New Student Checklist
Welcome to the Advanced Academic Programs division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences!
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.
Welcome! At the start of each semester, new students will be shared our new student orientation information to their JHU email account. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
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 Online, Washington DC Center, or Homewood Campus.
All AAP students are required to activate their Johns Hopkins University 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. Learn more about setting up your email account.
Please be sure to look at your academic program requirements on the program website before registering.
If you need help deciding on your first course, email [email protected]. The Office of Advanced Academic Programs Advising can support you with scheduling.
When you’re ready to register for your first courses, use the Registration Checklist.
Please check the refund schedule.
Starting the first day of class, you will not receive a full refund for any dropped courses.
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 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.
As an incoming University Community member, you are required to take the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Graduate Module 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.
Students will be automatically assigned the Sexual Assault Prevention Training Graduate module through MyLearning and will receive an e-mail with a link to the training. Should you not receive this information, you may log in to my.jhu.edu and select “MyLearning” under the Education tab. Once in the MyLearning platform students can access the training by choosing “My Plan” and toggling to the auto-enrollment tab. More information regarding the training can be found on the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training website.
For more information on obtaining a J-Card, see here.
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.
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.
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.
All students at AAP are automatically enrolled in Avoiding Plagiarism at JHU: a course that covers the basics of academic integrity. Learn more about taking the Avoiding Plagiarism Course and accessing the site here.
You will need to complete the Canvas Student Orientation Training in order to access the courses at the start of the semester. All AAP programs require students complete this training before they can access their courses.
For help checking if you have already completed the training see: How to check if you have passed the Canvas Training Modules.
Logging in and Accessing the AAP Student Gateway
STEP ONE – Log In Log in to Canvas using the following steps:
1. Go to myjh.
2. Move down the page to Technology and expand the section.
a. Favorite Office 365 Portal by clicking on the heart (this will pin it to the top of the page).
b. Launch Office 365 Portal (this will open in a new tab).
3. Move down the page to the Education section and expand the section.
a. Favorite the Canvas Portal by clicking on the heart (this will pin it to the top of the page). If you do not have the ability to pin Canvas (or do not see the Canvas Portal), you can access via this link to Canvas and bookmark it at this time.
b. Launch the Canvas Portal (this will open Canvas in a new tab).
4. You can also access Canvas on a mobile device.
STEP TWO – Access The AAP Student Gateway
Access the AAP Student Gateway and complete the Canvas Training Modules using the following steps:
2. Choose your learning pathway. You will have two options to choose from:
a. Pathway One: New Canvas User
3. Complete Canvas Orientation for Students Modules 1-3
a. Pathway Two: Previous Canvas User
4. Complete Learning Pathway 2 – Checkpoint Activities and Course Assessment
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