New Student Checklist for Full-Time Students

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Checklist for new full-time students

As a new Carey Business School full-time 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, online library services, and LinkedIn Learning. For step-by-step instructions to activate your JHED Login, visit our JHED login 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 Office 365 email tutorial. Only students who have accepted admission and paid their deposit will be able to complete this step.

3. Register for classes

New full-time students: will receive information about registration and their academic advisor in July from the Office of Academic Programs & Advising and will be able to register for their courses at that time.

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 in Blackboard on July 1. 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.

Student Information System (SIS): To search for classes you may visit the 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.

4. Immunization requirements:

The information below about immunization requirements only applies to students who will be taking classes in person.

COVID Vaccine

As of August 1, all graduate students who will be on-campus in the United States attending classes, performing duties, and/or participating in on-campus activities will be required to upload documentation of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine or receive an exception. Visit the Johns Hopkins University COVID Vaccine page for more details.

Influenza Vaccine

All students will also be required to get the flu vaccine when it becomes available. The deadline for proof of this vaccine will be November 19, 2021. Visit the wellness page for more details about this vaccine requirement.

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. 

Immunization Form (pdf)

If you have any questions about immunization requirements, please submit them through the SEAM’s online 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)

J-Cards may be obtained Monday through Friday between 11:45am - 2pm at the Harbor East and Washington DC campuses from 8/30/21 - 9/10/21.

All students are required to present a government issued ID to receive a J-Card (e.g., Passport, driver’s license, state ID).  No copies or photos of your government issued ID will not be accepted. Original documents only.

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 you are unable to make one of the dates above, additional dates will be available during the first two weeks of the term.

Please note that if you lose, misplace, or damage your J-Card, you must request a replacement. A replacement fee of $20 will be assessed.

If you have any questions, please email Campus Operations at

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

Take the following proactive steps to familiarize yourself with Carey career resources and begin to manage your career and professional development. You will receive additional program-specific resources and next steps from the CDO this summer.

  • Prepare for fall internship/job recruitment, networking opportunities, and meetings with a Carey Career Coach by completing the Career Planning & Pre-Employment Reflections 2021.
  • Review Carey Career Tools resources and Carey Employment Statistics.
  • Consider registering for a Career Course instructed by a CDO team member, offered Fall and Spring.
  • After you create your JHU e-mail and register for classes, you will gain access to Handshake, Carey’s one-stop career management platform (login using your JHED ID and password), including: Access to CDO Coaches, On Demand Instructional videos, Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Preparation Tools, Available Internships and Jobs, and Career Events.

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.

Contact Info: Request support through SEAM's online form

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. By visiting the OIS website you can get information including but not limited to your legal paperwork, housing, transportation, and banking. Please contact the office at or by phone at 667-208-7001 for more information.

9. Required Trainings 

All Carey students must complete online Sexual Assault Prevention and Opioid Trainings – deadline for required trainings is Sep. 15 for students starting in the fall.

Sexual Assault Prevention Graduate 

Opioid Epidemic Awareness and Education Program.

10. Become familiar with Carey and university-wide policies

11. 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. The full-time MBA Foundations Week for 2021 will be held in person starting on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Full-time Master of Science students who did not earn a degree in the United States will attend an International Orientation prior to the start of orientation. 

The Full-time Master of Science 2021 orientation will be virtual and includes program-specific, co-curricular development, and interactive sessions. Some sessions are by cohort to allow for community building before starting classes.

All students have access to skill-based workshops on Excel, Python, R, MATLAB, and Quantitative Business Prep.

For more information on orientation programs, please visit

12. 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. Additional links to view include:

13. Complimentary resources

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

14. Computer discount programs

15. Sign Up for the Emergency Alert System

Johns Hopkins University offers an Emergency Alert system to all students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. This system will alert you of any emergencies on the selected campuses or overall weather alerts. The alerts will be sent to your phone via text message.

To Sign-Up for Emergency Alerts:

Important Note: You must be logged in to your myJH ( to sign up.

Access to the Emergency Alert Information Screen through the "MyProfile" button:
1. Click on “myProfile” icon:
2. Click on the “Edit” button of the “Emergency Alerts” Section:
3. Enter the appropriate information, as indicated below:

In the Emergency Alert Information section:
To sign up:
· Enter your Cell Phone number in the text box.
· Select the Carrier of your cell phone.
· Select the campus(es) you want to receive emergency information for.
· Read and accept the Terms of Service.
· Click Save when finished