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. Complete the Advising Profile by Tuesday, July 6th on the Blackboard organization site called Class of 2025. This is a questionnaire about your high school experiences, college plans, and/or previous college experiences. Your responses will assist your professional academic advisors when providing feedback to your course registration.
  3. Before registration, you must complete an online Lab Safety Training prior to registering for a lab science class. To access the tutorial, login to my.jhu.edu and go to the myLearning quicklink. Enter 458083 in the search box to locate the appropriate module. Make sure to turn off your pop-up blocker to access the training. We recommend that you complete this by Tuesday, July 6th in order to avoid delays in your registration process beginning on Tuesday, July 20th.
  4. Take the Math Placement Exam by Thursday, July 15th on the Blackboard organization site called Class 2025. The placement exam is an advising tool to help us gauge your preparedness for mathematics at a proper level. Even if you are entering with exam credits—such as AP/IB/GCE—you should still take the placement exam.
  5. If you have complete college courses at another institution and would like to have them evaluated for possible transfer credits, please complete the Incoming First-Year Undergraduate Credit Evaluation Form on Blackboard organization site called WSE Academic Advising.
  6. Prepare for registration:
    • Read the First-Year Academic Guide (available early May). This guide contains the essentials of academic advising, such as exam credits, selecting courses, and other important resources.
    • Read Engineering 101 (available early May). 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.
    • 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.
  7. Make sure that you do not have any registration alerts/holds that will prevent you from registering on time.
  8. 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.
  9. Wait to receive feedback from your assigned professional academic advisor via Blackboard.