Incoming Freshmen Checklist

Welcome to Hopkins! The Office of Academic Advising is here to support you in your academic pursuit and assist you during your transition to life at JHU.

Below are the steps you must take before you can register for classes:

  1. Watch the SIS registration tutorial video
  2. Complete the freshman advising profile
  3. Begin preparation for registration
    1. Read the PDF Document: First-Year Academic Guide
    2. Review the freshmen FAQs
    3. Find out how to contact your academic advisor
  4. Take appropriate math/language placement exams
  5. Select your classes
    1. If you don’t know your AP scores yet, make your best guess as to your possible scores and register
    2. Understand your exam credit and/or transfer credit
    3. Review degree programs
    4. Review the semester course schedule
    5. Read the freshmen scheduling tips
    6. Add courses to My Cart in SIS
  6. Register for classes
  7. Relax and wait to receive feedback from your advisor via email