New student checklist

New student checklist

As a new Carey Business School student, you must review the following information, as it will guide you in navigating the necessary administrative steps to enroll as well as to engage in the overall student experience.

1. Activate your Johns Hopkins enterprise directory (JHED) log-in

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 important JHU resources, including online registration and online library services. For step-by-step instructions to activate your JHED Login, visit our tutorial (instructions are the same across all schools). Please note that a JHED ID (based on an individual's name) is different from a Hopkins ID (a combination of letters and/or numbers). Only students who have accepted admission and paid their deposit will be able to complete this step.

2. Set up your Johns Hopkins Microsoft Exchange Online (Office 365 email)

All Carey Business School students are required to activate their Hopkins email address. All official communications from the school and Johns Hopkins University will be sent to this address, including, but not limited to, class assignments, billing information, and emergency notifications. For step-by-step instructions to activate your Exchange Online email and to learn to forward your JHU email to another address, visit the tutorial. Only students who have accepted admission and paid their deposit will be able to complete this step.

3. Register for classes

New part-time students may register for classes after speaking with their academic advisor. Part-time students must complete the online New Student Orientation before they can register for classes. New full-time students will receive information about registration in early July from the Office of Academic Programs and will register at that time.

To search for classes you may visit the Student Information System (SIS): To register for classes, please visit SIS Self-Service: (you will need your user ID and password). Make sure to review the academic calendar, which indicates registration dates, deadlines, semester end and start dates, add/drop periods, and other important dates.

Carefully review your program requirements, and speak with your academic advisor before registering for classes. Your advisor's name can be viewed in SIS. If you are a new part-time student, your advisor will be assigned within a week after you have accepted admission. New full-time students are assigned an advisor in July. 

Developed by Carey Business School faculty, Quantitative Business Prep is a custom course intended to refresh your memory on basic topics in business, finance, economics, math, and Microsoft Excel. This course is not required but is highly recommended. It will help to prepare you for the quantitative foundation courses. You will receive a welcome message and access to QBP about eight weeks prior to your first term. You will continue to have access to this course during your studies at Carey Business School. Once you are enrolled in the course, you can locate QBP by logging in to Blackboard and selecting the “Community” tab at the top of the page.

4. Immunization requirements:

Washington, D.C.

According to Washington, D.C. Immunization Law 3-20, students under the age of 26 who attend classes in Washington, D.C. must get vaccinations for

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus/diphtheria

You will need to submit proof of your immunizations once you register for classes at the Washington, D.C. campus. Such forms are provided to all students admitted to the Carey Business School. An immunization hold will be placed on student accounts, preventing registration if the completed immunization form is not submitted by the registration period of your second semester at the school. 

Download the immunization form.

Baltimore, MD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends students attending classes in Baltimore, MD receive the following vaccines:

5. Obtain your student identification card (J-CARD)

All students are required to present a government issued ID to receive a J-Card (e.g., Passport, driver’s license, state ID). Students should follow the guidelines outlined by their respective academic program during orientation to receive a J-Card. J-Card photos will be taken onsite at the Harbor East location or the Washington, D.C. campus. J-Cards will be available for pick up 24 hours after pictures are taken. All students are required to have their J-Card on them at all times and must present them to security in order to gain access to the building each time they enter.

If a student loses, misplaces or damages his/her J-Card, the student must request a replacement. A replacement fee of $20 will be assessed. Payment is accepted by credit card or checks only. If you have any questions, please email Campus Operations at

6. Complete your pre-arrival action list from the career development office

  • Be prepared for fall career recruitment and an initial meeting with a Carey Business School career coach by completing the Career Planning & Pre-Employment Reflections 2020. Upon completion, you will receive advanced steps.
  • Develop your business school resume using the VMock SMART Resume platform. VMock uses algorithms to analyze resumes against industry standards and provides immediate, customized feedback to users.
    • First, review resources in the Resume, cover letter and outreach section of our Career Tools site for guidance, and then download and transfer your information into the Carey resume template.
    • Next,
      • Full-time MBAs: Go to (enter your JHED login ID and password). Upload your resume, get immediate feedback, and refine as needed. Goal: Receive a score of 75 percent or higher before arriving to Carey.
      • Non Full-time MBAs: After you have enrolled in fall classes, you will gain access to VMock. Go to (enter your JHED login ID and password). Upload your resume, get immediate feedback, and refine it as needed. Goal: Receive a score of 75 percent or higher before arriving to Carey.
  • Consider attending one or more Affinity Conferences to meet and network with students from other business schools as well as companies who typically recruit business school graduates. (Find more information in the Career Planning & Pre-Employment Reflections 2020)
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to the Carey Business School Career Development Office at or 410-234-9270.

