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Thank you for considering spending part of your summer at Johns Hopkins University. Here is what you need to know about studying with us.

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Common Questions for Students

Common Questions for Parents and Guardians

Living on Hopkins Campus

What are your expectations/code of conduct?

Classes: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Common Questions for Students

Why should I enroll in a Johns Hopkins University summer offering?

Pre-College students can accelerate their entry into college life in a fast-paced environment while earning academic credit from a top university.

Visiting undergraduate students can explore new academic interests with an intensive course of study, or tackle a required course with focus and energy.

Both pre-college and visiting undergraduate students may request an academic transcript after the program or course completion.

Can I earn Hopkins credit?

 Students who successfully complete their Summer Academy, Summer Intensive, or Summer Term requirements are eligible to earn Johns Hopkins University academic credit. Please be sure to check the course description to see how many credits are being offered for a specific offering.

What are the benefits of a non-credit program?

 Non-credit (or enrichment) enrollment benefits students in many ways. Without the pressure of a letter grade, students often report they feel freer to engage at a college-level in order to explore their interests and future academic plans. Many are unsure about college, life majors, time-management, or performance. Summer at Hopkins offers students the opportunity to try out college, gauge their interests, and add something distinctive to their résumés.

Is my spot guaranteed in a course that I apply to?

Pre-college and visiting undergraduate students are accepted into a program, not a specific course. We cannot guarantee a spot in any course until the entire enrollment process is complete. To maximize your chances of getting into a popular course before it fills, please complete your application and, upon acceptance, your enrollment requirements as soon as possible. If accepted, you will receive a final admission decision via the application portal and a link to pay your tuition deposit. Upon receiving these and your signed Summer at Hopkins policies signature page, we can enroll you in a particular course. Scheduling for online-only courses may differ from the session dates listed.

 

If I am 18 years or older by the program start date, can I participate in a pre-college program?

Yes. We accept students who are over 18 into our pre-college programs.

I am homeschooled. May I apply?

Yes, we welcome applications from students who are being schooled at home. Applicants must show evidence of their ability to do college-level academic work. The following forms of evidence will be considered:

 

  • A transcript or other documentation from an accredited home-schooling agency that the applicant is in excellent academic standing and/or has satisfactorily completed the equivalent of a high school degree program.
  • counselor report (other than family)
  • one letter of recommendation (other than family)
I’m an international student. What English Language Proficiency tests are required?

It is essential that you be able to study in English when attending Johns Hopkins University this summer.  To assure yourself, and your family, that you have the speaking and writing skills needed to succeed in a college class, the program has established language proficiency minimums that our English as a second language students must meet in order to be admitted.  You can provide evidence of your English proficiency by submitting scores from a standard examination test, such as TOEFL (iBT), IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test (DET).

The minimum scores needed are:

  • 100 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT), with preferred sub-scores of
    • Reading – 26
    • Listening – 26
    • Writing – 22
    • Speaking – 25
  • IELTS
    • 7.0 on each band
  • Duolingo English Test (DET)
    • 120 or higher
If I can’t arrange an appointment with my doctor to complete my medical form before I arrive on campus, what should I do?

It is important to get your medical information submitted prior to arrival. If you absolutely cannot, please make an appointment before arriving with the JHU Student Health & Wellness Center.
If medical forms are not completed within 24 hours of student arrival, you may be dismissed from the program.

Please note that the costs/fees associated with vaccinations received on campus are not covered by JHU affiliated health/medical insurance. For this reason, we encourage students to fulfill these requirements prior to their arrival.

What is considered an official transcript?

JHU Summer at Hopkins accepts official academic transcripts submitted directly from your home institution to JHU Summer at Hopkins.

Emailed to:
Summer@jhu.edu

Mailed to:
Johns Hopkins University
Summer at Hopkins
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2005

International Institutions:

JHU Summer at Hopkins accepts official academic transcripts submitted directly from your home institution to JHU Summer at Hopkins. Students attending an institution outside the United States must have official transcripts (in English).

Students unable to send official transcripts in English must submit official transcripts to JHU Summer at Hopkins with a notarized translation.

Emailed to:
Summer@jhu.edu

Mailed to:
Johns Hopkins University
Summer at Hopkins
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2005

Can I go off campus during my stay at Hopkins?

 If you are under 18, written permission is required from your parent and/or guardian. All requests must be sent to precollege@jhu.edu. The residential staff must review and approve all requests. Students will also undergo a check-out process before you are permitted to leave campus.

