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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 26, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 19
ISIS Implementation Proceeding

Implementation of ISIS — the Web-based system that will provide access to all student records in one location with the same interface for all users — is proceeding according to schedule, according to Barbara Shaffer, executive director of the ISIS project.

Work on the Internet Student Information System, the university's first fully integrated student information system, began in March 2001 and is expected to be completed by summer 2005. The system is divided into four "modules" — admissions, billing, financial aid and records/registration.

The School of Nursing, which in July 1999 implemented an early version of the admissions module, added the registration module in April 2003. The Undergraduate Office of Admissions implemented the admissions module during summer 2003, followed in the fall by the Whiting School's Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' Advanced Academic Programs.

This month, Shaffer said, the financial aid system is scheduled to go live at the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.

In June, all schools will be implementing the Student Billing System, according to Shaffer. Throughout summer and fall, additional academic divisions will begin using the admissions module to manage prospects and applicants. In November, the Homewood Financial Aid Office will package the early decision applicants using the new financial aid system; the remaining schools will begin using the module in January 2005.

When ISIS is complete, students will be able to submit an application for admission online, view financial aid, register for courses and track billing information through a single Web site.

To learn more about ISIS and how it will impact faculty, staff and students in 2004, go to

To register for the ISIS listserve that will offer regular updates on the project's status, click on "More Information."


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