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 MS students: After attending your mandatory virtual Academic Orientation in June you will be cleared to register for your Fall courses. Dates and times vary by academic program, but your academic orientation will take place the week of June 27, 2022. You will receive information from your Academic Advisor in June, and you will be able to register for courses in July.

New full-time MBA students: Information about registration and your Academic Advisor will be emailed in July and you will be able to register for courses at that time.

Quantitative Business Prep (QBP): 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 prepare you for the quantitative foundation courses. You will receive a welcome message and access to QBP in the summer. You will continue to have access to this course during your studies at the Carey Business School.

Student Information System (SIS): To search for classes you may visit the SIS: To see where you register for your classes after you receive schedule information in July, 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 and COVID-19 testing requirements:

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

COVID-19 Testing

All students attending in-person classes in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., must complete a home antigen test at no more than 72 hours BEFORE their first visit to campus. If your home test is negative, no further action is needed. If you have a positive at-home test, please contact

FAQs regarding COVID testing

COVID Vaccine

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 US-based FDA approved 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 in November each year. 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)

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.

You are encouraged to obtain your J-Card prior to the start of classes. Specific dates and times have been designated for students to make an appointment.  At the appointment, you will take your photo and receive your J-Card. Click here to select your time and register.

  • Pre-orientation  J-Card distribution will be by appointment only and only a limited number of appointments will be available. If you are unable to get an appointment prior to the start of classes, additional times will be available during the first two weeks of fall classes

  • An appointment is for one student only. Friends, roommates, significant others, etc. need to have their own appointments and will be turned away if they do not have an appointment.

  • All students will need to have their picture taken and we will not print cards with uploaded images.

  • Due to school specific safety information listed on  J-Cards Carey students should get their J-Cards at Carey only.  

  • 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.

When you come to campus to get your Jcard you should self-test no more than 72 hours before arriving on campus. While we are not asking for verification, students who test positive should notify Student Health using this form and remain off campus and isolate for a minimum of five days. They will be advised to test again after five days and should not return until they have a negative test and are asymptomatic or have resolving symptoms and are cleared by Student Health staff.

Important note regarding COVID testing

  • Students will need to activate MyChart for on-campus testing. You can access MyChart from a browser at or from a smartphone by downloading the free MyChart app from the app store.

  • While you are on campus for your J-Card appointment, we strongly encourage incoming international students to stop by the on-campus COVID testing center if you need assistance activating MyChart.

  • Baltimore – Second floor library  

  • Washington, D.C. - Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW behind the Grab-N-Go and seating area.

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 2022.
  • Review Accepted Student Career Resources and Carey Employment Statistics.
  • 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: Career Resources on Demand (extensive career content library), VMock (resume feedback tool), FirstHand (industry guides), career coaching appointments, available internships/jobs, upcoming career events...and more!

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. We recommend that all international students plan to arrive to the Baltimore/D.C. area by Monday, August 8, 2022 to prepare for your studies, adjust to the time zone, and get your living arrangements situated.

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 will be posted in your Asynchronous Orientation for students starting in the fall. Asynchronous Orientation will be available in early August.

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 2022 will be held in person. 

All MS Students attend their virtual Academic Orientation in June. Academic Orientation includes meeting your Academic Program staff, understanding your program plan, meeting advisors and hearing directly from faculty. Attendance is required and prompts access to register for courses. Cohort orientation will be held in person in August.

Full-time Master of Science students who did not earn a degree in the United States will attend an International Orientation. Part 1 will be held virtually in June and an on-campus element will take place in early August prior to your cohort orientation. 

All students have access to skill-based workshops on Excel, Python, R, MATLAB, and Quantitative Business Prep as well as community-building events such as our Day of Service and baseball games.

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