7. Financial aid at the Carey Business School

The Carey Business School financial aid staff is dedicated to helping you pursue your educational goals. Financial aid programs help eligible students to pay for their direct educational costs, such as tuition and fees and indirect educational costs, such as living expenses, books, and other miscellaneous expenses.

8. International students check in with The Office of International Services

If you are an international student who has come to the U.S. in F-1 status with an I-20 from Carey, you must check in with the Office of International Services. Information for new students can be found here. Please contact the office at or by phone at 667-208-7001 for more information.

9. Sexual harassment and sexual violence training 

The Johns Hopkins University and Carey Business School have a longstanding commitment to addressing sexual violence and sexual harassment. It is our mission to provide a safe and supportive campus environment. Over the past few months, the university has worked to update policies on sexual violence and sexual harassment and has developed new initiatives for sexual violence prevention and response.  One of these initiatives is a mandatory sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention training session for all students, faculty, and staff. All new students will receive an email from the Office of Institutional Equity to complete the training. General information is available on the Office of Institutional Equity Page. 

10. Become familiar with Carey and university-wide policies

11. Summer intensive program

The Summer Intensive Program runs concurrently on the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. campuses. Students are automatically registered for Summer Intensive on the campus where they will complete their academic coursework.  All international students beginning their MS program in fall 2020 are required to attend the Carey Business School Summer Intensive unless the student has earned a degree in the U.S. Students earning a degree from U.S. institutions located abroad are required to attend. All international students who are interested in participating are welcome to attend. Students who hold degrees from English-speaking countries and/or universities, or are citizens of English speaking countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, may request a waiver. Please note that waiver requests must be sent by Friday, May 29, 2020.  Visit the FAQ page for eligibility requirements.

12. New student orientations & MBA foundations week

Prior to the start of classes, all new Carey Business School students are required to complete an orientation program designed to prepare them for their degree program. Full-time MBA students attend Foundations Week – a dynamic 7 day immersive event leading into the start of classes. Full-time MS students who are not required to attend Summer Intensive attend a 1-day in-person orientation the week prior to classes. Full-time MS Students required to attend Summer Intensive do not attend an orientation as they receive all new student information during their Summer Intensive program. Part-time MBA, MS, and Certificate students  complete an online New Student Orientation prior to registering for classes.

Below are the dates for full-time students starting in fall 2020:

MS Orientation (full-time MS students who do not attend Summer Intensive):
  • August 26, 2020,  Baltimore, MD
  • August 28, 2020, Washington, DC
MBA Foundations Week (full-time MBA students)
  • August 20-28, 2020, Baltimore, MD

13. Student services and resources

Review the resources available to you as a student at the Carey Business School. Visit the Student Services and Resources page here.

14. Complimentary resources

Familiarize yourself with these important applications for use at the Carey Business School:

Complimentary subscription to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) online can be accessed via the portal under the Carey icon.

Complimentary subscriptions to LinkedIn Learning and Coursera online courses can be accessed via the portal under the Education icon.

Complimentary access to the Calm mindfulness app is available here

Stay connected to JHU Security through the LifeSafe app, available here

Tutorial on how and why we use Turnitin can be found here

To give make-up or online class sessions, Carey utilizes Zoom.

All Carey classes utilize Blackboard which can be accessed via the portal under the Education icon.

Taskstream is a Blackboard integrated learning assessment management tool, please read the TaskStream Quick Start Guide here

Complimentary access to Qualtrics can be accessed via the portal

Register for emergency alert updates via the portal

To browse current Student Organizations, visit B-involved

To browse current employment opportunities, visit Handshake

To view career resources, visit Career Navigator

15. Computer discount programs