Can I apply for Financial Assistance?

Financial Assistance is distributed on a need basis. Financial Assistance applications must be accompanied by a completed program application. The Financial Assistance deadline is March 16th, 2020. Financial Assistance decision letters will be distributed by April 13th, 2020.

When is the deadline to apply?

Summer at Hopkins admits students on a rolling basis. Keep in mind that due to the popularity of some summer programs/courses, we highly recommend applying as soon as possible before they fill up.

I am a current JHU student. How do I register for summer classes?

You may register yourself online via SIS.
Please review the add/drop/and refund policy as this is different for the Summer Term than the regular academic year.

What are the application requirements?

Please visit our Application page for more information.

What are the costs and types of programs you offer?

For more information regarding costs and program options, please visit the program details page.

How can I be assured of the safety and security while on campus?

A safe campus environment for summer residents and guests is our top priority. Here are some of the ways we work to create that environment at Johns Hopkins University:

Officers & Patrols

The JHU Homewood and Medical campuses are patrolled on foot, on bicycles, on Segways, and in cars, by campus police, security officers, and off-duty Baltimore police and sheriff’s officers. These professionals work in tandem to provide constant surveillance and emergency responses. Our campus security team work around the clock to ensure that JHU campuses are safe, and respond to requests for assistance as dispatched by the JHU Emergency Communications Center.

Blue Light Phones

A network of emergency phones, called “Blue Light Phones,” exists on the Homewood and Medical campuses for use by students and others to notify campus police of emergencies and dangers.

Press the red emergency (or panic) button, and wait for a police dispatcher to respond. Provide as much information as you can about your situation and concern. A patrol cruiser will be dispatched to your location.

Closed-Circuit Video Cameras

All Johns Hopkins University campuses are outfitted with a network of video cameras, monitored by staff at the JHU Emergency Communications Center. These cameras monitor campus safety and provide round-the-clock surveillance of the Homewood – and other – campuses.

LiveSafe App

The LiveSafe App, for iOS and Android devices, provides two-way communications between university security personnel, peer-to-peer monitoring, and self-service safety opportunities. The app gives you and others a direct line to campus police to summon an emergency response from your phone.

Emergency Alert Text Messaging System

An emergency text alert system is available to broadcast emergency information to subscribers.  It is used by campus security officials to alert the community to imminent threats and

recommended actions if needed.

Residence Hall Security

Our residence halls all have 24/7 guarded entrances and require a campus ID for access.   

Escort Program

Students who don’t feel safe or are ill can call Campus Security for a walking or vehicle escort on or around campus. In addition to the Campus Security escort program, Transportation Services offers fast and free rides to students, faculty, and staff, 24/7 through its Blue Jay Shuttle and Night Ride services

What if I have a health-related concern?

If you have a health concern, and it is not an emergency, please call the Johns Hopkins University Student Health and Wellness Center to schedule an appointment at 410-516-8270. If you need to speak to the on-call nurse triage service when the JHU Student Health and Wellness Center is closed, please call 410-516-8270 and you will be connected.

 

Summer Hours:

(M)  May 25:  CLOSED for Memorial Day
(T)    May 26:  8:30 – 4:45pm (closed 12 -1 for lunch)
(W & TH) May 29, May 30:  1:00 – 4:45pm
(F)   May 29:  8:30 – 4:45pm

June 21 – August 1
Monday and Friday:  8:30am – 4:45pm (closed 12 – 1 for lunch)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  1:00 – 4:45pm
Closed:  Friday, July 3 (Holiday observed)

Please note that the costs/fees associated with vaccinations received on campus are not covered by JHU affiliated health/medical insurance. For this reason, we encourage students to fulfill these requirements prior to their arrival.

What policies related to conduct should I be aware of?

Be sure to read the policy section of the website, which outlines student responsibilities for conduct, attendance, and academic integrity. Summer at Hopkins puts safety first, and program rules prohibiting involvement with alcohol and drugs are an important factor in our effort to provide you with a positive environment for study and growth in the summer. This is why the program supports a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to illegal substances. Zero tolerance means that a student found to have attended a gathering where alcohol or drugs are present is subject to immediate dismissal from Summer at Hopkins. Costs are non-refundable.

Where will I live? What should I pack?

Be sure to read about on-campus housing and dining, your room, and more information for accepted Summer at Hopkins students. Students under 18, or those attending pre-college programs, will reside in McCoy Hall and students over 18 and not in the pre-college programs will reside in Charles Commons.

