Welcome to Johns Hopkins University!

The Office of Undergraduate Affairs/Engineering Advising is here to ensure that you have access to the support, resources, and information you need to make the most of your academic career.

The information below will help you to register for your first-semester classes. Please review the information and follow the directions carefully.

1. Check your JHU email daily. Your Hopkins email is the primary source of communication from the university.

2. Before registering, students must complete several mandatory items on the Canvas site called WSE Academic Advising. 

3. Prepare for registration:

  • Read the First-Year Academic Guide. This guide contains the essentials of academic advising, such as exam credits, selecting courses, and other important resources.
  • Read the Engineering 101 Guide. This is an introduction to the engineering programs at JHU. It provides recommended course schedule for your first two semesters and is designed to be used in tandem with the First-Year Academic Guide. You can also learn about the many student groups available to enhance your academic experience in engineering.
  • Review the various majors and minors offered in Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering.
  • Review the Advising Timeline and make note of the Welcome to WSE webinar on June 14, 2023. Additionally, review the WSE Department & Centers Information Sessions to be held June 15-26.  
  • Explore Semester.ly. This is a comprehensive scheduling planning tool and it is used to find classes that fit your schedule, provide access to course evaluations and ratings, textbooks, and much more. 
  • Review the language placement exam information if you wish to a language course in your first semester at JHU.
  • Private instruction in voice, piano, and orchestral instruments is offered through Peabody Conservatory and Preparatory. For information about audition and registration, please visit the Peabody at Homewood Music Minor website.
  • Make sure that you do not have any registration alerts/holds that will prevent you from registering on time.
  • Load your courses to My Cart in SIS

4. Register for classes on time! Popular courses tend to fill up quickly. Remember, current Hopkins students already registered for the fall semester in April. Therefore, you may have to join the waitlist for some classes. Please do not contact the instructor to get into the course. Follow the waitlist policy.

5. After you register for courses, a professional academic advisor will provide feedback once you request a schedule review. The directions on how to trigger the review will be posted on the Canvas site.