Welcome to Johns Hopkins! 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 careers.

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 on July 22nd, students must complete several mandatory items on the Blackboard organization site called WSE Academic Advising.  Under the “Incoming First-Year Student” section on the left toolbar, click on Fall 2021 Registration. Make sure to complete the items under the “BEFORE Registration: Mandatory To-Do-List” folder by the due dates.
  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 schedules 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.
    • Complete this form if you have taken a course(s) at a college or university and you would like to have it evaluated for potential transfer. The deadline to submit this is September 17th.
    • Review your degree requirements using the University catalogue.
    • 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.
    • Load your courses to My Cart in SIS.
      • If you want to take a language course for personal enrichment or to fulfill requirements for major/minor, you should take the language placement test.
      • Private instruction in voice, piano, and orchestral instruments is offered through the Peabody Conservatory and Preparatory. For information about audition and registration, please visit the Peabody at Homewood Music Minor website.
  4. Make sure that you do not have any registration alerts/holds that will prevent you from registering on time.
  5. Register for classes on time! Popular courses tend to fill up quickly. Remember, 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.
  6. Wait to receive feedback from your assigned professional academic advisor via Blackboard.