What kinds of transportation does the program provide?

For all pre-college students regardless of age attending a residential program, we provide a free shuttle service to and from the BWI airport and/or Baltimore Penn Station to the Homewood campus on your arrival/departure dates. Additionally, there is a free bus service called the JHMI that makes regular stops every fifteen minutes at the JHU Barnes & Noble and circles around the Baltimore City area and will take students between campuses for students enrolled in our programs. All pre-college students must be accompanied by a chaperone when leaving a designated safety zone.

What do I need to keep in mind when making travel arrangements?

You are required to attend the entire course including the first and last class meetings. Check-in is the Sunday before courses begin. The residential hall will allow you to check-in as early as 11:00am, but NO earlier.

For those students who are over 18 and not in the pre-college programs, you may make your own plans prior to check-in or after check-out.

If you are pre-college student and have an issue/concern on your move-in day, please call the Residential Program Office at 410-516-3887 and email to precollege@jhu.edu.

If you are a student over the age of 18 and have an issue on your move-in day please contact the Charles Commons front desk. They are open 7 am-12 midnight, seven days a week. Since there are no room phones, staff are not able to call and locate guests. In the event of an emergency, those calls should be directed to JHU Security at 410-516-4600.

How do I get to campus from the airport?

If you are a pre-college student, a shuttle will be available to pick you up at BWI Airport and/or, Penn Station in Baltimore, Maryland, if you intend to use our transportation services.

If you are unable to access the Travel Plans Form within the application system, please email the Travel Plans Form to pre-college@jhu.edu. Please include your name and “ TRAVEL PLANS FORM” in the subject line (e.g. Jen Cook- TRAVEL PLANS FORM).

Non-pre-college students over the age of 18 at the time of arrival must coordinate their own transportation. Johns Hopkins does not provide transportation for those students over 18 who are not participating in our pre-college programs. Please make sure that you make these arrangements yourself.

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Common Questions for Parents and Guardians

Can I access to my student’s application, records, and information?

In accordance with the Family Educational Records Protection Act (FERPA), the right to privacy belongs to students in a college or university program, regardless of age.  Therefore, most educational records, except details defined as “directory information,” cannot be released to parents, guardians, or family without the express consent of the enrolled student, unless authorized or required by law.

Important academic, program, and billing information will be delivered directly to the student’s email address entered in the application for program admission site.  It is important, therefore, that students check frequently for emailed information from the program or from the university, and take action when requested.

What is the refund/cancellation policy? How do I withdraw from the program?

Policies differ depending on the program to which you have been enrolled. To determine your refund, please see the Refund and Cancellations Policy page.

Is there any important information specific to International students?

Office of International Services (OIS) assists international students with visa and other international related inquiries. International students must check in with OIS on the first day of classes.  Find more information for international students on the Summer and Intersession website and the Office of International Services site.

Who should we contact with a billing question/concern?

Student Accounts manages all tuition and billing and they can be reached at 410-516-8158 or homewoodstudentaccounts@jhu.edu.

When will I receive a bill for summer tuition charges?

Statements generate on the second Wednesday of each month, in the evening. Any transactions that happen up until then are captured in that month’s billing cycle and will be due at the end of the month. Anything that happens from Thursday on would be in the next billing cycle and so due at the end of the next month.

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Living on Hopkins Campus

Is housing available?

Summer at Hopkins offers housing options to both pre-college and visiting undergraduate students enrolled in our programs/courses.

What time should I move into my room?

You can check-in beginning at 11:00am. Please see our orientation page for more information.

What time do I have to move out of my room?

You must move out by 9:00 AM on the Saturday after the last day of class.

If you reside in McCoy Hall, the BWI Airport/Baltimore Penn Station shuttle service will begin early morning service at 7:00 AM. Luggage can be stowed in the residential office until departure. Please note, Hopkins staff is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

Before departing campus, please make sure the room is left in a similar condition as when you arrived. Check your room to make sure items are not left behind. Any lost and found items will be donated or discarded if not picked up within 5 days of check out.

There is a $125+ lock change fee for any non-returned keys, $25+ fee for non-returned access cards. Payment for these items should be paid in full the time of service. In the event, you are unable to pay for these services all charges will be listed on your bill. Staff at the front desks cannot accept cash for any reason, including parking permits.

What’s in my dorm room?

