students

November 11
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/
Last day to change enrollment grading system:
- to 'Audit' for graduate students
October 9
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/

Fall 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

Fall 2022 Course Delivery

Course FormatDefinitionLocation
Asynchronous Online All course content delivered online with no set meetings. Students learn same material independently.Online
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online Most course content delivered online with no set meetings supplemented with some synchronous scheduled sessions.Online
Hybrid Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Course content delivered partially in person and partially online, with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.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)
Hybrid In-person and Asynchronous Online Content delivered partially online in an asynchronous manner and partially in-person.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)
Hybrid In-Person and Synchronous Online Content delivered partially online in a synchronous manner and partially in-person.(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)
In-Person Both the instructor and the students meet in-person, in a dedicated instructional space.Homewood
In-Person, Live to Classroom Content delivered to students in an instructional space with a remote instructor.Homewood
Synchronous Online Course content delivered online at a specific day/time as noted in the schedule.Online
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online All course content delivered online at a specific day/time as noted in the schedule with some additional asynchronous sessions.Online

Fall 2022 Term 1

Action
DatesNotes
Registration for Fall Term
April 11: Rising Seniors & Graduate Students
April 13: Rising Juniors
April 15: Rising Sophomores
July 18: New Transfer Students
July 25: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through September 9th
Late Registration Fee
Assessed for registrations on or after September 26
“Registration” is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses and Waitlists
September 9 at 12:00 p.m.
All SIS Actions Blocked
September 9 at 12:00 p.m. -
September 10 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops Resume
Online: September 10 at 12:01 a.m.
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold
Last Day to Drop
Online: September 18
Drop courses online through SIS self-service. Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
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 – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required
Last day to change enrollment grading system:
- to 'S/U' for undergraduate students

September 30
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/
Last day to change enrollment grading system:
- to 'Audit' for graduate students
September 18
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/

Fall 2022 Term 2

Action
DatesNotes
Registration for Fall Term
April 11: Rising Seniors & Graduate Students
April 13: Rising Juniors
April 15: Rising Sophomores
July 18: New Transfer Students
July 25: New Students
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through September 9th
Late Registration Fee
Assessed for registrations on or after September 26
"Registration” is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses and Waitlists
November 4

All SIS Actions Blocked
September 9 at 12:00 p.m. -
September 10 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops Resume
Online: September 10 at 12:01 a.m.
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release 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
Last Day to Drop
Online: November 13
Drop courses online through SIS self-service. Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
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 – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required
Last day to change enrollment grading system:
- to 'S/U' for undergraduate students

December 2
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/
Last day to change enrollment grading system:
- to 'Audit' for graduate students
November 13
SEAM: Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/

SOUL Courses- Fall 2022 Term 2

ActionDatesNoes
SOUL Classes BeginOctober 26
Last Day to Add or Drop a SOUL courseNovember 1Add or Drop courses online through SIS self-service. Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw from a SOUL courseNovember 16 @4:30pm
Last day for course withdrawal via Case Management System: https://support.sis.jhu.edu/case/.
AS – no approval required, unless withdrawing below 12 credits.
EN – Approval from faculty advisor is required.

Intersession 2023

Registration for intersession courses begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 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 3 - January 20January 5January 8January 10No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 13, 14, 15 & 16January 3 - January 20January 5January 8January 10No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 12January 3 - January 13January 5January 8January 10
Section 22January 9 - January 20January 11January 15January 17No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 11January 3 - January 6January 3January 4January 5
Section 21January 9 - January 13January 9January 10January 11
Section 31
Non-B'More
January 17 - January 20January 17January 18January 19No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Section 33**
B'More
January 17- January 20January 17January 18January 19No Classes on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

*Via Case Management System Only
**B’More Courses (section 33) are for freshmen only

Spring 2023

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Spring TermNovember 11: Seniors
November 14: Juniors
November 16: Sophomores
November 18: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through February 3rd at 12 p.m.
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after December 12Registration is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Waitlists End
February 3 at 12 p.m.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 3 at 12:01 p.m. -
February 4 at 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 4 at 12:01 a.m.AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Last Day to Add
Independent Academic Work
Online: March 5 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 5Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
April 14 at 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 14
SEAM Case
Last Day to Change Credits for Independent Academic Work April 14
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 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

Spring 2023 Term 1

ActionDatesNotes
Registration for Spring termNovember 11: Seniors
November 14: Juniors
November 16: Sophomores
November 18: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through February 3rd
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after December 12Registration is defined as your initial course add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses and WaitlistsFebruary 3 at 12:00 p.m.Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 3, 12:01 p.m. -
February 4, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 4 at 12:01 a.m.
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold
Last Day to DropOnline: February 12
Contact Academic Advisor if you have an alert.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
February 24 at 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 'S/U'
Online: February 24
SEAM Case

Spring 2023 Term 2

ActionDatesNotes
Registration BeginsNovember 11: Seniors
November 14: Juniors
November 16: Sophomores
November 18: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. EST
Last Day to Add Courses
End
March 31Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to DropOnline: April 16
Faculty Advisor/Department Chair signature/email is required
OR
Faculty Advisor must release the advising hold.
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
April 28 at 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 'S/U'
April 28
SEAM Case