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ENGINEERING ADVISING WEEK (to select Spring 2020 classes) is October 28- November 1, 2019!

Advising Appointments
Please make sure you meet with your faculty/departmental advisor during Advising Week.  If you’re not sure how you are expected to schedule your advising meeting (sign-up sheets at the department, email the advisor directly, etc.), check with your department.  You will not be able to register for spring classes until your faculty advisor releases the electronic advising alert.  The alert cannot be released by the advisors in the Engineering Advising Office (Bri Lauka, Linda Moulton, Denise Shipley or Eric Simmons).If you have two majors, your advising holds must be released by each of those advisors.

You can see who your faculty advisor is in SIS, in case you do not remember:

Registration Dates
Students can register online for Spring 2020 beginning at 7:00 am on the following days:

Seniors: Starting on Monday, November 4
Juniors: Starting on Wednesday, November 6
Sophomores: Starting on Friday, November 8
Freshmen: Starting on Monday, November 11

For all undergraduates, the last day to register without a late fee is Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Degree Planning Sheet/Degree Checkout Sheet Procedure
You should have a Degree Planning Sheet (or Degree Checkout Sheet) from your department (this could be in the departmental advising manual you were given at Orientation, or be available on the department website as an Excel spreadsheet or Word document).  In preparation for your advising meeting, you should update the sheet with the classes you have completed and are currently taking.  Bring this to your advising meeting (or to email it in advance of the advising meeting, if your department has instructed you to do so). 

Lab Safety Prerequisite
If you are planning to take a lab course in spring 2020, please make sure you pay attention to the lab safety prerequisite notice in the Special Notes section (below the course description) in SIS. If the lab safety prerequisite note is present, you will not be able to register for that lab course unless you have completed the specific lab safety course referenced in the following statement: This course requires the completion of the Laboratory Safety Introductory Course available in MyLearning prior to registration. The course is accessible from the Education tab  through the portal  Please note that this requirement is not applicable to new students registering for their first semester at Hopkins.

If you have already completed this 6-module training for another course, you do not need to retake it.

Important Information about Statistics Course Sequencing
We also want to remind you about the policy on statistics course sequencing. The rules regarding statistics course sequencing can be viewed in the E-catalog. The Registrar’s Office has implemented automatic enforcement of this policy in SIS and it will be operational during the November registration period for Spring 2020 classes.  Students who attempt to register for a statistics course in a reverse sequence will be prevented from doing so.

Music Classes (Peabody and Homewood) and the Distribution Requirement
There is often confusion on the part of students and faculty about which Peabody courses may be counted towards the H/S distribution requirement.  There is a limited number; the list is available in the E-catalog on the Distribution tab.  On a student’s transcript, these courses will appear as and the “H” designator will NOT appear, even for those courses that are approved on the attached list.

In contrast, there are also music courses taught at Homewood in the School of Arts & Sciences.  They will appear on a student’s transcript as   These courses, if approved for the distribution requirement, will appear with the “H” designator as shown below:

AS MUSI 376.250 Introduction to Computer Music H

Important Links
We’ve collated several links that will be useful to you.

1. 2019-2020 E-Catalog (academic policies/procedures)

2.Intersession – Intersession is an optional enrollment period for students which runs from January 6, 2020 – January 24, 2020.  There are academic exploration, study abroad, career exploration, and personal enrichment opportunities. See the website for specific dates, costs, and other requirements.  Some Intersession 2020 classes are already posted, more will be added in the upcoming weeks. Registration for Intersession begins Monday, December  2, 2019.  Please note that a few Intersession opportunities have earlier deadlines (late October through mid-November); see the Intersession website for details.B-More – this is an Intersession program designed specifically for freshmen, which runs from January 21-24, 2020. B-More registration also begins December 2, 2019.

The following information is available now: 
Registrar’s Office information

Post Author: Denise Shipley