In McCoy Hall, suites are comprised of two or three bedrooms (with each bedroom being single, double, or triple occupancy), that share a bathroom and kitchenette; air-conditioned building McCoy Hall sits directly across the street from Wolman Hall. A security office is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the main lobby. Guests must sign in and be escorted into the building by a resident host. For more information, please click McCoy Hall at http://www.jhu.edu/hds/oncampus/buildings.html.

 

In Charles Commons, every resident has their own private room and shares a kitchenette with their suitemates. All four-person, and most two-person, suites also include a furnished living room. Within two-person suites, residents share one bathroom and within four-person suites, residents share two bathrooms in the unit. Each two-person suite is equipped with a small kitchenette which has a compact refrigerator, sink, and two stovetop burners. Four-person suites have the same amenities with the bonus of a full sized rather than compact refrigerator. Residents in each wing share a common lounge equipped with comfortable chairs, couches, and a color TV with cable. A security officer is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the third-floor bridge between the two buildings. All residents must pass through security turnstiles in order to access the residential floors of the buildings. Guests must sign in and be escorted into the building by a resident host. The Charles Common’s mailroom is conveniently located just inside the entrance of the Charles Building. For more information about Charles Commons, please visit the JHU housing website.

 

Are the dorms co-ed?

Pre-college students residing at McCoy are housed in single-sex suites; however, the male/female areas do connect. Residents are not allowed to enter the halls or rooms of students of the opposite gender and/or unassigned rooms.

May I have a relative/friend as an overnight guest?

Overnight visits are not permitted.

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What are the expectations/code of conduct?

Can I choose my roommate?

For those residing in McCoy Hall (pre-college), roommates are only assigned by the program and gender. You will live with another high school student attending our programs. Without exception, no roommate requests will be considered.

For those residing in Charles Commons (18+), housing assignments are also done based on genders and programs. We do not house male and female students within the same room/suite.

Will I have a curfew?

For those residing in McCoy Hall, students must be signed into your dorm by 10:00pm, on your floor by 11:00pm, and in your assigned room by 12:00am midnight every night. Room checks are conducted every night.

What type of supervision will I have?

For those residing in McCoy Hall, students will be supervised by a team consisting of coordinators and residential advisors. Instructors and staff supervise students on JHU-sponsored off-campus activities. Students are escorted to/from the dorm to class or to the dining halls, library, or Athletic Center only at the beginning of the program. Students are free to walk the campus; however, they are not to leave the designated safety zone area unless accompanied by program staff or a parent/guardian.

Can I have my friends in my room?

Pre-college students are only permitted to go into their assigned room/suite. We encourage students to hang out in common areas within the residential hall, library, café, etc.

Should I bring any athletic gear?

Students have access to the indoor and outdoor tracks, workout facilities, and climbing wall in the Recreation Center. Students should bring a combination lock, should you wish to use a locker. Some equipment (such as volleyballs and basketballs) is provided.

Should I bring such items as: television/ stereo/musical instrument?

Students should leave their TV’s and large stereo systems at home as there will be so many other activities! When listening to music, we ask that students use earphones or keep the volume at a reasonable level since others may be studying or sleeping. Students can bring their musical instruments as many of their classmates are talented musicians.

Where do I pick up my meals?

Meals are served in the Fresh Food Café dining hall and are included in your residential package. They will begin with the evening meal on the day your check-in and will end with breakfast on the Saturday of your check-out date. If you are a pre-college commuter student enrolled in the Summer Intensive and/or Summer Immersion program J-cash or dining dollars which will be loaded to your J-Card for lunch.

How much money should I bring with me?

Students may need additional money for snacks, postcards, souvenirs, and any activities that are not part of the program. We recommend bringing $60 plus per week for these expenses in addition to about $200 for textbooks. Not all courses require textbooks.

Is lunch included in the program cost for commuter students enrolled in the Summer Intensive, Summer Academy, or Summer Institute?

Yes. Money will be upload on your J-card for lunch.

Will my student be permitted to join me off campus for a short visit during the program?

Yes.  The program does permit parents or guardians to request student release from the program, during non-academic hours.  Detailed release information must be provided to the McCoy Hall Residential Office well in advance of scheduled departure.  Also, no pre-college student is permitted to ride in an automobile with a driver who is younger than twenty-five (25) years old.  There is no parental waiver permitted for the driver age provision.

Keep in mind that the program is immersive and provides unique opportunities for intellectual and social engagement.  Frequent departures from the program will result in missed activities, workshops, and other program interactions.

