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Policies & Expectations

Time Commitment

You should be prepared to spend a total of ten to seventeen hours per week on their course. Students are expected to adhere to the JHU attendance policy.

Attendance Policy

Summer study is itensive and moves quickly; meeting all program deadlines is very important. You are expected to log into Blackboard and engage with the course and others.  Your grade may also be reduced due to missing assignments. We encourage you to contact the instructor directly with  any concerns regarding attendance or assignments. You must also work directly with their instructors in ordered to arrange for make-up assignments agreed upon by the instructor.

Policies and Expectations

Hop online students will participate in a collaborative, supportive online learning environment.  You will utilize the web, interact with instructors and students, and experience rich, innovative, and cutting edge technologies.

Our summer online polices will maintain both academic integrity and student safety, but ensure an enjoyable and engaging learning environment for all students.

For more information regarding our online polices, click here.


As you embark on an unforgettable summer at Johns Hopkins, 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.

Before you start your summer online course this summer, you will be asked to complete our required Orientation session, which is an asynchronous, online module hosted on the Blackboard site. Students will have access to the required orientation on May 15th. For more information reading your orientation, please click here.

Paying Your Johns Hopkins University Tuition & Fee Charges

The university’s Office of Student Accounts generates billing invoices on the second Wednesday of every month, which is emailed to the JHU email account. The payment deadline is the end of the month. It is very important that you read your JHU email regularly or forward your JHU email – if preferred – to a personal email account. Directions for email forwarding can be found here.

Any uncleared balance must be paid no later than ten days prior to the start of the program, or the balance is subject to administrative action, as described at

Academic Credit & Certificate of Completion

After successful completion of your course or program, you will earn Johns Hopkins University academic credit and a certification of completion. Please be sure to check the course description to see how many credits are being offered for a specific offering.