Welcome to a sneak peek into your student's FRESHMAN PORTAL, which has been designed specifically to deliver quick and complete access to all of the information your student needs between now and the beginning of classes in August. (August 29, 2011, in case you're wondering)
1) Use Your JHU Email
- Now that you have set-up your JHU email account, remember to use it. Your JHU email address is what we, "The University," will consistently use to communicate with you. Be sure to check it regularly!
- If you prefer to have messages forwarded to your commercial email account, click on the orange tab above labeled "Tech" and find the section with the heading "Steps to Forward Your JHU Email to Another Email Account."
- If you experience any problems with your JHU email account call 410-516-HELP
2) Upload a Photo for your J-Card
Available Now / Deadline: June 15, 2011
- In order for us to have your J-Card ready for you when you arrive on campus in August, you must upload a color photo of yourself. You will be reminded periodically to upload your photo when you login to the Freshman Portal. Keep in mind the picture you send will be the same picture that appears on your ID card. You will pick up your J-Card during the check-in process during your move-in day in August.
- Add J-Cash to your J-Card before arriving to campus to avoid lines on Move-In Day! See www.idcs.jhu.edu for deposit options.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to call ID Card Services at (410) 516-5121, email ID Card Services at email@example.com, or visit the ID Card Services Website at http://www.idcs.jhu.edu.
3) Sign-up for Housing and Dining
Housing Contracts Available Now / Deadline May 27, 2011
- Visit the Incoming Freshman Site on the Housing and Dining website to review community standards and policies, housing options and meal plan choices.
- Note: All Peabody dual degree students will be housed on the Peabody campus. Please refer to Peabody Residental Life for instructions.
- Complete your roommate questionnaire, print two copies of your confirmation page.
- Print, review and sign your housing contract. Mail in one copy of the contract, with confirmation page, by the deadline to:
AMR II Housing
3510 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
- Housing assignments sent via your JHU email account by mid July.
4) Complete Mandatory Freshman Advising Profile
Available Now/Deadline June 21, 2011
5) Send Your Final High School Transcript to Admissions
Deadline July 1, 2011
- All enrolling students must submit their official high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by July 1, 2011. Your high school guidance counselor should submit the final report and transcripts online through Common or Universal Application, or mail your transcript to:
Attention: Application Coordinator
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
6) Begin Preparing for Course Registration
Arts & Science Students
- Read your Freshman Planner. (A printed copy will be mailed in early June.)
- Read your Engineering 101 Guide for a sample schedule based upon your major. (A printed copy will be mailed in early June.)
- Review the Engineering Advising website for additional information.
- Faculty Advisor assignments will be announced in August.
7) Complete Mandatory Pre-Entrance Health Forms AND Online Student Health Portal
Available Now/Deadline July 15, 2011
- Step 1: Click here to complete your mandatory Pre-Entrance Health Forms. (Available Now)
- Please note: The Immunization Form (Step 1) requires a signature from your health care provider.
- Step 2: Online Health Web Portal will be available after June 1.
- The Online Health Web Portal is required in addition to the hard copy forms in Step 1.
- You will have to use your Hopkins ID to login. This is the student ID that we use to identify students. You will find the Hopkins ID at the top of the screen when you sign into ISIS (the Integrated Student Information System-Financial Aid, Registration and Billing).
8) Select Fall Classes
Available July 6, 2011 / Deadline July 31, 2010
- How to utilize ISIS for Registration.
- Access the ISIS system to select your fall classes.
9) Register for Undergraduate Orientation
Available in June / Deadline July 30, 2010
- Review all the details for Orientation.
- Register for Pre-Orientation (optional).
Pre-Orientation, known as "Pre-O," is our outdoor experiential program, held during the week preceding Orientation. It's for incoming freshmen looking to engage in a new experience. We offer several outdoor experiences that run the gamut from water to land, intense to a little more laid-back... we have something for everyone, and no matter what the trip, no experience is necessary.
10) Review and Comply with University Health Insurance Requirement
Available in July
- It is University policy that all students maintain adequate health insurance coverage. You must either purchase the University plan or sign a waiver indicating you have health insurance coverage comparable to the University plan. International Students are required to purchase the University plan. Full details will be available in July.
11) Complete Your Financial Aid Application (for Financial Aid applicants only; otherwise, skip this item)
Available Now / Deadline August 15, 2011
- Review the status of your financial aid application here and see what documents you still need to submit. Login to Online Student Services, click on "Financial Aid," then click on "Requirements." Make sure your file is complete by August 15th so that your fall semester aid will credit on the scheduled distribution dates.
- Sign up here to give online access to your parents so they can view your financial aid awards and receive important financial aid updates and e-mails. This will help us help you! Login to Online Student Services, click on "Personal Info," click on "Authorized User," then click on "Add Authorized User."
- Notify us online of all outside scholarships you are receiving.
12) Pay Fall Semester Bill
Available July 14, 2011 / Deadline August 26, 2011
- Fall semester bills will be mailed on July 14, 2011. You will also be able to access your bill electronically through ISIS on that day. Questions should be directed to the Student Accounts Office.
13) Complete Academic Integrity Training
Available August 1, 2011 / Deadline August 28, 2011
- Now that you have been accepted to Johns Hopkins University, you will need to complete Homewood's online Academic Integrity Training (available in August). This training involves watching a video and taking a short quiz. You will need to answer all the questions correctly to receive credit for completion. If you do not pass the first time, you can review the training content and retake the quiz.
- For more details on ethics policies, consult Academic Ethics for Undergraduates.
- If you have any questions related to ethics, please contact Dean Dorothy Sheppard firstname.lastname@example.org.
14) Don't Forget to Keep Your Parents and Family in the Loop
- This website will provide extremely helpful information to your parents and family members (please share this link with them).
- Did you know that you can designate your parent/guardian (or other third party) as an Authorized User in ISIS? For specific details about what this means, and directions on setting up an Authorized User, click here. Please login to ISIS to initiate this process.
15) Prepare for your Arrival
- Housing assignments will be released in late July.
- Move-in and Check-In Procedures will be available by early August.
- Keep up-to-date with the Class of 2015 Facebook group.
- Keep up-to-date with Important Information on the Orientation website.
- Learn about your J-Card. It's your official ID. It's your access for everything from checking out books from the MSE Library and eating at the Dining Hall to making photocopies, accessing the Computing Lab, or doing your laundry. It's the J-CARD, and when you've got it, you can breeze through college life, one convenient swipe at a time. On campus or off, J-CARD has you covered for it all.
16) Get Involved on Campus
- By getting involved on campus, you will get the full JHU experience. Not only will you meet friends and have stories to tell, but you'll develop leadership and organizational skills that will help you beyond college Our involved student leaders are amongst the best and brightest JHU has to offer.
- Visit the Student Life website to find out more about student organizations, campus events and arts programs.
- Read about the student organizations on campus by visiting Hopkins Groups.
- Create a log-in on events.jhu.edu so that you can organize events that you want to attend
- Plan to attend the Student Activities Fair on the first Friday of classes so you can learn about over 200 student organizations on campus.
- Become a fan of Student Life on Facebook.