You are responsible for adhering to our policies and we encourage you to understand them prior to beginning your studies at Johns Hopkins.

Withdrawal Policy and Refund Schedule

To withdraw from an Engineering Innovation Program, our office must receive a written statement of withdrawal from the student’s parent or guardian. This notice can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: 

Johns Hopkins University
Whiting School of Engineering Dean’s Office
ATTN: Engineering Innovation
3500 San Martin Drive, First Floor
Baltimore, MD 21218

Please view the refund schedule for the program you are attending.

Time of Withdrawal  Refund Schedule 
 

May 12 

90% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

June 12  

75% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award 

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

July 7 

50% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

After July 7 

 

No refund 

Time of Withdrawal  Refund Schedule 
 

May 12 

90% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

June 5  

75% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award 

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

June 30

50% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

After June 30 

 

No refund 

Time of Withdrawal  Refund Schedule 
 

May 12 

90% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

June 5  

75% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award 

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

TBD – by the date of the Module 3 quiz

50% refund of tuition minus any scholarship award

No refund of residential fees or commuter lunch fees

 

TBD -After the date of the Module 3 quiz 

 

No refund 

Health Policies

These policies apply to all in-person students at commuter and residential locations.

All In-Person Students

When enrolling in a JHU in-person summer course, you must have health insurance issued by a provider headquartered in the United States. Traveler’s insurance does not meet this requirement. A parent or guardian may not waive or permit you to attend without health insurance that is U.S.-based. Documentation of health insurance must be provided to the program before enrollment is confirmed.

International In-Person Students

As an international student, you must also meet this U.S. based health insurance requirement. If you cannot document satisfactory coverage, a temporary, summer-only plan is available through IMGlobal Gateway Patriot Exchange Program. Please review this flyer for details regarding costs, dates of coverage, and how to purchase the policy.  This is a limited, emergency plan, and does not cover pre-existing conditions.

Johns Hopkins’ COVID-19-related policies are updated regularly and requirements for in-person Engineering Innovation students for summer 2023 will be posted here by February 2023. Please check back.  

Academic Policies and Services

Students are required to attend scheduled classes and labs in order to qualify for college credit. However, should it be necessary for a student to be absent during the course, a written (emailed) request must be sent by a parent and/or legal guardian to the student’s instructor and to [email protected]. Either the instructor or an Engineering Innovation staff member will follow up with the student and parent as soon as possible. 

If the request is approved, the instructor will work with the student on a  plan to help the student complete the missed coursework. It will not always be possible to make-up lab activities. It is up to the discretion of the instructor and the Hopkins Engineering Innovation director or assistant director to approve absences. 

All students enrolled in Engineering Innovation programs are required to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to JHU’s mission as an institution of higher learning. Students are obligated to refrain from acts which violate the university’s academic integrity, and academic ethics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating
  • Plagiarism
  • Submitting the same or substantially similar work to satisfy the requirements of more than one course without permission
  • Submitting as one’s own the same or substantially similar work of another
  • Knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the university for inclusion in a student’s academic record
  • Falsification
  • Forgery
  • Alteration
  • Destruction or misuse of official university documents or seal

If a student is suspected of a possible violation of academic ethics, the instructor in charge of the course shall review the evidence and the facts of the case. If the instructor believes that a violation of academic ethics has occurred, the instructor will report the case to the Director and/or Assistant Director of Engineering Innovation who will consult with all related parties to investigate the allegation. After the investigation is complete, the assistant direct will notify each student identified as having committed a violation, in writing, about the offense and the penalty.

The student then has 14 days to, in writing, either accept or appeal the penalty . The appeal should outline the offense and reasons why the student believes the penalty is unjust. The appeal should be addressed to the Associate Vice Dean for Graduate Education and Lifelong Learning, who will make a final decision based on the appeal. 

Potential penalties include:

  • The student must retake of the examination, paper or exercise involved 
  • Score of zero on the examination, paper or exercise involved
  • Lowering of the course grade 
  • Failure of the course
  • Failure of the course with a notation on the transcript that the grade was for a violation of academic ethics

It is expected that you will be respectful and contact a teacher if you believe someone is behaving inappropriately. All enrolled students are bound by the the university’s Student Conduct Code. 

While we encourage you to collaborate with your peers, all work submitted must be fully your own. Lab reports, assignments, quizzes, and projects must be done on your own. Direct copying of written work or computer code is considered cheating and will result in a grade of zero on the assignment and could result in failing the course.

Plagiarism is defined as taking the words, ideas, or thoughts of another and representing them as one’s own. If you use the ideas of another, provide a complete citation of the source work; if you use the words of another, present the words in the correct quotation notation (indentation or enclosed quotation marks, as appropriate) and include a complete citation to the source. 

The University is committed to maintaining learning and working environments that are free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. Each member of the community is responsible for fostering civility, for being familiar with this policy, and for refraining from conduct that violates this policy. 

Review the university’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) (FERPA) is a federal law regarding the privacy of student education records and the related requirements of educational institutions, primarily in the areas of education record access and information release. All schools operating within JHU are obligated to comply with FERPA.

 

 

You will be enrolled in a college course and may choose to take the course for a letter grade or satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading scheme.   

Johns Hopkins University and the Engineering Innovation program are committed to making all courses, support services, and facilities accessible to students with disabilities. To receive accommodations for a disability, a student must first register with the JHU Student Disability Services office and provide documentation of the disability. Registration for Engineering Innovation students should be completed as early as possible — by May 1 for summer programs.

Learn about JHU’s documentation guidelines, which you should share with your provider (e.g. physician, psychologist, teacher/counselor, etc.). Please know that IEPs and 504 Plans, although helpful, do not constitute comprehensive documentation. However, when combined with other documentation from a qualified evaluator, can provide adequate support for accommodations during your Engineering Innovation experience.

Learn about how to register for disability services and about the services JHU provides.

Contact the Office of Student Disability Services for more information.