Undergraduate Registration

Important Notices/Instructions

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.

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 “Lab Safety Tutorial” (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 myLearning Lab Safety Tutorial in advance of registration for your class, but no later than 3:30 AM on the day of registration.

 

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 2017

Action Dates Notes
Registration Begins Rising Seniors: Mon, April 10
Rising Juniors: Thurs, April 13
Rising Sophomores: Wed, April 19
Registration opens at 7 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through August 30
Late Registration Fee Assessed for registrations on or after May 8 “Registration” is defined as your initial add for a semester
Last Day to Add Courses
(in-person or online)
and Waitlist End
Friday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m.
All SIS Actions Blocked
(in-person or online)
4:30 p.m. September 15 through
12:00 a.m. September 16
Course Drops Resume Online: September 16 at 12:01 a.m.
In-person: September 18
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Last Day to Add
Independent Academic Work
October 13 This includes Independent Studies, Research, Theses, and Internships.
All require the signature of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor.
Last Day to Drop In-person: October 13
Online: October 15
AS – no signature required
EN – faculty advisor must release Advising hold or sign drop slip
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
(S/U Option)
In-person Only
April 10 through November 17
AS – signature from faculty advisor is required if the course is within major or minor
EN – signature from faculty advisor is required
Course Withdrawals
("W" on Transcript)
In-person Only
October 16 through November 17
AS – no signature required
EN – Signature from faculty advisor is required

Fall Signature Requirements After Posted Deadlines

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

AS: Arts and Sciences, EN: Engineering

Summer 2017

Additional information on summer term is available at the Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins website.

Term I (sections 11, 12, 74, 91) & Online Psychology (section 87)^: May 23–June 24

Registration Period March 8-May 27
Tuition Due

May 13

Last Day to Add May 27
Last Day to Drop (no record on transcript) May 29
Last Day to Withdraw (W on transcript) or Change Grading System* June 10
100% Refund Drop Period before or on April 29
90% Refund Drop Period April 30-May 25
75% Refund Drop Period May 26-May 29
50% Refund Withdrawal Period May 30-June 5
0% Refund Withdrawal Period June 6-June10


^Non-JHU Students must be registered by May 15, 2016 for online Psychology
*Grading System Changes must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

Term II (sections 21, 22, 23, 75, 92) & Online Math (section 88)^: June 27–July 29

Registration Period March 8-July 1
Tuition Due

June 17
Last Day to Add July 1
Last Day to Drop (no record on transcript) July 3
Last Day to Withdraw (W on transcript) or Change Grading System* July 15
100% Refund Drop Period before or on May 27
90% Refund Drop Period May 28-June 29
75% Refund Drop Period June 30-July 3
50% Refund Withdrawal Period July 4-July 10
0% Refund Withdrawal Period July 11-July 15


^Online Math courses begin on June 6
^Non-JHU students must be registered by May 29, 2016 for Online Math
*Grading System Changes must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

Mini Term I (sections 71, 76, 93): June 20–July 1

Registration Period March 8–June 18

Tuition Due

June 10
Last Day to Add June 18
Last Day to Drop (no record on transcript) June 22
Last Day to Withdraw (W on transcript) or Change Grading System* June 25
100% Refund Drop Period before or on June 20
90% Refund Drop Period n/a
75% Refund Drop Period n/a
50% Refund Withdrawal Period June 21
0% Refund Withdrawal Period June 22-June 25

*Grading System Changes must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

Mini Term II (sections 72, 77, 94): July 5–July 15

Registration Period March 8–July 2
Tuition Due

June 24
Last Day to Add July 2
Last Day to Drop (no record on transcript) July 6
Last Day to Withdraw (W on transcript) or Change Grading System* July 9
100% Refund Drop Period before or on July 5
90% Refund Drop Period n/a
75% Refund Drop Period n/a
50% Refund Withdrawal Period July 6
0% Refund Withdrawal Period July 7–July 9

*Grading System Changes must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

Mini Term III (sections 73, 78, 95): July 18–July 29

Registration Period March 8–July 16
Tuition Due

July 8
Last Day to Add July 16
Last Day to Drop (no record on transcript) July 20
Last Day to Withdraw (W on transcript) or Change Grading System* July 23
100% Refund Drop Period before or on July 18
90% Refund Drop Period n/a
75% Refund Drop Period n/a
50% Refund Withdrawal Period July 19
0% Refund Withdrawal Period July 20-July 23

*Grading System Changes must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

Independent Academic Work (ind. study, research, internship, thesis): May 23–July 29

Registration Period March 8-July 1^

Tuition Due

No tuition charge
Last Day to Add July 1
Last Day to Drop (no record on transcript) July 3
Last Day to Withdraw (W on transcript) or Change Grading System* July 15

^Registration must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar
*Grading System Changes must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar

Non-Academic Department Offerings & Graduate Level: May 23–July 29

Non-Academic Registration Period March 8
Graduate Level Registration Period

April 5
Tuition Due May 13
Last Day to Add June 3
Last Day to Drop (no record on transcript) June 5
Last Day to Withdraw (W on transcript) or Change Grading System* July 3

*Grading System Changes 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 Affairs and Summer Programs
  • After Drop or Withdrawal Deadline:
    • AS – signatures required (in order) Academic Advising and Summer Programs
    • EN – signatures required (in order) Academic Affairs 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 Affairs signatures required

Spring 2017

Action Dates Notes
Registration Begins Seniors: November 7
Juniors: November 9
Sophomores: November 11
Freshmen: November 14
Registration opens at 7 a.m. on respective day; Continuous registration is available through January 29
Late Registration Fee Assessed for registration on or after December 5 “Registration” is defined as your initial add for a semester
Tuition Due January 27
Online and In-Person Course Add and Drop November 7–February 10 at 4:30 p.m. No signature required if no electronic holds
Last Day to Add and Waitlist End February 10 This deadline includes Independent Study and Internship
which requires the signature of a full‐time Homewood Faculty Sponsor
Research February 13–March 10 (in-person)
February 13–March 12 (online)
Requires the signature of a full-time Homewood Faculty Sponsor
Course Drops In-Person February 13–March 10 (in-person)
February 11 at 12:01 a.m. through March 12 (online)
AS – No signature required
EN – Signature from faculty advisor required
Course Withdrawals ("W" on Transcript) (In-Person Only) March 13–April 21 AS – No signature required
EN – Signature from faculty advisor required
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (in-person only) November 7–April 21 AS – Signature from faculty advisor required if within major/minor
EN – Signature from faculty advisor required

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