What if my friends and family want to write to me or send me a package?

All mail should be addressed as follows: Student’s Name, Pre-College Summer Program, Johns Hopkins University – McCoy Hall 3339 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. For those living at Charles Commons, the address is 3301 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218.

What do you recommend I bring?

Laundry bag and laundry detergent; Clip-on reading light, for reading in bed; alarm clock; your own pillow and extra towels; hangers; your medical insurance card; cell phone (or calling card); shower shoes and necessary toiletries; sunscreen; an umbrella; and bathing suit.

Do I bring linens?

All bed linens, including blankets, pillows, bath towels, and washcloths are provided.

What clothes should I bring?

Students should bring light, casual, hot-weather clothing, and some good walking/hiking shoes (more than “flip-flops”) for field trips. Also, bring light summer rain gear for those late afternoon thundershowers and a light sweater or fleece for those well-air-conditioned classrooms.

Should I bring my laptop?

Most students find that a laptop is an essential piece of equipment for study at Johns Hopkins in the summer.  Although not required, you should feel free to bring your laptop with you to the program. The university does provide use of computers in designated Computing Centers and in-residence hall computer clusters (if available).  Still, a personal computer is often the best bet.

What if I get sick?

The Residential Life staff can be reached at the Residential Life Office from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residential Life staff is available 24 hours. For emergencies, please contact campus security at 410-516-4600.

What if there is an emergency and my family cannot get in touch with me?

If you reside in McCoy Hall, the residential staff can be reached 24 hrs. by the phone number 410-516-5988. However, in case of emergencies please contact JHU Security at 410-516-7777 (24 hr.)

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Classes: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I login with my JHED ID?

 Your campus computer access functions with your “JHED ID”. Please visit http://my.jhu.edu and click on “First-time JHED user” in the login box. You should have received an email from the Registrar’s Office with the subject line: “Johns Hopkins Government ID”. This email contains information necessary to start your JHED access.If you have not received the confirmation email, please check your Spam or Junk folders.

How do I login to Blackboard?

Note: You must have a JHED ID and password to successfully log in to Blackboard.

Please go to http://my.jhu.edu if you need assistance with your JHED ID.

If you do not see your course/program posted, the instructor may not use Blackboard and/or you may not see it until the first day.

  1. Go to blackboard.jhu.edu.
  2. Click on the link labeled Login Using JHU Enterprise Authentication.
  3. Enter your JHED ID and password.

Please note, not all instructors utilize Blackboard for their courses.

What’s a J-Card?

The J-Card is your official identification card and it gets students into the library, academic buildings, and other campus facilities. One of the first steps in the myJHU portal is to upload a color picture of yourself so your J-Card can be ready when you arrive for check-in.

If you have any trouble with the upload, please send an email containing your JHED ID and attached picture to jcard@jhu.edu. Students can store money on their J-Cards in the form of J-Cash. Students can use J-Cash to make purchases on and off campus. More than a dozen businesses in the Charles Village neighborhood accept J-Cash. Please review the J-Card terms and conditions prior to making a deposit. Cash withdrawals are not permitted. For additional instructions please click here.

Is there advising available?

The Summer and Intersession Programs staff are here to help guide and support pre-college and visiting undergraduate students during your time at Hopkins. We can offer advice on course selection and registration, help navigate courses and programs, and direct students to other campus services. To schedule an appointment please contact our office at 410-516-4548 or email us at summer@jhu.edu.

How do I add/drop my course?

To add, drop, withdraw, or otherwise change enrollment status, students must submit a written request via email to summer@jhu.edu. Please include the student’s full name and all relevant course titles and course numbers in your request.  Please be sure to consult the Term Dates & Deadlines Timeline for additional registration details.

What if I do not want to stay in the course I selected on my application form?

Students can switch classes before the add/drop period deadline. All decisions must be made in consultation with your advisor at the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs. Please note, add/drop/cancellation fees may apply.

Will I receive a printed schedule?

You may view your schedule by logging into https://sis.jhu.edu. For more information about logging onto SIS click here.

Is class attendance mandatory?

Absolutely! Due to the intensive nature of summer courses, students should attend each and every class. It is important to note that one day’s worth of a summer course is equivalent to one week’s worth of class during the academic year. Your grade may also be reduced due to absence, depending on the instructor’s policies.

What if I need help with a course?

