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 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

Fall 2018

ActionDatesNotes
Registration BeginsApril 9: Rising Seniors
April 11: Rising Juniors
April 13: Rising Sophomores
June 28: New Transfers
July 3: New Freshmen
Registration opens at 7 a.m. on respective day; continuous registration is available through August 29
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registrations on or after May 7“Registration” is defined as your initial add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Waitlists End
Friday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions Blocked
September 14, 4:30 p.m. -
September 15, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: September 15 at 12:01 a.m.
In person: September 17
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Last Day to Add
Independent Academic Work
October 12This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the signature of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor.
Last Day to DropIn person: October 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Online: October 14
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Registration for Spring TermNovember 5: Seniors
November 7: Juniors
November 9: Sophomores
November 12: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day
Last Day to Change Grading System
(to or from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
November 16 at 4:30 p.m.
In person Only
AS – signature from faculty advisor is required if the course is within major or minor
EN – signature from faculty advisor is required
Last Day to Withdrawal
("W" on Transcript)
November 16 at 4:30 p.m.
In person Only
AS – no signature required
EN – Signature from faculty advisor is required

Fall Signature Requirements After Posted Deadlines

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering, PB: Post‐Baccalaureate

Intersession 2018 (2019 Coming Soon)

 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

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

Spring 2019 – Registration begins in November based on Year of Study, click for details

ActionDatesNotes
Registration BeginsNovember 5, 2018: Seniors
November 7, 2018: Juniors
November 9, 2018: Sophomores
November 12, 2018: Freshmen
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through January 27
Late Registration FeeAssessed for registration on or after December 3“Registration” is defined as your initial add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
and Waitlists End
February 8 at 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions BlockedFebruary 8, 4:30 p.m. -
February 9, 12:00 a.m.
Course Drops ResumeOnline: February 9 at 12:01 a.m.
In person: February 11
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Last Day to Add
Independent Academic Work
March 8This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the signature of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor.
Last Day to DropIn person:March 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Online: March 10
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Registration for Fall TermApril 8: Rising and Continuing Seniors
April 10: Rising Juniors
April 12: Rising Sophomores
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on respective day
Last Day to Change Grading System
(to or from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
April 19 at 4:30 p.m.
In person Only
AS – signature from faculty advisor is required if the course is within major or minor
EN – signature from faculty advisor is required
Last Day to Withdraw
("W" on Transcript)
April 19 at 4:30 p.m.
In person Only
AS – no signature required
EN – Signature from faculty advisor is required

Spring Signature Requirements After Posted Deadlines

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering, PB: Post‐Baccalaureate

Summer 2018

Term NameCourse DatesRegistration PeriodLast 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, 85)
May 29-June 29March 6-May 31May 31June 5June 15*
Term II 5 weeks
(sections 21, 22, 86)
July 2-August 3**March 6-July 5July 5July 9July 20*
Discover Hopkins I
2 weeks (sections 41-46)
June 25-July 6**March 6-June 21June 21June 26June 29*
Discover Hopkins II
2 weeks (sections 51-56)
July 9-July 20March 6-July 5July 5July 10July 13*
Discover Hopkins III
2 weeks (sections 61-66)
July 23-August 3March 6-July 19July 19July 24July 27*
Mini Term I 2 weeks
(sections 71, 72)
June 25-July 6**March 6-June 21June 21June 26June 29*
Mini Term II 2 weeks
(sections 73, 74)
July 9-July 20March 6-July 5July 5July 10July 13*
Mini Term III 2 weeks
(sections 75, 76)
July 23-August 3March 6-July 19July 19July 24July 27*
Online 10 weeks
(section 87)
May 29-August 3March 6-May 31May 31June 5June 15*
Online 8 weeks
(section 88)
June 11-August 3March 6-June 13June 13June 18June 29*
Independent Study,
Independent Research,
Internship,
Thesis
May 29-August 3March 6-July 5*July 5*July 9July 20*
Study in the USA
(sections 14, 24)
Information available at the Summer Programs Website

There are no classes on Wednesday, July 4th.

*Must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

**Must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

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.