New Student Checklist

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

We are thrilled to welcome you to our community of diverse, talented learners at AAP. Our hope is that through your academic program you will gain the skills and insights to advance your career, grow personally and professionally, and reach your goals. We look forward to partnering with you for your success.

Before you begin your first semester, please review the New Student Checklist.

If you have questions not covered in the checklist, FAQ or overview, please contact us.

New Student Checklist

New Student Orientation

Virtual Student Orientation

If you have any questions about the New Student Orientation, email

Activate your Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED) ID.

48-72 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.

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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.

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.

Check the refund schedule.

Please check the refund schedule.

Starting the first day of class, you will not receive a full refund for any dropped courses.

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

It is important for the University to have an Emergency Contact for you, in case of emergency. Please enter this information in the SIS.  Go to 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.

Complete the University’s Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training

As an incoming University Community member, you are required to take the Title IX and Harassment Prevention online program. This required online educational course takes at least 90 minutes and covers key topics related to sexual misconduct, sexual violence (in compliance with Title IX and Campus SaVE Act requirements), and preventing discrimination and harassment in academic and work environments. You can access the training through myLearning via and navigate to Education and myLearning on the left navigation bar or directly through this link: Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training.

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

Request your J-Card.

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

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.

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.

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 covers academic misconduct, including plagiarism. All students are responsible for knowing and adhering to university policies. Please click here for additional policy information.

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

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

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)
Complete the Academic Integrity Course.

All students at AAP are automatically enrolled in Avoiding Plagiarism at JHU: a course that covers the basics of academic integrity.

Instructions on accessing Avoiding Plagiarism Course

Take the Avoiding Plagiarism Course

This course will help you learn the basics of avoiding plagiarism during your academic career and beyond. Follow the directions below to access the course. 

Access the Site

Note:  You have been pre-enrolled in the course.  You will see The Avoiding Plagiarism course has automatically been added to your myLearning plan. 

  1. Go to the Avoiding Plagiarism Course Page on MyLearning (opens in a new window)
  2. Log on using your JHED account if prompted to. 
  3. You should be on the Avoiding Plagiarism course page. Please read the directions. 
  4. Then scroll down and begin by selecting “Module 0 – Introduction.”

Downloading Your Certificate

When you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate that will serve as proof you have completed this course. You can access your certificate in the future from myLearning under the “My History” page. 

Quick Access in the Future

Your work in the Avoiding Plagiarism module will be available from myLearning on the “My Plan” page until you have completed it. Remember, you do not have to take the course all at once. You can come to stop, logout and come back to resume exactly where you stopped.

Once you have completed the entire course, you will see the course on the  “My History” page of myLearning

Report Technical Issues

If you have any technical issues, please ensure your browser’s popup blocker is disabled.

If that does not resolve the issue, please submit a technical issue report. The tickets come directly to the Avoiding Plagiarism team and you should receive a response in less than 24 hours.

Special Considerations

Need accommodations for a documented disability? Contact Disability Support Services.

Have questions?

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

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