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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I find a list of my requirements?

Consult the Academic Catalog for your major or program of study. Please note, your requirements are those of your year of entry to Peabody and thus not necessarily for the current academic year. You can also refer to your Degree Audit, available to new students in late August, in the JHU Student Information System (SIS).

When do classes start? Where can I find important dates and deadlines?

The first day of classes for Peabody Conservatory students for the 2019-2020 academic year is Monday, August 26. Orientation, placement testing, and ensemble auditions begin Monday, August 19. For other important dates and deadlines, consult the Academic Calendar.

When do I register?

All new incoming student will register during Orientation via SIS. At that time, you will log in with your JHED and password and self-enroll in most classes. For instructions on how to register, please consult our Peabody Registration Video.

How do I search for classes offered at Peabody and JHU?

Use the Class Search function in SIS to look up classes and find information about class times, enrollment, and professors.

How do I register for a chamber music ensemble?

Please visit the Chamber Music Registration page for directions on how to register for a small chamber ensemble.

How do I take lessons on an instrument or area different from my major?

Students may register for half-hour or hour-long Minor Lessons. Please note, your preferred teacher may not be available for these lessons. Students are charged an additional fee for Minor Lessons. You may register for these lessons during Orientation week by visiting the Registrar on the second floor of Austrian Hall.

How do I take classes at Homewood, Carey, or SAIS?

You should fill out an Interdivisional Request Form. First-semester, first-year students* should wait until their second semester to take a class at another division at JHU. (*Dance students exempted.) The host school will coordinate your enrollment shortly before the start of the new semester.

How can I transfer my AP or IB scores?

Peabody accepts AP or higher level (HL) IB scores for some subjects. Students should make sure an official score report from the College Board (for AP scores) has been sent to Peabody using the CEEB code 5532 or an official transcript (for IB scores) has been sent to the Peabody Registrar. AP/IB credits are typically added to students’ records in October or November and students may visit Peabody Advising during that time to inquire about transferring credit. For additional information, consult the Academic Catalog.

I have a question about Housing and Residence Life, where should I go?

Contact Dan Pretz, Associate Director of Residential Life.

I have a question about Student Health Insurance, where should I go?

Contact the Peabody Business Office.

I have a question about Financial Aid or my scholarship, where should I go?

Contact the Peabody Financial Aid Office.

I have a question about my visa, where should I go?

Contact the Office of International Students. A representative from OIS is at Peabody each Friday from 1:00-5:00pm in the Peabody Living Center.