 Summer classes are intensive and it is easy to fall behind if you do not receive help as soon as you need it. Students should consult their instructor as questions arise. Instructors normally help students during their office hours. In addition, instructors can direct students to tutoring services and provide helpful study tips/ resources. Specialized tutoring is available for select Summer Term courses, free of charge, in small groups (6). Tutoring is not a substitute for class participation or course work. Small groups consist of a maximum of six students from the same course headed by one tutor. Groups are scheduled to meet throughout the summer sessions and students must sign up in advance. Tutors review course material and encourage students to interact by asking questions and exchanging information. Resident Counselors may be able to help you with light tutoring, depending on the course. Remember, you must ask for help when you need it. We want you to succeed!

Students who wish to make an appointment should contact the Learning Den.

Step by Step Instructions on how to make an online appointment.

How can I prepare for a tutoring session?

Read over this list of suggestions prior to attending your session. This will help you and the tutor make the most of your session time.

Student Session Preparation

When do I find out my grades?

University Policy requires that all grades be submitted 48 hours after the final examination is given and/or when the course has ended. Grades are typically posted to SIS within 1 month after the course has ended. Should you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 410-516-8080.

How do I get an official transcript?

The Office of the Registrar issues transcripts. Please follow the directions at http://www.jhu.edu/registrar/transcript.html. Requests must be made by the student and can be made in-person, by mail, or online. Transcript requests are typically processed within 3-5 business days. Requests for multiple transcripts may require additional processing time.

Please choose the “undergraduate” transcript request under Arts & Sciences and Engineering.

For more information on transcripts, contact ASENverify@jhu.edu or call 410-516-8080.

Will the courses I take through Summer Session transfer to my home institution?

We strongly recommend that you check with an academic advisor at your home college or university in advance to confirm how Johns Hopkins University’s academic credits would apply towards your current degree program. In order to transfer course credits, many universities will require an official Hopkins transcript. A course syllabus and JHU-completed classwork may also be required. Whether or not the courses are accepted is ultimately up to the home institution. Any student who is planning to transfer courses back to their home institution should select a grading option of letter grade when enrolling in courses. It is important that you have an official copy of your transcript for the courses completed at Hopkins. For pre-college students, it is important that you request a copy of your transcript for you to have on hand. You will likely need to request another official copy of your JHU transcript for every college to which you apply.

Will I need to buy textbooks?

Not all courses require textbooks. Please check the course description on your class schedule by logging into SIS with your JHED ID and viewing, you can also access a link to the JHU Barnes & Noble website that will show you if any textbooks are required for your course. Textbooks may also be listed on Blackboard or in your instructor’s course syllabus. If you are enrolled in a pre-college program, you should not have any assigned textbooks.

Is Orientation Required?

We think a critical part of this journey is an orientation to expectations for your academic and personal conduct at Johns Hopkins, as well as to the resources and opportunities that will help you make the most of your time at the university.

We require that you participate in an online orientation program. It is for commuter and residential students, pre-college and college students as well. There is a short assessment at the end which tests your understanding of our policies and services. The online orientation can be completed at your own pace.

 

When is the online orientation available?

You will have access to the online orientation within 10 business days of being accepted into the program. You must be enrolled in a course/program and have an assigned JHED ID.

To access the online student orientation course, please log into your Blackboard account. You must complete all sections and pass the final test at the end of the orientation in order to receive credit for this step. The average time for completion is approximately 30 minutes.

 

Tips for Viewing the Orientation via Blackboard               

To Login: 

  1. Go to http://blackboard.jhu.edu
  2. Click the JHU Enterprise Authentication link
  3. Enter your JHED ID and PW
  4. Click on Johns Hopkins University Summer Programs on the right side of the menu under “My Organizations”
  5. Click Course Materials on the left side of the menu
  6. Click “Johns Hopkins University Student Orientation
  7. Be sure to complete the required assessment “Test your Knowledge

Browsers:

It is probably best to use Firefox version 3 or above when using Blackboard 9. Older browsers do not work with this version of Blackboard. If you encounter a problem, consider trying another browser to see if that fixes anything. More information about browsers can be found here:

http://help.sset.jhu.edu/display/Bb/Supported+Browsers+and+Operating+Systems

Blackboard Help:

Online students 24/7 access to Help Desk support:

  • Call our toll free, 24/7 help desk at 855.593.0086
  • Chat with the help desk now
  • Submit using the issue submission Support Form
  • variety of tutorials and other resources are posted on the CER website in the Blackboard section at http://bb.cer.jhu.edu/

 

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