Incoming Freshman 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. Check your JHU email. Read your JHU email once a day during the summer and school year. Your Hopkins email is the primary source of communication between the university and students.
  2. Complete the First-Year Advising Profile.
  3. Begin preparation for registration:
    1. Watch the SIS registration tutorial video.
    2. Read the First-Year Academic Guide.
    3. Review the freshmen FAQs.
    4. Find out how to contact your academic advisor.
  4. Determine placement in: language/music/math/chemistry.
  5. Select your classes:
    1. If you don’t know your AP scores yet, make your best guess as to your possible scores.
    2. Understand your exam credit and/or transfer credit.
    3. Review degree programs.
    4. Review the semester course schedule and sample first-semester schedules
    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.