Newly Admitted Student Checklist


Application decision notifications will be emailed as well as delivered to you through the applicant status portal. You can check the portal by logging in to

We ask that you notify us of your decision to accept an offer of admission by submitting a response via the applicant status portal. If you choose not to accept an offer, please use the same offer response form to decline the offer.

If your program requires an enrollment deposit, you can make payment with a major credit card directly after submitting your offer response. Please note that all tuition deposits are non-refundable. Deposit deadlines vary depending on the program to which you have been admitted, so be sure to pay close attention to your specific program deadlines.

Once your response is submitted, please complete the steps in the Admitted Student Portal. These items are also listed below.

The timeframe for responding to your admissions offer in the Admitted Student Portal is approximately two weeks from the date you receive your admissions decision email notification, or based on your program’s due date.

If we receive no response for the term for which you applied, your application will be administratively withdrawn at the start of the semester. If you wish to be considered for a future semester after you have been administratively withdrawn, you will be required to submit a new application and application fee.


If unexpected circumstances prevent you from starting your degree program in the term to which you were admitted, you may request to defer your enrollment for up to the next period of your admission, if deferral is offered by the program of study to which you were admitted.

Some School of Education (SOE) degree programs permit the deferral of admission, while others do not (see the list below). However, deferral of admission is not automatic. SOE degree programs permitting deferral will require a new application if the student does not enroll in the deferred term originally designated. Deferral of admission is limited to one request per admitted program.

If an enrollment deposit is required by the program to which you are admitted, the deposit must be paid before the deferral form will be processed. All deferral requests are subject to review and approval by both the program and the Office of Admissions.

If the deferral is denied or the deferred student cannot enroll in a program for the approved term, he or she will have to submit a new application. Supplemental application materials for previously submitted applications are retained in the Office of Admissions for up to two years. Applicants who did not request an admissions deferral by the start date of the original semester admitted will be required to submit a new online admissions application.

The following SOE programs do not offer admission deferral:

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • MS in Education – International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL)
  • MS in Education – Educational Studies/TFA-TNTP
  • MS in Education Policy
  • Graduate Special Students/Non-Degree Seeking

To request a deferral of admission, complete the Deferral Request Form.


After you accept your offer of admission, you will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office requesting that you activate and set up your Johns Hopkins University Enterprise Directory (JHED) ID and JHU email account. 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.

  • Go to the myJHU website.
  • Click the First Time user tab.
  • Enter your JHED ID in the Login ID box.
  • Follow the prompts to verify your identity and create a password. 
  • Once your ID and password have been created, you may now log into SIS Self-Service.

International Students: You must use the last five digits of an assigned “988” number in place of a Social Security number when logging into JHED. This number is not a U.S. government-issued Social Security number and is only active within Johns Hopkins. You will be provided with this government ID via email within 24 to 48 hours of this notification. Prior to the first day of classes, please submit your valid U.S. Social Security number to the Office of Admissions. After the first day of classes, any change to your government ID (SSN) requires presentation/submission of your Social Security card to the Office of the Registrar. Please request additional support through SEAM’s online form.

If you already have a JHED ID because you are a former student or employee at JHU, you will not receive an email. For instructions on activating your JHED ID, please view this tutorial.


All students will need their JHU email account to register for classes. The university sends correspondences such as billing statements, universal announcements, and academic communications to your JHU email account, so it is important for students to both activate and monitor this email account.

  • Log in to the university enterprise portal, myJHU.
  • You will be prompted to Accept the Office 365 Terms of Service in order to set up the account for use. Scroll down to the bottom to accept.
  • Once the Terms of Service have been accepted, you will see the Office 365 Quick link on the left side of the portal page.

Your email should now be established. It may take an hour for your Email Alert to be removed from your record. You can access this email from the homepage of the myJHU website.


If you are an international student who has come to the United States on a JHU-sponsored visa, you must complete your visa paperwork with the Office of International Services (OIS). Their email address is

If you need a PDF of your admission offer letter on university letterhead, please email


Log in to the Student Information System (SIS) portal using your JHED ID. This information was emailed to you after you accepted your offer of admission.


To locate your assigned adviser, navigate to the Registration tab and select Program of Study Info from the drop-down menu.

Contact your academic adviser to receive a course plan for your program of study.

If you academic adviser is not available, please locate the academic program coordinator located on the Contact an Academic Program page.


In SIS, select the Registration tab to search and register for courses in the term that you were admitted.

  • Teach For America (TFA)/TNTP Students: Please do not register for any courses until you receive communication from the JHU School of Education TFA office.
  • MS Education/International Teaching & Global Leadership students: Please do not register for any courses until you receive a communication from the ITGL Academic Program Office. Questions may be directed to

Complete the Student Orientation to gain access to your courses in Blackboard. To access the SOE Student Orientation:

  • Log in to myJHU.
  • Click on the Education tab in the left side menu and Blackboard.
  • The new student orientation will be visible under the My Courses Plus tab.
  • This orientation course includes the following sections:
    • Orientation Requirements
    • Student Services
    • Academic Program Info
    • Academic Conduct
    • Blackboard Learning Management System
    • Online Learning
    • Online Tools
    • Avoiding Plagiarism

If you are unable to see the SOE Student Orientation in your course list, this indicates that you have not officially registered for courses in SIS.


Click here to learn about how to apply for financial aid available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens through the FAFSA, and to learn more about partial scholarships available through the SOE Endowed Scholarship Program.

For information on tuition, fees, and payment plans, including employment-based tuition programs, please click here for Student Account Services.


Visit the Barnes & Noble College online store to purchase course textbooks and materials. The bookstore opens four weeks before the start of the semester or term. If your book is not listed at that time, no textbook information has been entered by the instructor. In this instance, please keep checking back, as information is updated daily before the semester starts.

Orders may also be placed by phone at 800-325-3252, for domestic orders and 573-441-9179, for international orders. For questions about your book order, contact MBS customer service at 800-325-3252.


It is important for the university to have an emergency contact for you in the case of an emergency. Log into SIS and hover over the Personal Information tab. Emergency contact is the third option under Personal Information. Please complete this information prior to beginning of courses.


Watch the welcome video from Student Affairs. 

Contact Us

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School of Education
Office of Admissions
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

410-516-9797 (local)
877-548-7631 (toll-free)

Office Hours:
M to F | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 

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