New Student Checklist

Welcome to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs.

To view the slide presentation from a recent on-site orientation, please click here.

1. Activate your Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED) log-in.

Forty eight hours after receiving your decision letter you will be emailed your JHED ID. JHED is a university-wide online directory of students, staff, and faculty. New students need to locate and activate their Login ID. The JHED ID and password give admitted students access to a variety of JHU online resources, including online registration and online library services. If you already have a JHED ID because you are a staff or faculty member at JHU, you will not receive an email. For instructions on activating your JHED, go to this tutorial.

While activating your JHED login, first view your Profile. Be certain to  check your Primary location. It should reflect where you plan to take the majority of your classes. Valid responses are Montgomery County Campus, Online, Washington DC Center or Homewood.

2. Set up your Johns Hopkins Outlook Live e-mail.

All AAP students are required to activate their Hopkins email address. All official communications from AAP and Johns Hopkins University will be sent to this address, including, but not limited to, class assignments, billing information and emergency notifications. For step-by-step instructions to activate your Outlook Live email and to learn to forward your JHU email to another address, visit the Johns Hopkins Information Technology tutorial.

3. Register for your first class. Please be sure to look at your academic program requirements on the program website before registering.

First, review your course options here. If you need help deciding on your first course, email your advisor. Your advisor is listed on your Admissions Decision letter.

When you’re ready to register for your first courses, use the Registration Wizard. (If you are a dual-degree student, you must register for courses offered outside of Advanced Academic Programs by using the registration form and faxing, mailing, or submitting it in person at our enrollment services office.)

For more information on online courses, click here.

4. Please check the refund schedule.

Starting 8 days prior to the first class, you will not receive a full refund for any dropped courses.

5. Add Emergency Contact information to the Student Information System (SIS)

It is important for the University to have an Emergency Contact for you, in a case of emergency. Please enter this information in the SIS.  Go to sis.jhu.edu and log in. Hover over the “Personal Information” tab. Emergency Contact is the third option under “Personal Information.” Please complete this information prior to beginning courses at AAP.

6. Complete the University’s Campus Clarity Training

As an incoming University Community member, you are required to take the CampusClarity “Think About It: Graduate Students” online program. This required online educational course takes approximately 45 minutes and covers key topics related to sexual misconduct, including sexual violence (in compliance with Title IX and Campus SaVE Act requirements).  Please click here to take this required training.

7. Learn about your Financial Aid options.

Click here to learn about loans available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens through the FAFSA. Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office to set up a consultation or ask individual questions: 410-516-8028 or aapfinaid@jhu.edu

8. Request your J-Card.

For more information on obtaining a J-Card, see here.

9. Visit the Library website.

Save this Library webpage to your list of favorites for easy future reference. Using your JHD ID and password, you will be able to access the library off-site, search for articles other electronic resources and place online requests for library books and DVDs. Please contact your librarians if you have any questions.

10. Purchase your textbooks.

Visit the MBS Direct online store to begin purchasing your textbooks. The bookstore opens 4 weeks before the start of the semester/term. If your book is not listed at that time, no textbook information has been entered by the instructor. If that is the case, keep checking back as information is updated daily before the semester start. Orders can also be placed by phone 800-325-3252 or fax 800-499-0143.

Direct questions about your book order to the MBS customer service line at 800-325-3252.

11. Read the Academic Catalog, Student Conduct Code, and the AAP Code of Conduct.

The Academic Catalog contains the academic policies under which you are held. The Student Conduct Code covers student and student group/organization misconduct; it does not cover academic misconduct. The AAP Code of Conduct (PDF format) covers academic misconduct, including plagiarism. All students are responsible for knowing and adhering to university policies. Please click here for additional policy information.

12. International Students check-in with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

If you are an international student who has come to the U.S. on a JHU sponsored visa you must complete your visa paperwork with the Office of International Services (OIS). Their email address is ois@jhu.edu.

Look at the AAP International Students page for information on housing resources and medical insurance.

13. If you are under 26 years old, you must send in a completed immunization form or immunization waiver form (if you meet the criteria for the waiver).

  • Immunization Form (for all students under the age of 26 unless you meet the waiver criteria – required before registering for the first course)
  • Immunization Waiver Form (for students under the age of 26 who are in a fully online program and who do not live in the region surrounding Washington, DC)

Have questions?

See what other students have asked in Frequently Asked Questions. Also, check the contact info web page for your specific academic program.

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