Intersession Programs at Johns Hopkins
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Frequently Asked Questions


Intersession is a period of about three weeks in January set aside for voluntary activity on the part of both faculty and students. With the exception of Hopkins' language courses and study abroad courses, most courses are unique to Intersession (not offered during the fall and spring). As a result, the course offerings are an excellent venue for students to enrich their intellectual lives by taking classes outside of their field or major.

If you are a freshman at Hopkins, you are eligible to enroll in the B'More Program. Participants select one of approximately fifteen courses whose content relates to Baltimore's history, culture, politics or health issues. Classes meet all day and are usually divided into a morning in-class lecture/discussion followed by afternoon co-curricular activities including field trips, guest speakers or labs – which not only give students a better understanding of their course's topic but also introduce them to their "hometown" for the next four years. Students will meet as a group on some evenings over dinner, at a featured speaker lecture, or at an off-campus cultural event.

When is Intersession?

Classes run from January 8 to January 26, 2018. Most courses are offered over the entire three-week period, but a few courses meet for one or two weeks within these dates. Please be sure to check the online course description for the specific dates of the course you wish to register. There is no class on January 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

B'More Program dates are Monday, January 22 through Friday, January 26. B'More students must attend all class meetings, trips, and general sessions.

How much is Intersession?

It depends on the program.

• Tuition is free to all Hopkins full-time undergraduate students (degree-seeking only) registered for Fall 2017. Tuition is also free to students who registered in the Study Abroad programs through Johns Hopkins University for Fall 2017. Part-time students, visiting students, incoming transfer students, or students on LOA for Fall 2017, tuition is $1624 per credit hour.

• Personal Enrichment courses have associated fees, ranging from $20 to $500, and are payable to Johns Hopkins University Student Development when you register.

• Career Development courses are approximately $350.

• Study Abroad courses range from $3,975 - $4,995, with some including airfare in the cost. (2018 Study Abroad Costs TBD)

When and where do I register?

It depends on the program.

• Academic Exploration courses: Register online beginning December 5th at 7 AM.

• Personal Enrichment courses: Registration begins on TBA. Students may register in the Student Development and Programming Office, Levering Union.

• Career Development courses: Apply and register for all courses/trips at the Career Center, Garland Hall 3rd Floor, by noon on TBA, 2017.

• Study Abroad courses: Applications are due September 30. Please visit the Office of Study Abroad in Levering Hall, Suite 04B.

When can I return to my dorm?

Housing is available starting Sunday, January 7 after 12:00 PM . The dorms are closed prior to that time and housing is not available. If you have any questions, please contact the Housing office at 410-516-7960.

Whom should I call if there is inclement weather?

Please call the University Weather Emergency Line at 410-516-7781 or 1-800-548-9004 or check the web for information on course cancellations/delays due to weather.

What is the holiday schedule during Intersession?

There is one official university holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There are no classes and the campus is closed on Monday, January 15, 2018.


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