New Student Checklist

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

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

Twenty four 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 Log in ID. The JHED ID and password gives admitted students access to a variety of JHU online resources, including online registration and online library services. For step-by-step instructions to activate your JHED Log in visit our tutorial.

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.)

If you’re an online student, we recommend completing our online survey assessment. For more information on online courses, click here.

4. 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

5. Look for your J-Card in the mail two to three weeks after you register for your first class.

The J-Card is the University Identification card and also serves as a library card. With your J-card you can check out library books and add monies to the card to print from computer workstations in the library and the computer lab.  If you do not receive your J-card within 2-3 weeks, email them at: jcard@jhu.edu.

If you would like your J-Card to display your photo, you will need to have your photo taken for your J-Card at the Office ID Card services at Homewood Campus, Baltimore.

To replace a lost/damaged J-Card, visit the ID Card Services here.

6. Visit the Library Website.

Save this Library URL 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 and place online requests for library books and DVDs.  An alternative method for connecting to resources is to use JHConnect.

7. 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.

8. Read the Code of Conduct, which includes a notice on plagiarism.

Code of Conduct  (PDF format) effective June 2007. All students are responsible for knowing and adhering to university policies. Please click here for additional policy information.

9. 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 check-in with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) You may do this in person or online.

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

10. Have questions?

See what other students have asked in Frequently Asked Questions. Also check the contact info web page for your specific academic program to obtain contact information for the associate program chair and advisors in your program.

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